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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?”
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  • 1

    Dana Carvey

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age65

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 2

    Anne Rice

    Novelist, Author

    Age79

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age62

    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age74

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age39

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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

    Stephen Colletti

    Actor, TV Personality

    Age34

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, USA

    GenderMale

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

    BD Wong

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age59

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

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

    Jeffrey Tambor

    Announcer, Acting Coach

    Age76

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Age85

    BirthplaceGilmer, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age37

    BirthplacePleasant Hill, California

    GenderFemale

    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

    GenderMale

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

    Age45

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    GenderMale

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

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  • 16

    Tom Ammiano

    Politician, Actor

    Age78

    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

    Manny Mashouf

    Businessperson

    Age82

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    GenderMale

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

    Rosie Malek-Yonan

    Producer, Documentary Filmmaker

    Age55

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    GenderFemale

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

    Barbara Hammer

    Professor, Film Producer

    Age81

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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

    Greg Proops

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age61

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 21

    Age84

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

    Alex Borstein

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age47

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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

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  • 23

    Kirk Hammett

    Bassist, Guitarist

    Age57

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age33

    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

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