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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 (born May 25, 1952) is an American media executive. He was CEO of Time Warner from January 1, 2008 to June 14, 2018, President from December 2005 to June 2018, and ...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 (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet. He published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a ...more

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Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Model, Actor
Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five (1994–2000) and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama series ...more

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Budd Schulberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Novelist
Budd Schulberg (born Seymour Wilson Schulberg, March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, ...more
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Chris Klug is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Chris Klug Snowboarder
Chris Klug (born November 18, 1972) 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 ...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 (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, 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 (December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999) was an American particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990 jointly with Jerome Isaac Friedman and Richard E. Taylor ...more
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Abdullah II of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician
Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين‎, ʿAbdullāh ath-thānī bin Al-Ḥusayn, born 30 January 1962) has been King of Jordan since 1999. He belongs to the Hashemite family, ...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
Néstor Gastón Carbonell (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ɣasˈtoŋ kaɾβoˈneʎ]; born December 1, 1967) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He came to prominence for his ...more
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Hayes MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer
Hayes MacArthur (born April 16, 1977) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He starred in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca.
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Howie Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Journalist, Author
Howard Louis Carr Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is an American journalist and conservative political author and radio talk-show host based in Boston with a listening audience rooted in New ...more
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John Chafee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician
John Lester Hubbard Chafee ( CHAY-fee; October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, as the 66th Governor of Rhode ...more
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Edward Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Professor, Author, Geologist
Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864) was an American geologist and the third President of Amherst College (1845–1854).
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John Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
This is the elder John Weinberg. For his son, see John S. Weinberg. John Livingston Weinberg (January 25, 1925 – August 7, 2006) was an American banker and businessperson, running Goldman Sachs ...more
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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 Sonnet X by John Donne. The book describes the decline and death of Gunther's son, Johnny, due to ...more
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James W. Symington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Politician, Actor
James Wadsworth Symington (; born September 28, 1927) is a United States attorney and politician who represented Missouri from 1969 to 1977 as a four-term member of the U.S. House of ...more
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Robert M. McDowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Lawyer
Robert Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1963) 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 ...more
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Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Investment Banker
Winthrop Hiram "Win" Smith Jr. (born 1949 in New York, New York) is the former executive vice president of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, Inc. He ...more
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Peter Cambor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
Actor
Peter Cambor (born September 28, 1978) 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. ...more
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George Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Deerfield Academy Alumni
George Sheldon Politician
George Sheldon (1818–1916) 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 ...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 (March 6, 1922 – June 8, 2006) 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 is an American video game designer and musician, best known as the former CEO and current creative director of Harmonix Music Systems, a company he ...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 (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, Film Director
Robert Beavers (born 1949) 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 ...more