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Famous Taft High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Lisa Kudrow

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    Lisa Valerie Kudrow (; born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and...  more

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  • 2

    Wilmer Valderrama

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America


    Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and...  more

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  • 3

    Jane Wiedlin

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceOconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America


    Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin (born May 20, 1958) is an American musician, singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • 4

    Jason Bateman

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceRye, New York, United States of America


    Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He...  more

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  • 5

    AgeDec. at 35 (1964-1999)



    Dana Michelle Plato (born Dana Michelle Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an...  more

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  • 6

    Maureen McCormick

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    Maureen Denise McCormick (born August 5, 1956) is an American actress, singer and author. She...  more

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  • 7

    Justine Bateman

    Student, Television producer


    BirthplaceTown of Rye, New York, USA


    Justine Tanya Bateman (born February 19, 1966) is an American writer, director, producer, and...  more

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  • 8

    Dave Koz

    Saxophonist, Musician


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    David Stephen Koz is an American jazz saxophonist....  more

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  • 9

    Ice Cube

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceSouth Los Angeles, California, United States of America


    O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper,...  more

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  • 10

    Jordan Farmar

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California


    Jordan Robert Farmar (born November 30, 1986) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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  • 11


    BirthplaceNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


    Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing...  more
  • 12


    Record producer, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 32 (1963-1995)

    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America


    Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an...  more

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  • 13

    Cherie Currie

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America


    Cherie Ann Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician, actress and artist. Currie...  more

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  • 14

    Gabe Kapler

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California


    Gabriel Stefan Kapler (born July 31, 1975) nicknamed "Kap", is an American former professional...  more
  • 15

    Robin Yount

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceDanville, Illinois


    Robin R. Yount (; nicknamed,"The Kid", and "Rockin' Robin", born September 16, 1955) is an...  more

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  • 16

    Jeff Fisher

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Culver City, California


    Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Fisher (born February 25, 1958) is a former American football coach and...  more

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  • 17


    Songwriter, Rapper


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Valley Stream


    Erik Francis Schrody (born August 18, 1969), known by his stage name Everlast, is an American...  more

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  • 18

    Quincy Watts

    American football player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan


    Quincy D. Watts (born June 19, 1970) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals...  more
  • 19
    Daniel Berdichevsky, also known as DemiDec Dan and "the Alpaca-in-Chief", is a noted figure in...  more
  • 20

    Kelly Paris

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceEncino, California


    Kelly Jay Paris (October 17, 1957 – May 27, 2019) was a professional baseball player who...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California


    Kevin Curtis Kennedy (born May 26, 1954) is a former manager in American Major League Baseball...  more
  • 22

    Larry Dierker

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California


    Lawrence Edward Dierker (born September 22, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher,...  more
  • 23

    Pete LaCock

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBurbank, California


    Ralph Pierre "Pete" LaCock, Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball...  more
  • 24

    Rick Auerbach

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California


    Frederick Steven "Rick" Auerbach (born February 15, 1950) is a former shortstop in Major...  more
  • 25

    Larry Yount

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas


    Lawrence King "Larry" Yount (born February 15, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is a former...  more