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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?”
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    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 activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television...  more

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    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 Casabi,...  more
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    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    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 Inc., which...  more
  • 4
    Psychologist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 52 (1936-1989)

    BirthplaceWorcester, 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 ("Yippies"). He was...  more

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    AgeDec. at 88 (1907-1996)

    BirthplaceSonora, 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 celebrity clients,...  more
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    Spokesperson, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCarmichael, California, USA

    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) and...  more

    #12 of 54 The Best Asian Actors & Actresses Under 40#19 of 61 The Best Asian American Actors And Actresses In Hollywood#20 of 102 The Biggest Asian Actors In Hollywood Right Now

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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 Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A former United States Judge of the...  more
  • 8
    Civil engineer, Author

    AgeDec. at 92 (1921-2013)


    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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    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    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 James...  more

    The Best Chris Pine Characters#383 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#55 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

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    Musician, Novelist


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    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 as...  more
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    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 Savage, is an American radio host, author, activist, nutritionist, and conservative political commentator. He...  more

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    Businessperson, Software Engineer


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 2015...  more
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    Programmer, Software Architect


    BirthplaceBudapest, 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 applications...  more
  • 15
    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDied 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 most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Academy Award for Best Actor...  more

    #2 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#134 of 344 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person#210 of 220 The Hottest Male Celebrities Of All Time

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    Mr. Wintrob has been the Chief Executive Officer at AIG SunAmerica Life Assurance Company since 2001...  more
  • 17
    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 actor, director, producer, and frequent game-show panelist. His career spanned more than three decades,...  more

    #64 of 349 The Best TV Actors And Actresses Of All Time#1245 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#12 of 58 The Best Actors in Live-Action Comic Book TV Shows

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    Programmer, Computer scientist


    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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    Programmer, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceEl 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, Allman...  more
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    Actor, Costume Designer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1897-1981)

    BirthplaceSan 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 The...  more
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    Inventor, Computer scientist


    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 inventor of...  more
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    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....  more
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    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplacePortland, 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
  • 24
    Activist, Painter

    AgeDec. at 100 (1910-2010)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

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