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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of San Diego and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Phil Mickelson and Jim Parsons.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of San Diego?” and “Which celebrities are University of San Diego alumni?”

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Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Jim Parsons Actor, Voice acting James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant ...more

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Theo Epstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Theo Epstein Theo Nathaniel Epstein is the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. On November 25, 2002, he became the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when the Boston Red ...more

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Mario Testino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Mario Testino Photographer Mario Testino OBE is a Peruvian fashion photographer. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. His career highpoint came in 1997 when he was chosen by Princess ...more

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Craig Venter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Craig Venter Geneticist, Biologist, Entrepreneur John Craig Venter is an American biochemist, geneticist, and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and the first to transfect a cell with a synthetic ...more

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Shelley Berkley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Shelley Berkley Politician, Lawyer Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley was the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999 until 2013. In 2012, she was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. ...more

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Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Pat Quinn Coach John Brian Patrick Quinn, OC was a Canadian ice hockey player, head coach, and executive. Known by the nickname "The Big Irishman", he coached for the National Hockey League's ...more

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George Thomas Coker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
George Thomas Coker George Thomas Coker is a retired US Navy Commander, honored with the Navy Cross for his leadership as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, and a Distinguished Eagle Scout noted for his ...more

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Robert Mitinger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Robert Mitinger American football player, Lawyer Robert Bray Mitinger was a professional football player, attorney and civic leader.

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Liam E. McGee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Liam E. McGee Businessperson Liam E. McGee is president of the Consumer Small Business Bank for Bank of America.

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Dave Camp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Dave Camp Politician, Lawyer David Lee "Dave" Camp is an American politician who has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015. Camp represented Michigan's 4th ...more

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Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Mike Brown Basketball Coach, Coach Michael “Mike” Brown is an American basketball coach. He is the former head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association. He has also coached the Los Angeles Lakers, ...more

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Dave Cox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Dave Cox Insurance broker, Politician David E. Cox was an American politician from Holdenville, Oklahoma. A Republican, he served as a California State Senator, representing the 1st district from December 2004 until his death in ...more

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Frances Townsend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Frances Townsend Politician, Lawyer Frances M. Fragos Townsend is the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush and TV personality. Townsend was appointed to this position by President Bush on May ...more

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Robert Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Robert Kardashian Businessperson, Lawyer Robert George Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman. He gained national recognition as O. J. Simpson's friend and defense attorney during Simpson's 1995 murder trial. He had four ...more

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Chris Bauer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Chris Bauer Actor Mark Christopher "Chris" Bauer is an American film and television actor. Bauer's work includes roles in 8mm, The Devil's Advocate, The Conspirator, and Snow White: A Tale of Terror. ...more

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Lynn Schenk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Lynn Schenk Politician Lynn Schenk is a former American Democratic politician from the state of California. She served one term in the United States House of Representatives, from 1993 to 1995. Schenk was born in ...more

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Johnathan Ingram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Johnathan Ingram American football player Johnathan Jerome Ingram is an American football offensive lineman for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. He was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free ...more

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Andrew Firestone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Andrew Firestone Businessperson, TV Personality Andrew Boulton Firestone is an American TV reality show personality. He is the son of Brooks Firestone, a grandson of Leonard Firestone, and a great-grandson of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ...more

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Jason Keep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Jason Keep Jason Beau Keep is a professional basketball player previously in the Philippine Basketball Association who played as an import for the Welcoat Dragons. He was not drafted in the 2003 NBA Draft. ...more

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Brady Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Brady Clark Baseball player Brady William Clark is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Brady is a class of 1991 graduate of Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon and 1996 graduate of the University of San Diego, ...more

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Eric Musselman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Eric Musselman Coach Eric Patrick Musselman is an American basketball coach who is the current head coach at the University of Nevada, Reno. The son of former NBA head coach Bill Musselman, Eric Musselman was a head ...more

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Brian Matusz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Brian Matusz Baseball player Brian Robert Matusz is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.

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Ethan Watts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Ethan Watts Ethan Mahoney Watts is a former American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men's national volleyball team that finished in ninth place at the 1996 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Heather Raffo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Heather Raffo Actor, Writer, Playwright Heather Raffo is a Lucille Lortel Award-winning Iraqi American playwright and actress, best known for her leading role in the one-woman play 9 Parts of Desire.

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Josh Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Josh Johnson American football player Joshua Johnson is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL ...more

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Michael Gasperson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Michael Gasperson American football player Michael Gasperson is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season in 2007. He was signed by the Eagles as an ...more

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Donald Gibb is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Donald Gibb Actor Donald Richard Gibb, sometimes credited as Don Gibb, is an American actor with an imposing 6 ft-4 in frame, best known for his roles as the hulking, dimwitted fraternity brother "Ogre" ...more

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Mike Caso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Mike Caso Mike Caso is an American soccer player, currently without a team.

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Mike DiMuro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Mike DiMuro Umpire Michael Ryan DiMuro is an umpire in Major League Baseball. In 1997, DiMuro briefly became the first American umpire to work in Japanese baseball. On May 29, 2010, DiMuro was the home plate ...more

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Anthony Slama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Anthony Slama Baseball player Anthony Thomas Slama is a professional baseball relief pitcher who is a free agent. He is 6'3", and weighs 207 lbs., and bats and throws right-handed. He previously played in Major League ...more

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Thomas Breitling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Thomas Breitling Entrepreneur, Film Producer Thomas Breitling is an American entrepreneur.

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Mike Whitmarsh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Mike Whitmarsh Michael John "Mike" Whitmarsh was an American volleyball player, who won the silver medal in the men's inaugural beach volleyball tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics, partnering ...more

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Jon Bialecki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni

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Ryan Guy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Ryan Guy Footballer Ryan Guy is a Guamanian international footballer who currently without a club.

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John Wathan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
John Wathan Baseball player John David Wathan is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager for the Kansas City Royals. In 1982, he stole 36 bases, breaking the single-season record for catchers set by Ray Schalk ...more

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Alec Musser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Alec Musser Actor Alec Musser is an American fitness model and actor. Musser was raised on the east coast in New Jersey and Connecticut, before moving to San Diego where he eventually attended the University of ...more

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Juan Vargas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Juan Vargas Politician, Lawyer Juan C. Vargas is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for California's 51st congressional district since 2013. The district includes all of Imperial County as well as the ...more

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Steve Poltz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Steve Poltz Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Steve Poltz is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for his collaborations with singer Jewel, ...more

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Maggie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Maggie Dixon Coach Margaret Mary "Maggie" Dixon was an American collegiate women's basketball coach.

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Lowell C. McAdam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Lowell C. McAdam Businessperson Lowell McAdam is the chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications Inc..

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Thomas J. Whelan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Thomas J. Whelan Judge Thomas J. Whelan is a Senior United States district court judge

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Cade Courtley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Cade Courtley Television Show Host, Television producer, Screenwriter Christopher "Cade" Courtley is a former American TV show host. He was the host of Spike TV's and Discovery Channel's show Surviving Disaster. He was also the author of a book, entitled ...more

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Salvatore J. Cordileone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Salvatore J. Cordileone Salvatore Joseph Cordileone is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and the archbishop of San Francisco, California. Cordileone is chairman of the United States Conference of ...more

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Ross C. Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Ross C. Goodman Personal injury lawyer, Lawyer Ross C. Goodman is an American attorney noted for handling high-profile cases. He is the son of Oscar B. Goodman, Las Vegas, Nevada Mayor for 12 years, who was succeeded by his wife Carolyn ...more

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Judy McDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Judy McDonald Comedian Judy McDonald is a US comedian. She studied at the University of San Diego. She worked though college at KFMB AM/FM/TV studios. She has also worked for the Republican National Convention, the ...more

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Corey Belser is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Corey Belser Corey Belser is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Sioux Falls Skyforce o the NBA Development League. Standing at 6 ft 6.75 in, he played at ...more

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Lorenzo Fertitta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Lorenzo Fertitta Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur Lorenzo Joseph Fertitta is an American entrepreneur, casino executive and sports promoter. Fertitta resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Teresa and three children.

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Heidi Watney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Heidi Watney Journalist Heidi Watney is an American sportscaster. She is a host and reporter for MLB Network. A graduate of the University of San Diego, her past sportscasting experience includes roles at New England ...more

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Gyno Pomare is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Gyno Pomare Leonardo "Gyno" Pomare is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing professionally with the Iwate Big Bulls of the Japanese Professional League.

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Todd Gloria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of San Diego Alumni
Todd Gloria Todd Rex Gloria is an American elected official in San Diego, California. He served as the interim Mayor of San Diego after the resignation of former mayor Bob Filner in August 2013. His term as ...more