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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 Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, producer, author, and former model. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and was nominated for ...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 Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the ...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 (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, musician, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. Roth is best known as the original (1974–1985) and current ...more

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William Holden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Conservationist, Actor
William Holden (born April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and 1960s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the ...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 (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) 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 ...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 (born 1953) is an American novelist, poet, critic, editor and performance artist. He is perhaps best known for the George Miles Cycle, a series of five semi-autobiographical novels ...more
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Jack Larson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Librettist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
For the textile designer, see Jack Lenor LarsenJack Edward Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015) was an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer best known for his ...more
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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 (born December 9, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist who is known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. From his first appearance in the series ...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 (born Darrel Francis Gates; August 30, 1926 – April 16, 2010) was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure was second only to ...more
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George Reeves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman.His death at age 45 from a ...more

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John Singleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
John Singleton
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 28, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991), for which he ...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 Mackie (born March 24, 1939), is an American fashion designer and costumer, best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Joan Rivers, Cher, RuPaul, Barbara Eden, ...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 (born Nancy Ann Whitney; February 20, 1926 – September 28, 2002) was an American film and television actress, director, and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy ...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 (born July 15, 1931) is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times ...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 (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) 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 (December 31, 1930 – March 30, 2010) was an American educator known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School in East Los ...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 Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songs were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums ...more

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Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
Armand Douglas Hammer (born August 28, 1986) is an American actor. The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, Hammer began his acting career ...more

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Michael Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Bassist
Michael Anthony (born Michael Anthony Sobolewski, June 20, 1954) is an American musician who is currently the bass player for the rock supergroup Chickenfoot and the Circle. Anthony was ...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, A.S.C (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist and supervisor, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and George Lucas. ...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 (born February 26, 1983) is a former American football running back who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Washington State ...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 (born April 15, 1956) is an American basketball coach and former player. He was most recently the head coach of the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball ...more

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Judi Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pasadena City College Alumni
Actor
Judi Evans (also credited as Judi Evans Luciano, born July 12, 1964) is an American actress. She played Beth Raines on the CBS series Guiding Light from (1983–1986), but is also known for ...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 (22 January 1917 – 17 February 1999) 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 (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an African-American science fiction author. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, she became in 1995 the first ...more

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