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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Syracuse University and be of some renown.

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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Shaquille O'Neal and Carmelo Anthony.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Syracuse University?” and “Which celebrities are Syracuse University alumni?”

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Shaquille O'Neal Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer

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Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni

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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Peter Falk Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor

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Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Robert Jarvik Researcher, Inventor, Scientist

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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Joe Biden Politician, Lawyer

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Ted Koppel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Ted Koppel Commentator, Journalist, Television producer

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Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Jerry Stiller Comedian, Television producer, Author

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Eileen Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Eileen Collins Astronaut

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Michelangelo Signorile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Michelangelo Signorile Journalist, Writer, Broadcaster

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Carmelo Anthony Basketball player, Television producer, Actor

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Taye Diggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Taye Diggs Television producer, Actor, Singer

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Dick Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Dick Clark Businessperson, Television producer, Game Show Host

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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Aaron Sorkin Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Story Musgrave Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist

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Bob Costas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Bob Costas Commentator, Talk show host, Announcer

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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Al Davis Businessperson, Coach

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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Jim Brown Film Producer, Actor, Athlete

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Fremont Rider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Fremont Rider Librarian, Inventor, Writer

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Steve Rubell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni

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Paul Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Paul Taylor Choreographer

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Emme is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Emme Model

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Joyce Carol Oates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Joyce Carol Oates Editor, Poet, Literary critic

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Camille Paglia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Camille Paglia Cultural critic, Author, Writer

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Lou Reed Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

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William Safire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
William Safire Speechwriter, Journalist, Author

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Vera Farmiga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Vera Farmiga Actor, Film Director

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Warren Casey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Warren Casey Librettist, Lyricist, Actor

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Riki Lindhome is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Riki Lindhome Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter

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Joanna Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Joanna Cassidy Sculptor, Painter, Fashion Model

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Robert R. Davila is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni

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Howard Wyeth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Howard Wyeth Jazz Pianist, Drummer, Keyboard player

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Felix Cavaliere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Felix Cavaliere Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

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Maria Sansone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Maria Sansone VJ, Actor

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Neal McDonough is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Neal McDonough Actor, Voice acting

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Kevin Michael Richardson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Kevin Michael Richardson Actor, Voice acting

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Suzanne Pleshette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Suzanne Pleshette Actor, Voice acting

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Franklin G. Reick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Franklin G. Reick Pilot, Inventor

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Levi L. Conant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Levi L. Conant Mathematician

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Michael Cole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Michael Cole Commentator, Announcer, Wrestler

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Debra Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Debra Wilson Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

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Sheldon Leonard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Sheldon Leonard Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

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Jennifer Meyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Jennifer Meyer Jewelry designer

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Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Lisa Lampanelli Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Deb Henretta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni

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Carl Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Carl Gottlieb Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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Ivan Fisher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Ivan Fisher Lawyer

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Dick Beyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Dick Beyer Wrestler

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Miriam Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni

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Peter Guber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
Peter Guber Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author

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George Wyner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Syracuse University Alumni
George Wyner Actor