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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Pasadena City College and be of some renown.

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Jackie Robinson and David Lee Roth.

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

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Nick Nolte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Comedian, Model, Actor
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor. Nolte has appeared in films such as The Deep, 48 Hrs., Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hrs., Everybody Wins, The Prince of ...more

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Jackie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Baseball player, Athlete
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball ...more

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David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is best known as the ...more

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William Holden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Conservationist, Actor
William Holden was an American actor, who was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Steven Adler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician
Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. ...more

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Dennis Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Editor, Poet, Novelist
Dennis Cooper is an American novelist, poet, critic, editor and performance artist.

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Jack Larson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Librettist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jack Edward Larson is an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of photographer/cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the TV series Adventures of

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Michael Dorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Spokesperson, Television director, Actor
Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is best known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. From his first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation ...more

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Daryl Gates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Police officer, Sailor
Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure was second only to that of William H. Parker. As chief of police, he took a hardline, ...more

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George Reeves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
George Reeves was an American actor known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a polarizing topic; the ...more

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John Singleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
John Daniel Singleton is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 1991. For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best ...more

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Bob Mackie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Fashion designer, Costume Designer
Robert Gordon "Bob" Mackie is an American fashion designer, best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Carol Burnett, Cher, RuPaul, Barbara Eden, Bette Midler, Diana ...more

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Whitney Blake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Whitney Blake was an American film and television actress, director and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the NBC early 1960s sitcom Hazel, and as ...more

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Clive Cussler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Novelist, Maritime Archaeologist, Author
Clive Eric Cussler is an American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller ...more

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Robert Bruce Merrifield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Chemist
Robert Bruce Merrifield was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis.

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Jaime Escalante is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Teacher
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez was a Bolivian educator known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School, East Los Angeles, California. Escalante was the subject ...more

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is known for soft rock music beginning in the 1970s, and later for writing and performing for movie ...more

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Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
Armie Hammer is an actor.

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Michael Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Bassist
Michael Anthony Sobolewski, known professionally as Michael Anthony, is an American musician who is currently the bass player in the rock supergroup Chickenfoot. Anthony is best known as the ...more

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Dennis Muren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Special Effects Artist, Actor, Film Director
Dennis Muren, ASC is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and George Lucas. He has won nine Oscars for Best Visual ...more

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Jerome Harrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
American football player
Jerome Harrison is a former American football running back who played six seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Washington State University, and was recognized ...more

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Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player
Michael Jerome Cooper is an American basketball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, and retired professional player. Prior to joining Atlanta, he coached the ...more

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Judi Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
Judi Evans is an American Emmy Award–winning actress,. She played Beth Raines on the CBS series Guiding Light from, but is best known for playing Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis a role she originated ...more

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William D. McElroy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Chemist
William David McElroy was an American biochemist and academic administrator.

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Octavia E. Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A multiple-recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became ...more