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

This list has a variety of graduates in it, from Ronnie James Dio to Samuel R. Delany.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University at Buffalo, The State University of New York?” and “Which celebrities are University at Buffalo, The State University of New York alumni?”
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Chris Kanyon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Wrestler, Actor

Age: Dec. at 40 (1970-2010)

Christopher Morgan Klucsarits (January 4, 1970 – April 2, 2010) was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with the professional wrestling promotions World ...more

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Robin Li is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 50

Birthplace: Yangquan, China

Robin Li Yanhong (Chinese: 李彦宏; pinyin: Lǐ Yànhóng; born 17 November 1968) is a Chinese computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the search engine ...more
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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality

Age: Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. As an actor, he portrayed Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz ...more

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Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Editor, Literary critic, Educator

Age: 76

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

Samuel R. Delany (; born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an African-American author and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism ...more

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Maury Chaykin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 61 (1949-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Maury Alan Chaykin (July 27, 1949 – July 27, 2010) was an American-Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work as a character actor in many ...more

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John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts

John Joseph Wieners (January 6, 1934 – March 1, 2002) was an American poet.
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Paul Kurtz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Professor, Philosopher, Social activist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1925-2012)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Paul Kurtz (December 21, 1925 – October 20, 2012) was a prominent American scientific skeptic and secular humanist. He has been called "the father of secular humanism". He was ...more
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Ronald Fedkiw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Mathematician

Age: 50

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Ronald Paul "Ron" Fedkiw is a full professor in the Stanford University department of computer science and a leading researcher in the field of computer graphics, focusing on topics ...more
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Warren G. Bennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Professor, Author

Age: Dec. at 89 (1925-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (March 8, 1925 – July 31, 2014) was an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership ...more
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Peter Riegert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his roles as Donald "Boone" Schoenstein in Animal House (1978), "Mac" ...more
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Susan Howe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Poet, Writer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Susan Howe (born June 10, 1937) is an American poet, scholar, essayist and critic, who has been closely associated with the Language poets, among others poetry movements. Her work is often ...more
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J. Joseph Garrahy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

John Joseph Garrahy (November 26, 1930 – January 24, 2012), known to Rhode Islanders as J. Joseph Garrahy or just "Joe", was an American politician. He served as the 69th Governor of ...more
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Alan Zweibel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Alan Zweibel (born May 20, 1950) is an American producer and writer who has worked on such productions as Saturday Night Live, PBS' Great Performances, and It's Garry Shandling's Show.
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Peter Lunenfeld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni

Age: 57

Peter Lunenfeld (born 1962, in New York City) is a critic and theorist of digital media. He is a professor and the Vice Chair of the Design Media Arts department at UCLA, director of the ...more
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Jeremy Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni

Age: 79

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Jeremy Maurice Jacobs Sr. (born January 21, 1940) is an American billionaire businessman, the owner of the Boston Bruins and chairman of Delaware North. Forbes magazine ranks him as 481st ...more
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Susan Peretz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Susan Peretz (March 2, 1940 – August 27, 2004) was an American actress, best known for her performances in film and on television. Among others, she appeared in Dog Day Afternoon, Melvin and ...more
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Robert Hass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Poet, Professor, Translator

Age: 78

Birthplace: California

Robert L. Hass (born March 1, 1941) is an American poet. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize ...more
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John Barth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer

Age: 88

Birthplace: Cambridge, Maryland

John Simmons Barth (; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction.

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Ellen S. Baker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Astronaut, Physician

Age: 65

Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States of America

Ellen Louise Shulman Baker, M.D., M.P.H. (born April 27, 1953) is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Baker serves as Chief of the Education/Medical Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office.
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Bram Cohen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Programmer

Age: 43

Bram Cohen (born October 12, 1975) is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol, as well as the first file sharing program to use ...more
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Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Presenter

Age: 70

Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is a German-American journalist, television news anchor and author who has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the host of The Situation Room. Blitzer ...more

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Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful ...more

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Hatim A. Tyabji is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 73

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Hatim A. Tyabji served as President and Chief Executive Officer of VeriFone Holdings Inc., from November 1986 to March 1998. Mr. Tyabji is recognized for both his visionary innovations and his ...more
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Leslie White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Anthropologist

Age: Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

Birthplace: Salida, Colorado

Leslie Alvin White (January 19, 1900, Salida, Colorado – March 31, 1975, Lone Pine, California) was an American anthropologist known for his advocacy of theories of cultural evolution, ...more
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Carl Dennis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Poet, Educator

Age: 79

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Carl Dennis (born September 17, 1939), an American poet and educator. His book Practical Gods won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.