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Famous East Los Angeles College Alumni/Students

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Famous alumni from East Los Angeles College; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable East LA College alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished East Los Angeles College alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. Kent Twitchell and Ben Davidson are included in this list. {#nodes}
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  • Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982), and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In 2018, he played the father of two biker gang members in the FX series Mayans MC. For his work in Miami Vice, Olmos won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television...  more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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  • Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa (; né Villar Jr.; born January 23, 1953) is an American politician who was the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California, from 2005 to 2013. Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1994–2000), where he served as the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996–98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998–2000). As Speaker, Villaraigosa was an advocate for working families and helped to write legislation protecting the environment, expanding healthcare access, and increasing funding for public schools. He ran for mayor in 2001 against Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn, but lost in the second round of voting. Villaraigosa...  more
    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Benjamin Earl Franklin Davidson, Jr. (June 14, 1940 – July 2, 2012) was an American football player, a defensive end best known for his play with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League. Earlier in his career, he was with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins of the National Football League....  more
    • Profession: Actor, American football player
    • Age: Died at 72 (1940-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Alfred Jesse Smith (born July 26, 1941), better known as Brenton Wood, is an American singer and songwriter known for his two 1967 hit singles, "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign"....  more
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America