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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of California, Santa Barbara?” and “Which celebrities are University of California, Santa Barbara alumni?”
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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Model
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the ...more
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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of ...more
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Harvey Levin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Television producer
Harvey Robert Levin is an American television producer, lawyer, legal analyst and a celebrity reporter. He is the founder of celebrity gossip website TMZ.com and producer of Famous in 12, a 2014 ...more
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Tera Patrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model, Actor
Tera Patrick is the stage name of an American actress and model. Patrick is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for February 2000 and is an inductee for the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician
Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the folk rock, soft rock, and ...more
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Leroy Chiao is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer
Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three shuttle flights, and was the commander of ...more
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Benjamin Bratt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Benjamin Bratt is an American actor. He is best known for his role as NYPD Detective Rey Curtis on the legal drama series Law & Order and his appearances in the movies Miss Congeniality, ...more
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Joseph M. Acaba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Mathematician, Astronaut, Scientist
Joseph Michael "Joe" Acaba is an educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut ...more
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Eric Roth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter
Eric Roth is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump. He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider, ...more
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Bob Yari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer
Bob Yari is an Iranian-American film producer. Yari was born in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York City, and studied cinematography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Producers of ...more
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Reza Aslan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer
Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American writer, scholar of religious studies and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of American Academy of ...more
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Alexei Filippenko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
Alexei Vladimir "Alex" Filippenko is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Filippenko graduated from Dos Pueblos High School ...more
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Bahar Soomekh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Activist, Actor
Bahar Soomekh is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.
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Ralph Larkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Ralph Wild Larkin is an American sociologist and research consultant. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis, Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements, and ...more
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Alan Lang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Alan Lang serves as Vice President, Engineering at Business.com, where he is responsible for managing all technology functions including development, operations, quality assurance, project ...more
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Valerie Baker Fairbank is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Valerie Lynn Baker Fairbank is a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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Charles Garabedian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Artist
Charles Garabedian is an American artist known for his imaginative paintings and drawings rich in references to Greek and Chinese symbolism. His detailed artwork reveals a deeply personal world ...more
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Jerry Trainor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
Gerald William "Jerry" Trainor is an American actor, widely known for playing Crazy Steve on Drake & Josh and Spencer Shay on iCarly. He also voiced the title character Dudley ...more
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Larry Estrada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Dr. Lawrence J. Estrada is Director of American Cultural Studies and Associate Professor at Fairhaven College, Western Washington University. He is responsible for the administration and ...more
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Grady Booch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Software Engineer, Computer scientist
Grady Booch is an American software engineer, best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. He is recognized internationally for his innovative ...more
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Ryan Garver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Software Architect
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Max Rible Kaehn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Programmer
"Max Rible Kaehn" is my married name; I was "Max Rible" as a bachelor.
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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Baseball player
Barry William Zito is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has also previously played in ...more
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Orlando Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Basketball player
Orlando Vincent Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.
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Carol W. Greider is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Molecular Biologist, Professor
Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is an American molecular biologist. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics ...more