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Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Lucy Liu

    Painter, Film Producer

    Age52

    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Ally  ...more

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  • 2

    Tim Robbins

    Activist, Musician

    Age63

    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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

    #203 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#93 of 170 The Best Living American Actors#2364 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 3

    James Cagney

    Actor, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1899-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 energetic  ...more

    #100 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#265 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time#77 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 4

    Paul Reiser

    Businessperson, Comedian

    Age64

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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  • 5

    Ron Silver

    Film Producer, Social Worker

    AgeDec. at 62 (1946-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 and  ...more
  • 6

    Thelonious Monk

    Pianist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 64 (1917-1982)

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 jazz  ...more

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  • 7
    Commentator, Author

    Age74

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 political  ...more
  • 8
    Physicist, Professor

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 the  ...more
  • 9

    John S. Hall

    Poet, Author

    Age61

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 in  ...more
  • 10

    Tobias Schneebaum

    Anthropologist, Artist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1922-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited 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 people  ...more
  • 11

    Kamran Pasha

    Writer

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 12

    Kate Schellenbach

    Television producer, Musician

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Beastie  ...more
  • 13

    Thomas Sowell

    Journalist, Professor

    Age91

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Carolina,  ...more

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  • 14

    George Raft

    Actor, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1901-1980)

    BirthplaceHell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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. A  ...more

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  • 15

    Robert Alda

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 and  ...more
  • 16

    Sheldon Leonard

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 89 (1907-1997)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sheldon Leonard Bershad (February 22, 1907 – January 11, 1997) was an American film and television actor, producer, director, and writer.  ...more
  • 17
    Psychiatrist, Professor

    Age87

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 18

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 83 (1909-1993)

    BirthplaceWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Award  ...more

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  • 19
    Mathematician

    Age68

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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.  ...more
  • 20

    Robert Zimmer

    Mathematician

    Age74

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    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
  • 21

    Roy Innis

    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 the  ...more
  • 22

    Richard H. Price

    Physicist

    Age78

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 physics  ...more
  • 23
    Talent agent, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 Morris  ...more
  • 24

    Ned Vizzini

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 32 (1981-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    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 NPR  ...more
  • 25

    Joseph Nacchio

    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 officer of  ...more