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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Ice Cube and Stanley Kubrick.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Taft High School?” and “Which celebrities are Taft High School alumni?”
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Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Encino, California, United States of America

Lisa Valerie Kudrow (; born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. After making guest appearances in several television sitcoms, including Cheers, she came to ...more

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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and television personality. He is best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006) ...more

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Jane Wiedlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Waukesha County, United States of America, Wisconsin, Oconomowoc, United States, + more

Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin (born May 20, 1958) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the new wave band the Go-Go's. ...more

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Jason Bateman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States of America

Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The ...more

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Dana Plato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 35 (1964-1999)

Birthplace: USA, California, Maywood

Dana Michelle Plato (born Dana Michelle Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress known for her role as Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes ...more

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Maureen McCormick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Author, Actor, Singer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Encino, California, USA

Maureen Denise McCormick (born August 5, 1956) is an American actress, singer and author. She portrayed Marcia Brady on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974 and ...more

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Justine Bateman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Student, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States of America

Justine Tanya Bateman (born February 19, 1966) is an American writer, director, producer, and actress. Her acting work includes Family Ties, Satisfaction, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, ...more

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Dave Koz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Saxophonist, Musician, Radio personality

Age: 55

Birthplace: Encino, California, United States of America

David Stephen Koz is an American jazz saxophonist.

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: 49

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer. Ice Cube initially gained recognition in 1984 as a member of ...more

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Jordan Farmar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jordan Robert Farmar (born November 30, 1986) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In high ...more

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Jan Smithers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, North Hollywood, California

Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982).
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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

Age: Dec. at 32 (1963-1995)

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Dubbed the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap", ...more

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Cherie Currie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Encino, California

Cherie Ann Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician, actress and artist. Currie was the lead vocalist of the Runaways, a rock band from Los Angeles, in the mid-to-late 1970s. ...more

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Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Gabriel Stefan Kapler (born July 31, 1975) nicknamed "Kap", is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who is the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League ...more

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Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Danville, Illinois

Robin R. Yount (; nicknamed,"The Kid", and "Rockin' Robin", born September 16, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player. He spent his entire 20-year career in ...more

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Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California

Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Fisher (born February 25, 1958) is a former American football coach and player. He served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 22 seasons, ...more

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Everlast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Songwriter, Rapper, Musician

Age: 49

Birthplace: Valley Stream, New York, United States of America

Erik Francis Schrody (born August 18, 1969), known by his stage name Everlast, is an American musician, singer, rapper and songwriter, known for his solo work and as the front-man for hip hop ...more

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Quincy Watts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Quincy D. Watts (born June 19, 1970) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
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Daniel Berdichevsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni

Age: 42

Daniel Berdichevsky, also known as DemiDec Dan and "the Alpaca-in-Chief", is a noted figure in international education, the application of online social networks, and in the design of ...more
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Kelly Paris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Kelly Paris Baseball player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Encino, California

Kelly Jay Paris (October 17, 1957 – May 27, 2019) was a professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, and the ...more
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Kevin Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Manager

Age: 64

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Kevin Curtis Kennedy (born May 26, 1954) is a former manager in American Major League Baseball and a former television host for Fox Sports' baseball coverage. He was given the nickname "The ...more
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Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 72

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Lawrence Edward Dierker (born September 22, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, and broadcaster. During a 14-year baseball career as a pitcher, he pitched from 1964–1977 ...more
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Pete LaCock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 67

Birthplace: Burbank, California

Ralph Pierre "Pete" LaCock, Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman/outfielder. He batted and threw left-handed. In 1975, he hit the only grand slam ...more
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Rick Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Rick Auerbach Baseball player

Age: 69

Birthplace: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

Frederick Steven "Rick" Auerbach (born February 15, 1950) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played from 1971-1981 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, ...more
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Larry Yount is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Taft High School Alumni
Larry Yount Baseball player

Age: 69

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Lawrence King "Larry" Yount (born February 15, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional baseball player. Yount (whose younger brother is Hall of Famer Robin Yount) holds the ...more