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

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

Alumni range from Stana Katic to Bruce Lee.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Toronto?” and “Which celebrities are University of Toronto alumni?”
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Aamer Haleem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Aamer Haleem Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Aamer Haleem (born 16 September 1975) is a Canadian radio and television personality, who was a co-host of the Vancouver edition of CTV Morning Live. He has hosted the weekday afternoon current ...more
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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 74

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944), is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live ...more

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Abdulaziz Sachedina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Professor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Tanzania

Abdulaziz Sachedina is Professor and IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has been a professor for 33 years, beginning in 1975. He annually teaches ...more
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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the ...more

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Spokesperson, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 83

Donald McNichol Sutherland, (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen ...more

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Charles E. Saunders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Educator, Musician, Agronomist

Age: Dec. at 70 (1867-1937)

Birthplace: London, Canada

Sir Charles Edward Saunders, (February 2, 1867 – July 25, 1937) was a Canadian agronomist. He was the inventor of the 'Marquis' wheat cultivar. Saunders Secondary School in London, Ontario is ...more
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Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 39

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Jeffrey Skoll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Internet Entrepreneur

Age: 54

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He was the first employee and subsequently first president of eBay, eventually ...more
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Adel Sedra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Adel Sedra

Age: 75

Birthplace: Egypt

Adel S. Sedra is an Egyptian Canadian electrical engineer and professor.
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John Kenneth Galbraith ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 98 (1908-2006)

Birthplace: Iona Station, Ontario, Canada

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James Hillier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Americas, Brantford

James Hillier, (August 22, 1915 – January 15, 2007) was a Canadian-American scientist and inventor who designed and built, with Albert Prebus, the first successful high-resolution electron ...more
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Mario Silva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Politician

Age: 52

Birthplace: World Ocean, Archipelago of the Azores, Atlantic Ocean, Portugal, Azores

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Bert Archer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Journalist, Writer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Bert Archer (born April 16, 1968) is a Canadian author, journalist, travel writer, essayist and critic. Archer was born in Montreal and lived in Calgary and Vancouver. He attended St. Michael's ...more
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Ahmad Kutty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Ahmad Kutty

Age: 73

Birthplace: Kerala, India

Shaikh Ahmad Kutty (born 1946 in Valanchery, Kerala, India), is a prominent North American Islamic scholar. He is currently senior resident Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto ...more
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Ember Swift is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Singer-songwriter

Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

Ember Swift (born in Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been writing songs since she was nine years old and performing since she was ten. In 1996, she ...more
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Alan Boraas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Professor

Age: 71

Alan S. Boraas (born April 15, 1947) is a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska. He is known for his research into the culture, history, and archaeology of the peoples ...more
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Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Actor

Age: 42

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Roberta Bondar Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut

Age: 73

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Roberta Bondar (; born December 4, 1945) is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. After more than a decade as head of an international space medicine research team ...more

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David Cronenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 75

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Dafydd Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Astronaut, Physician

Age: 64

Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada

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Alan Henry Tallmeister ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Alan Henry Tallmeister Physician
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Julie Payette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Julie Payette (born October 20, 1963) is the Governor General of Canada, the 29th officeholder since Canadian Confederation. On July 13, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Queen ...more
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Scott Speedman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Michael Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

Age: 81

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Researcher, Writer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Walkerton, Ontario, Canada

Michael John Adams is a Canadian writer and public opinion researcher. He is co-founder of the Environics Research Group and is now President of the Environics Group.