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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.
  • Bill Cosby1

    Bill Cosby

    Activist, Film Score Composer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Bob Saget2

    Bob Saget

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Robert Lane Saget (; born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television...  more

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    #62 of 177 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever#30 of 44 Tiny Movie Cameos By Super Famous People

  • Ted Bundy3

    Ted Bundy


    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America

    Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was...  more

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    Hypnosis Played A Key Role In Ted Bundy's Conviction And Overturned Appeals#16 of 130 Famous American Serial Killers

  • Tom Sizemore4

    Tom Sizemore

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor...  more

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    #728 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#633 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Adam McKay5

    Adam McKay

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter,...  more

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    #23 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#584 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • Lois Hamilton6

    Lois Hamilton

    Sculptor, Pilot

    AgeDec. at 47 (1952-1999)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Lois Hamilton (October 14, 1952 – December 23, 1999) was an American model, author, aviator,...  more
  • John Oates7

    John Oates

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    John William Oates (born April 7, 1948) is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer,...  more
  • Patrick Quinn8

    AgeDec. at 56 (1950-2006)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Patrick Dominic Quinn (February 12, 1950, Philadelphia – September 24, 2006, Bushkill,...  more
  • Tamron Hall9

    Tamron Hall

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceLuling, Texas, United States of America

    Tamron Hall (born September 16, 1970, in Luling, Texas) is an American broadcast journalist...  more

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    #14 of 49 The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today#16 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts

  • David Brenner10

    AgeDec. at 78 (1936-2014)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    David Norris Brenner (February 4, 1936 – March 15, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian,...  more

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    #77 of 111 The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors#18 of 30 The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

  • Tim Heidecker11

    Tim Heidecker

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceUSA, Pennsylvania, Allentown

    Timothy Richard Heidecker (; born February 3, 1976) is an American comedian, writer, director,...  more

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    #21 of 39 The Funniest Alternative Comedians of All Time#34 of 35 The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time

  • Stephenie LaGrossa12


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Stephenie LaGrossa (born December 6, 1979) is a former contestant on Survivor: Palau, where...  more

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    #37 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#294 of 1,267 Test 18- The Most Beautiful Women in the World

  • Veronica Hamel13

    Veronica Hamel

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Veronica Hamel (born November 20, 1943) is an American actress and model....  more
  • James Edward Maceo West14



    James Edward Maceo West (born February 10, 1931 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia)...  more
  • Joshua Eilberg15

    AgeDec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    Joshua Eilberg (February 12, 1921 – March 24, 2004) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House...  more
  • Syma Chowdhry16
    Syma Chowdhry is an award-winning television host, reporter, producer, news writer, model and...  more
  • Kathryn Morris17


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Kathryn Susan Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, best known for her lead...  more

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    #411 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#136 of 287 275+ Celebrities with Twin Children

  • Patricia Wettig18

    Patricia Wettig

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best...  more
  • Robert Prosky19

    Robert Prosky

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 78 (1930-2008)

    BirthplaceManayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Robert Prosky (born Robert Joseph Porzuczek, December 13, 1930 – December 8, 2008) was an...  more
  • Fred Mascherino20

    Fred Mascherino

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Frederick Paul Mascherino (born July 27, 1974) is an American musician best known for his work...  more
  • Jill Scott21

    Jill Scott

    Poet, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her...  more

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    #223 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#558 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • Norman Fell22

    AgeDec. at 74 (1924-1998)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Norman Fell (born Norman Noah Feld, March 24, 1924 – December 14, 1998), was an American actor...  more
  • Irvin Kershner23

    Irvin Kershner

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1923-2010)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America

    Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American...  more
  • Charles Hallahan24

    AgeDec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Charles John Hallahan (July 29, 1943 – November 25, 1997) was an American film, television and...  more
  • Scott Nearing25

    Scott Nearing

    Educator, Advocate

    AgeDec. at 100 (1883-1983)

    BirthplaceMorris Run, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Scott Nearing (August 6, 1883 – August 24, 1983) was an American radical economist, educator,...  more