California Institute Of The Arts Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of California Institute Of The Arts. The list includes people like Tim Burton, David Hasselhoff, Dustin Hoffman, Laraine Newman & Pendleton Ward. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, singers and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Tim Burton
(Film Director Known for His 'Gothic Fantasy' & 'Horror' Films)
Tim Burton
32
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Alison Brie
(Actress)
Alison Brie
31
Birthdate: December 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 3 
Katey Sagal
(Actress and Singer)
Katey Sagal
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Ed Harris
(Film actor)
Ed Harris
5
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Sofia Coppola
(Director and Actress Best Known for Her Films: ‘The Virgin Suicides’, ‘Lost in Translation’ and 'Marie Antoinette')
Sofia Coppola
9
Birthdate: May 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 6 
Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
15
Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
David Hasselhoff
(American Actor and TV Personality Who Holds a Guinness World Record as the Most Watched Man on TV)
David Hasselhoff
18
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
Stephen Hillenburg
(Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series 'SpongeBob SquarePants')
Stephen Hillenburg
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 26, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Cecily Strong
(Actress)
Cecily Strong
10
Birthdate: February 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Michael Richards
11
Birthdate: July 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
John Lasseter
(Animator & Director of Several Pixar Films Like 'Toy Story,' 'A Bug's Life,' & 'Cars')
John Lasseter
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Dana Reeve
(Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes)
Dana Reeve
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6, 2006
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Brad Bird
(Film Director Best Known for his films 'The Incredibles' franchise and 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol')
Brad Bird
7
Birthdate: August 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Michael Cudlitz
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Tanya Haden
(Cellist)
Tanya Haden
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 16 
Eliza Coupe
(Actress and Comedian Known for Roles in Comedy Series ‘Happy Endings’, ‘Scrubs’ and 'Future Man')
Eliza Coupe
10
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Genndy Tartakovsky
(Animator known for his work on such Cartoon Network series as Dexter's Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars)
Genndy Tartakovsky
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Craig McCracken
(Animator)
Craig McCracken
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 19 
James Mangold
(Director)
James Mangold
3
Birthdate: December 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Condola Rashad
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 21 
Kathy Baker
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Jill Brock’ on the TV Series ‘Picket Fences’)
Kathy Baker
5
Birthdate: June 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Eric Stefani
(Musician)
Eric Stefani
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Pendleton Ward
(Television producer, Animator, Screenwriter)
Pendleton Ward
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Antonio
 24 
Joe Ranft
(Screenwriter)
Joe Ranft
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 16, 2005
 25 
Pete Docter
(Animator)
Pete Docter
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Mary Costa
(American Opera Star Who Voiced 'Princess Aurora' in the Disney Musical 'Sleeping Beauty')
Mary Costa
2
Birthdate: April 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knoxville
 27 
Andrew Stanton
(Director)
Andrew Stanton
1
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Deborah Joy Winans
1
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 29 
Butch Hartman
(Known for creating the Nickelodeon series The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.)
Butch Hartman
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 30 
Ariel Pink
(Musician)
Ariel Pink
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 31 
Laraine Newman
(Actor, Television actor)
Laraine Newman
6
Birthdate: March 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 32 
J. G. Quintel
(Creator of the Cartoon Network series Regular Show (2010–2017))
J. G. Quintel
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
 33 
Lou Romano
(Designer, Scenographer, Voice actor, Animator)
Lou Romano
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Diego
 34 
Jesse Borrego
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Glen Keane
(Animator)
Glen Keane
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 36 
Walt Dohrn
(Writer)
Walt Dohrn
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
 37 
Ravi Coltrane
(Saxophonist, Record Producer)
Ravi Coltrane
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
 38 
Chris Lemmon
1
Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 39 
Rich Moore
(Animation director)
Rich Moore
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, U.S.
 40 
Conrad Vernon
(Voice actor)
Conrad Vernon
15
Birthdate: July 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
 41 
Kelly Asbury
(Animator)
Kelly Asbury
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: June 26, 2020
 42 
Jorge Gutierrez
(Animator who co-wrote and directed The Book of Life, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film)
Jorge Gutierrez
0
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 43 
Mike Kelley
(Artist)
Mike Kelley
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wayne, Michigan, United States
Died: January 31, 2012
 44 
Thurop Van Orman
(Voice actor, Animator)
Thurop Van Orman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk
 45 
Thor Freudenthal
(Special effects artist best known for his work on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters)
Thor Freudenthal
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Berlin, Germany
 46 
Martin Denny
(Pianist)
Martin Denny
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 2, 2005
 47 
Carrie Mae Weems
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
 48 
Eric Fischl
(Painter)
Eric Fischl
0
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
 49 
Dan Graham
(Artist)
Dan Graham
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois
 50 
Michel Ocelot
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
The ‘California Institute of The Arts’, also known as ‘CalArts’, is an art lover’s paradise. It is one of the most preferred institutions for students aspiring to learn more about visual and performing art forms. As compared to other notable universities in the United States, CalArts was started rather recently, in 1949. This notable university has felicitated several eminent personalities for their outstanding contributions towards the field of art. The state of the art infrastructure of ‘CalArts’ deserves a special mention. Quite recently, two massive spaces, namely ‘Wild Beast’ and ‘John Baldessari Art Studio Building’ were opened for the students to practice their craft. While ‘Wild Beast’ is a 3200 square feet wide performance space, the ‘John Baldessari Art Studio’ sprawls over 7000 square feet and was constructed in a budget of $3.1 Million. The esteemed institution has produced several talented artistes, some of whom have become great legends in the field of art. These noteworthy personalities include maverick filmmaker Tim Burton, actor and host Paul Reubens, as well as filmmaker Sofia Coppola. Former animation students of ‘CalArts’ have worked on several big-budget Hollywood flicks and have been responsible for producing some of the most remarkable CGI sequences of all time. Chris Buck is one such alumnus of this prestigious university who won an Academy Award for his outstanding work in the animated film ‘Frozen’. These famous people include American jazz musician James Newton, renowned dancer Donald McKayle and playwright Peter Sellers. Here’s a list of former CalArts students who have conquered great heights and left millions of people awestruck with their achievements.