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Famous Temple University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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    Cheryl Dunye

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia


    Cheryl Dunye (born May 13, 1966) is a Liberian-American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Dunye's work often concerns themes of race, sexuality, and gender, particularly...  more
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    Joe Hoeffel



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Joseph Merrill Hoeffel III ( HUF-əl; born September 3, 1950) is an American author and politician. A Democrat, Hoeffel was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005,...  more
  • 28

    Richard Brooks

    Novelist, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1912-1992)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard...  more
  • 29

    Danny Woodburn

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


    Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn (born July 26, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and activist for the disability rights movement linked to his dwarfism. He played Mickey Abbott on the sitcom...  more
  • 30

    Daryl Hall

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplacePottstown, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Daryl Franklin Hohl (born October 11, 1946), better known by his stage name Daryl Hall, is an American rock, R&B, and soul singer; keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as the...  more

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    Guy William Rodgers (September 1, 1935 – February 19, 2001) was an American professional basketball player born in Philadelphia. He spent twelve years (1958–1970) in the NBA, and was one of the...  more
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    Ted Atkatz is the founder of and frontman for the Los Angeles-based alternative rock group NYCO. He is a former principal percussionist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Atkatz left the CSO...  more
  • 33

    Sheldon Richman



    Sheldon Richman is an American writer. Sheldon Richman is vice president of The Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of FFF's monthly journal, Future of Freedom. and was formerly the editor of The...  more
  • 34

    Carmel Macklin

    Stunt Performer, Wrestler


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America


  • 35

    Bolaji Akinyemi

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceIlesa, Nigeria


    Akinwande Bolaji Akinyemi (born 4 January 1942) is a Nigerian professor of political science who was his country's External Affairs Minister from 1985 to late 1987. He is chairman of the National...  more
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    Charisse Lillie

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas


    Charisse R. Lillieserves as Vice President of Community Investment and Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation....  more
  • 37

    Shirley M. Tilghman

    Chemist, Molecular Biologist


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


    Shirley Marie Tilghman, (; née Caldwell; born 17 September 1946) is a North American scholar in molecular biology and an academic administrator. She is now a professor of molecular biology and...  more
  • 38

    Mark Levin

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Mark Reed Levin (; born September 21, 1957) is an American lawyer, author, and radio personality. He is the host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show, as well as Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox...  more


    #194 of 243 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#133 of 158 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

  • 39

    Paul E. Kanjorski

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Paul E. Kanjorski (born April 2, 1937) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district from 1985 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic...  more
  • 40

    Barbara Chase-Riboud

    Sculptor, Poet


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania


    Barbara Chase-Riboud (born June 26, 1939) is an American visual artist and sculptor, bestselling novelist, and award-winning poet. Chase-Riboud gained recognition as an author after the release of...  more
  • 41

    AgeDec. at 85 (1920-2005)

    BirthplaceOcean City, New Jersey, USA


    Keith Andes (born John Charles Andes, July 12, 1920 – November 11, 2005) was an American film, radio, musical theater, stage and television actor....  more
  • 42

    John A. Carrig




    John A. Carrig (born January 14, 1952) served as the chief operating officer and president for ConocoPhillips. In 2010, he announced his intention to retire from the company effective February 2011....  more
  • 43

    Raheem Brock

    American football player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Missouri


    Raheem Fukwan Brock (born June 10, 1978) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League. He played college football at Temple. He was drafted by the...  more
  • 44


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania


    Steve Javie (born January 17, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball referee who refereed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from the 1986–87 NBA season to the 2010–11 season....  more
  • 45

    Tracy Davidson

    Journalist, Newsreader



    Tracy Davidson (born June 10, 1963) is a news presenter for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She co-anchors NBC 10 News Today, weekdays from 4:00-7 a.m.She has been with the station since 1996...  more
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Mark Margolis (born November 26, 1939) is an American actor. He has played Alberto "The Shadow" in Scarface (1983) and Antonio Nappa in Oz, and his performance as Don Héctor "Tio" Salamanca in...  more
  • 47

    Eddie Jones

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePompano Beach, Florida


    Eddie Charles Jones (born October 20, 1971) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 5 teams in his 14-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career. Jones played...  more

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  • 48

    Vince DeMentri

    Journalist, Newsreader



    Vince DeMentri (born 1964) is an American broadcast journalist. DeMentri is an alumnus of Pennsylvania's "Big 33" High School Football All-Star Game. DeMentri graduated from Temple University with a...  more
  • 49

    AgeDec. at 92 (1916-2008)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Martin Arthur Pomerantz (December 17, 1916 – October 26, 2008) was an American physicist who served as Director of the Bartol Research Institute and who had been a leader in developing Antarctic...  more
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    Evil Jared Hasselhoff

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Jared Victor Hennegan (born August 5, 1971), better known by the stage name "Evil" Jared Hasselhoff, is an American musician, songwriter, actor and television moderator. He is best known for being...  more