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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
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 in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered enormous praise for this ...more

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Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
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
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
Actor, Voice acting Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress known for playing Brooke Armstrong on the soap opera Melrose Place (1995–1996) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt. She received a ...more

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Paul Robeson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
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
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
Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Actor Asia Carrera is an American former actress.

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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.