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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Ray Rice, Kristin Davis and more famous Rutgers alumni.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rutgers University?” and “Which celebrities are Rutgers University alumni?”

Rutgers famous alumni? This list has them. Let's go Scarlet Knights!

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James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
James Gandolfini Television producer, Film Producer, Actor James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an American actor and producer. Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an American Mafia boss in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered ...more

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Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Jane Krakowski Actor, Voice acting, Singer Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Jenna Maroney on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations ...more

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Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Roy Scheider Actor Roy Richard Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer. He was best known for his leading roles as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, choreographer and film ...more

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Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Kristin Davis Actor, Voice acting Η Κρίστιν Ντέιβις είναι ηθοποιός.

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Paul Robeson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Paul Robeson Actor, Athlete, Singer Paul Leroy Robeson was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international ...more

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Elizabeth Warren Politician, Professor, Author Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

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Asia Carrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Asia Carrera Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Actor Asia Carrera is an American former pornographic actress.

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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Mario Batali TV chef, Author, Actor Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality. In addition to his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the history and culture of Italian ...more

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Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Judy Gold Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Judy Gold is an American stand-up comic. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has also been involved in many projects in various ...more

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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Chris Christie Politician, Lawyer Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. Born in Newark in ...more

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Ozzie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Ozzie Nelson Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson was an American band leader, actor, television director and producer. Nelson originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and ...more

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Joanna Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Joanna Angel Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter Joanna Angel, is an American alternative pornographic and mainstream actress, director, and writer of adult films.

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Terry Hart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Terry Hart Pilot, Astronaut Terry Jonathan Hart is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

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Clark V. Poling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Clark V. Poling Chaplain Clark Vandersall Poling was a minister in the Reformed Church in America and a lieutenant in the United States Army. He was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers ...more

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Bill Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Bill Bellamy Comedian, Television producer, VJ William "Bill" Bellamy is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating ...more

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David Stern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
David Stern Businessperson, Lawyer David Joel Stern is the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He started with the Association in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as General Counsel, and ...more

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Paul Wesley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Paul Wesley Model, Actor Paul Wesley is an American actor, director, and producer.

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Natalie Morales-Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Natalie Morales-Rhodes Journalist, Television producer, Actor Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an American broadcast journalist, working for NBC News. She is the Today Show '​s news anchor and third hour co-anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline ...more

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Judith Viorst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Judith Viorst Journalist, Researcher, Author Judith Viorst is an American author, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is perhaps best known for her children's literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney and ...more

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Paul Lisicky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Paul Lisicky Novelist, Writer Paul Lisicky is an American novelist and memoirist.

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Robert Ferro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Robert Ferro Novelist, Writer Robert Ferro was an American novelist whose semi-autobiographical fiction explored the uneasy integration of homosexuality and traditional American upper-middle-class values.

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Gabe Saporta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Gabe Saporta Bassist, Musician, Lyricist Gabriel Eduardo "Gabe" Saporta is an Uruguayan American musician, he is the lead singer and primary creative force behind the synthpop band Cobra Starship. He was previously the lead ...more

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Charles Hallahan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Charles Hallahan Actor Charles John Hallahan was an American film, television and stage actor best known for his performances in Going in Style, The Thing, and Dante's Peak.

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Tim DeKay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Tim DeKay Actor Timothy Robert "Tim" DeKay is an American actor, director and producer. His first on screen acting job was as corporate giant Larry Deon on seaQuest 2032. He was a cast member of Party ...more

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Larry Johnson Film Producer, Film Editor, Sound Recordist Larry Alderman Johnson was an American film and music producer, director, and editor best known for his long association with musician Neil Young.

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Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Milton Friedman Researcher, Scientist, Essayist Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...more

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Randal Pinkett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Randal Pinkett Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer Randal D. Pinkett is a business consultant who in 2005 was the winner of season four of the reality television show, The Apprentice. Pinkett was the first African American to win the US version ...more

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Frank Iero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Frank Iero Guitarist, Musician, Singer Frank Iero is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and ...more

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Rocco Rock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Rocco Rock Wrestler Theodore James "Ted" Petty was an American professional wrestler better known as "Flyboy" Rocco Rock, one half of The Public Enemy.

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Pras is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Pras Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter Pras is a two-time Grammy-winning American rapper, best known as one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed hip hop group, the Fugees, which included his cousin Wyclef Jean and ...more

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Keir Dullea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Keir Dullea Actor Keir Dullea is an American actor best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman, whom he portrayed in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in 1984's 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ...more

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Sonia Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Sonia Johnson Politician, Writer Sonia Johnson is an American feminist activist and writer. She was an outspoken supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and in the late 1970s was publicly critical of the position of The Church ...more

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Jessica Valenti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Jessica Valenti Author, Writer Jessica Valenti is an American blogger and feminist writer, founder of the Feministing blog in 2004. She is the author or co-author of four books on women's issues, including Full Frontal ...more

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Nathan Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Nathan Rosenberg Professor, Economist Nathan Rosenberg is an American economist specializing in the history of technology. He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1955, and has taught at Indiana University, the ...more

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Charles Ray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Charles Ray Charles Ray is a Los Angeles-based American sculptor. He is known for his strange and enigmatic sculptures that draw the viewer’s perceptual judgments into question in jarring and unexpected ...more

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Hugh Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Hugh Martin Hugh C. Martin has been a member of the board of directors of Infinera since July 2003.Since April 2004, Mr. Martin has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Biosciences, ...more

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R. Donahue Peebles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
R. Donahue Peebles Roy Donahue “Don” Peebles is a real estate entrepreneur, author and political activist. Peebles is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Peebles Corporation, the largest ...more

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Jeff Van Drew is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Jeff Van Drew Dentist Jeff Van Drew is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2008, where he represents the 1st Legislative District. From 2002 to 2008, Van Drew ...more

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Avery Brooks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Avery Brooks Opera Singer, Television director, Professor Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, director and occasional singer. Brooks is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser for ...more

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Robert Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Robert Pinsky Editor, Poet, Literary critic Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author ...more

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John McWhorter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
John McWhorter Linguist, Author, Teacher John Hamilton McWhorter V is an American linguist and political commentator. He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations. His research specialties are how creole ...more

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Rudy Rucker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Rudy Rucker Novelist, Computer scientist, Author Rudolf von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and philosopher, and is one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. The author of ...more

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Anne Stevens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Anne Stevens Businessperson Anne Stevens is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology since November 1, 2006. Ms. Stevens has been named four times to Fortune magazines list of 50 Most ...more

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Louis J. Freeh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Louis J. Freeh Judge Louis Joseph Freeh served as the fifth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 1993 to June 2001. Freeh began his career as an agent of the FBI, and was later an assistant ...more

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David Bryan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
David Bryan Musician, Composer, Keyboard player David Bryan Rashbaum, best known as just David Bryan, is the keyboard player of the popular American rock band Bon Jovi, with which he has also co-written songs and performed backing vocals. He ...more

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Shaun O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Shaun O'Hara American football player Shaun O'Hara is a former American football center who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college football for Rutgers University. He began his professional ...more

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Judea Pearl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Judea Pearl Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist Judea Pearl is an Israeli-born American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian ...more

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Bob Menendez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Bob Menendez Politician, Lawyer Robert "Bob" Menendez is the senior United States Senator from the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the Democratic Party of the United States. First appointed to the U.S. Senate ...more

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Dossy Shiobara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Dossy Shiobara Programmer

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Frank Pallone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
Frank Pallone Politician Frank Joseph Pallone, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, serving since 1988. The district, numbered as the 3rd District from 1988 to 1993, is located in ...more