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Famous Hofstra University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 24.4k 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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    James Caan

    James Caan

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age80

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in The Glory... more on Wikipedia

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    Christopher Walken

    Christopher Walken

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age77

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

    Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Francis Ford Coppola

    Television director, Television producer

    Age81

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Francis Ford Coppola (, Italian: [ˈkɔppola]; born April 7, 1939) is an American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Bernard Madoff

    Bernard Madoff

    Investment broker, Businessperson

    Age82

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Carol Alt

    Carol Alt

    Model, Actor

    Age59

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Flushing

    Carol Ann Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress.
  • 6
    Richard Socarides

    Richard Socarides

    Commentator, Lawyer

    Age66

    Richard Socarides (born November 8, 1954) is head of global corporate communications and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Madeline Kahn

    Madeline Kahn

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 57 (1942-1999)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Madeline Gail Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Lainie Kazan

    Lainie Kazan

    Actor, Singer

    Age80

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Charles Ludlam

    Charles Ludlam

    Theatre Director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 44 (1943-1987)

    BirthplaceFloral Park, New York, United States of America

    Charles Braun Ludlam (April 12, 1943 – May 28, 1987) was an American actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Robert Davi

    Robert Davi

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age67

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Astoria

    Robert John Davi (born June 26, 1953) is an American actor, singer, and entertainer. Over the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Donnie Klang

    Donnie Klang

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age35

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Donald Joseph Klang (born January 23, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and... more on Wikipedia

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    Monica Horan

    Monica Horan

    Telephone operator, Actor

    Age57

    BirthplaceDarby, Pennsylvania, USA

    Monica Louise Horan (born January 29, 1963) is an American actress best known for her role as... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    David Paterson

    David Paterson

    Politician

    Age66

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

    David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 55th... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Dorian Brown

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Charlotte

    Dorian Brown plays Katie in the ABC sit-com Roommates.
  • 15
    Tom McGowan

    Age61

    BirthplaceBelmar, New Jersey, USA

    Thomas "Tom" McGowan (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor. He first become known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Nelson DeMille

    Age77

    BirthplaceJamaica, New York City, New York

    Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and... more on Wikipedia

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    Susan Sullivan

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Susan Michaela Sullivan (born November 18, 1942) is an American actress. Sullivan is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Phil Baroni
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  • 19
    Godfrey Cambridge

    Godfrey Cambridge

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 43 (1933-1976)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge (February 26, 1933 – November 29, 1976) was an American stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Eliot Wald

    Eliot Wald

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 57 (1946-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Eliot Wald (February 10, 1946 - July 12, 2003) was a comedy writer who worked for The Second... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Kathryn V. Marinello

    Kathryn V. Marinello

    Businessperson

    Age64

    Kathryn V. Marinello is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hertz Corporation,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Frank Zarb

    Frank Zarb

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age85

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

    Frank Gustave Zarb (born February 17, 1935) is an American businessman and former Republican... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Alan Colmes

    Alan Colmes

    Commentator, Comedian

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Alan Samuel Colmes (September 24, 1950 – February 23, 2017) was an American radio and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Meredith Eaton

    Meredith Eaton

    Psychologist, Actor

    Age46

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Meredith Hope Eaton (sometimes credited as Meredith Eaton-Gilden; born August 26, 1974) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Robert Swirsky

    Robert Swirsky

    Computer scientist

    Age57

    Robert Swirsky (born December, 1962, Brooklyn, NY) is a computer scientist, author, and... more on Wikipedia