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Famous Villanova University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Villanova University and be of some renown.

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

List features Bradley Cooper, Toby Keith and other famous Wildcats from the Nova Nation.

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

Take a look at these notable Villanova University graduates. So many famous Villanova alums.
  • Toby Keith1

    Toby Keith

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceClinton, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and...  more

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  • Bradley Cooper2

    Bradley Cooper

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been...  more

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  • Maria Bello3

    Maria Bello

    Activist, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her many film roles...  more

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  • Howie Long4

    Howie Long

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Howard Matthew Moses Long (born January 6, 1960) is an American former National Football...  more

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  • Andrew M. Allen5


    BirthplaceRichboro, Pennsylvania

    Andrew Michael "Andy" Allen (born 4 August 1955) is a retired American astronaut. A former...  more
  • Ed Rendell6

    Ed Rendell

    Politician, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Edward Gene Rendell (; born January 5, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, politician,...  more
  • Richard Trumka7

    Richard Trumka



    BirthplaceNemacolin, Pennsylvania

    Richard Louis Trumka (born July 24, 1949) is an organized labor leader in the United States....  more
  • Jim Croce8

    Jim Croce

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 30 (1943-1973)


    James Joseph Croce (; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock...  more

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  • Jamie Hyneman9

    Jamie Hyneman

    Television producer, Special Effects Technician


    BirthplaceMarshall, Michigan, United States of America

    James Franklin Hyneman (born September 25, 1956) is an American special effects expert who is...  more

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  • Jon Polito10

    Jon Polito

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American character actor and...  more

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  • Barbara Harris11

    Barbara Harris

    Barbara Clementine Harris (born June 12, 1930) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal...  more
  • James F Orr III12
    hairman of the Rockefeller Foundation since December 2000, Orr in 1995 first became a trustee...  more
  • Michael Steele13

    Michael Steele

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceAndrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States of America

    Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American conservative political...  more
  • John Joseph O'Connor14

    AgeDec. at 80 (1920-2000)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Joseph O'Connor (January 15, 1920 – May 3, 2000) was an American prelate of the Catholic...  more
  • Jill Biden15

    Jill Biden

    Professor, Teacher


    BirthplaceHammonton, New Jersey, United States of America

    Jill Tracy Biden (née Jacobs, previously Stevenson; born June 3, 1951) is an American educator...  more
  • William J. Fallon16

    William J. Fallon

    William Joseph Fallon (born December 30, 1944) is a retired United States Navy four-star...  more
  • John G. Rowland17

    John G. Rowland

    Politician, Legislator


    BirthplaceWaterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

    John Grosvenor Rowland (born May 24, 1957) is an American politician, author, and convicted...  more
  • Tim Donaghy18



    Tim Donaghy (; born January 7, 1967) is a former professional basketball referee who worked in...  more
  • Leonard J. Gatti19

    Leonard J. Gatti

    Accountant, Businessperson
    Leonard J. Gatti serves as Vice President, Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation....  more
  • William J. Martini20

    William J. Martini

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    William J. "Bill" Martini (born February 10, 1947 in Passaic, New Jersey) is a Senior United...  more
  • Patrick Kerins21

    Patrick Kerins

    Venture capitalist
    Patrick joined NEA in 2006 as General Partner focusing on a broad range of information...  more
  • Jerramiah Healy22

    Jerramiah Healy



    Jerramiah T. Healy (born December 16, 1950) is a New Jersey based politician who served as the...  more
  • Marjorie Rendell23

    Marjorie Rendell

    Judge, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Marjorie "Midge" Osterlund Rendell (born February 13, 1947) is a Senior United States Circuit...  more
  • Buddy Cianci24

    Buddy Cianci

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci Jr. (, see-AN-see; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaŋtʃi],...  more
  • Brian Westbrook25

    Brian Westbrook

    American football player


    BirthplaceFort Washington, Maryland, United States of America

    Brian Collins Westbrook (born September 2, 1979) is a former American football running back...  more

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