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Famous San Francisco State University Alumni

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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?”
  • Dana Carvey1

    Dana Carvey

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Montana, Missoula

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

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  • Anne Rice2

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Annette Bening3

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Danny Glover4

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Jacki R. Chan5

    Jacki R. Chan

    Musician, Model


    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Jaclyn Roxane Chan (born December 2, 1980), also known simply as Jacki R. Chan or Jacki Chan,... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Colletti6

    Stephen Colletti

    Actor, TV Personality


    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, United States of America

    Stephen Colletti (born February 7, 1986) is an American actor and television personality. He... more on Wikipedia
  • BD Wong7

    BD Wong

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

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

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  • Alvin Ailey8

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Jeffrey Tambor9

    Jeffrey Tambor

    Announcer, Acting Coach


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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  • David Carradine10

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Johnny Mathis11

    Johnny Mathis

    Songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceGilmer, Texas, USA

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

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  • Danielle Gamba12

    Danielle Gamba

    Fashion Model, Model


    BirthplacePleasant Hill, California

    Danielle Elizabeth Gamba (born November 22, 1982) is an American model, dancer, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Harrison13

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Kari Byron14


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Kari Elizabeth Byron Urich (née Byron, born December 18, 1974) is an American television host... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Culp15

    Robert Culp

    Television director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 80 (1930-2010)

    BirthplaceOakland, USA, California

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

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  • Tom Ammiano16

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Manny Mashouf17

    Manny Mashouf



    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Manny Mashouf (born 6 July 1938) is an Iranian-American businessman and philanthropist known... more on Wikipedia
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan18

    Rosie Malek-Yonan

    Producer, Documentary Filmmaker


    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Rosie Malek-Yonan (b. July 4, 1965) is an Assyrian-American actress, author, director, public... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Hammer19

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Greg Proops20

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Keir Dullea21


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Keir Atwood Dullea (; born May 30, 1936) is an American actor best known for his portrayals of... more on Wikipedia
  • Alex Borstein22

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Kirk Hammett23

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Chandra Levy24
    Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977 – c. May 1, 2001) was an American intern at the Federal... more on Wikipedia
  • Daren Kagasoff25


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America

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