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Famous Colgate University Alumni

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include John Cassavetes and Bob Balaban.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colgate University?” and “Which celebrities are Colgate University alumni?”
  • John Cassavetes1

    John Cassavetes

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 60 (1929-1989)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film... more on Wikipedia

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    #351 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History#214 of 302 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • Charles Evans Hughes2

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1862-1948)

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America

    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Rooney3

    Andy Rooney

    Commentator, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 92 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceAlbany, Contiguous United States, New York, Albany County, United States of America

    Andrew Aitken Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and... more on Wikipedia

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    #161 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists#38 of 42 42 Famous ENFPs

  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.4

    AgeDec. at 64 (1908-1972)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Cris Kobryn

    Computer scientist


    Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Heffernan6

    Kevin Heffernan

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWest Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • John Dean7

    John Dean

    Author, Lawyer


    BirthplaceArea codes 234 and 330, Ohio, Area code 330, Area code 234, United States of America

    John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is a former attorney who served as White House... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick8

    AgeDec. at 91 (1878-1969)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969) was an American pastor. Fosdick became... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Cohen9

    Ben Cohen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bennett Cohen (born March 18, 1951) is an American businessman, activist, and philanthropist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Chase Carey



    Chase Carey (born 22 November 1953) is an Irish-American executive. He is the chief executive... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Tom Dine (Thomas A. Dine) previously served as a senior policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum... more on Wikipedia
  • J. Darius Bikoff12

    J. Darius Bikoff



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Darius Bikoff is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Energy Brands. He was born... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob Balaban13

    Bob Balaban

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #452 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#6 of 26 Character Actors You See All Over But Probably Can't Name

  • Bob Woodruff14

    Bob Woodruff

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceBloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

    Robert Warren Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist.

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    #173 of 287 275+ Celebrities with Twin Children#15 of 25 25 Celebrities Who Played Lacrosse in School

  • Jay Chandrasekhar15

    Jay Chandrasekhar

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceHinsdale, Illinois, USA

    Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Monica Crowley16

    Monica Crowley

    Author, Presenter


    BirthplaceArizona, United States of America

    Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Hill17

    Andrew Hill

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Andrew Hill, Andy Hill or Drew Hill may refer to:
  • Kevin Phillips18

    Kevin Phillips

    Commentator, Author


    Kevin Price Phillips (born November 30, 1940) is an American writer and commentator on... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Ken Blanchard

    Businessperson, Manager


    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey

    Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6, 1939) is an American author. His extensive writing... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Peter C. Browning



    Peter C. Browning has been a board member of Wachovia since 2001. He is the lead...
  • William Valentine21

    William Valentine

    Missionary, Minister of religion

    AgeDec. at 66 (1862-1928)

    BirthplaceSpencer, New York

    For the Nova Scotian painter see William Valentine (painter) William Orison Valentine (May 9,... more on Wikipedia
  • Howard Fineman22

    Howard Fineman

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Milbury23

    Mike Milbury

    Coach, Sports commentator


    BirthplaceBrighton, Boston, Massachusetts

    Michael Milbury (born June 17, 1952) is an American former professional ice hockey player... more on Wikipedia
  • John P. Arle24

    John P. Arle



    John P. Arle, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and treasurer. He is also a member of...
  • 25

    Michael A. Hiltzik

    Journalist, Editing


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael A. Hiltzik (born November 9, 1952) is an American columnist and reporter who has... more on Wikipedia