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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 () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and businesswoman. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two ...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 (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy ...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 (born September 2, 1950) is an American television producer, legal analyst, celebrity reporter, and former lawyer. He is the founder of celebrity news website TMZ, and the ...more
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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician
Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known ...more

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Leroy Chiao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist, Engineer
Leroy Chiao (born August 28, 1960) is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle ...more
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Benjamin Bratt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Benjamin Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is a Peruvian-American actor, producer and activist. Bratt gained exposure through his supporting roles in Bright Angel (1990), Demolition Man (1993), ...more

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Joseph M. Acaba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Mathematician, Astronaut, Scientist
Joseph Michael "Joe" Acabá (born May 17, 1967) is an American educator, hydrogeologist, and NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be ...more
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Eric Roth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter
Eric R. Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994), The Insider (1999), ...more

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Bob Yari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer
Bob Yari (Persian: باب یاری‎; born May 30, 1961) is an Iranian-born American film producer.
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Reza Aslan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer
Reza Aslan (Persian: رضا اصلان‎, IPA: [ˈɾezɒː æsˈlɒːn]; born May 3, 1972) is an Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, writer, and television host. He has written three books on ...more

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Alexei Filippenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
Alexei Vladimir "Alex" Filippenko (; born July 25, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Filippenko graduated from ...more
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Bahar Soomekh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Activist, Actor
Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Crash and the Saw franchise.

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Ralph Larkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Ralph Wild Larkin (born May 27, 1940) is an American sociologist and research consultant. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis (1979), Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social ...more
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Alan Lang is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Valerie Lynn Baker Fairbank (born June 25, 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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Charles Garabedian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Artist
Charles Garabedian (Armenian: Չարլզ Կարապետյան, December 29, 1923 – February 11, 2016) was an American-Armenian artist known for his paintings and drawings rich in references to Greek and ...more
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Jerry Trainor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
Gerald William Trainor (born January 21, 1977) is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is known for his roles in the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh (as "Crazy" Steve), ...more
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Larry Estrada is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Software Engineer, Computer scientist
Grady Booch (born February 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. He is recognized ...more
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Ryan Garver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Software Architect
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Max Rible Kaehn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Programmer
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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Baseball player
Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and musician. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San ...more
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Orlando Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Molecular Biologist, Professor
Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider (born April 15, 1961) is an American molecular biologist and Nobel laureate. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor, and ...more

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Jim Rome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, Santa Barbara Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Actor
James Phillip Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by CBS Sports Radio. Broadcasting from a studio near Los Angeles, California, Rome hosts The Jim ...more