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Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of California, Berkeley and be of some renown.

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

This list contains graduates like Aaron Rodgers and Jason Kidd.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of California, Berkeley?” and “Which celebrities are University of California, Berkeley alumni?”
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George Takei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 81

Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the ...more

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David Ladd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
With his deep engineering experience and networking expertise, David Ladd serves as Mayfield's communications & VoIP expert. David, a successful former entrepreneur, sits on the boards of ...more
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Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 68

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (; born August 11, 1950) is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. In 1976 he co-founded Apple ...more

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Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Abbie Hoffman Psychologist, Actor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 53 (1936-1989)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist, anarchist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ...more
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Melvin Belli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1907-1996)

Birthplace: Sonora, California, United States of America

Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose." He had many ...more
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Brenda Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model

Age: 27

Birthplace: Carmichael, California, United States of America

Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. Her early television work included roles in the television shows Fudge (1995) ...more

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Evan Wallach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Judge

Age: 69

Birthplace: Superior, Arizona, United States of America

Evan Jonathan Wallach (born November 11, 1949) is an American lawyer and United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A former United States Judge ...more
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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Civil engineer, Author, Radio personality

Age: Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Colorado

Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a ...more
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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. Pine made his feature debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and is known for playing ...more

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Marsha A. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Musician, Novelist, Model

Age: 72

Marsha Hunt (born April 15, 1946) is an American actress, novelist, singer and former model, who has lived mostly in Britain and Ireland. She achieved national fame when she appeared in London ...more

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Michael Savage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 76

Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and conservative political ...more

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Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Businessperson, Software Engineer, Electrical engineer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer. He is known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, Executive Chairman of Google from 2011 to ...more
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Matthew J Pfeffer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
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Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson

Age: 70

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Charles Simonyi (; Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced [ˈʃimoɲi ˈkaːroj]; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American software architect. He started and led Microsoft's ...more
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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor. He was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Academy Award for Best Actor ...more

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Jay S. Wintrob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Mr. Wintrob has been the Chief Executive Officer at AIG SunAmerica Life Assurance Company since 2001
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Bill Bixby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1934-1993)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Wilfred Bailey Everett "Bill" Bixby III (January 22, 1934 − November 21, 1993) was an American actor, director, producer, and frequent game-show panelist. His career spanned more than ...more

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Marshall Kirk McKusick ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist

Age: 65

Marshall Kirk McKusick (born January 19, 1954) is a computer scientist, known for his extensive work on BSD UNIX, from the 1980s to FreeBSD in the present day. He was president of the USENIX ...more
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Eric Allman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist

Age: 63

Birthplace: El Cerrito, California, United States of America

Eric Paul Allman (born September 2, 1955) is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail and its precursor delivermail in the late 1970s and early 1980s at UC Berkeley. In 1998, ...more
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Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Actor, Costume Designer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)

Birthplace: San Bernardino, California

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with ...more
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David Chaum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Inventor, Computer scientist, Cryptographer

Age: 64

David Lee Chaum (born 1955) is an American computer scientist and cryptographer. He is known as a pioneer in cryptography and privacy-preserving technologies, and widely recognized as the ...more
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Diane Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni

Age: 64

Diane Greene is an investor and a Google board of directors member, and was a founder and the CEO of VMware from 1998 until 2008.
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Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on founding the field of ...more
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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Activist, Painter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 100 (1910-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress, visual artist, and activist. She was initially known for her roles in Pre-Code ...more

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Peter Gotcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Peter Gotcher