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Famous San Diego State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 41.9k views51 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to San Diego State University and be of some renown.

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

These SDSU graduates, like Raquel Welch and Gregory Peck include images when available. Go Aztecs!

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

Take a look at these SDSU alumni!
  • 1

    Raquel Welch

    Businessperson, Actor
    Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer. She first won...  more

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    Tony Gwynn

    Baseball player
    Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr. (May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014), nicknamed "Mr. Padre", was an American...  more

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    #22 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#49 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 3

    Carl Weathers

    Television director, Television producer
    Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor and former professional football...  more

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    #356 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#211 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever

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    K. D. Aubert

    Fashion Model, Actor
    Karen Denise Aubert (born December 6, 1978), better known as K.D. Aubert or K.D. Rose, is an...  more
  • 5

    Marion Ross

    Actor, Voice acting
    Marion Ross (born October 25, 1928) is a retired American actress. Her best-known role is that...  more

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    Ellen Ochoa

    Astronaut, Engineer
    Ellen O. Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut and former...  more
  • 7

    Gregory Peck

    Film Producer, Actor
    Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor. He was one of the...  more

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  • 8

    Art Linkletter

    Radio personality, Actor
    Arthur Gordon Linkletter (born Arthur Gordon Kelly or Gordon Arthur Kelley (sources differ),...  more

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  • 9

    Stephen Strasburg

    Baseball player
    Stephen James Strasburg (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for...  more

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  • 10
    Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and...  more
  • 11

    J. Michael Straczynski

    Journalist, Television producer
    Joseph Michael Straczynski (; born July 17, 1954) is an American television and film...  more

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    Marshall Faulk

    Actor, Athlete
    Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973) is a former American football player who was a...  more
  • 13

    Jason Lewis

    Model, Actor
    Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is known...  more
  • 14

    Julie Kavner

    Comedian, Actor
    Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American actress, voice actress and...  more
  • 15

    Dave Smith

    Baseball player
    David Stanley Smith (January 21, 1955 – December 17, 2008) was a Major League Baseball relief...  more
  • 16

    Brooke Langton

    Model, Actor
    Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for the role...  more
  • 17

    Lanford Wilson

    Screenwriter, Author
    Lanford Wilson (April 13, 1937 – March 24, 2011) was an American playwright. His work, as...  more
  • 18

    Fred Dryer

    Television director, Television producer
    John Frederick Dryer (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, radio host, and former American...  more
  • 19

    Kathleen Kennedy

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Kathleen Kennedy (born June 5, 1953) is an American film producer. In 1981, she co-founded the...  more

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    Cris Kobryn

    Computer scientist
    Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who...  more
  • 21

    Matt McCoy

    American football player
    Matthew Garrett McCoy (born October 14, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was...  more
  • 22
    James D. Sinegal (born January 1, 1936), also known as Jim Sinegal, is a retired American...  more
  • 23

    Anwar al-Aulaqi

    Author, Imam
    Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled al-Aulaqi, al-Awlaqi; Arabic: أنور العولقي‎ Anwar al-‘Awlaqī;...  more
  • 24

    Charles Brandes

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Charles H. Brandes is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is a disciple...  more
  • 25

    Ken Calvert

    Businessperson, Politician
    Kenneth Stanton Calvert (born June 8, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for California's 42nd...  more