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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Anne Archer and Dennis Cooper.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pitzer College?” and “Which celebrities are Pitzer College alumni?”
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Dennis Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Editor, Poet, Novelist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Pasadena, California

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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John Darnielle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana

John Darnielle ( dar-NEEL; born March 16, 1967) is an American musician and novelist best known as the primary (and often solitary) member of the American band the Mountain Goats, for which he ...more

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Hunter Lovins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Public speaker, Environmentalist, Professor

Age: 69

L. Hunter Lovins (née Sheldon, born 1950) is an American environmentalist, author, sustainable development proponent, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute, and president of the ...more
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Anne Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Actor

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Anne Archer (born August 24, 1947) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1987 film Fatal Attraction. Her other film appearances ...more

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Max Brooks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Actor

Age: 46

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

Maximillian Michael Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American actor and author. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. Much of Brooks's writing focuses on zombie ...more
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Nick Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Musician, Cartoonist, Actor

Age: 30

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nicholas Adam Tweed-Simmons is an American writer, musician, reality television personality and voice-over actor. The son of musician Gene Simmons, he is best known for starring in the A&E ...more

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Matt Nathanson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 45

Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts

Matthew Adam Nathanson (born March 28, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter whose work is a blend of folk and rock and roll music. In addition to singing, he plays acoustic (sometimes a ...more
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Fabian Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Politician

Age: 52

Birthplace: Logan Heights, San Diego, California, United States of America

Fabian Núñez (also transcribed variously as Fabián Núñez, Fabian Nuñez and Fabian Nunez; born December 27, 1966) is an American politician and labor ...more
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David Bloom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 40 (1963-2003)

Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States of America

David Jerome Bloom (May 22, 1963 – April 6, 2003) was an American television journalist (co-anchor of Weekend Today and reporter) until his sudden death in 2003 after a deep vein thrombosis ...more
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Jonah Matranga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jonah Rzadzinski Matranga (born Jonah Sonz Matranga, August 11, 1969, Brookline, Massachusetts) is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has released a variety of solo material under his own ...more
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Amy Gerstler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Poet, Author

Age: 63

Amy Gerstler (born 1956) is an American poet. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Craig Mullins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Craig Mullins

Age: 55

Birthplace: California

Craig Mullins (born 1964) is an American digital painter, and leading international concept artist. He has created art for books, video games and films. He is often considered to be one of the ...more
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Matthew Cooke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Matthew Cooke Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Matthew Cooke (born 1973, Washington, D.C.) is the writer-director of How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a documentary film which criticizes the war on drugs in the United States, and Survivors ...more
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Debra Wong Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Debra Wong Yang

Age: 60

Debra Wong Yang (Chinese: 楊黃金玉; pinyin: Yáng Huáng Jīnyù) is the former United States Attorney for the Central District of California. She was appointed in May 2002 by ...more
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Travis Fine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Travis Lane Fine (born June 26, 1968) is an American actor, writer, director and producer, perhaps best known for his film Any Day Now, and for his roles in Girl, Interrupted and The Young
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Dana Levin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: 54

Dana Levin (born 1965) is a poet and teaches Creative Writing each Fall at Maryville University in St. Louis, where she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence. She also teaches in the ...more
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Jenniphr Goodman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Film Director
Jenniphr Goodman is a film director best known for directing and co-writing the 2000 film The Tao of Steve. She received her B.A. in creative writing and film making in 1984 through Pitzer ...more
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Sharon Monsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Sharon Monsky

Age: Dec. at 49 (1953-2002)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Sharon Monsky (1953–2002) founded the Scleroderma Research Foundation.Monsky was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 23, 1953. She was a competitive figure skater as a teenager.Monsky received a ...more
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Todd A. Eachus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Todd A. Eachus

Age: 56

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Todd A. Eachus (born September 26, 1962) served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He represented the 116th District (Luzerne County) from 1997 until 2010. ...more
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Kevin de León is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni

Birthplace: Logan Heights, San Diego, California, United States of America

Kevin Alexander León (born December 10, 1966), known professionally as Kevin de León, is an American politician and candidate for the Los Angeles City Council in the 14th District. ...more
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Erika Moen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pitzer College Alumni
Erika Moen

Age: 36

Erika Moen (born 1983) is an American comic book artist, known for her autobiographical comic DAR, and the educational/erotic comic Oh Joy, Sex Toy.