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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Garfield High School and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Jimi Hendrix and Oscar de la Hoya.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Garfield High School?” and “Which celebrities are Garfield High School alumni?”
Carlos Mencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Carlos Mencia, born Ned Arnel Mencia, is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia. ...more

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 48

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Credits: Mind of Mencia^! Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached^! The Three Amigos^! Latino Laugh Festival

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th ...more

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more

Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Washington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America, + more

Credits: Almost Famous, Wayne's World, Point Break, Minions

Also Ranked

#12 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#47 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#84 on The Best Singers of All Time

#78 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School. De La Hoya was born in East Los Angeles, California, and comes from a boxing family. ...more

Profession: Businessperson, Author, Professional Boxer

Age: 44

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Credits: The Mexican-American War, The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Also Ranked

#6 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#37 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#37 on The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

#19 on The Best Boxers of All Time

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Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
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Miles Jonathon Austin III is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and has also played for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Monmouth. ...more

Profession: Footballer, American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

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