California Institute Of The Arts Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Tim Burton

Tim Burton
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Famous As: Film Director Known for His 'Gothic Fantasy' & 'Horror' Films
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Alison Brie

Alison Brie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Ed Harris

Ed Harris
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 7 Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
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

Cecily Strong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve
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Famous As: Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes
Birthdate: March 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6, 2006
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 11 Brad Bird

Brad Bird
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: September 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 Tanya Haden

Tanya Haden
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: October 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 14 Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 15 Michael Richards

Michael Richards
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky
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Famous As: Animator known for his work on such Cartoon Network series as Dexter's Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars
Birthdate: January 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 19 Craig McCracken

Craig McCracken
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 20 Eric Stefani

Eric Stefani
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 James Mangold

James Mangold
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 23 Pendleton Ward

Pendleton Ward
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Television producer, Animator, Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Antonio

 24 Pete Docter

Pete Docter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: October 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 Mary Costa

Mary Costa
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knoxville

 26 Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 16, 2005

 27 Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman
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Famous As: Known for creating the Nickelodeon series The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.
Birthdate: January 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 Deborah Joy Winans

Deborah Joy Winans
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 29 Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 J. G. Quintel

J. G. Quintel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Creator of the Cartoon Network series Regular Show (2010–2017)
Birthdate: September 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States

 31 Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 32 Lou Romano

Lou Romano
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Designer, Scenographer, Voice actor, Animator
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Diego

 33 Jesse Borrego

Jesse Borrego
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 34 Glen Keane

Glen Keane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: April 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Walt Dohrn

Walt Dohrn
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States

 36 Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist, Record Producer
Birthdate: August 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

 37 Rich Moore

Rich Moore
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Famous As: Animation director
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, U.S.

 38 Chris Lemmon

Chris Lemmon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 39 Kelly Asbury

Kelly Asbury
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: January 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: June 26, 2020

 40 Conrad Vernon

Conrad Vernon
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, U.S.

 41 Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez
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Famous As: Animator who co-wrote and directed The Book of Life, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 42 Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wayne, Michigan, United States
Died: January 31, 2012

 43 Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

 44 Thor Freudenthal

Thor Freudenthal
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Famous As: Special effects artist best known for his work on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Birthdate: October 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Berlin, Germany

 45 Thurop Van Orman

Thurop Van Orman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Voice actor, Animator
Birthdate: April 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk

 46 Martin Denny

Martin Denny
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: April 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 2, 2005

 47 Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 48 Dan Graham

Dan Graham
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois

 49 Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 50 Jeremy Blake

Jeremy Blake
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 17, 2007
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.