Famous Manhattan College Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Alexander Skarsgård and James Patterson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Manhattan College?” and “Which celebrities are Manhattan College alumni?”
  • 1
    Television producer, Novelist


    BirthplaceNewburgh, New York, United States of America

    James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red,  ...more

    The Best James Patterson Books#215 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#165 of 331 The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

  • 2
    Public speaker, Businessperson


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

    Rudolph William Louis Giuliani (, Italian: [dʒuˈljaːni]; born May 28, 1944) is an American politician, attorney, businessman, and public speaker who served as the 107th Mayor of New York City from  ...more

    #60 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With#65 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians In American History#5 of 39 The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

  • 3
    Comedian, Radio personality

    AgeDec. at 72 (1916-1988)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Dennis Day (born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty; May 21, 1916 – June 22, 1988) was an American singer, radio, television and film personality and comedian of Irish descent.  ...more
  • 4
    Basketball player, Wrestler

    AgeDec. at 82 (1907-1990)

    BirthplaceTernopil, Ukraine

    Mike Mazurki (25 December 1907 – 9 December 1990) was an American actor and professional wrestler who appeared in more than 100 films. His towering 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) presence and intimidating face  ...more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 61 (1933-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Joseph Shea (February 14, 1933 – March 10, 1994) was an American novelist and former journalist best known as co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the science fantasy trilogy Illuminatus!. It  ...more
  • 6
    Police officer


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Raymond Walter Kelly (born September 4, 1941) is the longest serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the first man to hold the post for two  ...more
  • 7
    Computer scientist


    BirthplaceNew York

    Peter James Denning (born January 6, 1942) is an American computer scientist and writer. He is best known for pioneering work in virtual memory, especially for inventing the working-set model for  ...more
  • 8
    Professor, Civil engineer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Henry Petroski (February 6, 1942) is an American engineer specializing in failure analysis. A professor both of civil engineering and history at Duke University, he is also a prolific author.  ...more
  • 9
    Mr. Horan has served as Corporate Secretary of J.P. Morgan Chase Co. (JPMC) since 1996. He joined the legal department of a predecessor of JPMC in 1990, where his responsibilities included  ...more
  • 10


    BirthplaceBethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

    Alexandra Chando (born July 28, 1986) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns and for her dual role as identical twins, Emma  ...more
  • 11
    Politician, Engineer

    BirthplaceYonkers, New York, USA

    Philip A. Amicone (born March 30, 1949) was the 41st Mayor of Yonkers, New York. He took office on January 1, 2004, after serving eight years as Deputy Mayor.  ...more
  • 12

    José M. Serrano



    BirthplaceSouth Bronx, New York, United States of America

    José Marco Serrano (born June 19, 1972) is a member of the New York State Senate from the 29th District, representing Mott Haven, Melrose, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Spanish Harlem, Yorkville,  ...more
  • 13
    Virgil David Cantini (1919–2009) was an enamelist,sculptor and educator. He was well known for innovation with enamel and steel and received both local and national recognition for his work,  ...more
  • 14


    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, USA

    Desmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He has appeared in The Hole (2001), Ghost Ship (2002), and Wrong Turn (2003), joined the cast of the Showtime series Dexter in its  ...more
  • 15


    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

    Edward Murawinski (born November 3, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American cartoonist. He was formerly employed by the New York Daily News in New York City as an artist and is currently a  ...more
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    Mario Savio (December 8, 1942 – November 6, 1996) was an American activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is most famous for his passionate speeches, especially the "put  ...more
  • 17
    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1872-1952)

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

    John Joseph Fitzgerald (March 10, 1872 – May 13, 1952) was a United States Representative from New York.  ...more
  • 18
    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 57 (1865-1923)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Thomas Francis Smith (July 24, 1865 – April 11, 1923) was a lawyer and politician from New York.  ...more
  • 19

    Arthur Lichte

    Arthur James Lichte (born April 20, 1949) is a former four-star general in the United States Air Force, retroactively demoted to two stars.  ...more
  • 20

    Austin Dowling

    Daniel Austin Dowling (April 6, 1868 – November 29, 1930) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines and the second Archbishop of  ...more
  • 21

    AgeDec. at 66 (1899-1966)

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Chang Myon (hangul: 장면; hanja: 張勉; August 28, 1899 – June 4, 1966) was a South Korean statesman, educator, diplomat, journalist and social activist as well as a Roman Catholic youth activist. He was  ...more
  • 22
    Jean Spence is Executive Vice President of Research, Development Quality for Kraft Foods. She is responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and  ...more
  • 23

    AgeDec. at 82 (1919-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Lawrence James Tierney (March 15, 1919 – February 26, 2002) was an American actor. Tierney was known for his many screen portrayals of mobsters and tough guys, roles that mirrored his own frequent  ...more
  • 24

    George Mundelein

    George William Mundelein (July 2, 1872 – October 2, 1939) was an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Chicago from 1915 until his death, and was elevated to the  ...more
  • 25
    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 64 (1876-1941)

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Luis Miguel Castro (November 25, 1876 – September 24, 1941) was born in Medellín, Colombia. He was the first Latin American born player to play in Major League Baseball in the United States, and the  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Manhattan College and be of some renown.