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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Hofstra University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Christopher Walken, James Caan and more famous Hofstra alumni!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hofstra University?” and “Which celebrities are Hofstra University alumni?”

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James Caan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
James Caan Actor, Voice acting, Singer James Edmund Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, The Gambler, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, El ...more

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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Christopher Walken Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, ...more

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Francis Ford Coppola Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Bernard Madoff Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the ...more

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Carol Alt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Carol Alt Model, Actor Carol Ann Alt is an American model and actress.

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Richard Socarides is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Richard Socarides Commentator, Lawyer Richard Socarides is a Democratic political strategist, writer, commentator and a New York attorney. Socarides was named Head of Public Affairs for Gerson Lehrman Group in August 2013. He was a ...more

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Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Madeline Kahn Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Madeline Kahn was an American actress, comedienne and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New ...more

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Lainie Kazan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Lainie Kazan Actor, Singer Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer.

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Charles Ludlam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Charles Ludlam Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright Charles Braun Ludlam was an American actor, director, and playwright.

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Robert Davi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Robert Davi Film Producer, Actor, Singer Robert John Davi is an American actor, singer, writer, and director. Over the course of his acting career, Davi has performed in more than 130 films. He has played the roles of main villain and ...more

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Donnie Klang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Donnie Klang Record producer, Songwriter, Model Donald Joseph Klang, better known as Donnie Klang, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and model. He won Making the Band 4 and was awarded his own solo contract by Diddy. He released his ...more

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Monica Horan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Monica Horan Telephone operator, Actor Monica Louise Horan is an American actress best known for her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone on the television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

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David Paterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
David Paterson Politician David Alexander Paterson is an American politician. He was the 55th Governor of New York, in office from 2008 to 2010. He was the first African American governor of New York and also the second ...more

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Dorian Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Dorian Brown Actor Dorian Brown plays Katie in the ABC sit-com Roommates.

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Tom McGowan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Tom McGowan Actor Thomas "Tom" McGowan is an American actor, known for his recurring roles on Frasier, as KACL station manager Kenny Daly, Everybody Loves Raymond, as Ray's friend Bernie, and on The War ...more

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Nelson DeMille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Nelson DeMille Novelist Nelson Richard DeMille is an American author of thriller novels. His works include Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, Plum Island, and The General's Daughter. DeMille has also ...more

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Susan Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Susan Sullivan Actor Susan Michaela Sullivan is an American actress, with credits in daytime and primetime programs. Sullivan is best known for her roles as Lenore Curtin Delaney on the daytime soap opera Another ...more

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Phil Baroni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Phil Baroni Philip George Baroni is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently headlined The sold out Antonio Inoki Birthday event at the World famous Tokyo Dome in Japan. ...more

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Godfrey Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Godfrey Cambridge Comedian, Actor Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and comedian. Alongside Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, and Nipsey Russell, he was acclaimed by Time magazine in 1965 as "one ...more

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Eliot Wald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Eliot Wald Television producer, Screenwriter Eliot Wald was a comedy writer who worked for The Second City improv group in Chicago and for Saturday Night Live before turning to movies. He and a partner, Andrew Kurtzman, wrote scripts for ...more

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Kathryn V. Marinello is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Kathryn V. Marinello Businessperson Kathryn V. Marinello is the CEO, a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board for Stream Global Services, a global outsourcing solution provider, providing BPO services for Fortune 1000 ...more

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Frank Zarb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Frank Zarb Businessperson, Politician Frank Gustave Zarb is an American businessman and former Republican politician. He is perhaps best known as the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. ...more

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Alan Colmes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Alan Colmes Commentator, Comedian, Author Alan Samuel Colmes is an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger. He is the host of The Alan Colmes Show, a nationally syndicated ...more

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Meredith Eaton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Meredith Eaton Psychologist, Actor Meredith Hope Eaton is an American actress. She is 4 feet tall and refers to herself as a "short-stature actress". She is known for portraying the attorney Emily Resnick on the CBS ...more

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Robert Swirsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Robert Swirsky Computer scientist Robert Swirsky is a computer scientist, author, and pianist. In the early 1980s, Swirsky was one of the first regular contributors to the nascent computer magazine industry. His articles ...more

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Ken Singleton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Ken Singleton Baseball player Kenneth Wayne Singleton is an American former professional baseball player and current television sports commentator. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball ...more

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Joe Morton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Joe Morton Television director, Film Producer, Actor Joseph Thomas "Joe" Morton, Jr. is an American stage, television, and film actor. He has worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet, City of Hope and Lone ...more

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Norm Coleman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Norm Coleman Spokesperson, Politician, Lawyer Norman Bertram "Norm" Coleman, Jr., is an American lobbyist, lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 2003 until 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and ...more

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Olivia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Olivia Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Olivia Theresa Longott, professionally known as Olivia, is an American R&B singer best known for contributing vocals to 50 Cent's hit single "Candy Shop" and her debut album ...more

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Rosemarie DeWitt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Rosemarie DeWitt Actor Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt is an American actress. DeWitt played Emily Lehman in the Fox television series Standoff, co-starring with her then-future husband Ron Livingston, and Charmaine Craine ...more

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Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Wayne Chrebet American football player Wayne Chrebet is a former American football wide receiver who played 11 seasons for the New York Jets of the National Football League from 1995 to 2005.

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Stephen Bowen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Stephen Bowen American football player Stephen Alexander Bowen is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He ...more

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Avi Arad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Avi Arad Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Avi Arad is a film and television producer.

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Jon Bramnick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Jon Bramnick Politician, Lawyer Jon Bramnick is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003, representing the 21st legislative district. He has served as the Assembly ...more

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Robert Phillips is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Robert Phillips Robert Phillips is an American classical guitarist.

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Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Marques Colston American football player Marques E. Colston a.k.a "The Quiet Storm" is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Saints in the seventh ...more

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Ralph S. Larsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Ralph S. Larsen Businessperson Ralph Larsen is an American businessman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson from 1989 to 2002.

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John Tantillo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
John Tantillo John Tantillo is an American branding and marketing consultant. He is credited with coining the term The O'Reilly Factor, which later became the title of Bill O'Reilly’s television show. A ...more

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Thomas C. Wales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Thomas C. Wales Thomas Crane Wales was an American federal prosecutor and gun control advocate from Seattle, Washington, who was the victim of an unsolved murder.

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Elizabeth Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Elizabeth Dennehy Actor Elizabeth Hannah Dennehy is an American television and film actress, best known for her role as Commander Shelby in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "The Best of Both ...more

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Peter Dante is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Peter Dante Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Peter Francis Dante is an American actor. He has been in most Happy Madison films with his friend, Adam Sandler.

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Raheem Morris is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Raheem Morris American Football coach, Coach Raheem Morris is an assistant head coach and defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He has served as head coach and defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National ...more

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Lisa Glasberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Lisa Glasberg Journalist, Radio personality, Actor Lisa G. is a film actor.

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Margaret Colin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Margaret Colin Actor Margaret Colin is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Margo Hughes on As the World Turns and as Eleanor Waldorf-Rose on Gossip Girl.

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Athan Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Athan Iannucci Jonathan "Athan" Iannucci is a professional lacrosse player. He played collegiate lacrosse at Hofstra University. Iannucci plays professional lacrosse for the Colorado Mammoth of the ...more

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Patricia Reilly Giff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Patricia Reilly Giff Author, Writer, Teacher Patricia Reilly Giff is an American author and teacher. She was educated at Marymount College, where she was awarded a B.A. degree, and St. John's University, where she earned an M.A. and ...more

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James Stacy Barbour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
James Stacy Barbour Actor, Singer James Barbour is an actor.

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Philip Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Philip Rosenthal Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer Philip Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer for the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Speedy Claxton Basketball player Craig "Speedy" Claxton is a retired professional basketball player. In 2013, he was named as a special assistant to the head coach for the Hofstra University men's basketball program.

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Peter Friedman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
Peter Friedman Actor Peter Friedman is an American stage, film and television actor.