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Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

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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?”
  • Jeffrey Bewkes1

    Jeffrey Bewkes



    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes (born May 25, 1952) is an American media executive. He was CEO of Time...  more
  • John Ashbery2

    John Ashbery

    Poet, Professor


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

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

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    #174 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#16 of 119 The Best American Poets

  • Matthew Fox3

    Matthew Fox

    Model, Actor


    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

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  • Budd Schulberg4

    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
  • Chris Klug5

    Chris Klug



    BirthplaceVail, Colorado

    Chris Klug (born November 18, 1972) is a professional alpine snowboarder. After receiving a...  more


    #81 of 204 The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America#118 of 203 The Best Olympic Athletes in Snowboarding

  • David H. Koch6

    David H. Koch

    Chemical engineer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    David Hamilton Koch (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman,...  more
  • Henry Way Kendall7

    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
  • Abdullah II of Jordan8


    BirthplaceAmman, Jordan

    Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين‎, ʿAbdullāh ath-thānī bin...  more
  • Jon Nuger9
  • Nestor Carbonell10

    Nestor Carbonell

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Néstor Gastón Carbonell (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ɣasˈtoŋ kaɾβoˈneʎ]; born December 1,...  more
  • Hayes MacArthur11

    Hayes MacArthur

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Hayes MacArthur (born April 16, 1977) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He...  more
  • Howie Carr12

    Howie Carr

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplacePortland, Maine

    Howard Louis Carr Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is an American journalist and conservative...  more
  • John Chafee13

    John Chafee


    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
  • Edward Hitchcock14

    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
  • 15

    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
  • Johnny Gunther16
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  • James W. Symington17

    James W. Symington

    Politician, Actor


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    James Wadsworth Symington (; born September 28, 1927) is a United States attorney and...  more
  • Robert M. McDowell18


    Robert Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1963) served as a commissioner of the Federal...  more
  • 19

    Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.

    Investment Banker


    BirthplaceLitchfield, Connecticut

    Winthrop Hiram "Win" Smith Jr. (born 1949 in New York, New York) is the former executive vice...  more
  • Peter Cambor20


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Peter Cambor (born September 28, 1978) is an American film and television actor. He is best...  more
  • 21

    George Sheldon


    AgeDec. at 98 (1818-1916)

    BirthplaceDeerfield, Massachusetts

    George Sheldon (1818–1916) led one of the first historic preservation societies in the United...  more
  • 22

    Talcott Williams Seelye

    Talcott Williams Seelye (March 6, 1922 – June 8, 2006) was a United States Foreign Service...  more
  • 23

    Alex Rigopulos

    Businessperson, Video Game Producer

    BirthplaceBoxford, Massachusetts

    Alexander Peter "Alex" Rigopulos is an American video game designer and musician, best known...  more
  • 24

    Mark E. Recktenwald

    Mark E. Recktenwald (born October 8, 1955) is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii....  more
  • 25

    Robert Beavers

    Cinematographer, Film Editor


    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts

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