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Famous Santa Clara University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k 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?”
  • Shemar Moore1

    Shemar Moore

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplaceOakland, California

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

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    12 Stories And Facts That Prove Shemar Moore Is A True Leading Man#762 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Dee Dee Myers2

    Dee Dee Myers

    Spokesperson, News analyst


    BirthplaceQuonset Point

    Margaret Jane "Dee Dee" Myers (born September 1, 1961) is an American political analyst who...  more
  • Benjamin Cruz3

    Benjamin Cruz

    Politician, Lawyer


    Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz (born (1951-03-03)March 3, 1951) is an American judge and...  more
  • Steve Nash4

    Steve Nash

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

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

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    #24 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#5 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Gavin Newsom5

    Gavin Newsom



    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who...  more


    #14 of 51 The Most Important Politicians Of 2019#217 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • Kurtwood Smith6

    Kurtwood Smith

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA

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

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    #1087 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#10 of 23 The Best Actors Who Played Commissioner Gordon

  • Jorma Kaukonen7

    Jorma Kaukonen

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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    #177 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#318 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • Jackie Coogan8

    Jackie Coogan

    Child Actor, Actor

    AgeDec. at 70 (1914-1984)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984), known professionally as Jackie Coogan,...  more
  • Jerry Brown9

    Jerry Brown

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th...  more
  • Reza Aslan10

    Reza Aslan

    Professor, Author


    BirthplaceTehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran

    Reza Aslan (Persian: رضا اصلان‎, IPA: [ˈɾezɒː æsˈlɒːn]; born May 3, 1972) is an...  more
  • Mike Espy11

    Mike Espy



    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi, United States of America

    Alphonso Michael Espy (born November 30, 1953) is an American politician who served as the...  more
  • Janet Napolitano12

    Janet Napolitano

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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



    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Ronald Allen Reis is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances...  more
  • Dennis W. Chiu14
  • Lloyd Bacon15

    Lloyd Bacon

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 66 (1889-1955)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Lloyd Francis Bacon (December 4, 1889 – November 15, 1955) was an American screen, stage and...  more
  • Paul Kantner16

    Paul Kantner

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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  • Brooke Hart17
    Brooke Hart (June 11, 1911 – November 9, 1933) was the eldest son of Alexander Hart, the owner...  more
  • 18

    John A. Sobrato

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    John Albert Sobrato (born c. April 1939) is an American real estate developer, and the founder...  more
  • Khaled Hosseini19

    Khaled Hosseini

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceKabul, Afghanistan

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

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    #770 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#192 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time

  • Frank Murkowski20

    Frank Murkowski

    Politician, Banker


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American retired politician and a member of...  more
  • Bob Miller21

    Bob Miller

    Politician, Attorney at law


    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    Robert Joseph Miller (born March 30, 1945) is an American former attorney and politician who...  more
  • Mike Carey22

    Mike Carey

    Referee, American Football Official


    Michael "Mike" Carey (born c. 1949) is a retired American football official in the National...  more
  • Brendan Eich23

    Brendan Eich



    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Brendan Eich (; born July 4, 1961) is an American technologist and creator of the JavaScript...  more
  • John F. McCool24
    John McCool is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ciscos Data Center, Switching and...  more
  • Leon Panetta25

    Leon Panetta

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMonterey, California, United States of America

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