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List of famous alumni from California State University, Long Beach, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University, Long Beach include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University, Long Beach alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University, Long Beach are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from California State University, Long Beach.

This list features Steven Spielberg, George Gervin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Long Beach?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Long Beach alumni?”

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer Steven Allan Spielberg is an American filmmaker. Spielberg is consistently considered as one of the leading pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular ...more

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Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Chris Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long ...more

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J. P. Calderon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Model, Athlete John Paul "J. P." Calderon is an American professional volleyball player, model and reality television participant. In 2006 he was a contestant on Survivor: Cook Islands, the 13th ...more

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Richard Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer Richard Lynn Carpenter is an American pop musician, best known as one half of the brother/sister duo the Carpenters, along with his sister Karen Carpenter. He was a record producer, arranger, ...more

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Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Peter Moore is a British business executive best known for his former positions as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and ...more

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Juliet Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Pornographic actor, Counselor, Film Producer Juliet Anderson, also known as Aunt Peg, was an American pornographic actress and adult movie producer, relationship counselor and author. Entering the adult movie business relatively late in ...more

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Terrell Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
American football player Terrell Lamar Davis is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth ...more

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Stan Winston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic ...more

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Erin Gruwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Author, Motivational speaker, Teacher Erin Gruwell is an American teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves ...more

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Betye Saar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Artist Betye Irene Saar is an American artist, known for her work in the field of assemblage. Saar was a part of the black arts movement in the 1970s, challenging myths and stereotypes. In the 1990s, ...more

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John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Politician, Professor John George Schmitz was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and California State Senate from Orange County, California. He was also a member of the John Birch ...more

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Maulana Karenga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an African-American professor of Africana Studies, activist, and author, best known as the creator of the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. ...more

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Denise Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Fitness professional, Entrepreneur, Personal trainer Denise Austin is an American fitness instructor, author, columnist, and former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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Ike Nwankwo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball player Ikenna Nwankwo is a former Nigerian-American professional basketball player.

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Shelly Novack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor, American football player Sheldon Lennard "Shelly" Novack was a professional American AFL player and actor.

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John McCook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor John Thomas McCook is an American actor best known for his roles on daytime soap operas.

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Wendi McLendon-Covey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian. McLendon-Covey began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!, starring as Deputy ...more

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John Platt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
John Carlton Platt is an American Principal Scientist at Google. Formerly he was a Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research Redmond Labs. Platt worked for Microsoft from 1997-2015. Prior ...more

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Patrick Fabian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor Patrick Fabian is an American actor of film, stage and television, best known for his frequent guest star roles on episodic television.

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Gilbert Luján is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Gilbert Luján Gilbert "Magú" Luján was a well known and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. He founded the famous Chicano collective Los Four that consisted of artists ...more

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Mike Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Michael John Montgomery is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the men's basketball coach at Stanford from 1986 to 2004 and at the University of Montana for eight seasons prior ...more

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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball player George "The Iceman" Gervin is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the ...more

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Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player Evan Michael Longoria, nicknamed "Longo", is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Formerly, Longoria was a star infielder for the Long Beach State University ...more

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Tim Minear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Timothy "Tim" P. Minear is an American screenwriter and director. He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his role as an executive producer on American Horror Story.

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Gloria Romero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Politician Gloria J. Romero, Ph.D. is active in education reform in California, a former California State Senator and the Democratic majority leader of the California State Senate from 2001 until 2008. She ...more

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Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player, Actor Jason Gilbert Giambi is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter. In his Major League Baseball career, which began in 1995, he played for the Oakland ...more

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Park Joon Hyung is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor, Singer Joon Hyung Park is a member of the musical group, g.o.d.

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James Lafferty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Model James Martin Lafferty is an American actor, director and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Nathan Scott on The CW television series One Tree Hill.

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Kevin Drum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Kevin Drum Writer Kevin Drum is a liberal American political blogger and columnist. He was born in Long Beach, California and now lives in Irvine, California.

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Richard Bach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Pilot, Novelist, Author Richard David Bach is an American writer. He is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant ...more

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Craig Hodges is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Craig Anthony Hodges is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. He played in the NBA for 10 seasons and ...more

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Roberta Gregory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Cartoonist, Writer Roberta Gregory is an American comic book writer and artist best known for her character Bitchy Bitch from her Fantagraphics Books series Naughty Bits.

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Jeremy Reed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Jeremy Reed Baseball player Jeremy Thomas Reed is an American former professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. Reed graduated from Bonita High School in 1999, and went on to play college baseball at Long ...more

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Chris Bachalo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Chris Bachalo is an American comic book illustrator known for his quirky, cartoon-like style. He became well known for stints on DC Comics’ Shade, the Changing Man and Neil Gaiman's two Death ...more

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Mark O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Golfer Mark Francis O'Meara is an American professional golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. He spent nearly 200 weeks ...more

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Curt Pringle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Curt Pringle Curtis L. "Curt" Pringle is a politician from the U.S. state of California. He is the last Republican to serve as the Speaker of the California State Assembly and is also the ...more

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Dana Rohrabacher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Speechwriter, Politician Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher is the U.S. Representative for California's 48th congressional district, and previously the 46th, 45th and 42nd, serving since 1989. He is a member of the Republican ...more

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Jan Burke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Jan Burke is an author of novels and short stories. She is a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player Troy Trevor Tulowitzki, nicknamed "Tulo," is an American professional baseball shortstop with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Tulowitzki's arm, range and instincts at ...more

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Jensen Atwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor Jensen Atwood is an American actor who was raised and currently resides in South Central, Los Angeles. He has two younger sisters and two older brothers. Raised by his mother with older brother ...more

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Kathy Augustine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Politician Kathy Marie Alfano Augustine was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Nevada. She served in the Nevada Assembly and in the Nevada Senate. She was Nevada's first female State Controller, ...more

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Joe Johnston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Film Art Director, Production Designer, Visual Effects Artist Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II is an American film director and former effects artist best known for such effects-driven movies as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji and Jurassic ...more

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Amber Corwin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Amber Corwin Amber Corwin is an American figure skater. She is the 1999 Four Continents silver medalist and 2004 bronze medalist.

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Steve Trachsel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player Stephen Christopher Trachsel, nicknamed "The Human Rain Delay", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was known for the long amount of time he took to deliver the ball to home ...more

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Bill Medley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer William Thomas "Bill" Medley is an American singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers.

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Mark Steven Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Mark Steven Johnson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Johnson was born in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He has written ...more

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Robert S. Woods is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Vietnam veteran, Actor Robert Sosebee Woods is an American actor best known for playing Bo Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live, a role for which he won a 1983 Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor.

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Bobby Crosby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player Robert Edward Crosby is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. The son of former major league infielder Ed Crosby, he batted and threw right-handed. He was Rookie of the Year in 2004.

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Debbie Cook is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Screenwriter Deborah "Debbie" Cook is the former mayor of Huntington Beach, California, and was the Democratic candidate for California's 46th congressional district in 2008. Cook was elected to ...more

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Jason Vargas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player Jason Matthew Vargas is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 MLB Draft and made his ...more