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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
Chris Kanyon Wrestler, Actor Christopher Klucsarits was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation under the ring names Chris Kanyon ...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
Robin Li Businessperson, Entrepreneur Robin Li or Li Yanhong is a Chinese Internet entrepreneur. He co-founded the Chinese search engine Baidu and is ranked as the second richest man in mainland China with a net worth of US$12.231 ...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
Ron Silver Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.

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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
Samuel R. Delany Editor, Literary critic, Educator Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His ...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
Maury Chaykin Actor Maury Alan Chaykin was an American-born Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work as a character actor in many films and television programs.

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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
John Wieners Poet, Writer John Joseph Wieners 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
Paul Kurtz Professor, Philosopher, Social activist Paul Kurtz was a prominent American skeptic and secular humanist. He has been called "the father of secular humanism". He was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University ...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
Ronald Fedkiw Mathematician 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
Warren G. Bennis Professor, Author Warren Gamaliel Bennis was an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies. Bennis was University ...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
Peter Riegert Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Peter Riegert is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, known for his roles as Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in Animal House, "Mac" MacIntyre in Local Hero, the fast ...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
Susan Howe Poet, Writer Susan Howe 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 classified as Postmodern ...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
J. Joseph Garrahy Politician John Joseph Garrahy, known to Rhode Islanders as J. Joseph Garrahy or just "Joe," was an American politician. He served as the 69th Governor of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1985.

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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
Alan Zweibel Television producer, Screenwriter, Author Alan Zweibel 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
Peter Lunenfeld Peter Lunenfeld is a critic and theorist of digital media. He is a professor in the Design|Media Arts department at UCLA, director of the Institute for Technology and Aesthetics, and founder of ...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
Jeremy Jacobs Jeremy Maurice Jacobs, Sr. is the owner of the Boston Bruins and is also Chairman of Delaware North. Forbes magazine ranks him as #583 of the world's billionaires. He was listed by Forbes ...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
Susan Peretz Actor Susan Peretz was an American actress, best known for her performances in film and on television. Among others, she appeared in Dog Day Afternoon, Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, and Oh, God! You ...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
Robert Hass Poet, Professor, Translator Robert L. Hass 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 for the collection ...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
John Barth Professor, Novelist, Writer John Simmons Barth is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictional quality of his work.

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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
Ellen S. Baker Astronaut, Physician Ellen Louise Shulman Baker, M.D., M.P.H. 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
Bram Cohen Programmer Bram Cohen is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as ...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
Wolf Blitzer Journalist, Actor, Presenter Wolf Isaac Blitzer is a journalist and television news anchor, who has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the host of The Situation Room and the daytime show Wolf. Blitzer also serves as the ...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
Harvey Weinstein Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Harvey Weinstein, CBE is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax. He and his brother Bob have been co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, ...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
Hatim A. Tyabji Businessperson 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
Leslie White Anthropologist Leslie Alvin White was an American anthropologist known for his advocacy of theories of cultural evolution, sociocultural evolution, and especially neoevolutionism, and for his role in creating ...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
Carl Dennis Poet, Educator Carl Dennis, an American poet and educator. His book Practical Gods won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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Terry Gross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Terry Gross Journalist, Radio personality Terry Gross is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, an interview format radio show produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and distributed throughout the United States by National Public ...more

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Juliana Spahr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Juliana Spahr Editor, Poet, Critic Juliana Spahr is an American poet, critic, and editor. She is the recipient of the 2009 Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library to honor a U.S. poet whose art and ...more

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Richard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Richard Hofstadter Public intellectual, Historian, Professor Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Rejecting his ...more

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John Walsh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
John Walsh Talk show host, Television director, Television producer John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim rights advocate and the host, as well as creator, of America's Most Wanted. Walsh is known ...more

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Lukas Foss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Lukas Foss Conductor, Pianist, Composer Lukas Foss was an American composer, pianist, and conductor.

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Donald Revell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Donald Revell Poet, Professor, Essayist Donald Revell is an American poet, essayist, translator and professor. Revell has won numerous honors and awards for his work, beginning with his first book, From the Abandoned Cities, which was ...more

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Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Ezekiel Jackson Wrestler Rycklon Stephens is a Guyanese professional wrestler best known for his time in WWE working under the ring name Ezekiel Jackson. Stephens won the ECW Championship in 2010, and is recognized by ...more

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Elliott Sharp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Elliott Sharp Record producer, Musician, Composer Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City since the late 1970s, Sharp has ...more

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Krishna Kolluri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Krishna Kolluri Venture capitalist Kittu joined NEA in 2006 as a General Partner and focuses on information technology investments. Present NEA board memberships include Nevis Networks, RingCube Technologies, SnapTell, Teracent, ...more

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Gregory Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Gregory Jarvis Engineer Gregory Bruce Jarvis was an American engineer who died during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, where he was serving as Payload Specialist.

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John Carew Eccles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
John Carew Eccles Neurophysiologist Sir John Carew Eccles, AC FRS FRACP FRSNZ FAAS was an Australian neurophysiologist and philosopher who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the synapse. He shared ...more

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George W. Thorn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
George W. Thorn George W. Thorn was an American physician whose contributions lead to new treatments of kidney diseases and adrenal gland disorders, most notably Addison's disease. Thorn was Chief of Medicine ...more

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Herbert A. Hauptman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Herbert A. Hauptman Mathematician, Scientist Herbert Aaron Hauptman was an American mathematician and Nobel laureate. He pioneered and developed a mathematical method that has changed the whole field of chemistry and opened a new era in ...more

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Marvin Opler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Marvin Opler Anthropologist Marvin Kaufmann Opler was an American anthropologist and social psychiatrist. His brother Morris Edward Opler was also an anthropologist who studied the Southern Athabaskan peoples of North ...more

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Jeffrey Wigand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Jeffrey Wigand Consultant, Teacher Jeffrey S. Wigand is an American former vice president of research and development at Brown & Williamson in Louisville, Kentucky, who worked on the development of reduced-harm cigarettes. He ...more

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Robert Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Robert Lieberman Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Robert Lieberman is a Canadian director of movies and television series.

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Parry Shen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Parry Shen Actor Parry Shen is an American actor.

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Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Ronnie James Dio Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He founded/fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with ...more

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John Patterson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
John Patterson Television director, Film Director John Tiffin Patterson was a television director known for his work on drama series, who also made television films. He directed thirteen episodes of The Sopranos, including the first five season ...more

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Donald Barthelme is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Donald Barthelme Novelist, Author, Writer Donald Barthelme was an American author known for his playful, postmodernist style of short fiction. Barthelme also worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Post, was managing editor of ...more

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Jeanine Pirro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Jeanine Pirro Prosecutor, Judge, Politician Jeanine Ferris Pirro is a former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York, who is currently a legal analyst and television personality. Pirro is the host of Fox News ...more

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Eric Francis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Eric Francis Publisher, Journalist, Editing Eric Francis is an American investigative reporter, essayist, author, editor and photojournalist. As an investigative reporter, he has specialized in corporate fraud and toxic torts litigation ...more

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Taylor Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Taylor Caldwell Novelist Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of ...more

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Brad Grey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Brad Grey Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Brad Alan Grey is the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a position he has held since 2005. Under Grey’s leadership, Paramount finished No. 1 in global market share in 2011 and No. 2 ...more

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Dave Weldon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University At Buffalo, The State University Of New York Alumni
Dave Weldon Politician, Physician David Joseph Weldon, is an American politician and physician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida's 15th congressional district, and ...more