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Famous St. John's University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to St. John's University and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Metta World Peace, Chris Mullin and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St. John's University?” and “Which celebrities are St. John's University alumni?”
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Bruce R. Bent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Inventor
Bruce R. Bent is an American businessman credited with inventing the world's first money market fund, the Reserve Fund, with Henry B. R. Brown in 1970. This financial product was recognized by ...more
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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality

Age: Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. As an actor, he portrayed Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz ...more

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Basketball player, Rapper, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Queensbridge, New York City, New York, United States of America

Metta World Peace (born Ronald William Artest Jr.; November 13, 1979) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is currently the player development coach for the South ...more

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Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Darryl Matthews McDaniels (born May 31, 1964), better known by his stage name DMC, is an American musician and rapper. He is a founding member of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C., and is considered ...more

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John Franco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

John Anthony Franco (born September 17, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher. During a 22-year baseball career spanning 1984–2005, he pitched for three different ...more

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Ron Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 55 (1941-1996)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Ronald Harmon Brown (August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Prior to ...more
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Walter Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Walter Berry (born May 14, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. After spending three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he had a very successful career ...more
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Patricia Fili-Krushel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Patricia Fili-Krushel is Executive Vice President of Administration of Time Warner Inc. In this role, she works closely with the other members of Time Warner's senior management team and its ...more
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Bob Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Announcer, Soldier, Actor

Age: Dec. at 100 (1910-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Richmond Hill, New York

Robert Leo Sheppard (October 20, 1910 – July 11, 2010) was the long-time public address announcer for numerous New York area college and professional sports teams, in particular the New York ...more
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Raymond Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Police officer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Raymond Walter Kelly (born September 4, 1941) is the longest serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the first man to hold the post for two ...more
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Gerald Cardinale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician, Dentist

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Gerald Cardinale (born February 27, 1934) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 1982, where he represents the 39th Legislative District. ...more
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Charles B. Rangel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer

Age: 88

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Charles Bernard Rangel (; born June 11, 1930) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative for districts in New York from 1971 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the ...more
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Richie Powers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Richie Powers Basketball Official, Newsreader

Age: Dec. at 68 (1930-1998)

Richard F. "Richie" Powers (October 14, 1930 – July 31, 1998) was a professional basketball referee in the NBA from 1956 to 1979. He worked 25 NBA Finals games, including the ...more
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Andrew Lanza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Andrew Joseph Lanza (born March 12, 1964) is an American lawyer and Republican politician. He currently serves as a member of the New York State Senate, representing the 24th District which ...more
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Stephen Sommers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for big-budget movies, such as The Mummy (1999), its sequel, The Mummy Returns (2001), Van Helsing ...more
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Mario Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 86

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Mario Matthew Cuomo (; Italian: [ˈkwɔːmo]; June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from ...more
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Daniel J. Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Daniel Joseph Murphy Sr. (March 24, 1922 – September 21, 2001) was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy and an official in the Carter and Reagan administrations.Murphy grew up in ...more
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Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Ritter, South Carolina, United States of America

Jayson Williams (born February 22, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In ...more

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Roshown McLeod is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 43

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

Roshown McLeod (born November 17, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft. A ...more
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Gordon Damer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Sports commentator

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gordon Damer is the host of This Week in Football, on the YES Network. Damer, who came to YES in 2005, also fills in as host of the network’s Yankees Batting Practice Today show and its Nets ...more
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George Deukmejian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Politician

Age: 90

Birthplace: Menands, New York, United States of America

Courken George Deukmejian Jr. (Armenian: Կուրկեն Ջորջ Դեքմեջյան; ; June 6, 1928 – May 8, 2018) was an American politician from the Republican Party who was the 35th Governor of California from ...more
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Mike Francesa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni

Age: 64

Birthplace: Long Beach, New York

Michael Patrick Francesa (born March 20, 1954) is an American radio talk show host. Together with Chris Russo, he launched Mike and the Mad Dog in 1989 on WFAN in New York City, one of the most ...more
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Jaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter

Age: 40

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Jaheim Hoagland (born May 26, 1978) is an American R&B singer better known by his stage name of Jaheim. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000, and ...more
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John McSherry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
John McSherry Umpire

Age: Dec. at 52 (1944-1996)

John Patrick McSherry (September 11, 1944 – April 1, 1996) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1971 until his death. McSherry wore uniform ...more
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James J. Schiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 73

James J. Schiro is Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Financial Services (Zurich). He joined Zurich as Chief Operating Officer -- Group Finance in March 2002 and at the same time became a Member ...more