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Famous Rutgers University Alumni

Updated April 24, 2020 34.8k views52 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    James Gandolfini

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 52 (1961-2013)

    BirthplaceWestwood, New Jersey, United States of America

    James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (Italian: [ɡandolˈfiːni]; September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Jane Krakowski

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age51

    BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States of America

    Jane Krakowski (; born Jane Krajkowski; October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 76 (1932-2008)

    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey, United States of America

    Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Kristin Davis

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age55

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado, United States of America

    Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress. She is known for playing... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Paul Robeson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Paul Robeson

    Actor, Athlete

    AgeDec. at 78 (1898-1976)

    BirthplacePrinceton, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Leroy Robeson ( ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Elizabeth Warren

    Politician, Professor

    Age71

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Mario Batali

    TV chef, Author

    Age60

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Mario Francesco Batali (born September 19, 1960) is an American chef, writer, restaurateur,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Judy Gold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Judy Gold

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age57

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American standup comedian, actress, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Chris Christie

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age58

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Christopher James Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, former federal... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Ozzie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Ozzie Nelson

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 69 (1906-1975)

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Oswald George Nelson (March 20, 1906 – June 3, 1975) was an American band leader, actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Terry Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Terry Hart

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age73

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Terry Jonathan "T.J." Hart (Pittsburgh, October 27, 1946 ) is an American mechanical and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Clark V. Poling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 33 (1910-1943)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Clark Vandersall Poling (August 7, 1910 – February 3, 1943) was a minister in the Reformed... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bill Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Bill Bellamy

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age55

    BirthplaceUSA, Newark, New Jersey

    William Bellamy (born April 7, 1965) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    David Stern is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    David Stern

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    Age78

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is an American businessman and lawyer who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Paul Wesley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Paul Wesley

    Model, Actor

    Age38

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski (Polish: ['pavɛw vaɕi'lɛfskʲi]; born July 23, 1982), known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Natalie Morales-Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Natalie Morales-Rhodes

    Journalist, Television producer

    Age48

    BirthplaceKaohsiung, Taiwan

    Natalie Morales may refer to: Natalie Morales (journalist) (born 1972), American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Judith Viorst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Judith Viorst

    Journalist, Researcher

    Age89

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Judith Viorst (née Stahl, February 2, 1931) is an American writer, newspaper journalist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Paul Lisicky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Paul Lisicky

    Novelist, Writer

    Age61

    Paul Lisicky (born July 9, 1959) is an American novelist and memoirist. He is an associate... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robert Ferro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Robert Ferro

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 47 (1941-1988)

    BirthplaceCranford, New Jersey

    Robert Ferro (October 21, 1941 – July 11, 1988) was an American novelist whose... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Gabe Saporta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Gabe Saporta

    Bassist, Musician

    Age40

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Gabriel Eduardo "Gabe" Saporta (born October 11, 1979) is an Uruguayan-American musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Charles Hallahan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Charles John Hallahan (July 29, 1943 – November 25, 1997) was an American film, television and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Tim DeKay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Age57

    BirthplaceIthaca, New York, United States of America

    Timothy Robert DeKay (born June 12, 1963) is an American actor. He starred in the USA Network... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Larry Johnson

    Film Producer, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1947-2010)

    BirthplaceFort Benning, Georgia

    Larry Alderman (L. A.) Johnson (June 11, 1947 – January 21, 2010) was an American film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Milton Friedman

    Researcher, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 94 (1912-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Milton Friedman (; July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist who received... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Randal Pinkett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rutgers University Alumni

    Randal Pinkett

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age49

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Randal D. Pinkett (born 1971) is an American business consultant who in 2005 was the winner of... more on Wikipedia
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