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Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni

Updated November 15, 2019 24.1k views254 items

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?”
  • Dian Fossey1

    Dian Fossey

    Anthropologist, Researcher

    AgeDec. at 53 (1932-1985)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Dian Fossey (; January 16, 1932 – c. December 26, 1985) was an American primatologist and...  more

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    #379 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#4 of 14 Scientists Who Accidentally Paid for Their Research with Their Lives

  • Martin Yan2

    Martin Yan

    TV chef, Chef


    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Martin Yan (Chinese: 甄文達, Zhen Wenda; born 22 December 1948) is a Chinese-American chef and...  more

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    #23 of 38 Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You#30 of 54 The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

  • Kimberly Guilfoyle3

    Kimberly Guilfoyle

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle () (born March 9, 1969) is an American television news personality and...  more

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    #81 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits#826 of 1,267 Test 18- The Most Beautiful Women in the World

  • Tracy Caldwell Dyson4

    Tracy Caldwell Dyson

    Physicist, Chemist


    BirthplaceArcadia, California

    Tracy Caldwell Dyson (born Tracy Ellen Caldwell; August 14, 1969) is an American chemist and...  more
  • Stephen Robinson5

    Stephen Robinson

    Flight engineer, Astronaut


    BirthplaceSacramento, California

    Stephen Kern Robinson (born October 26, 1955, in Sacramento, California) is a former NASA...  more
  • Adam Duritz6

    Adam Duritz

    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Adam Fredric Duritz (born August 1, 1964) is an American musician, songwriter, record...  more

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    #8 of 15 Rock Stars of the 1990s: Where Are They Now?#191 of 303 The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters

  • Angela E. Oh7

    Angela E. Oh

    Writer, Social activist


    Angela E. Oh (born 1955) is an attorney, teacher, and public lecturer best known for her role...  more
  • John Morrison8


    John Randall Hennigan (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, actor and...  more

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    #151 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#74 of 188 WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

  • Urijah Faber9

    Urijah Faber

    Actor, Martial artist


    BirthplaceIsla Vista, California, United States of America

    Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and actor who...  more

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    #46 of 145 The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time#22 of 42 The Best MMA Fighters from United States

  • Howard A. Stone10


    Howard Alvin Stone (born January 19, 1960) is the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon...  more
  • Ann Veneman11
    Ann Margaret Veneman (born June 29, 1949) was the Executive Director of UNICEF from 2005 to...  more
  • 12

    Darrell Steinberg

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Darrell Steven Steinberg (born October 15, 1959) is an American politician and attorney who is...  more
  • Riley P. Bechtel13

    Riley P. Bechtel



    Riley Peart Bechtel (CBE) (born March 25, 1952) is an American billionaire heir and...  more
  • Clint Bolick14

    Clint Bolick

    Author, Lawyer


    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    Clint Bolick (born December 26, 1957) is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court....  more
  • 15

    Sal Viscuso

    Painter, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Sal Viscuso (born October 5, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor....  more
  • 16
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith17

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith

    Actor, Teacher


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith (born June 29, 1969) is an American academic and former actor best known...  more
  • 18

    Peter Coffin

    Peter Coffin (born 1972, Berkeley, California, United States) is an artist based in New York...  more
  • 19

    John A. Kilpatrick

    Computer Network Engineer


    BirthplaceSacramento, California

  • 20

    Emily Azevedo



    BirthplaceChico, California

    Emily Azevedo (born April 28, 1983) is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2002. She...  more
  • Carl Sassenrath21

    Carl Sassenrath

    Computer scientist



    Carl Sassenrath (born 1957 in California) is an architect of operating systems and computer...  more
  • Chi Cheng22

    Chi Cheng

    Bassist, Poet

    AgeDec. at 43 (1970-2013)

    BirthplaceStockton, California

    Chi Ling Dai Cheng (July 15, 1970 – April 13, 2013) was an American musician and poet, best...  more
  • Alvin S. White23
    Alvin Swauger "Al" White (December 9, 1918 – April 29, 2006) was an American test pilot and...  more
  • J. T. O'Sullivan24

    J. T. O'Sullivan

    American football player


    BirthplaceBurbank, California

    John Thomas O'Sullivan (born August 25, 1979) is an American former professional gridiron...  more
  • Jackie Speier25

    Jackie Speier

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier (; born May 14, 1950) is an American politician who currently...  more