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Famous San Diego State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 41.3k 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!
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  • Raquel Welch1

    Raquel Welch

    Businessperson, Actor

    Age80

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    #233 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#177 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • Tony Gwynn2

    Tony Gwynn

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 54 (1960-2014)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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

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

  • Carl Weathers3

    Carl Weathers

    Television director, Television producer

    Age67

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #350 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#216 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • K. D. Aubert4

    K. D. Aubert

    Fashion Model, Actor

    Age41

    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Karen Denise Aubert (born December 6, 1978), better known as K.D. Aubert or K.D. Rose, is an...  more
  • Marion Ross5

    Marion Ross

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age91

    BirthplaceWatertown, Minnesota, United States of America

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

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    #87 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#31 of 53 The Best Living Actresses Over 80

  • Ellen Ochoa6

    Ellen Ochoa

    Astronaut, Engineer

    Age62

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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

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    #15 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#41 of 45 The Hottest Lady Astronauts In NASA History

  • Gregory Peck7

    Gregory Peck

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1916-2003)

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

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

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  • Art Linkletter8

    Art Linkletter

    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDec. at 98 (1912-2010)

    BirthplaceMoose Jaw, Canada

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

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    #15 of 48 The Best Retired News Anchors#9 of 216 Famous People Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park

  • Stephen Strasburg9

    Stephen Strasburg

    Baseball player

    Age32

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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

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    #34 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#32 of 32 The Greatest Hitting Pitchers in Baseball History

  • Cleavon Little10

    AgeDec. at 53 (1939-1992)

    BirthplaceChickasha, Oklahoma, USA

    Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and...  more
  • J. Michael Straczynski11

    J. Michael Straczynski

    Journalist, Television producer

    Age66

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    #90 of 208 The Best Science-Fiction Authors#9 of 21 The Best Spider-Man Comic Book Writers

  • Marshall Faulk12

    Marshall Faulk

    Actor, Athlete

    Age42

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #44 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#9 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

  • Jason Lewis13

    Jason Lewis

    Model, Actor

    Age49

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, United States of America

    Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is known...  more
  • Julie Kavner14

    Julie Kavner

    Comedian, Actor

    Age70

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American actress, voice actress and...  more
  • Dave Smith15

    Dave Smith

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 53 (1955-2008)

    BirthplaceRichmond, California

    David Stanley Smith (January 21, 1955 – December 17, 2008) was a Major League Baseball relief...  more
  • Brooke Langton16

    Brooke Langton

    Model, Actor

    Age49

    BirthplaceArizona, USA

    Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for the role...  more
  • Lanford Wilson17

    Lanford Wilson

    Screenwriter, Author

    AgeDec. at 74 (1937-2011)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Missouri

    Lanford Wilson (April 13, 1937 – March 24, 2011) was an American playwright. His work, as...  more
  • Fred Dryer18

    Fred Dryer

    Television director, Television producer

    Age74

    BirthplaceHawthorne, California, United States of America

    John Frederick Dryer (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, radio host, and former American...  more
  • Kathleen Kennedy19

    Kathleen Kennedy

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age67

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

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

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  • 20

    Cris Kobryn

    Computer scientist

    Age68

    Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who...  more
  • Matt McCoy21

    Matt McCoy

    American football player

    Age37

    BirthplaceTustin, California

    Matthew Garrett McCoy (born October 14, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was...  more
  • James Sinegal22
    James D. Sinegal (born January 1, 1936), also known as Jim Sinegal, is a retired American...  more
  • Anwar al-Aulaqi23

    Anwar al-Aulaqi

    Author, Imam

    AgeDec. at 40 (1971-2011)

    BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

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

    Charles Brandes

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age77

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Charles H. Brandes is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is a disciple...  more
  • Ken Calvert25

    Ken Calvert

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age67

    BirthplaceCorona, California, United States of America

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