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Famous Santa Clara University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.7k views193 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Santa Clara University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Steve Nash and Shemar Moore.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Santa Clara University?” and “Which celebrities are Santa Clara University alumni?”
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    Shemar Moore

    Fashion Model, Actor
    Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His...  more

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    Dee Dee Myers

    Spokesperson, News analyst
    Margaret Jane "Dee Dee" Myers (born September 1, 1961) is an American political analyst who...  more
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    Benjamin Cruz

    Politician, Lawyer
    Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz (born (1951-03-03)March 3, 1951) is an American judge and...  more
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    Steve Nash

    Basketball player, Athlete
    Stephen John Nash (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian former professional basketball player...  more

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    Gavin Newsom

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    Kurtwood Smith

    Actor, Voice acting
    Kurtwood Larson Smith (born July 3, 1943) is an American television and film actor. He is...  more
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    Jorma Kaukonen

    Guitarist, Songwriter
    Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr. (; YOR-mə KOW-kə-nen; born December 23, 1940) is an American blues,...  more

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    Jackie Coogan

    Child Actor, Actor
    John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), known professionally as Jackie Coogan,...  more
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    Jerry Brown

    Politician, Lawyer
    Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th...  more
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    Reza Aslan

    Professor, Author
    Reza Aslan (Persian: رضا اصلان‎, IPA: [ˈɾezɒː æsˈlɒːn]; born May 3, 1972) is an...  more
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    Mike Espy

    Alphonso Michael Espy (born November 30, 1953) is an American politician who served as the...  more
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    Janet Napolitano

    Politician, Lawyer
    Janet Ann Napolitano (; born November 29, 1957) is an American politician, lawyer, and...  more
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    Ron Reis

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    Lloyd Bacon

    Screenwriter, Actor
    Lloyd Francis Bacon (December 4, 1889 – November 15, 1955) was an American screen, stage and...  more
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    Paul Kantner

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist
    Paul Lorin Kantner (March 17, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American rock musician. He is...  more

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    John A. Sobrato

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    John Albert Sobrato (born c. April 1939) is an American real estate developer, and the founder...  more
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    Khaled Hosseini

    Novelist, Author
    Khaled Hosseini (Persian: خالد حسینی‎ [ˈxɒled hoˈsejni]; ; born March 4, 1965) is an...  more
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    Frank Murkowski

    Politician, Banker
    Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American retired politician and a member of...  more
  • 21

    Bob Miller

    Politician, Attorney at law
    Robert Joseph Miller (born March 30, 1945) is an American former attorney and politician who...  more
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    Mike Carey

    Referee, American Football Official
    Michael "Mike" Carey (born c. 1949) is a retired American football official in the National...  more
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    Brendan Eich

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    Leon Panetta

    Politician, Lawyer
    Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American politician who has served in several...  more