Palo Alto High School Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Palo Alto High School and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from James Franco to Jeremy Lin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Palo Alto High School?” and “Which celebrities are Palo Alto High School alumni?”
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
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James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a ...more

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Author, + more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Credits: 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End, Spider-Man 2

Also Ranked

#81 on The Best Actors Working Today

#67 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#79 on The Best Living American Actors

#88 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
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Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in ...more

Profession: Pacifist, Activist, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: Woodstock, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Dont Look Back, Taking Woodstock

Also Ranked

#66 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#27 on People You Can't Believe Got Onstage for the 1989 Tour

#41 on The Best Political Musicians

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Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
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Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a solo artist from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. She is considered ...more

Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Age: 77

Birthplace: USA, Highland Park, Illinois

Credits: American Hustle, Platoon, Sesame Street, The Game

Also Ranked

#84 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#46 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#97 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

#13 on The Best Female Rock Singers

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Charles Haid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
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Charles Maurice Haid III is an American actor and director, with notable work in both movies and television. He is best known for his portrayal of Officer Andy Renko in Hill Street Blues. Haid was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Grace Marian and Charles Maurice Haid, Jr. He attended ...more

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Age: 72

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Credits: Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, ER, + more

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