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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?”

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
James Franco Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter 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 ...more

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Joan Baez Pacifist, Activist, Record producer 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 ...more

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Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Grace Slick Illustrator, Painter, Songwriter 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 ...more

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Charles Haid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Charles Haid Television director, Television producer, Film Producer 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 ...more

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Erle Stanley Gardner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Erle Stanley Gardner Novelist, Author, Lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series ...more

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Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Jim Harbaugh American Football coach, Coach, American football player James Joseph "Jim" Harbaugh is the head football coach at the University of Michigan and a former quarterback. He played college football at Michigan and played in the National ...more

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Dave Franco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Dave Franco Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor David John "Dave" Franco is an American television and film actor who is best known for his roles in the films 21 Jump Street, Charlie St. Cloud, Fright Night, Now You See Me, Warm ...more

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Kirk Wise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Kirk Wise Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator Kirk Wise is an American film director, animator and screenwriter best known for his work at Disney. Wise has directed such Disney movies as Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and ...more

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Jim Loscutoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Jim Loscutoff James Loscutoff Jr. is a former professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics. A forward, Loscutoff played on seven Celtics championship teams between 1956 and 1964.

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Ollie Johnston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Ollie Johnston Animator, Voice acting Oliver Martin "Ollie" Johnston, Jr. was an American motion picture animator. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men, and the last surviving at the time of his death from natural causes. ...more

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Ron Wyden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Ron Wyden Politician Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden is the senior United States Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of ...more

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Torry Castellano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Torry Castellano Drummer Torrance Heather "Torry" Castellano is the former drummer of The Donnas, announcing her retirement in July 2010. She is the cousin of actress Laura San Giacomo. Early in her childhood, ...more

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Whitfield Crane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Whitfield Crane Musician, Singer William Whitfield "Whit" Crane IV is a founding member and lead singer of the rock band Ugly Kid Joe, which formed in 1989 and disbanded in 1997, reforming in 2010.

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Rink Babka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Rink Babka Richard Aldrich "Rink" Babka is a retired American discus thrower. A former world record holder, Babka also won a silver medal in the discus event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. ...more

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Luke Paquin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Luke Paquin

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Franklin
Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, Jr. Mr. Franklin Pitcher ("Pitch") Johnson was co-founder in 1962 of Draper and Johnson Investment Company, venture capital company, and became an independent venture capitalist in 1965 as ...more

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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Jeremy Lin Basketball player Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York ...more

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Teresa Noyola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Palo Alto High School Alumni
Teresa Noyola Teresa Noyola Bayardo is a Mexico-corn Amer4ican citizen Mexican-American soccer player for Houston Dash and the Mexico national team. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Hermann Trophy award ...more