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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 Aamer Haleem 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 affairs program The Point ...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 Lorne Michaels, CM is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series, and The Tonight

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Abdulaziz Sachedina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Professor 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 Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Spokesperson, Film Producer, Actor Donald McNichol Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans 50 years. Sutherland is well known for playing a diverse range of characters, both leading and supporting, in acclaimed ...more

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Charles E. Saunders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Educator, Musician, Agronomist Sir Charles Edward Saunders, FRSC was a Canadian agronomist. He was the inventor of Marquis Wheat. Born in London, Canada West, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in ...more

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Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won ...more

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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 Jeffrey Skoll, OC is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. With an estimated net worth of $US 3.8 billion, Skoll was ...more

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Adel Sedra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Adel Sedra 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 John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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James Hillier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Inventor James Hillier, OC was a Canadian-born scientist and inventor who designed and built, with Albert Prebus, the first successful high-resolution electron microscope in North America in 1938.

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Mario Silva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Politician Mário Silva is an international legal scholar and former Canadian politician. Silva served as a Canadian Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2011. He began his political career as a Toronto ...more

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Bert Archer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Journalist, Writer Bert Archer is a Canadian author, journalist, travel writer, essayist and critic. Archer was born in Montreal and lived in Calgary and Vancouver before attending St. Michael's University School ...more

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Ahmad Kutty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Ahmad Kutty Shaikh Ahmad Kutty, is a prominent North American Islamic scholar. He is currently senior resident Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and has taught at Emanuel College of the ...more

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Ember Swift is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Singer-songwriter Ember Swift 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 released her first self-titled ...more

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Alan Boraas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Professor Alan S. Boraas 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 of the Cook Inlet area ...more

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Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Actor Gail Kim-Irvine is a Canadian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, model and actress of Korean descent currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. She also worked with ...more

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...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 David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror ...more

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Dafydd Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Astronaut, Physician Dafydd Rhys "Dave" Williams OC is a Canadian physician and a retired CSA astronaut. Williams was a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions. His first spaceflight, STS-90 in ...more

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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 Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as Chief Astronaut for the ...more

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Scott Speedman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor Robert Scott Speedman, better known as Scott Speedman, is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for playing Ben Covington in the coming-of-age drama television series Felicity ...more

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Michael Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat Michael Holcombe Wilson, PC CC is a Canadian diplomat, politician and business leader. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wilson attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of ...more

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

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Robert Goulet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Robert Gerard Goulet was an American singer and actor of French Canadian ancestry and Canadian upbringing and training after birth in Massachusetts. He originated the role of Lancelot in the ...more

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Paul Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Paul Kenneth Bernardo, also known as Paul Jason Teale, is a Canadian serial killer and rapist, known for the highly publicized sexual assaults and murders he committed with his wife Karla ...more

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Dashan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Dashan is the Chinese stage name adopted by Canadian Mark Henry Rowswell, CM who works as a freelance performer in People's Republic of China. Relatively unknown in the West, Dashan is the most ...more

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Gerald Bull is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Scientist, Engineer Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian engineer who developed long-range artillery. He moved from project to project in his quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece, to ...more

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Laurier LaPierre is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Historian Laurier L. LaPierre, OC, was a Canadian Senator professor, broadcaster, journalist and author. He was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. Fluently bilingual, LaPierre was best known for ...more

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Sergio Marchionne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson Sergio Marchionne is an Italian-Canadian executive widely known for his turnaround of the Italian automotive group Fiat and, more recently, for managing the US automotive group Chrysler from ...more

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Ian Scott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Politician Ian Gilmour Scott, OC was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1992 who represented the downtown Toronto ridings of St. ...more

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Lloyd Bochner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor Lloyd Wolfe Bochner was a Canadian actor.

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Dionne Brand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was Toronto's third Poet Laureate from September 2009 to November 2012.

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Walter Stewart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Journalist Walter Douglas Stewart was an outspoken Canadian writer, editor and journalism educator, a veteran of newspapers and magazines and author of more than twenty books, several of them bestsellers. ...more

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David Secter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director David Secter is a Canadian film director. He is best known for the 1965 film Winter Kept Us Warm, the first English Canadian film ever screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Widely considered a ...more

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William Hutt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor William Ian DeWitt Hutt, CC OOnt MM was a Canadian actor of stage, television and film. Hutt's distinguished career spanned more than fifty years and won him many accolades and awards. While his ...more

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William Hare is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
William Hare is a philosopher whose writings deal primarily with problems in philosophy of education. He attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, 1955–62. After receiving his B.A. from the ...more

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Scott Symons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Novelist, Writer Hugh Brennan Scott Symons, known professionally as Scott Symons, was a Canadian writer. He was most noted for his novels Place d'Armes and Civic Square, among the first works of LGBT literature ...more

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Ryan North is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Programmer, Cartoonist Ryan M. North is a Canadian writer, computer programmer, and occasional songwriter who is the creator and author of Dinosaur Comics, and co-creator of Whispered Apologies and Happy Dog the Happy ...more

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Allan Levine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Allan Levine Author, Writer Allan Levine is a Canadian author from Winnipeg, Manitoba, known mainly for his award-winning non-fiction and historical mystery writing.

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Nima Arkani-Hamed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Educator Nima Arkani-Hamed is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist with interests in high-energy physics, string theory and cosmology. Arkani-Hamed is now on the faculty at the Institute for ...more

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William Lyon Mackenzie King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Author William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG, also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime ...more

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Margaret Atwood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Activist, Poet, Literary critic Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias ...more

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Paul Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and composer who has been David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick since

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Alvin Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Alvin Rakoff is a Canadian film and television director who has spent the bulk of his career in England and directed more than 100 television plays, as well as a dozen feature films and numerous ...more

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Howard Hampton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Lawyer Howard George Hampton is a former politician who was a Member of Provincial Parliament for the province of Ontario. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, from 1987 to 2011 as ...more

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Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Physician, Speed Skater Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team. Koss is currently ranked as number 16 on the all time speed skating world cup ...more

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Walter Kohn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Physicist, Educator, Chemist Walter Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the ...more

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Raymond Massey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Toronto Alumni
Actor Raymond Hart Massey was a Canadian/American actor.