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Famous University Of California, Berkeley Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • George Takei1

    George Takei

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceBoyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and...  more

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  • Steve Wozniak3

    Steve Wozniak

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (; born August 11, 1950) is an American inventor, electronics...  more

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  • Abbie Hoffman4

    Abbie Hoffman

    Psychologist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 53 (1936-1989)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social...  more
  • Melvin Belli5

    AgeDec. at 89 (1907-1996)

    BirthplaceSonora, California, United States of America

    Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as...  more
  • Brenda Song6

    Brenda Song

    Spokesperson, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCarmichael, California, United States of America

    Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress. Song started in show business as a...  more

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    BirthplaceSuperior, Arizona, United States of America

    Evan Jonathan Wallach (born November 11, 1949) is an American lawyer and United States Circuit...  more
  • Harold Camping8

    Harold Camping

    Civil engineer, Author

    AgeDec. at 92 (1921-2013)


    Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio...  more
  • Chris Pine9

    Chris Pine

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. Pine made his feature...  more

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  • Marsha A. Hunt10

    Marsha A. Hunt

    Musician, Novelist


    Marsha Hunt (born April 15, 1946) is an American actress, novelist, singer and former model,...  more
  • Michael Savage11

    Michael Savage

    Commentator, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his professional name Michael...  more

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  • Eric Schmidt12

    Eric Schmidt

    Businessperson, Software Engineer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer....  more
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  • Charles Simonyi14

    Charles Simonyi

    Programmer, Software Architect


    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Charles Simonyi (; Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced [ˈʃimoɲi ˈkaːroj]; born September 10,...  more
  • Gregory Peck15

    Gregory Peck

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1916-2003)

    BirthplaceLa 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...  more

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  • 16
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  • Bill Bixby17

    Bill Bixby

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 59 (1934-1993)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Wilfred Bailey Everett "Bill" Bixby III (January 22, 1934 − November 21, 1993) was an American...  more

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  • Marshall Kirk McKusick18

    Marshall Kirk McKusick

    Programmer, Computer scientist


    Marshall Kirk McKusick (born January 19, 1954) is a computer scientist, known for his...  more
  • Eric Allman19

    Eric Allman

    Programmer, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceEl Cerrito, California, United States of America

    Eric Paul Allman (born September 2, 1955) is an American computer programmer who developed...  more
  • Edith Head20

    Edith Head

    Actor, Costume Designer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1897-1981)

    BirthplaceSan Bernardino, California

    Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a...  more
  • David Chaum21

    David Chaum

    Inventor, Computer scientist


    David Lee Chaum (born 1955) is an American computer scientist and cryptographer. He is known...  more
  • Diane Greene22
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  • Douglas Engelbart23

    Douglas Engelbart

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and...  more
  • Gloria Stuart24

    Gloria Stuart

    Activist, Painter

    AgeDec. at 100 (1910-2010)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an...  more
  • Peter Gotcher25

    Peter Gotcher