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Famous Ithaca College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Ithaca College and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like David Boreanaz and Ricki Lake.

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

Use this list of Ithaca alumni as your own personal Ithaca College directory and take a look at these famous Ithaca alums!
  • 1

    David Boreanaz

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA


    David Boreanaz (; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...  more

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  • 2

    Ricki Lake

    Talk show host, Television producer


    BirthplaceHastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA


    Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress, television presenter and producer. Lake is best known for her lead role as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray. She is also...  more

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  • 3

    Bob Iger



    BirthplaceOceanside, New York


    Robert Allen Iger (; born February 10, 1951) is an American media executive and businessman who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Before working for Disney,...  more
  • 4

    Jessica Savitch

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 36 (1947-1983)

    BirthplaceKennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Jessica Beth Savitch (February 1, 1947 – October 23, 1983) was an American television news presenter and correspondent, best known for being the weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News and daily presenter...  more

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  • 5


    BirthplaceMount Kisco, New York, USA


    Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021) was an American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat. A Christian...  more

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  • 6

    Kerry Butler

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA


    Kerry Marie Butler (born June 18, 1971) is an American actress known primarily for her work in theatre....  more
  • 7

    Gorilla Monsoon

    Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Booker

    AgeDec. at 62 (1937-1999)


    Robert James Marella (June 4, 1937 – October 6, 1999), better known by his ring name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play commentator, and booker. Monsoon is famous...  more

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  • 8

    C. C. H. Pounder

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana


    Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (born December 25, 1952), known professionally as CCH Pounder, is a Guyanese American actress who has appeared in numerous plays, films, made-for-television films and...  more
  • 9

    Allan Loeb

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHighland Park, Illinois


    Allan Loeb (born July 25, 1969) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer. He wrote the 2007 film Things We Lost in the Fire and created the 2008 television series New Amsterdam....  more
  • 10

    Charlie Schlatter

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, USA


    Charles Thomas "Charlie" Schlatter (born May 1, 1966) is an American actor and voice actor, who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is best known for playing Dr. Jesse Travis,...  more
  • 11
    Robert Edward "Bob" Brown (18 April 1927 – 29 November 2005) was an American ethnomusicologist who is credited with coining the term "world music". He was also well known for his recordings of music...  more
  • 12

    David Newsom

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCaldwell, New Jersey, USA


    Alternative NameDavid Newsom

    David Newsom (born March 10, 1962) is an American actor, producer and fine-art photographer. He is best known for his various critically acclaimed appearances in American television and for his work...  more
  • 13


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America


    Aaron Lustig (born September 17, 1956) is an American film and television actor. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997, for Best Supporting Actor on The Young and the Restless as Tim Reid, whom...  more
  • 14

    David Muir



    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America


    David Jason Muir (born November 8, 1973) is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC...  more
  • 15

    Sam Burtis

    Bassist, Arranger


    BirthplaceNew York


    Sam Burtis is a musician and plays the trombone....  more
  • 16

    Mark Romanek

    Screenwriter, Music video director


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America


    Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, television, music videos and commercials. Romanek wrote and directed the 2002 film One...  more
  • 17

    Clay Enos



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Clay Enos is an American photographer. Enos was the set still photographer on the film adaption of Watchmen. Part of that work resulted in "Watchmen Portraits" published in February 2009 by Titan...  more
  • 18

    Ruth Underwood




    Ruth Underwood (born Ruth Komanoff, May 23, 1946) is a musician best known for playing xylophone, marimba, vibraphone and other percussion instruments in Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention....  more
  • 19

    Andy Daly

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceMount Kisco, New York, USA


    Alternative NameCactus Tony, Andy Daly, Andrew Daly

    Andrew Daly (born April 15, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He starred as Forrest MacNeil on the Comedy Central series Review, and had a supporting role in the HBO comedy series...  more

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  • 20
    Christopher "Kip" Bateman (born October 9, 1957 in Somerville, New Jersey) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey Senate since January 8, 2008, where he...  more
  • 21

    Erinn Bartlett



    BirthplaceLongmeadow, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Erinn Anne Bartlett (born February 26, 1973) is an American actress who also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant....  more
  • 22

    Gavin DeGraw

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceSouth Fallsburg, Fallsburg, New York, United States of America


    Gavin Shane DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He rose to fame with the single "I Don't Want to Be" from his debut album Chariot which became the theme...  more

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  • 23

    Barbara Gaines

    Television producer


    BirthplaceHewlett, New York, United States of America


    Barbara Gaines, a 1975 graduate of George W. Hewlett High School and 1979 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in educational television, was Executive Producer of the Late Show with David Letterman....  more
  • 24


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA


    Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the Broadway play The Graduate along with Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner. He also played a leading...  more
  • 25

    Karl Ravech



    BirthplaceNeedham, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Karl Ravech (; born January 19, 1965) is an American journalist who works as the primary Baseball Tonight host for ESPN....  more