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

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

A list made up of graduates like Dick Vitale and Ian Ziering.

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

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Ian Ziering is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Ian Andrew Ziering is an American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the ...more

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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Commentator, Coach, Sports commentator Richard John "Dick" Vitale, also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a ...more

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer William Harris "Bill" Stewart is an American jazz drummer. Stewart is a versatile player who has performed with a broad array of musicians, from Maceo Parker to Jim Hall. He is also an ...more

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Dan Pasqua is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Dan Pasqua Baseball player Daniel Anthony Pasqua, is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1985-1994. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft. ...more

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Wendy Coakley-Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Wendy Coakley-Thompson, is a mainstream fiction author. Coakley-Thompson's work is part of emerging millennial contemporary African-American literature. Coakley-Thompson's fiction addresses ...more

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Joseph D. Pistone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Joseph D. Pistone Writer Joseph Dominick Pistone, alias Donnie Brasco, is a former FBI agent who worked undercover for six years infiltrating the Bonanno crime family and to a lesser extent the Colombo crime family, two ...more

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Steve Lonegan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Steve Lonegan Businessperson, Politician Steven Mark "Steve" Lonegan is an American businessman, author and former Mayor of Bogota, New Jersey, serving from 1995 to 2007. A member of the Republican Party, Lonegan was the ...more

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician William D. "Bill" Evans is an American jazz saxophonist. His father was a classical piano prodigy and until junior high school Evans studied classical clarinet. Early in his studies he ...more

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Glenn Kenny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Editor, Film critic, Journalist Glenn Kenny is an American film critic and journalist, and the chief film critic for MSN. Kenny served as a critic and editor at the film magazine Premiere from 1996 until it ceased publication ...more

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Christos Cotsakos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Dr. Christos M. Cotsakos is founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of EndPlay, Inc.

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Elease Evans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Elease Evans Politician Elease Evans is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from November 2007 until January 2012, representing the 35th legislative district. Ms. Evans ...more

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Horace Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Horace Jenkins Basketball player Horace Jenkins is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and several teams in Europe and Israel.

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Eric Alexander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Musician Eric Alexander is an American jazz saxophonist, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style. Alexander began as a classical musician, studying alto saxophone at Indiana University ...more

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Mark Guiliana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Mark Guiliana Drummer Mark Guiliana is an American drummer, composer, and leader of the band Beat Music. He is known for his playing with Avishai Cohen, Brad Mehldau, David Bowie, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen ...more

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Dana Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Drummer, Composer Dana Hall is an American jazz drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, and ethnomusicologist. After spending the first few years of his life in Brooklyn, New York, he relocated with his ...more

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Lois A. Cuccinello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Lois A. Cuccinello Politician Lois A. Cuccinello has served on the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 1997, winning re-election in 2000 and 2003. In January 1999 she was selected to serve as Freeholder ...more

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Todd E. Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Todd E. Jones

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Bruce James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Bruce James Politician Bruce James is an American social worker and Democratic party politician from Clifton, New Jersey. Originally elected in 2005, James currently serves on the Passaic County Board of Chosen

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Carl Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Actor, Drummer Carl Allen is an American jazz drummer. He has worked with a wide variety of musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, George Coleman, Phil Woods, the Benny Green Trio, and Rickie Lee ...more

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Tom Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Tom Fitzgerald Journalist Tom Fitzgerald is a television news reporter for Fox 5 News WTTG in Washington D.C., which he joined in 2003.

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Tareq Abboushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Tareq Abboushi Tareq Abboushi is a Palestinian-American musician and composer. He earned his B.M. in Jazz Piano from William Paterson University. However, he has been playing the buzuq, a long-necked lute, ...more

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Joe Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Joe Farnsworth Drummer Joseph Allen "Joe" Farnsworth is an American jazz drummer. Farnsworth was one of five sons born to trumpeter and bandleader Roger Farnsworth; one of the brothers played saxophone in ...more

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Tyshawn Sorey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Drummer, Composer Tyshawn Sorey is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano. Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician ...more

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Sam Barsh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Sam Barsh Record producer, Pianist, Keyboard player Sam Barsh is an American songwriter, keyboardist and record producer. He has worked in the genres of Jazz, R&B, Hip hop and pop.

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Kevin Burkhardt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Kevin Burkhardt Journalist Kevin Burkhardt is an American sportscaster. Currently one of the play-by-play voices for The NFL on FOX and formerly a reporter with SportsNet New York, Burkhardt was the field reporter during ...more

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Michael Turco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Michael Turco Michael Turco is an American magician, best known for Coming Home Red Carpet Event. He received national exposure by appearing on the sixth season of America's Got Talent on NBC in the summer of

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Coleman Mellett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Coleman Mellett Guitarist Coleman Mellett was an American jazz guitarist in Chuck Mangione's band. He had been scheduled to play with Mangione and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on February 13, 2009, but was killed ...more

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Rob Fusari is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Rob Fusari Record producer, Songwriter Rob Fusari is known by his stage name 8Bit from his musical act called Cary Nokey. 8bit is a Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter, best known for having #1 hits with Beyonce, Will ...more

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Robert C. Haas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous William Paterson University Alumni
Robert C. Haas is an American law enforcement official who is the current Police Commissioner for the Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Department. He previously served as Secretary of Public ...more