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Famous Garfield High School Alumni

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceSan Pedro Sula, Honduras

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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  • 2

    Jimi Hendrix

    Record producer, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 27 (1942-1970)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 only four years,  ...more

    The Best Jimi Hendrix Songs of All Time#1 of 100 Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time#61 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • 3

    Oscar de la Hoya

    Businessperson, Author


    BirthplaceEast Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 boxer,  ...more

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  • 4

    Miles Austin

    Footballer, American football player


    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 5
    Carlos Almaraz (October 5, 1941 – December 11, 1989) was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.  ...more
  • 6

    Minoru Yamasaki


    AgeDec. at 73 (1912-1986)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 prominent  ...more
  • 7

    Luis Castillo

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 8
    Basketball player


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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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  • 9

    Beanie Wells

    American football player


    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 (31st  ...more
  • 10

    John Aylward

    Film Score Composer, Actor


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Dr.  ...more
  • 11

    Will Conroy

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William James Conroy (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player and coach.  ...more
  • 12

    Helena Maria Viramontes



    BirthplaceEast Los Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Helena Maria Viramontes (born February 26, 1954) is an American fiction writer and professor of English.  ...more
  • 13


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 times  ...more
  • 14

    Jack Benaroya


    AgeDec. at 90 (1921-2012)

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jack A. Benaroya (July 11, 1921 – May 11, 2012) was a noted philanthropist and prominent civic leader in Seattle, Washington.  ...more
  • 15

    Richard Polanco



    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 Latino  ...more
  • 16

    Conrad Lozano

    Bassist, Musician


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Conrad R. Lozano (born March 21, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and the bass player for Los Lobos.  ...more
  • 17

    Bruce Harrell

    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 city  ...more