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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?”
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Carlos Mencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Ned Arnel Mencia (born October 22, 1967), known professionally as Carlos Mencia (and previously Ned Holness) is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor known for stealing jokes. His ...more

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His mainstream career lasted ...more

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Businessperson, Author, Professional Boxer

Age: 46

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

Oscar De La Hoya (; born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer who, in 2002, also became a boxing promoter and, in 2018, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter. As a ...more

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Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Footballer, American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey

Miles Jonathon Austin III (born June 30, 1984) is an offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) and a former American football wide receiver who ...more

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Carlos Almaraz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 48 (1941-1989)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Carlos Almaraz (October 5, 1941 – December 11, 1989) was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.
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Minoru Yamasaki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Architect

Age: Dec. at 74 (1912-1986)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Minoru Yamasaki was an American architect, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City and several other large-scale projects. Yamasaki was one of the most ...more
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Luis Castillo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Luis Alberto Castillo (born August 4, 1983), is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2005 NFL ...more
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Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Brandon Dawayne Roy (born July 23, 1984) is an American basketball coach and a former professional basketball player. Roy played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the ...more

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Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
American football player

Age: 27

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Christopher Michael Wells (born August 7, 1988), known as Chris Wells or Beanie Wells, is a former American football running back. He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round ...more
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John Aylward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Actor

Age: 72

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

John Aylward (born November 7, 1946) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on the NBC television series The West Wing and for playing ...more
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Will Conroy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

William James Conroy (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player and coach.
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Helena Maria Viramontes ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Writer

Age: 65

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California

Helena Maria Viramontes (born February 26, 1954) is an American fiction writer and professor of English.
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Ernestine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Singer

Age: 90

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Ernestine Anderson (November 11, 1928 – March 10, 2016) was an American jazz and blues singer. In a career spanning more than six decades, she recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four ...more
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Jack Benaroya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Jack Benaroya Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 91 (1921-2012)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Jack A. Benaroya (July 11, 1921 – May 11, 2012) was a noted philanthropist and prominent civic leader in Seattle, Washington.
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Richard Polanco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Richard Polanco Politician

Age: 67

Richard G. Polanco (born 4 March 1951) is a former California State Senate Majority leader and member of the California State Assembly. He is known for his significant efforts in increasing ...more
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Conrad Lozano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Conrad Lozano Bassist, Musician

Age: 67

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Conrad R. Lozano (born March 21, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and the bass player for Los Lobos.
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Bruce Harrell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Garfield High School Alumni
Bruce Harrell

Age: 61

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Bruce Allen Harrell (born October 10, 1958) is an American politician, lawyer, and former football player who is a member of the Seattle City Council from District 2. He was first elected to the ...more