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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
Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more
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Tim Robbins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Activist, Musician, Film Producer
Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is known for his roles as Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Jacob Singer in ...more
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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Dancer
James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive ...more
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Paul Reiser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer
Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician. He is most widely known for his role in the 1990s TV sitcom Mad About You. He is ranked 77th ...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
Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.
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Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Composer
Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round ...more
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Dick Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Commentator, Author, Strategist
Richard S. "Dick" Morris is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. A friend ...more
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Brian Greene is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Theoretical Physicist
Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since ...more
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John S. Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Poet, Author, Singer
John S. Hall 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 1986 and has since led in various ...more
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Tobias Schneebaum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Anthropologist, Artist
Tobias Schneebaum was an American artist, anthropologist, and AIDS activist. He is best known for his experiences living, and traveling among the Harakmbut people of Peru, and the Asmat people ...more
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Kamran Pasha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Writer
Kamran Pasha 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. Previously, he was a ...more
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Kate Schellenbach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Drummer
Kate Schellenbach is the drummer of Luscious Jackson and was a former member of an early incarnation of the Beastie Boys. Schellenbach was born in New York City, New York. She played with the ...more
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Thomas Sowell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Author
Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author. He is currently 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
George Raft was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals in melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today George Raft is mostly known ...more
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Robert Alda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Actor, Singer
Robert Alda was an American theatrical and film actor and father of actors Alan and Antony Alda. A talented singer and dancer, Alda was featured in a number of Broadway productions before moving ...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
Sheldon Leonard was a pioneering American film and television producer, director, writer, and actor.
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Alvin Francis Poussaint is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Professor, Author
Alvin Francis Poussaint is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of numerous books on child psychiatry, with a particular focus on the raising of African-American ...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
Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, ...more
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David Harbater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Mathematician
David Harbater 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
Robert Jeffrey Zimmer 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 Argonne National Lab, ...more
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Roy Innis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Roy Emile Alfredo Innis is an American activist and politician. He has been National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality since his election to the position in 1968. One of his sons, ...more
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Richard H. Price is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Physicist
Richard H. Price 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 and engineering ...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
Bernard Jules "Bernie" Brillstein was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent.
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Ned Vizzini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Novelist, Author
Ned Vizzini was an American writer. He was the author of four books for young adults including It's Kind of a Funny Story, which NPR named #56 of the "100 Best-Ever Teen Novels" of all ...more
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Joseph Nacchio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stuyvesant High School Alumni
Joseph P. Nacchio, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International from 1997 to 2002. He was convicted of 19 counts of insider trading in Qwest stock ...more