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Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 17.6k views36 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Deerfield Academy and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Matthew Fox, John Ashbery and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Deerfield Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Deerfield Academy alumni?”
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    Jeffrey Bewkes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Businessperson

    Age68

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes (born May 25, 1952) is an American media executive. He was CEO of Time... more on Wikipedia
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    John Ashbery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    John Ashbery

    Poet, Professor

    Age93

    BirthplaceArea code 585, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States

    John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet. He published... more on Wikipedia

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    #208 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#53 of 163 The Best Poets of the 20th Century

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    Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Matthew Fox

    Model, Actor

    Age54

    BirthplaceAbington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles... more on Wikipedia

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    #1717 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#380 of 438 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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    Budd Schulberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Budd Schulberg

    Journalist, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 95 (1914-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Budd Schulberg (born Seymour Wilson Schulberg, March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Chris Klug is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Chris Klug

    Snowboarder

    Age47

    BirthplaceVail, Colorado

    Chris Klug (born November 18, 1972) is a professional alpine snowboarder. After receiving a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    David H. Koch

    Chemical engineer, Businessperson

    Age80

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    David Hamilton Koch (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman,... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Way Kendall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Henry Way Kendall

    Physicist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1926-1999)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Henry Way Kendall (December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999) was an American particle physicist... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Abdullah II of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Age58

    BirthplaceAmman, Jordan

    Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين‎, ʿAbdullāh ath-thānī bin... more on Wikipedia
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    Jon Nuger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
  • 10
    Nestor Carbonell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Nestor Carbonell

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Néstor Gastón Carbonell (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ɣasˈtoŋ kaɾβoˈneʎ]; born December 1,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Hayes MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Hayes MacArthur

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age43

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Hayes MacArthur (born April 16, 1977) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Howie Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Howie Carr

    Journalist, Author

    Age68

    BirthplacePortland, Maine

    Howard Louis Carr Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is an American journalist and conservative... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    John Chafee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    John Chafee

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    John Lester Hubbard Chafee ( CHAY-fee; October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Edward Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Edward Hitchcock

    Professor, Author

    AgeDec. at 71 (1793-1864)

    BirthplaceDeerfield, Massachusetts

    Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864) was an American geologist and the third... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    John Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    John Weinberg

    Businessperson, Banker

    AgeDec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplaceScarsdale, New York

    This is the elder John Weinberg. For his son, see John S. Weinberg. John Livingston Weinberg... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Johnny Gunther is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
    Death Be Not Proud is a 1949 memoir by American author John Gunther, taking its name from Holy... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    James W. Symington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    James W. Symington

    Politician, Actor

    Age93

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    James Wadsworth Symington (; born September 28, 1927) is a United States attorney and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Robert M. McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Age57

    Robert Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1963) served as a commissioner of the Federal... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.

    Investment Banker

    Age71

    BirthplaceLitchfield, Connecticut

    Winthrop Hiram "Win" Smith Jr. (born 1949 in New York, New York) is the former executive vice... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Peter Cambor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Age42

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Peter Cambor (born September 28, 1978) is an American film and television actor. He is best... more on Wikipedia
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    George Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    George Sheldon

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 98 (1818-1916)

    BirthplaceDeerfield, Massachusetts

    George Sheldon (1818–1916) led one of the first historic preservation societies in the United... more on Wikipedia
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    Talcott Williams Seelye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Talcott Williams Seelye

    Talcott Williams Seelye (March 6, 1922 – June 8, 2006) was a United States Foreign Service... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Alex Rigopulos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Alex Rigopulos

    Businessperson, Video Game Producer

    BirthplaceBoxford, Massachusetts

    Alexander Peter "Alex" Rigopulos is an American video game designer and musician, best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark E. Recktenwald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Mark E. Recktenwald

    Mark E. Recktenwald (born October 8, 1955) is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii.
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    Robert Beavers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

    Robert Beavers

    Cinematographer, Film Editor

    Age71

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts

    Robert Beavers (born 1949) is an American experimental filmmaker. Born and raised in... more on Wikipedia
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