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List Rules People 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!
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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor
Raquel Welch is an American actress. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she ...more
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Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Baseball player
Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr., nicknamed "Mr. Padre", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Diego ...more
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Summer Altice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Summer Altice Nude Glamour Model, Model, Actor
Summer Danielle Altice is an American fashion model and actress. She was named after Miss USA 1975, Summer Bartholomew.
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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor
Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player. He is best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in ...more
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K. D. Aubert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor
Karen Denise Aubert, commonly known as K.D. Aubert, is an American actress and fashion model.
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Marion Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Marion Ross is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Cunningham on the ABC television series, Happy Days from 1974 to 1984.
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Ellen Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December ...more
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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. He had also been ...more
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Art Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Radio personality, Actor, Presenter
Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and ...more
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Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Baseball player
Stephen James Strasburg (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Strasburg was selected by Washington with ...more
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Cleavon Little is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Actor
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie for which ...more
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J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Novelist
Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, ...more
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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Actor, Athlete, American football player
Marshall William Faulk is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for ...more
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Alison Waite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
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Jennifer Ketcham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Actor
Jennifer "Jennie" Ketcham is an American writer, reality television personality, blogger, artist, and former pornographic actress and film director under the name Penny Flame. She has ...more
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Jason Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Model, Actor
Jason Lewis is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in the HBO series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover
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Julie Kavner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
Julie Deborah Kavner is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. She first attracted notice for her role as Valerie Harper's younger sister in the sitcom Rhoda for ...more
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Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Baseball player
David Stanley Smith was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Smith was born in Richmond, California, and attended San Diego State University. He was drafted in the 8th Round of the 1976 ...more
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Brooke Langton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Model, Actor
Brooke Langton is an American Actress. She is best known for the role of Samantha Reilly on the prime time soap opera Melrose Place.
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Lanford Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Playwright
Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright, whose work, as described by the New York Times, was "earthy, realist, greatly admired [and] widely performed". Wilson ...more
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Lisa Dergan Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Lisa Dergan Podsednik Nude Glamour Model
Lisa Dergan Podsednik is an American model, actress, media personality, and sportscaster. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for July 1998. Dergan has established a career beyond Playboy, ...more
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Fred Dryer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
John Frederick "Fred" Dryer is an American actor and former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played 13 years in the NFL, having played in 176 games, ...more
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Kathleen Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer. In 1981, she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg. She produced the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and ...more
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Cris Kobryn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Computer scientist
Cris Kobryn is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who specializes in advanced software and systems development.
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Matt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
American football player
Matthew Garrett McCoy is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego ...more