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Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni

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

Joy Behar and Colin Quinn are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to State University of New York at Stony Brook?” and “Which celebrities are State University of New York at Stony Brook alumni?”
  • 1

    Colin Quinn

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on...  more

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  • 2

    Diane Farr

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York, USA

    Diane Farr (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress, producer, and writer. She is known for her roles as the FBI agent Megan Reeves in the CBS television series Numb3rs and the firefighter...  more
  • 3

    Joy Behar

    Talk show host, Comedian


    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar (; née Occhiuto; born October 7, 1942) is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on...  more

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  • 4

    Robert Gallucci

    Political scientist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert L. Gallucci (born February 11, 1946) is an American academic and diplomat, who formerly worked as president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He previously served as dean...  more
  • 5

    Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey

    Businessperson, Physician


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey (born 1954) is an American doctor and executive who served as President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2003 to 2017. She was the first woman and the first...  more
  • 6

    Sandy Pearlman

    Record producer, Songwriter


    Samuel Clarke "Sandy" Pearlman (August 5, 1943 – July 26, 2016) was an American music producer, artist manager, music journalist and critic, professor, poet, songwriter, and record company executive....  more
  • 7
    Bonnie Schneider is a national television meteorologist and the author of Extreme Weather, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She appears on The Weather Channel. She previously worked for Headline...  more
  • 8

    Ben Shneiderman

    Professor, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ben Shneiderman (born August 21, 1947) is an American computer scientist, a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, which is part of the...  more
  • 9

    Laura Schlessinger

    Talk show host, Radio personality


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American talk radio host and author. "The Dr. Laura Program," heard weekdays for three hours on Sirius XM Radio, consists mainly of her...  more
  • 10

    Jef Raskin

    Computer scientist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1943-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jef Raskin (born Jeff Raskin; March 9, 1943 – February 26, 2005) was an American human–computer interface expert best known for conceiving and starting the Macintosh project at Apple in the late...  more
  • 11

    Peter Bucknell

    Filmmaker, Violist


    Peter Wentworth Bucknell (born 1967) is a filmmaker, an author and classical violist residing in Barcelona....  more
  • 12

    Ashoke Sen



    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    Ashoke Sen, FRS (; born 1956) is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He is also the Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT...  more
  • 13

    Apostolos Gerasoulis

    Computer scientist


    BirthplaceIoannina, Greece

    Apostolos Gerasoulis is the co-creator of Teoma, an Internet search engine that powers; he co-founded Teoma along with his colleagues at Rutgers in 2000. Gerasoulis has appeared in TV...  more
  • 14

    Britta Merwin


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    KCRA 3 Meteorologist ' ' ' Britta Merwin' ' ' joined the KCRA Weather Team in June 2010, She arrived in Sacramento, CA, Britta was born in San Antonio, TX. Into an Air Force Family, Britta lived in...  more
  • 15

    Joe Nathan

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Joseph Michael Nathan (born November 22, 1974) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins,...  more

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  • 16

    Michael F. Shlesinger



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael F. Shlesinger (born August 8, 1948, Brooklyn, New York) is a physicist notable for his work in the area of nonlinear dynamics. He is the founder of the journal Fractals. His pioneering work...  more
  • 17

    Ashok Das



    BirthplacePuri, India

    Ashok Das (born March 23, 1953) is an Indian American theoretical physicist, an author and award-winning teacher of Physics. He is professor of physics at University of Rochester and Adjunct...  more
  • 18

    Jill Nicolini

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceFarmingville, New York, United States of America

    Jill Marie Nicolini (born January 10, 1978) is a reporter and former model, actress, and reality TV show participant. Currently, Nicolini is a traffic reporter on WPIX 11 Morning News in New York...  more
  • 19

    Lisa M. Weber



    Lisa M. Weber has been the President, Individual Business, for MetLife since 2004....  more
  • 20

    James DiGiovanna

    Film critic, Journalist



    James DiGiovanna is a film reviewer and filmmaker, and the author of a number of published short stories. Together with Bob Grimm and Colin Boyd, he is one of three cinema writers on the staff of...  more
  • 21
    Linda A. Capuano is vice president, Emerging Technology, for Marathon Oil Corporation. She joined Marathon in June 2008....  more
  • 22

    Nick Mamatas

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York

    Nick Mamatas (Greek: Νίκος Μαμματάς) (born February 20, 1972) is an American horror, science fiction and fantasy author and editor for Haikasoru's line of translated Japanese science fiction novels...  more
  • 23

    Joseph E. LeDoux

    Professor, Psychologist


    Joseph E. LeDoux (born December 7, 1949) is an American neuroscientist whose research is primarily focused on survival circuits, including their impacts on emotions such as fear and anxiety. LeDoux...  more
  • 24
    John Leroy Hennessy (born September 22, 1952) is an American computer scientist, academician, businessman, and Chair of Alphabet Inc. Hennessy is one of the founders of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. as...  more
  • 25

    Michael Stebbins

    Scientist, Science writer


    Michael Stebbins is an American geneticist and former Vice President of Science and Technology at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He previously served as Assistant Director for Biotechnology,...  more