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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
Bruce R. Bent Inventor Bruce R. Bent invented the world's first money fund, The Reserve Fund, with Henry B. R. Brown in 1970. This financial product was recognized by the American Museum of Financial History, an ...more

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Ron Silver Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Metta World Peace Basketball player, Rapper, Actor Metta World Peace is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian League. He was known as Ron Artest before legally changing his ...more

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Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Darryl McDaniels Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels is an American musician. He is one of the pioneers of hip hop culture and founding members of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

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John Franco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
John Franco Baseball player John Anthony Franco is a former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher. During a 21-year baseball career spanning 1984–2005, he pitched for three different National League teams, the ...more

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Ron Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Ron Brown Politician Ronald Harmon "Ron" Brown was the United States Secretary of Commerce, serving during the first term of President Bill Clinton. He was the first African American to hold this position. ...more

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Walter Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Walter Berry Basketball player Walter Berry is an American former professional basketball player. After spending three seasons in the NBA, he had a very successful career in various leagues around Europe and the Euroleague. ...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 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
Bob Sheppard Announcer, Soldier, Actor Robert Leo Sheppard was the long-time public address announcer for numerous New York area college and professional sports teams, in particular the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, and ...more

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Raymond Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Raymond Kelly Police officer Raymond Walter "Ray" Kelly was the longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Police Department in its history and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive ...more

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Gerald Cardinale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Gerald Cardinale Politician, Dentist Gerald Cardinale is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 1982, where he represents the 39th Legislative District. He is the second-most ...more

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Charles B. Rangel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Charles B. Rangel Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel is the U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the second-longest currently serving ...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 Richard F. "Richie" Powers was a professional basketball referee in the NBA from 1956 to 1979. He worked 25 NBA Finals games, including the triple-overtime Game 5 contest in the 1976 ...more

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Andrew Lanza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Andrew Lanza Politician, Lawyer Andrew Joseph Lanza is an American lawyer and politician and is serving as a member of the New York State Senate, representing the 24th District which encompasses most of Staten Island. Lanza ...more

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Stephen Sommers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Stephen Sommers Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Stephen Sommers is an American screenwriter and film director, best known for The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. He also directed Disney's live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The ...more

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Mario Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Mario Cuomo Politician, Lawyer Mario Matthew Cuomo was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994, Lieutenant Governor of New York ...more

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Daniel J. Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Daniel J. Murphy Daniel Joseph Murphy, Sr. was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy and an official in the Carter and Reagan administrations. Murphy grew up in Brooklyn, and graduated from the ...more

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Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Jayson Williams Basketball player Jayson Williams is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In 2010, Williams pled ...more

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Roshown McLeod is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Roshown McLeod Basketball player, Coach Roshown McLeod is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round of the 1998 NBA Draft. A 6'8" small forward from St. John's ...more

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Gordon Damer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Gordon Damer Sports commentator 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
George Deukmejian Politician Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. is an American politician who as a Republican served as the 35th Governor of California and as California Attorney General. Deukmejian is the first and, so far, ...more

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Mike Francesa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Mike Francesa Michael Patrick "Mike" Francesa, Jr. is an American radio talk show host and television commentator. He is primarily known in his former role co-hosting the popular Mike and the Mad ...more

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Jaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Jaheim Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter Jaheim Hoagland is an American R&B singer and former rapper, 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 John Patrick McSherry was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1971 to 1996. McSherry wore uniform number 9 when he entered the National League, ...more

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James J. Schiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
James J. Schiro Businessperson 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

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William J. Casey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
William J. Casey William Joseph Casey was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987. In this capacity he oversaw the entire United States Intelligence Community and personally directed the Central ...more

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Hugh Carey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Hugh Carey Politician, Lawyer Hugh Leo Carey was an American attorney, a seven-term United States Representative, and the 51st Governor of New York from 1975 to 1982.

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Nelson George is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Nelson George Cultural critic, Journalist, Television producer Nelson George is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. He has been nominated twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Zendon Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Zendon Hamilton Basketball player Zendon Alphonso Hamilton is a former American professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association from 2000 to 2006.

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Lou Carnesecca is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Lou Carnesecca Coach Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca is a retired American college basketball coach at St. John's University. Carnesecca also coached at the professional level, leading the New York Nets of the ...more

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Brent Sancho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Brent Sancho Brent Sancho CM is a Trinidadian soccer player who currently plays for Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division. In January 2015, he became the Minister of Sports for his home country, ...more

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Raymond Lesniak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Raymond Lesniak Politician, Lawyer Raymond J. "Ray" Lesniak is an American Democratic Party politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since 1983, where he represents the 20th Legislative District. ...more

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Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Mark Jackson Commentator, Basketball player, Coach Mark A. Jackson is a former NBA player and American basketball coach who was most recently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. A point guard from St. John's University, he ...more

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Thomas J. Manton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Thomas J. Manton Politician Thomas J. Manton was a Democratic congressman. He represented the 9th and 7th Congressional District of New York.

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Linda S. Sanford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Linda S. Sanford Linda Sanford is Senior Vice President of Enterprise on Demand Transformation and Information Technology at IBM.

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John Girgenti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
John Girgenti Politician John A. Girgenti is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey Senate from 1990 to 2012, representing the 35th Legislative District. Senator John A. Girgenti was the ...more

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Frank DiPascali Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Frank DiPascali Jr. Frank DiPascali, Jr. worked for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC for 33 years and was a key lieutenant of Bernard Madoff. He referred to himself as "director of options ...more

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Francis E. Dec is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Francis E. Dec Notary public, Lawyer

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Rich Aurilia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Rich Aurilia Baseball player Richard Santo Aurilia is a former Major League Baseball player, mainly as a shortstop. He bats and throws right-handed. The 24th round pick of the Texas Rangers in the 1992 Major League Baseball ...more

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Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Chris Mullin Basketball player, Businessperson, Actor Christopher Paul "Chris" Mullin is a retired American basketball player and current head coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He previously served as special advisor for the Sacramento ...more

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Harvey Pitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Harvey Pitt Lawyer Harvey Pitt was the 26th chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, serving from 2001-2003.

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Joseph R. Gannascoli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Joseph R. Gannascoli Spokesperson, Businessperson, Restaurateur Joseph R. Gannascoli is an American actor and celebrity spokesman most notable for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series, The Sopranos.

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Leszek Balcerowicz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Leszek Balcerowicz Professor, Economist Leszek Balcerowicz is a Polish economist, the former chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister in Tadeusz Mazowiecki's government. He is famous for implementing the ...more

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Omar Cook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Omar Cook Basketball player Omar-Sharif Cook is an American-born, naturalized Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for Budućnost Podgorica of the ABA League. He was also member of the Montenegro ...more

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Bill Gaudette is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Bill Gaudette Footballer William "Bill" Gaudette is an American-born Puerto Rican footballer who is currently unattached and plays for the Puerto Rican national team. Gaudette commenced his soccer career at ...more

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Bill Wennington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Bill Wennington William Percey "Bill" Wennington is a retired Canadian basketball player who won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. A center, he represented Canada in the 1984 Olympics ...more

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Steve Yuhas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Steve Yuhas Commentator, Author, Radio personality Steve Yuhas is a conservative radio personality in southern California. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and contributes to a myriad of newspapers and magazines with his ...more

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Stuart Sternberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Stuart Sternberg Businessperson, Investor Stuart L. Sternberg is a Wall Street investor. He is the principal shareholder of the ownership group that owns the Tampa Bay Rays, and has acted as the team's Managing General Partner since ...more

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Mark Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Mark Kennedy Politician Mark Raymond Kennedy, is an American businessman and Republican Party politician. Kennedy currently leads the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. Previously, he ...more

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Frank D'Amelio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous St. John's University Alumni
Frank D'Amelio Frank DAmelio is the Chief Financial Officer of Pfizer.