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

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

This list has a variety of graduates, like Bill Cosby, Tom Sizemore and other famous Temple Owls.

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

Take a look at this list of notable Temple University alumni.
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director

Age: 81

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being ...more

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Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Lane Saget (; born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television host and director. His television roles include Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House (1987–95) ...more

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Criminal

Age: Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer and necrophile who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and ...more

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July ...more

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Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Denver, Colorado

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for ...more

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Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Sculptor, Pilot, Painter

Age: Dec. at 47 (1952-1999)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Lois Hamilton (October 14, 1952 – December 23, 1999) was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.
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John Oates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

John William Oates (born April 7, 1948) is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates ...more

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Patrick Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 56 (1950-2006)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Patrick Dominic Quinn (February 12, 1950, Philadelphia – September 24, 2006, Bushkill, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and a former president of the Actors' Equity Association. The son of a ...more
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Tamron Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States of America

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David Brenner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Comedian

Age: Dec. at 78 (1936-2014)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television director, Comedian

Age: 43

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Timothy Richard Heidecker (; born February 3, 1976) is an American comedian, writer, director, actor, and musician. He is best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric, along with Eric ...more

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Stephenie LaGrossa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Model

Age: 39

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Veronica Hamel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Veronica Hamel (born November 20, 1943) is an American actress and model.
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James Edward Maceo West ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Inventor

Age: 88

Birthplace: Virginia

James Edward Maceo West (born February 10, 1931 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia) is an African American inventor and acoustician. He holds over 250 foreign and U.S. patents for the ...more
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Joshua Eilberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

Joshua Eilberg (February 12, 1921 – March 24, 2004) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Syma Chowdhry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Syma Chowdhry is an award-winning television host, reporter, producer, news writer, model and actress. Currently she is a television news reporter in Detroit at WXYZ-TV. In January 2011, she ...more
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Kathryn Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Playwright

Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for her role as Nancy Weston in the television series Thirtysomething (1987–1991), for which she ...more
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Robert Prosky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Birthplace: Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Robert Prosky (born Robert Joseph Porzuczek, December 13, 1930 – December 8, 2008) was an American actor. He became a well-known supporting actor in the 1980s with his roles in Thief (1981), ...more
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Fred Mascherino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 43

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frederick Paul Mascherino (born July 27, 1974) is an American musician best known for his work as lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist in alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday. He is currently ...more
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Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Norman Fell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 74 (1924-1998)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Norman Fell (born Norman Noah Feld, March 24, 1924 – December 14, 1998), was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom Three's ...more
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Irvin Kershner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1923-2010)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American director, actor, and producer of film and television. He gained notice early in his career as a ...more

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Charles Hallahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles John Hallahan (July 29, 1943 – November 25, 1997) was an American film, television and stage actor known for his performances in Going in Style, The Thing, Cast a Deadly Spell, and ...more
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Scott Nearing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
Educator, Advocate, Economist

Age: Dec. at 100 (1883-1983)

Birthplace: Morris Run, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Scott Nearing (August 6, 1883 – August 24, 1983) was an American radical economist, educator, writer, political activist, pacifist, and advocate of simple living.