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List Rules People 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
Businessperson
Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes is an American media mogul. He has served as CEO of Time Warner since January 1, 2008 and as President since December 2005. On January 1, 2009 he became Chairman of the ...more

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John Ashbery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Poet, Professor, Novelist
John Lawrence Ashbery is an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his ...more

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Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Model, Actor
Matthew Chandler Fox is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama television series Lost.

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Budd Schulberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Novelist
Budd Schulberg was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run?, his 1947 novel The Harder They Fall, his ...more

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Chris Klug is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Snowboarder
Chris Klug is a professional alpine snowboarder. After receiving a liver transplant in 2000 to treat Primary sclerosing cholangitis, he went on to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt ...more

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David H. Koch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Political Activist
David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the ...more

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Henry Way Kendall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Physicist, Photographer
Henry Way Kendall was an American particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990 jointly with Jerome Isaac Friedman and Richard E. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations ...more

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Abdullah II of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician
Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein is the King of Jordan after he ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. He is a member of the Hashemite family which has ruled ...more

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Jon Nuger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

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Nestor Carbonell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Nestor Gastón Carbonell is an American actor, known for portraying Richard Alpert in ABC's drama Lost and Mayor Anthony Garcia in the films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. He ...more

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Hayes MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
Hayes MacArthur is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer.

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Howie Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Journalist, Author
Howard Louis "Howie" Carr, Jr. is an American journalist, author, and conservative radio talk-show host based in Boston with a listening audience rooted in New England.

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John Chafee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician
John Lester Hubbard Chafee was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, as the 66th Governor of Rhode Island, as the Secretary of the Navy, and as a ...more

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Edward Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Professor, Author, Geologist
Edward Hitchcock was an American geologist and the third President of Amherst College.

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John Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
John Livingston Weinberg was an American banker and businessperson, running Goldman Sachs from 1976 to 1990.

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Johnny Gunther is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni

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James W. Symington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician, Actor
James Wadsworth Symington is a United States attorney and politician who served as four-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, representing Missouri.

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Robert M. McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Lawyer
Robert Malcolm McDowell served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from June 1, 2006 to May 17, 2013. He is currently a partner in the Communications and ...more

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Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Investment Banker
Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is the former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, Inc. He spent twenty-eight years at Merrill Lynch beginning ...more

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Peter Cambor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Actor
Peter Cambor is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his portrayal of operational psychologist Nate Getz on the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles. Cambor appeared on the former ...more

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George Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
George Sheldon Politician
George Sheldon led one of the first historic preservation societies in the United States. He was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, educated at Deerfield Academy, and worked as a farmer. In 1844 ...more

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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 was a United States Foreign Service Officer, United States Ambassador, author, and commentator.

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Alex Rigopulos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Businessperson, Video Game Producer, Entrepreneur
Alexander Peter "Alex" Rigopulos was the CEO of Harmonix Music Systems, a company he founded with Eran Egozy in 1995. Rigopulos personally cites Japanese game designers Masaya ...more

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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 is lawyer who became a judge in Hawaii.

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Robert Beavers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Robert Beavers Cinematographer, Film Editor, Film Director
Robert Beavers is an American experimental filmmaker. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he attended Deerfield Academy which he left before graduating to move to New York in 1965 to pursue ...more