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Famous Temple University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 70.4k views81 items

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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  • 1
    Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Bill Cosby

    Activist, Film Score Composer

    Age83

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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    The Best Bill Cosby Shows and TV Series#137 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

  • 2
    Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Bob Saget

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age64

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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    #59 of 165 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever#30 of 44 Tiny Movie Cameos By Super Famous People

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

    Ted Bundy

    Criminal

    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 on Wikipedia

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

  • 4
    Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Tom Sizemore

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age58

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

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    #721 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#1633 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 5
    Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Adam McKay

    Television director, Comedian

    Age52

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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    #163 of 248 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#22 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

  • 6
    Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Lois Hamilton

    Sculptor, Pilot

    AgeDec. at 47 (1952-1999)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Lois Hamilton (October 14, 1952 – December 23, 1999) was an American model, author, aviator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Oates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    John Oates

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age71

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #136 of 225 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#15 of 16 Hunter S. Thompson's Iconic and Famous Friends

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

    AgeDec. at 56 (1950-2006)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Patrick Dominic Quinn (February 12, 1950, Philadelphia – September 24, 2006, Bushkill,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Tamron Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Tamron Hall

    Journalist, Newsreader

    Age50

    BirthplaceLuling, Texas, United States of America

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

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    #11 of 49 The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today#15 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts

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

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #72 of 112 The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors#17 of 30 The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

  • 11
    Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Tim Heidecker

    Film Score Composer, Television director

    Age44

    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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    #25 of 39 The Funniest Alternative Comedians of All Time#35 of 35 The Funniest Musical Comedians of All Time

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

    Age40

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • 13
    Veronica Hamel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Veronica Hamel

    Television producer, Model

    Age76

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

    Age89

    BirthplaceVirginia

    James Edward Maceo West (born February 10, 1931 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia)... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Joshua Eilberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    Joshua Eilberg (February 12, 1921 – March 24, 2004) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House... more on Wikipedia

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    #40 of 61 Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen#28 of 45 Corrupt Democrats

  • 16
    Syma Chowdhry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni
    Syma Chowdhry is an award-winning television host, reporter, producer, news writer, model and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kathryn Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Age51

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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

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

  • 18
    Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Patricia Wettig

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age68

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robert Prosky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fred Mascherino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Fred Mascherino

    Guitarist, Songwriter

    Age45

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Frederick Paul Mascherino (born July 27, 1974) is an American musician best known for his work... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    Jill Scott

    Poet, Singer-songwriter

    Age48

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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    #244 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#784 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History

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

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Irvin Kershner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #239 of 742 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#39 of 56 The Greatest Directors of the 1980s

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

    AgeDec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Charles John Hallahan (July 29, 1943 – November 25, 1997) was an American film, television and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Scott Nearing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Temple University Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
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