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

Examples of graduates on this list include Chris Petersen and DJ Shadow.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of California, Davis?” and “Which celebrities are University of California, Davis alumni?”
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Dian Fossey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Anthropologist, Researcher, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 53 (1932-1985)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Dian Fossey (; January 16, 1932 – c. December 26, 1985) was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her ...more

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Martin Yan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
TV chef, Chef

Age: 70

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Martin Yan (Chinese: 甄文達, Zhen Wenda; born 22 December 1948) is a Chinese-American chef and food writer. He has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Lawyer

Age: 49

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle () (born March 9, 1969) is an American television news personality and attorney who co-hosted The Five on Fox News. She left the channel on July 20, 2018.Guilfoyle was a ...more

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Tracy Caldwell Dyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Astronaut

Age: 49

Birthplace: Arcadia, California

Tracy Caldwell Dyson (born Tracy Ellen Caldwell; August 14, 1969) is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in ...more
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Stephen Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut

Age: 63

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Stephen Kern Robinson (born October 26, 1955, in Sacramento, California) is a former NASA astronaut.
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Adam Duritz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Adam Fredric Duritz (born August 1, 1964) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is known as the frontman for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a ...more

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Angela E. Oh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Writer, Social activist, Lawyer

Age: 64

Angela E. Oh (born 1955) is an attorney, teacher, and public lecturer best known for her role as spokesperson for the Korean American community after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and her position ...more
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John Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 39

John Randall Hennigan (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, actor and traceur. He is best known for his tenure in WWE, where he used the ring names John Morrison and ...more

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Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Actor, Martial artist

Age: 39

Birthplace: Isla Vista, California, United States of America

Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and actor who fights as a bantamweight and formerly as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ...more

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Howard A. Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Scientist

Age: 59

Howard Alvin Stone (born January 19, 1960) is the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His field of research is ...more
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Ann Veneman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America

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Darrell Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 59

Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more

Darrell Steven Steinberg (born October 15, 1959) is an American politician and attorney who is the 56th mayor of Sacramento, California since December 2016. He was elected to be mayor on June 7, ...more
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Riley P. Bechtel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 66

Riley Peart Bechtel (CBE) (born March 25, 1952) is an American billionaire heir and businessman. He was the chairman of the Bechtel Corporation until April 2017.
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Clint Bolick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Author, Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Clint Bolick (born December 26, 1957) is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, where he litigated ...more
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Sal Viscuso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Painter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Sal Viscuso (born October 5, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor.
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Laura Leibman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
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Ilan Mitchell-Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Actor, Teacher

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Ilan Mitchell-Smith (born June 29, 1969) is an American academic and former actor best known as a co-star of the film Weird Science (1985).
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Peter Coffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Peter Coffin

Age: 47

Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Peter Coffin (born 1972, Berkeley, California, United States) is an artist based in New York City. Coffin's work is exhibited internationally and featured in several prominent collections. Peter ...more
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John A. Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Computer Network Engineer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

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Emily Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Bobsleigher

Age: 35

Birthplace: Chico, California

Emily Azevedo (born April 28, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2002. She won two medals in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event at the FIBT World Championships with a ...more
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Carl Sassenrath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Computer scientist

Age: 62

Birthplace: California

Carl Sassenrath (born 1957 in California) is an architect of operating systems and computer languages. He brought multitasking to personal computers in 1985 with the creation of the Amiga ...more
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Chi Cheng is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Bassist, Poet, Musician

Age: Dec. at 43 (1970-2013)

Birthplace: Stockton, California

Chi Ling Dai Cheng (July 15, 1970 – April 13, 2013) was an American musician and poet, best known as the bassist for the American alternative metal band Deftones. His career ended in 2008, when ...more
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Alvin S. White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni

Age: Dec. at 88 (1918-2006)

Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Alvin Swauger "Al" White (December 9, 1918 – April 29, 2006) was an American test pilot and mechanical engineer. He flew the maiden flights of both XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft, the first ...more
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J. T. O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Burbank, California

John Thomas O'Sullivan (born August 25, 1979) is an American former professional gridiron football quarterback and is the current head football coach of Patrick Henry High School (California) ...more
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Jackie Speier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 68

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier (; born May 14, 1950) is an American politician who currently serves as U.S. Representative for California's 14th congressional district, serving in Congress ...more