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Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Stuyvesant High School and be of some renown.

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

This list features graduates like Lucy Liu and Chris Rock.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Stuyvesant High School?” and “Which celebrities are Stuyvesant High School alumni?”
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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Model

Age: 47

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA

Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist who is known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series ...more

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Tim Robbins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Activist, Musician, Film Producer

Age: 60

Birthplace: West Covina, California, United States of America

Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. He is known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the prison drama film The ...more

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1899-1986)

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

James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film (though primarily known for the latter). Known for his consistently ...more

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Paul Reiser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Michael Taylor in the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, Paul Buchman in the NBC ...more

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality

Age: Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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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Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Composer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1917-1982)

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

Thelonious Sphere Monk (, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard ...more

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Dick Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Commentator, Author, Strategist

Age: 72

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

Richard Samuel "Dick" Morris (born November 28, 1946) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general ...more
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Brian Greene is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Theoretical Physicist

Age: 56

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

Brian Randolph Greene (born February 9, 1963) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of ...more
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John S. Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Poet, Author, Singer

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York

John S. Hall (born John Charles Hall, September 2, 1960) is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded ...more
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Tobias Schneebaum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Anthropologist, Artist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1922-2005)

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

Tobias Schneebaum (March 25, 1922 – September 20, 2005) was an American artist, anthropologist, and AIDS activist. He is best known for his experiences living and traveling among the Harakmbut ...more
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Kamran Pasha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Writer

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Kamran Pasha (Urdu: کامران پاشا‎) is a Hollywood screenwriter, director and novelist. He was a writer and producer on the NBC series Kings, after working as a producer on NBC's Bionic Woman. ...more
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Kate Schellenbach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Drummer

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Kate Schellenbach (born January 5, 1966) is an American musician and television producer. She is the drummer of Luscious Jackson and was a founding member of an early, punk incarnation of the ...more
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Thomas Sowell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author

Age: 88

Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina

Thomas Sowell (; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and social theorist who is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North ...more

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George Raft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Dancer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1901-1980)

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York

George Raft (born George Ranft; September 26, 1901 – November 24, 1980) was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. ...more

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Robert Alda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1914-1986)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Robert Alda (born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo; February 26, 1914 – May 3, 1986) was an American theatrical and film actor, a singer, and a dancer. He was father of actors Alan ...more
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Sheldon Leonard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1907-1997)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Sheldon Leonard Bershad (February 22, 1907 – January 11, 1997) was an American film and television actor, producer, director, and writer.
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Alvin Francis Poussaint ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Professor, Author

Age: 84

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York

Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the effects of racism in the black community. He is a noted author, public speaker, and television ...more
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

Age: Dec. at 84 (1909-1993)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Contiguous United States, Luzerne County, United States of America, United States, + more

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (; February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and he twice won the Academy ...more

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David Harbater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

David Harbater (born December 19, 1952) is an American mathematician at the University of Pennsylvania, well known for his work in Galois theory, algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry.
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Robert Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician

Age: 71

Robert Jeffrey Zimmer (born November 5, 1947) is an American mathematician and academic administrator. He is the 13th president of the University of Chicago and serves as Chair of the Board for ...more
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Roy Innis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni

Age: 84

Birthplace: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands

Roy Emile Alfredo Innis (June 6, 1934 – January 8, 2017) was an American activist and politician. He had been National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) since his election to ...more
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Richard H. Price is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard H. Price (born March 1, 1943) is an American physicist specializing in general relativity. Price graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1960, and went on to earn a dual degree in ...more
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Bernie Brillstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Talent agent, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

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

Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent. He began his career in the 1950s at the William ...more
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Ned Vizzini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 32 (1981-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Ned Vizzini (born Edison Price Vizzini, April 4, 1981 – December 19, 2013) was an American writer. He was the author of four books for young adults including It's Kind of a Funny Story, which ...more
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Joseph Nacchio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joseph P. Nacchio (born June 22, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American executive who was convicted of insider trading related to his time as chairman of the board and chief executive ...more