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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
Actor, Voice acting, Singer James Edmund Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, The Gambler, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, El Dorado, Elf ...more

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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
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, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
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
Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, ...more

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Carol Alt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hofstra University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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