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Famous La Salle University Alumni

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

This list below has everything from Peter Boyle to Marian Rivera.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to La Salle University?” and “Which celebrities are La Salle University alumni?”
  • 1

    AgeDec. at 71 (1935-2006)

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Peter Lawrence Boyle Jr. (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor and comedian. Known as a character actor, he played Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and the...  more

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    Joe Bryant

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Washington "Jellybean" Bryant (born October 19, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player, current coach, and the father of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant....  more
  • 3

    William Joseph Burns

    William Joseph Burns (born April 11, 1956) is a former career Foreign Service Officer, and President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace since February 2015. Previously, he was...  more
  • 4

    Doug Overton

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Douglas M. Overton (born August 3, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach....  more
  • 5

    Adam Bagni

    Sports commentator


    BirthplaceTaunton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Adam Michael Bagni (; born November 16 in Taunton, MA) is an American journalist and sportscaster, who currently works at WCVB....  more
  • 6
    Francis L. "Fran" Bodine (born January 10, 1936) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 2008, where he represented the 8th legislative...  more
  • 7

    Gary Neal

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Gary Neal (born October 3, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Banvit of the Turkish Basketball League. Neal attended Aberdeen High School and Calvert Hall College...  more
  • 8

    Charles Fuller

    Screenwriter, Writer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Charles H. Fuller Jr. (born March 5, 1939) is an African American playwright, best known for his play A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama....  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Michael Joseph Stack III (born June 5, 1963) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as the 33rd lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania from 2015 to 2019. He served as a Democratic...  more
  • 10

    Lionel Simmons

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Lionel James "L-Train" Simmons (born November 14, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player....  more
  • 11


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dwight E. Evans (born May 16, 1954) is an American politician of the Democratic Party serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district...  more
  • 12

    John D. Caputo



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John David Caputo (born October 26, 1940) is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy...  more
  • 13

    Larry Foust

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 56 (1928-1984)

    BirthplacePainesville, Ohio, United States of America

    Lawrence Michael Foust (June 24, 1928 – October 27, 1984) was an American basketball player who spent 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was an 8-time All-Star....  more
  • 14

    Dennis M. O'Brien



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Dennis Michael O'Brien (born 1952) is an American Republican Party politician who served as the 137th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007-08. First elected in 1976, he...  more
  • 15

    Francis P. Bottorff

  • 16

    Jack Conners

    Jack Conners (born July 10, 1943) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 7th Legislative District from 1998 until his...  more
  • 17

    Rasual Butler

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Rasual Butler (May 23, 1979 – January 31, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. In his 14-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career, he played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans...  more
  • 18

    Ralph Lewis

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Ralph Adolphus Lewis (born March 28, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'6" (198 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) guard and attended La Salle University....  more
  • 19

    Steven Smith

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Steven Alexander Smith (born April 12, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6'9" (2.06 m) tall power forward. He played college basketball for the La Salle University....  more
  • 20

    Naomi Halas

    Professor, Electrical engineer
    Naomi J. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and director of Laboratory for...  more
  • 21

    Al Cantello

    Al Cantello (born 9 June 1931) is a retired American javelin thrower as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He is currently the coach of the men's distance running program at the United...  more
  • 22

    Randy Woods

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Randolph "Randy" Woods (born September 23, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
  • 23
    Catherine M. "Kate" Harper (born April 5, 1956) is an American politician of the Republican Party who formerly represented the 61st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....  more
  • 24

    Jack McDevitt

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jack McDevitt (born April 14, 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology. His two...  more
  • 25

    Larry Cannon

    Lawrence T. Cannon (born April 12, 1947) is a retired American basketball player. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cannon was a first round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls (#5 overall) in the 1969...  more