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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?”

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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, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking, and The ...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

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Brian Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
American football player Brian Collins Westbrook is a retired American football running back who played for nine seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of ...more

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George B. Crist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
George B. Crist George B. Crist is a retired four-star General of the United States Marine Corps and was the first Marine to be designated as a Unified Commander — serving as Commander in Chief, United States ...more

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Randy Foye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Basketball player Randy Foye is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played collegiately at Villanova University. He was ...more

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Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Lawyer Major General Charles J. Dunlap Jr. retired in February 2010 as the Deputy Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

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Anthony Zinni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Anthony Zinni Anthony Charles Zinni is a retired United States Marine Corps general and a former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command. In 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the ...more

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Don McLean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter Donald "Don" McLean is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent". "At ...more

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Mickey Vernon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Baseball player James Barton "Mickey" Vernon was an American Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Braves, and ...more

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Dawn Marie Addiego is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Lawyer Dawn Marie Addiego is an American Republican politician who represents the 8th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate. She previously served in the General Assembly from January 8, 2008 ...more

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John L. Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
John LeRoy Hennessy is an American computer scientist, academician, and businessman. Hennessy is one of the founders of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. as well as Atheros and is the tenth President ...more

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Michael J. Stack III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Lawyer Michael Joseph 'Mike' Stack III is an American politician who is the 33rd and current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. A Democrat, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, ...more

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Tim Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Basketball player Timothy Mark "Tim" Thomas is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Brian Finneran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
American football player Brian Finneran is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1998 and also played for the ...more

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Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Alvin Leon Williams is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2007.

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Browning Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Browning Ross is often referred to as the father of long distance running in America. H. Browning Ross, nicknamed "Brownie" by his friends, was a lifelong resident of Woodbury in ...more

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Philip Terzian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Journalist Philip Henry Terzian is an American journalist and has been Literary Editor of The Weekly Standard, the well-known journal of politics and culture founded by William Kristol and Fred Barnes in ...more

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Deirdre Imus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Deirdre Imus Writer Deirdre Coleman Imus is the founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, United States. She is also a ...more

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Scottie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Scottie Reynolds Basketball player Scottie Reynolds is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League. The Huntsville, Alabama native played for Villanova University in ...more

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Sean M. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Scientist Sean Michael Carroll is a research professor in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He is a theoretical cosmologist specializing in dark energy and general ...more

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Gordon H. Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Gordon Hall Mansfield was an American military veteran who was Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs between 2004 and 2008.

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Sonia O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Athlete Sonia O'Sullivan is an Irish former athlete. She began her running career in Ballymore Running Club which is located in the eastern side of Cobh Town. She was one of the world's leading female ...more

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Kevin Mulvey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Baseball player Kevin John Mulvey is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He has previously played in the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations.

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Dotsie Bausch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Dotsie Bausch Athlete Dotsie Bausch is an American cyclist. She is a seven-time USA Cycling National Champion, and a two-time Pan American Champion. She graduated from Villanova University.

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Arthur K. Cebrowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Arthur K. Cebrowski Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski was a United States Navy admiral. He also who served from October 2001 to January 2005 as Director of the Office of Force Transformation in the U.S. Department ...more

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John Drosdick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
John G. Drosdick is an American businessman. Since May 2000, he has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sunoco Inc.. As of 2006, he was the ...more

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Christopher G. Donovan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Villanova University Alumni
Christopher G. Donovan Politician Christopher G. Donovan was an American Democratic politician who was elected to be the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was sworn in as Speaker on January 7, 2009 and left ...more