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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 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
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
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
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. and is considered one of ...more
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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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