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Famous San Francisco State University Alumni

Updated November 22, 2019 15.5k views269 items

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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Annette Bening and Danny Glover.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to San Francisco State University?” and “Which celebrities are San Francisco State University alumni?”
  • 1

    Dana Carvey

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America


    Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and...  more

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  • 2

    Anne Rice

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America


    Anne Rice (born Anne O'Brien, October 4, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction,...  more

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  • 3

    Annette Bening

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas, United States of America


    Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress. She began her career on stage...  more

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  • 4

    Danny Glover

    Activist, Television producer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America


    Danny Lebern Glover (; born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political...  more

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  • 5

    Jacki R. Chan

    Musician, Model


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America


    Jaclyn Roxane Chan (born December 2, 1980), also known simply as Jacki R. Chan or Jacki Chan,...  more
  • 6

    Stephen Colletti

    Actor, TV Personality


    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, USA


    Stephen Colletti (born February 7, 1986) is an American actor and television personality. He...  more
  • 7

    BD Wong

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America


    Bradley Darryl Wong (born October 24, 1960) is an American actor. Wong won a Tony Award for...  more

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  • 8

    Alvin Ailey

    Choreographer, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 58 (1931-1989)

    BirthplaceRogers, Texas, United States of America


    Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American dancer, director,...  more
  • 9

    Jeffrey Tambor

    Announcer, Acting Coach


    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA


    Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known...  more

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  • 10

    David Carradine

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1936-2009)

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


    David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American...  more

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  • 11

    Johnny Mathis

    Songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceGilmer, Texas, United States of America


    John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter of popular music....  more

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  • 12

    Danielle Gamba

    Fashion Model, Model


    BirthplacePleasant Hill, California


    Danielle Elizabeth Gamba (born November 22, 1982) is an American model, dancer, and former...  more
  • 13

    Lou Harrison

    Film Score Composer, Composer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1917-2003)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon


    Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an American composer. He was a...  more
  • 14


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America


    Kari Elizabeth Byron Urich (née Byron, born December 18, 1974) is an American television host...  more
  • 15

    Robert Culp

    Television director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 80 (1930-2010)

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America


    Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930 – March 24, 2010) was an American actor, screenwriter,...  more

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  • 16

    Tom Ammiano

    Politician, Actor


    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey, United States of America


    Tom Ammiano (born December 15, 1941) is an American politician and LGBT rights activist from...  more
  • 17

    Manny Mashouf



    BirthplaceTehran, Iran


    Manny Mashouf (born 6 July 1938) is an Iranian-American businessman and philanthropist known...  more
  • 18

    Rosie Malek-Yonan

    Producer, Documentary Filmmaker


    BirthplaceTehran, Iran


    Rosie Malek-Yonan (b. July 4, 1965) is an Assyrian-American actress, author, director, public...  more
  • 19

    Barbara Hammer

    Professor, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


    Barbara Jean Hammer (May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019) was an American feminist filmmaker known...  more
  • 20

    Greg Proops

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America


    Gregory Everett Proops (born October 3, 1959) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, voice...  more

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  • 21


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America


    Keir Atwood Dullea (; born May 30, 1936) is an American actor best known for his portrayals of...  more
  • 22

    Alex Borstein

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceHighland Park, Illinois, United States of America


    Alexandrea Borstein (born February 15, 1971) is an American actress, writer, producer, and...  more

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  • 23

    Kirk Hammett

    Bassist, Guitarist


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America


    Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is an American musician who has been lead guitarist...  more

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    Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977 – c. May 1, 2001) was an American intern at the Federal...  more
  • 25


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    Daren Maxwell Kagasoff [KA-guh-sawf] (born September 16, 1987) is an American actor. He is...  more