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Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni

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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?”
  • Lucy Liu1

    Lucy Liu

    Painter, Film Producer


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

    Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and artist...  more

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  • Tim Robbins2

    Tim Robbins

    Activist, Musician


    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

    Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director,...  more

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    #218 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#83 of 187 The Best Living American Actors

  • James Cagney3

    James Cagney

    Actor, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1899-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer,...  more

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    The Best James Cagney Movies#78 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • Paul Reiser4

    Paul Reiser

    Businessperson, Comedian


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He is...  more

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    #893 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#73 of 112 The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

  • Ron Silver5

    Ron Silver

    Film Producer, Social Worker

    AgeDec. at 63 (1946-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director,...  more

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  • Thelonious Monk6

    Thelonious Monk

    Pianist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1917-1982)

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

    Thelonious Sphere Monk (, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist...  more

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    #309 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#451 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

  • Dick Morris7

    Dick Morris

    Commentator, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Richard Samuel "Dick" Morris (born November 28, 1946) is an American political author and...  more

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    #55 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits#12 of 16 People Who Were Fired from Fox News

  • Brian Greene8

    Brian Greene

    Physicist, Professor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Brian Randolph Greene (born February 9, 1963) is an American theoretical physicist,...  more

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    #15 of 18 The Nerdiest Guest Stars On 'The Big Bang Theory'#179 of 197 Famous Vegetarians and Vegans

  • John S. Hall9

    John S. Hall

    Poet, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John S. Hall (born John Charles Hall, September 2, 1960) is an American poet, author, singer...  more
  • Tobias Schneebaum10

    Tobias Schneebaum

    Anthropologist, Artist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1922-2005)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Tobias Schneebaum (March 25, 1922 – September 20, 2005) was an American artist,...  more
  • Kamran Pasha11

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Kamran Pasha (Urdu: کامران پاشا‎) is a Hollywood screenwriter, director and novelist. He was...  more
  • Kate Schellenbach12

    Kate Schellenbach

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Kate Schellenbach (born January 5, 1966) is an American musician and television producer. She...  more
  • Thomas Sowell13

    Thomas Sowell

    Journalist, Professor


    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    Thomas Sowell (; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and social theorist who is...  more

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  • George Raft14

    George Raft

    Actor, Dancer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1901-1980)

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

    George Raft (born George Ranft; September 26, 1901 – November 24, 1980) was an American film...  more

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    #658 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#374 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • Robert Alda15

    Robert Alda

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Robert Alda (born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo; February 26, 1914 – May 3,...  more
  • Sheldon Leonard16

    Sheldon Leonard

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1907-1997)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sheldon Leonard Bershad (February 22, 1907 – January 11, 1997) was an American film and...  more
  • 17

    Alvin Francis Poussaint

    Psychiatrist, Professor


    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York

    Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the...  more
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz18

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 84 (1909-1993)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Contiguous United States, Luzerne County, United States of America, United States

    Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (; February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director,...  more

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    #74 of 140 The Greatest Hollywood Screenwriters Of All-Time, Ranked#74 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • 19

    David Harbater



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    David Harbater (born December 19, 1952) is an American mathematician at the University of...  more
  • 20

    Robert Zimmer



    Robert Jeffrey Zimmer (born November 5, 1947) is an American mathematician and academic...  more
  • Roy Innis21
    Roy Emile Alfredo Innis (June 6, 1934 – January 8, 2017) was an American activist and...  more
  • 22


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Richard H. Price (born March 1, 1943) is an American physicist specializing in general...  more
  • Bernie Brillstein23

    Bernie Brillstein

    Talent agent, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television...  more
  • Ned Vizzini24

    Ned Vizzini

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 32 (1981-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ned Vizzini (born Edison Price Vizzini, April 4, 1981 – December 19, 2013) was an American...  more
  • 25
    Joseph P. Nacchio (born June 22, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American executive who was...  more