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List Rules People 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.
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Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Toby Keith Covel, best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's ...more
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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more
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Maria Bello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Actor
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the movies Permanent Midnight, Payback, Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, Thank You for Smoking, and The Jane Austen Book Club. On ...more
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Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Actor, American football player
Howard Matthew Moses "Howie" Long is an American former National Football League defensive end and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is currently a ...more
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Andrew M. Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Astronaut
Andrew Michael "Andy" Allen is a retired American astronaut. A former Marine aviator and Lieutenant Colonel, he worked as a test pilot before joining NASA in 1987. He flew three Space ...more
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Ed Rendell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer
Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell is an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, from 2003 to 2011. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor ...more
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Victoria Zdrok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model
Victoria Nika Zdrok is an actress, author, and model of Ukrainian origin. She is Playboy's Playmate for October 1994. In June 2002 she became Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month, later being ...more
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Richard Trumka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician
Richard Louis Trumka is an organized labor leader in the United States. He was elected President of the AFL-CIO on September 16, 2009, at the labor federation's convention in Pittsburgh, ...more
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Jim Croce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
James Joseph "Jim" Croce was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and ...more
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Jamie Hyneman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Television producer, Special Effects Technician, Actor
James Franklin "Jamie" Hyneman is an American special effects expert and the co-host of the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage. He is also the owner of M5 Industries, ...more
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Jon Polito is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Jon Polito is an American actor and voice artist.
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Barbara Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Barbara Harris
Barbara Clementine Harris was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion.
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James F Orr III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
hairman of the Rockefeller Foundation since December 2000, Orr in 1995 first became a trustee of the global foundation. From May 2000 to December 2001, Orr was president and chief executive ...more
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Michael Steele is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael Stephen Steele is an American politician and MSNBC political analyst as of May 2011. Steele served as the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee from ...more
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John Joseph O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Chaplain
John Joseph O'Connor was an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of New York from 1984 until his death in 2000, and was created a cardinal in 1985. He previously ...more
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Jill Biden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Professor, Teacher
Jill Tracy Biden is an American educator and, as the wife of the 47th and current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is the Second Lady of the United States. She was born in Hammonton, New Jersey, ...more
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William J. Fallon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
William J. Fallon
William Joseph Fallon is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who retired after serving for over 41 years. His last military assignment was as Commander, U.S. Central Command from ...more
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John G. Rowland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician, Legislator
John Grosvenor Rowland is an American former politician and twice convicted felon. He was the 86th Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004; as a politician, he was a member of the Republican ...more
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Tim Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Referee
Tim Donaghy is a former professional basketball referee who worked in the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons, from 1994 to 2007. During his career in the NBA, Donaghy officiated in ...more
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Leonard J. Gatti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson
Leonard J. Gatti serves as Vice President, Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation.
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William J. Martini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
William J. "Bill" Martini is a Senior United States district court judge of the District of New Jersey, having been in active service from November 14, 2002 to February 10, 2015. ...more
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Patrick Kerins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Venture capitalist
Patrick joined NEA in 2006 as General Partner focusing on a broad range of information technology investments with particular emphasis on enterprise software, network infrastructure and Internet ...more
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Jerramiah Healy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician
Jerramiah T. Healy is a New Jersey based politician who served as the 48th mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey serving from 2004-2013. He ran for the unexpired term of the late Glenn D. Cunningham ...more
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Marjorie Rendell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Marjorie Osterlund Rendell is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a former First Lady of Pennsylvania. In 2003, she was named to the PoliticsPA list ...more
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Buddy Cianci is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. is an American lawyer, convicted felon, conservative radio talk show host, politician & political commentator who served as the mayor of ...more