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Famous Hofstra University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 25.6k views51 items

List RulesPeople 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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    Ken Singleton

    Baseball player

    Age73

    Age73

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947) is an American former professional baseball player and current television sports commentator. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter in Major...  more

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    Joe Morton

    Television director, Film Producer

    Age72

    Age72

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    Alternative NameJoe Morton

    Alternative NameJoe Morton

    Joseph Thomas Morton Jr. (born October 18, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor. He worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet (1984), City of Hope...  more
  • 28

    Norm Coleman

    Spokesperson, Politician

    Age71

    Age71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Norman Bertram Coleman Jr. (born August 17, 1949) is an American lobbyist, attorney, and politician. From 2003 to 2009 he served as a U.S. Senator for Minnesota. From 1994 to 2002 he was mayor of...  more
  • 29

    Olivia

    Songwriter, Rapper

    Age39

    Age39

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Olivia Theresa Longott (born February 15, 1981) is an American singer. She is known for contributing vocals to 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" and her debut album Olivia. She was also known as a regular cast...  more

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  • 30

    Age48

    Age48

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt (born October 26, 1971) is an American actress. DeWitt played Emily Lehman in the Fox television series Standoff (2006–07), co-starring with her future husband Ron...  more
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    Wayne Chrebet

    American football player

    Age47

    Age47

    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

    Wayne Chrebet (born August 14, 1973) 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....  more
  • 32

    Stephen Bowen

    American football player

    Age31

    Age31

    BirthplaceHolly Ridge, North Carolina

    BirthplaceHolly Ridge, North Carolina

    Stephen Alexander Bowen (born March 28, 1984) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and New York Jets. He played...  more
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    Avi Arad

    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age72

    Age72

    BirthplaceGivatayim, Israel

    BirthplaceGivatayim, Israel

    Avi Arad (; Hebrew: אבי ארד‎; April 18, 1948) is an Israeli-American businessman and film producer who became the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s and soon afterward became the chief creative...  more
  • 34

    Jon Bramnick

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age67

    Age67

    Jon M. Bramnick (born February 24, 1953) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003, representing the 21st legislative district. He has...  more
  • 35
    Robert Phillips (born July 26, 1953, New York City) is an American classical guitarist....  more
  • 36

    Marques Colston

    American football player

    Age32

    Age32

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Marques E. Colston ( MAR-kis KOHL-stən born June 5, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Hofstra University, and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in...  more
  • 37

    Ralph S. Larsen

    Businessperson

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ralph Larsen is an American businessman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson from 1989 to 2002....  more
  • 38
    John Tantillo (born June 29, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American branding and marketing consultant. He is credited with coining the term The O'Reilly Factor, which later became the title of...  more
  • 39
    Thomas Crane Wales (June 23, 1952 – October 11, 2001) was an American federal prosecutor and gun control advocate from Seattle, Washington, who was the victim of an unsolved murder that has been...  more
  • 40

    Age60

    Age60

    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina, USA

    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina, USA

    Elizabeth Hannah Dennehy (born October 1, 1960) 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...  more
  • 41

    Peter Dante

    Television producer, Musician

    Age51

    Age51

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, West Hartford

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, West Hartford

    Peter Francis Dante (born December 16, 1968) is an American actor. He frequently appears in films from Happy Madison Productions alongside his friend Adam Sandler....  more

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  • 42

    Raheem Morris

    American Football coach, Coach

    Age44

    Age44

    BirthplaceIrvington, New Jersey

    BirthplaceIrvington, New Jersey

    Raheem Morris (born September 3, 1976) is an American football coach who is currently an assistant head coach and wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL)....  more
  • 43

    Lisa Glasberg

    Journalist, Radio personality

    Age64

    Age64

    BirthplaceWoodmere, New York, United States of America

    BirthplaceWoodmere, New York, United States of America

    Lisa Glasberg (born June 6, 1956), better known as Lisa G, is an American radio news personality. She currently is employed by iHeartRadio's WOR-AM in New York City....  more

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  • 44

    Age62

    Age62

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Margaret Colin (born May 26, 1958) 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....  more

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    Athan Iannucci

    Athan Iannucci (born April 15, 1982 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a professional lacrosse player. He played collegiate lacrosse at Hofstra University. Iannucci plays professional lacrosse...  more
  • 46

    Patricia Reilly Giff

    Author, Writer

    Age85

    Age85

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Patricia Reilly Giff (born April 26, 1935, Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an American author and teacher. She was educated at Marymount Manhattan College, where she was awarded a B.A. degree,...  more
  • 47

    James Stacy Barbour

    Actor, Singer

    Age54

    Age54

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, New Jersey, United States of America

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, New Jersey, United States of America

    James Barbour (born April 25, 1966), is an American singer and Broadway actor....  more
  • 48

    Philip Rosenthal

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age60

    Age60

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    Alternative NamePhil Rosenthal

    Alternative NamePhil Rosenthal

    Philip Rosenthal (born January 27, 1960) is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond...  more
  • 49

    Speedy Claxton

    Basketball player

    Age42

    Age42

    BirthplaceHempstead, New York

    BirthplaceHempstead, New York

    Craig Elliot "Speedy" Claxton (born May 8, 1978) is a retired professional basketball player. Claxton won an NBA championship in 2003 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. In 2013, he was named as a...  more
  • 50

    Age71

    Age71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Peter Friedman (born April 24, 1949) is an American stage, film, and television actor. ...  more