vote on everything
READ
31.7k readers

Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

Updated June 16, 2020 31.7k views458 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Carnegie Mellon University and be of some renown.

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

This is a list that features graduates like Cote de Pablo and Matt Bomer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Carnegie Mellon University?” and “Which celebrities are Carnegie Mellon University alumni?”
...more
    0
  • 1
    Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Andy Warhol

    Sculptor, Illustrator

    AgeDec. at 59 (1928-1987)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known... more

    More Andy Warhol 

    True Stories About Andy Warhol's Life In The Underground Art WorldAndy Warhol's Greatest Works Of Art

  • 0
  • 2
    Ted Danson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Ted Danson

    Activist, Film Producer

    Age72

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played... more

    More Ted Danson 

    The Best Ted Danson Characters of All Time#266 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • 0
  • 3
    Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Albert Brooks

    Television director, Comedian

    Age73

    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor,... more

    More Albert Brooks 

    The Best Albert Brooks Movies#241 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • 0
  • 4
    Blair Underwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Blair Underwood

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age56

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Blair Erwin Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television, film, and stage actor... more

    More Blair Underwood 

    #46 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#59 of 101 The Best African-American Film Actors

  • 0
  • 5
    Jack Plotnick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Jack Plotnick

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age51

    BirthplaceWorthington, Ohio, USA

    Jack Stuart Plotnick (born October 30, 1968) is an American film and television actor, writer,... more
  • 0
  • 6
    Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Holly Hunter

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, United States of America

    Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress and producer. For her performance as... more

    More Holly Hunter 

    #115 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#45 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

  • 0
  • 7
    James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Age80

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable... more

    More James Cromwell 

    #352 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#119 of 187 The Best Living American Actors

  • 0
  • 8
    Ethan Hawke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Ethan Hawke

    Theatre Director, Novelist

    Age49

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has... more

    More Ethan Hawke 

    The Best Ethan Hawke Movies#47 of 90 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?

  • 0
  • 9
    Cherry Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Age63

    BirthplaceParis, Tennessee, USA

    Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is an American actress. A five-time Tony Award nominee... more

    More Cherry Jones 

    #71 of 77 The Best Female Broadway Stars of the 21st Century#45 of 85 The Best Broadway Stars of the 21st Century

  • 0
  • 10
    Steven Bochco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Steven Bochco

    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age76

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer.... more
  • 0
  • 11
    George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    George Peppard

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 66 (1928-1994)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    George Peppard Jr. (; October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television... more
  • 0
  • 12
    Patrick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Patrick Wilson

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age47

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Patrick Joseph Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an American actor and singer. He spent his early... more

    More Patrick Wilson 

    #38 of 70 The Best Actors from DC Movies#18 of 20 50+ Celebrities Who Were in School Choir

  • 0
  • 13
    Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Jack Klugman

    Television director, Comedian

    AgeDied at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television... more

    More Jack Klugman 

    #349 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#290 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • 0
  • 14
    Barbara Feldon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Barbara Feldon

    Model, Actor

    Age87

    BirthplaceButler, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Barbara Feldon (born March 12, 1933) is an American character actress who works mostly in the... more

    More Barbara Feldon 

    #128 of 282 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#104 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

  • 0
  • 15
    Ken Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Ken Goldberg

    Professor, Screenwriter

    Age59

    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the... more
  • 0
  • 16
    Shari Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Shari Belafonte

    Model, Actor

    Age66

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shari Lynn Belafonte (born September 22, 1954) is an American actress, model, writer and... more
  • 0
  • 17
    Robert Dennard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Robert Dennard

    Inventor, Electrical engineer

    Age88

    BirthplaceTerrell, Texas

    Robert Dennard (born September 5, 1932) is an American electrical engineer and... more
  • 0
  • 18
    Michael McKean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Michael McKean

    Film Score Composer, Television director

    Age72

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for... more

    More Michael McKean 

    #4 of 25 People Are Sharing Their Weird Celebrity Encounters, And They're Wild#73 of 94 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

  • 0
  • 19
    Stephanie Kwolek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Stephanie Kwolek

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1923-2014)

    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania

    Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known... more
  • 0
  • 20
    Rob Marshall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Rob Marshall

    Theatre Director, Film Producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Robert Doyle Marshall Jr. (born October 17, 1960) is an American film and theater director,... more
  • 0
  • 21
    Earl Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Earl Wild

    Pianist

    AgeDec. at 95 (1915-2010)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Earl Wild (November 26, 1915 – January 23, 2010) was an American pianist known for his... more

    More Earl Wild 

    #17 of 158 The Best Pianists in the World#54 of 154 The Greatest Pianists Ever

  • 0
  • 22
    Bruce Weitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Bruce Weitz

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age77

    BirthplaceNorwalk, USA, Connecticut

    Bruce Peter Weitz (born May 27, 1943) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his... more
  • 0
  • 23
    Vinod Khosla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Vinod Khosla

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age65

    BirthplaceDelhi, India

    Vinod Khosla (born 28 January 1955) is an Indian American billionaire businessman and venture... more
  • 0
  • 24
    Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Zachary Quinto

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age43

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Zachary John Quinto (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known... more

    More Zachary Quinto 

    #266 of 438 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With#39 of 87 Celebrities Who Should Be A-Listers

  • 0
  • 25
    Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Carnegie Mellon University Alumni

    Josh Groban

    Record producer, Musician

    Age39

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and... more

    More Josh Groban 

    The Best Josh Groban Albums of All Time#62 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

PeopleCarnegie Mellon University