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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
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain ...more
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Martin Yan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
TV chef, Chef
Martin Yan is a Chinese-born Hong Kong-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
Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle is an American cable news personality and one of the co-hosts of the programs The Five and Outnumbered on the Fox News Channel. She is a contributor to The O'Reilly Factor ...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
Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition ...more
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Stephen Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut
Stephen Kern Robinson 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
Adam Fredric Duritz is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is best known for his role as frontman and vocalist for the rock band Counting Crows, in which he ...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
Angela E. Oh 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 on President ...more
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John Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Wrestler
John Randall Hennigan is an American professional wrestler and actor, who is best known for his work in WWE where he was better known by his ring names John Morrison and Johnny Nitro. He is ...more
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Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Actor, Martial artist
Urijah Christopher Faber is an American mixed martial artist, fighting as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC 19 on March ...more
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Howard A. Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Scientist
Howard Alvin Stone is the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His field of research is in fluid mechanics, ...more
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Ann Veneman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Ann Margaret Veneman was the Executive Director of UNICEF from 2005 to 2010. Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Previously, Veneman was the ...more
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Darrell Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Darrell Steven Steinberg is a Democratic politician from Sacramento, California. He was California Senate President pro Tempore and the leader of the majority party in the California State ...more
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Riley P. Bechtel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Businessperson
Riley Peart Bechtel is an American heir and businessman. He serves as the Chairman of the Bechtel Corporation.
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Clint Bolick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Author, Lawyer
Clint Bolick is the Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He co-founded the Institute for Justice, where he was the Vice President and Director of ...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
Sal Viscuso is an American actor. His most notable role was as the uncredited, unseen P.A. system announcer in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H. He also made several one-shot appearances as ...more
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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
Ilan Mitchell-Smith is an American academic and former actor best known as the co-star of the film Weird Science.
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Peter Coffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Peter Coffin
Peter Coffin is an artist based in New York City. His work is exhibited internationally and features in several prominent collections. Peter Coffin is currently collaborating with Al Jaffee ...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
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Emily Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Bobsleigher
Emily Azevedo 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 silver in 2007 and a ...more
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Carl Sassenrath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Computer scientist
Carl Sassenrath is an architect of operating systems and computer languages. He brought multitasking to personal computers in 1985 with the creation of the Amiga Computer operating system ...more
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Chi Cheng is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Bassist, Poet, Musician
Chi Cheng was an American musician, best known as the bassist for the American alternative metal band Deftones. His career came to an abrupt halt in 2008, when he was involved in a serious ...more
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Alvin S. White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Alvin Swauger White was an American test pilot, engineer, and a USAF astronaut. He flew the maiden flights of both XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft, the first 2,000 mph flight, and all subsequent Mach 3 ...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
John Thomas "J. T." O'Sullivan is a former professional gridiron football quarterback from 2002 to 2012. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL ...more
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Jackie Speier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, Davis Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier is the U.S. Representative for California's 14th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2008. She is a member of the Democratic ...more