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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
George Takei Author, Actor, Voice acting George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist, probably most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star ...more

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David Ladd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
David Ladd 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
Steve Wozniak Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald ...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 Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to ...more

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Melvin Belli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Melvin Belli Lawyer Melvin Mouron Belli was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as 'Melvin Bellicose'. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa ...more

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Brenda Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Brenda Song Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model Brenda Song is an American actress, singer, film producer, and model. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. Her early television work included roles in the television shows ...more

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Evan Wallach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Evan Wallach Judge Evan Jonathan Wallach is an American lawyer and judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A former judge of the United States Court of International Trade, he is one ...more

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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Harold Camping Civil engineer, Author, Radio personality Harold Egbert Camping was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station group that ...more

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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Chris Pine Actor, Voice acting Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine is an American actor in film and television. He is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, and its sequel, Star Trek Into ...more

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Marsha A. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Marsha A. Hunt Musician, Novelist, Model Marsha Hunt is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.

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Michael Savage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Michael Savage Commentator, Author, Radio personality Michael Savage is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that aired on Talk ...more

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Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Eric Schmidt Businessperson, Software Engineer, Electrical engineer Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since ...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
Charles Simonyi Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's ...more

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Gregory Peck Film Producer, Actor Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance ...more

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Jay S. Wintrob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Jay S. Wintrob 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
Bill Bixby Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Wilfred Bailey Everett "Bill" Bixby III was an American film and television actor, director, and frequent game show panelist. His career spanned more than three decades, including ...more

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Marshall Kirk McKusick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Marshall Kirk McKusick Programmer, Computer scientist Marshall Kirk McKusick is a computer scientist, known for his extensive work on BSD, from the 1980s to FreeBSD in the present day. He was president of the USENIX Association from 1990 to 1992 ...more

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Eric Allman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Eric Allman Programmer, Computer scientist Eric Paul Allman is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail and its precursor delivermail in the late 1970s and early 1980s at UC Berkeley. In 1998, Allman co-founded the company ...more

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Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer Edith Head was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress and ending with The Sting. Born and raised in California, ...more

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David Chaum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
David Chaum Inventor, Computer scientist, Cryptographer David Lee Chaum is the inventor of many cryptographic protocols, as well as ecash and DigiCash. His 1981 paper, "Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses, and Digital Pseudonyms", ...more

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Diane Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Diane Greene 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
Douglas Engelbart Inventor, Engineer Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, ...more

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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Gloria Stuart Activist, Painter, Actor Gloria Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart, was an American actress and artist. Stuart began her acting career in the theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer ...more

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

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under ...more

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Eric Paulos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Eric Paulos Inventor, Computer scientist, Artist Eric Paulos is an American computer scientist, artist, and inventor, best known for his early work on internet robotic teleoperation and is considered a founder of the field of Urban Computing. ...more

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
John Kenneth Galbraith Professor, Novelist, Author John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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David Brock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
David Brock Commentator, Journalist, Writer David Brock is an American journalist and author who founded Media Matters for America. He was a journalist during the 1990s who wrote the book The Real Anita Hill and the Troopergate story, ...more

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Samuel W. Alderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Samuel W. Alderson Inventor Samuel W. Alderson was an inventor best known for his development of the crash test dummy, a device that, during the last half of the twentieth century, was widely used by automobile ...more

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Paul Klebnikov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Paul Klebnikov Editor, Journalist Paul Klebnikov was an American journalist and historian of Russian history. He worked for Forbes magazine for more than 10 years and at the time of his death was chief editor of the Russian ...more

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Philip K. Dick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Philip K. Dick Novelist, Essayist, Writer Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, ...more

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Professor, Scientist, Engineer Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth was an American psychologist and industrial engineer. One of the first working female engineers holding a Ph.D., she is held to be the first true ...more

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Emmett Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Emmett Chappelle Inventor Emmett f. Chappelle is a scientist who made valuable contributions in several fields: medicine, philanthropy, food science, and Astro chemistry.

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Barry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Barry Nelson Actor Barry Nelson was an American actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond.

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Robert Weitbrecht is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Robert Weitbrecht Inventor Robert Haig Weitbrecht was an engineer at SRI International and later the spin-off company Weitbrecht Communications who invented the teleprinter and the modem.

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Frederick Gardner Cottrell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Frederick Gardner Cottrell Chemist, Inventor Frederick Gardner Cottrell was an American Physical Chemist, Inventor and Philanthropist. He is best known for his invention of the electrostatic precipitator, one of the first inventions ...more

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Bob Switzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Bob Switzer Inventor Robert C. Switzer usually known as Bob Switzer was the co-inventor along with his brother Joe Switzer of the first visible-light-excited fluorescent paint which he called "Day-Glo".

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Joe Spano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Joe Spano Actor Joseph Peter "Joe" Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues and is now well known for his work on NCIS as FBI ...more

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Eric Rofes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Eric Rofes Activist, Writer Eric Rofes was a gay activist, educator, and author who wrote or edited 12 books.

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Adrian Wooldridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Adrian Wooldridge Adrian Wooldridge appeared in the American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals documentary film.

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Marlon Riggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Marlon Riggs Journalist, Filmmaker, Writer Marlon Troy Riggs was a gay African-American filmmaker, educator, poet, and gay rights activist. He produced, wrote, and directed several television documentaries, including Ethnic Notions, ...more

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Agha Saeed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Agha Saeed Dr. Agha Saeed is the Founder and Chairman of American Muslim Alliance and a lecturer in the Program in Asian Studies at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Saeed earned his B.A. in ...more

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Zelda Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Zelda Rubinstein Medical technologist, Actor, Voice acting Zelda Rubinstein was an American actress and human rights activist, known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist film series. Playing 'Ginny', she was a regular on David E. ...more

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Christopher Cabaldon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Christopher Cabaldon Politician Christopher L. Cabaldon is a Filipino-American politician from California who serves as mayor of West Sacramento. He is the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. He also represents the ...more

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Michael Arrington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Michael Arrington Editor, Journalist, Entrepreneur J. Michael Arrington is the American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and ...more

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David A. Wagner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
David A. Wagner Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist David A. Wagner is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a well-known researcher in cryptography and computer security. He is a member of the Election ...more

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Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Susan Sontag Cultural critic, Novelist, Screenwriter Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include ...more

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Tom Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Tom Anderson Businessperson, Internet Entrepreneur Thomas "Tom" Anderson is the American co-founder of the social networking website Myspace, which he founded in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe. He was later president of Myspace and a ...more

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Alden Jenks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni
Alden Jenks Alden Jenks is an American composer.