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Famous San Diego State University Alumni

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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

    Raquel Welch

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    #245 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#197 of 252 The Best Actresses Working Today

  • 2
    Tony Gwynn

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#51 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 3
    Carl Weathers

    Carl Weathers

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #214 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#42 of 149 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

  • 4
    K. D. Aubert

    K. D. Aubert

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Karen Denise Aubert (born December 6, 1978), better known as K.D. Aubert or K.D. Rose, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Marion Ross

    Marion Ross

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWatertown, Minnesota, United States of America

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

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    #1631 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#30 of 53 The Best Living Actresses Over 80

  • 6
    Ellen Ochoa

    Ellen Ochoa

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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

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    #20 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#40 of 45 The Hottest Lady Astronauts In NASA History

  • 7
    Gregory Peck

    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 on Wikipedia

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    The Best Gregory Peck Movies#51 of 163 The Greatest Western Movie Stars

  • 8
    Art Linkletter

    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 on Wikipedia

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

  • 9
    Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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

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    #79 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#63 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

  • 10
    Cleavon Little

    AgeDec. at 53 (1939-1992)

    BirthplaceChickasha, Oklahoma, USA

    Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    J. Michael Straczynski

    J. Michael Straczynski

    Journalist, Television producer


    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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

  • 12
    Marshall Faulk

    Marshall Faulk

    Actor, Athlete


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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    #7 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#41 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 13
    Jason Lewis

    Jason Lewis

    Model, Actor


    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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Julie Kavner

    Julie Kavner

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American actress, voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Dave Smith

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Brooke Langton

    Brooke Langton

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceArizona, USA

    Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for the role... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Lanford Wilson

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Fred Dryer

    Fred Dryer

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceHawthorne, California, United States of America

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


    #89 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#256 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 19
    Kathleen Kennedy

    Kathleen Kennedy

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

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

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    #271 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100#9 of 11 Cast And Crew Describe What It’s Like To Work With Tilda Swinton

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    Cris Kobryn

    Computer scientist


    Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Matt McCoy

    Matt McCoy

    American football player


    BirthplaceTustin, California

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

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Charles Brandes

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Charles H. Brandes is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is a disciple... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ken Calvert

    Ken Calvert

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceCorona, California, United States of America

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