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List of famous alumni from California State University, Sacramento, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University, Sacramento include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University, Sacramento alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University, Sacramento 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, Sacramento.

Items here include everything from Tom Hanks to Kayden Kross and other famous CSUS alumni.

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

Take a look at this list of Sac State alumni (Sacramento State alumni).
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more
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Bridget Marquardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Model
Bridget Christina Marquardt is an American television personality, model, and actress. She is best known for her role on the reality television series The Girls Next Door. She has appeared in ...more
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Janice Rogers Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Judge
Janice Rogers Brown is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She previously was an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, ...more
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Ann Weldy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Ann Bannon is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books' enduring popularity and impact on lesbian ...more
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Kayden Kross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model, Actor
Kayden Kross is an American former actress and writer. Kross has won multiple awards for her film work.
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Ward Connerly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Wardell Anthony "Ward" Connerly is an American political activist, businessman, and former University of California Regent. He is also the founder and the chairman of the American ...more
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Joan Lunden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter
Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author and television host. She was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America from 1980–97, and has authored eight books. She has appeared on the Biography ...more
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Lester Holt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Musician
Lester Don Holt, Jr. is an American news journalist who anchors the weekend editions of NBC's Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC. As of February 9, 2015, he ...more
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Giselle Fernández is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Actor
Giselle Fernández is an American television journalist. Her appearances on network television include as reporter and guest anchor for CBS Early Show, CBS Evening News, NBC Today, NBC ...more
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Carlos Alazraqui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Carlos Jaime Alazraqui is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, impressionist, voice artist, and comedian, possibly best known as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!. His extensive ...more
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Lonie Paxton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Lonie Paxton American football player
Leonidas E. "Lonie" Paxton III is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Sacramento State and was signed by the New England ...more
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Wayne Thiebaud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Artist
Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter best known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his ...more
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Creed Bratton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Musician, Actor
Creed Bratton is an American actor, musician and former member of The Grass Roots. He is more recently known for playing a fictional version of himself on The Office on NBC.
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Bruce Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Bruce Cleveland focuses on investments in the software and services sector with a focus on analytic applications and Software as a Service (SaaS). Cleveland serves on the Board of Directors of ...more
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Steve Turre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Musician, Actor, Trombonist
Steve Turre is an American jazz trombonist, a pioneering musical seashell virtuoso, a composer, arranger, and educator at the collegiate-conservatory level who, for fifty-one years, has been ...more
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Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Ricky Ray is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Ray has also spent time in the AFL, as well as spending time on the New York ...more
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Ralph Goings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Ralph Goings Artist
Ralph Goings is an American painter closely associated with the Photorealism movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He is best known for his highly detailed paintings of hamburger stands, ...more
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Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
American football player
Kenneth John O'Brien, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. When he retired he was the only Jets ...more
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Wally Herger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Politician
Walter William "Wally" Herger, Jr. is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 until 2013, representing California's ...more
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Graham Streeter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Graham Streeter Screenwriter, Film Director
Graham Streeter is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Streeter was raised in northern California until high school. He lived in Osaka, Japan for 10 years while working ...more
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Aaron Garcia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
American football player
Aaron Garcia is a former professional arena football player for the Arena Football League, and current head coach of the AFL's Las Vegas Outlaws. Garcia was a quarterback in the Arena Football ...more
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Buck Martinez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Sports commentator
John Albert "Buck" Martinez is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager, and is currently the television play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played 17 ...more
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Joe Carnahan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Joseph Aaron "Joe" Carnahan is an American independent film director, screenwriter, producer and actor best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces, The ...more
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Joe Serna, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Joe Serna, Jr. Politician, Professor
Joe Serna, Jr. was a civil rights activist and mayor of Sacramento, California, USA from 1992 until his death in 1999.
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Joanna Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Sacramento Alumni
Joanna Hernandez (born March 8, 1983) appeared on the first season of Oxygen Network's "Bad Girls Club".  Her first appearance on the show was March 28, 2007.  Hernandez is ...more