California State University, Long Beach

Discover the notable alumni of California State University, Long Beach. The list includes people like Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, Jenni Rivera, Mikey Bolts & Bill Medley. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, singers, musicians, writers and sportspersons etc.
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 1 
The Undertaker
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
The Undertaker
171
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

 2 
Steven Spielberg
(One of the Most Influential Personalities in the History of Cinema & Hollywood's Best Known Director)
Steven Spielberg
97
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg is one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. A pioneer of the New Hollywood era, he popularized the genre of escapist films. As of 2020, he is the highest-grossing film director in history. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice.

 3 
Steve Martin
(Actor, Comedian, Writer and Musician)
Steve Martin
44
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States

A man of many talents, Steve Martin is a successful comedian, actor, and musician. In 2004, he was ranked sixth in Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comics list. Despite achieving great fame and success as a comedian and actor, Steve decided to pursue a career in music and began appearing seldom in films to record and tour with bluegrass acts.

 4 
Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

 5 
Jack O'Connell
(Actor)
Jack O'Connell
13
Birthdate: August 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Wendi McLendon-Covey
(Actress)
Wendi McLendon-Covey
10
Birthdate: October 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bellflower, California, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Richard Carpenter
(conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer)
Richard Carpenter
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven
 8 
Justin Baldoni
(Actor)
Justin Baldoni
7
Birthdate: January 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Manny Montana
(Actor)
Manny Montana
8
Birthdate: September 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
James Lafferty
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Nathan Scott’ in the TV Series ‘One Tree Hill’)
James Lafferty
4
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hemet, California, United States

James Lafferty is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Nathan Scott in the popular drama television series One Tree Hill, which ran from September 23, 2003 to April 4, 2012. Also an ardent basketball player, James Lafferty is a supporting partner of the professional basketball team Wilmington Sea Dawgs.

 11 
Bill Medley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Bill Medley
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 12 
Misty May-Treanor
(American Professional Beach Volleyball Player and a Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Misty May-Treanor
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Bobby Hatfield
(Singer)
Bobby Hatfield
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 5, 2003
 14 
Xander Schauffele
(American Professional Golfer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Xander Schauffele
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Terrell Davis
(American Football Player)
Terrell Davis
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Jessica Williams
(Actress)
Jessica Williams
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Jenni Rivera
(American Singer Known for Her Work in 'Banda', 'Mariachi' and 'Norteño' Music Genres)
Jenni Rivera
224
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: December 9, 2012
Jenni Rivera is remembered for her work in the genre of Regional Mexican music, especially in the Banda, Norteño, and Mariachi styles. The 22-time Billboard Latin Music Award-winning artist had also produced her own reality shows and starred in films. She died in a plane crash at age 43. 
 18 
Patrick Fabian
(Actor)
Patrick Fabian
3
Birthdate: December 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Jae-hyung Park
(Vocalist and Lead Guitarist of South Korean Rock Band ‘Day6’)
Jae-hyung Park
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Korean-American artist Park Jae-hyung gained fame as a vocalist and electric guitarist of the South Korean rock band Day6. He had initially made it to the final six of the singing reality show K-pop Star. He also owns a popular YouTube channel, JaeSix, later named eaJ, and a podcast.
 20 
Tank Abbott
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Tank Abbott
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Erin Gruwell
(Teacher)
Erin Gruwell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: California
 22 
Alfonso Freeman
(Actor)
Alfonso Freeman
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Jason Giambi
(Baseball Players)
Jason Giambi
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Covina, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
John McCook
(Actor)
John McCook
1
Birthdate: June 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ventura, California, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Stan Winston
(American Television and Film Special Make-up Effects Creator Best Known for His Work in the 'Terminator Series')
Stan Winston
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: June 15, 2008
 26 
Laura Baugh
(American Professional Golfer)
Laura Baugh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 27 
Denise Austin
(Writer)
Denise Austin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Pedro, California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Chris Carter
(Television producer)
Chris Carter
0
Birthdate: October 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bellflower, California, United States
 29 
Shawna Gordon
(Retired American Soccer Player Who Played as A Midfielder)
Shawna Gordon
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fontana, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Jim Fassel
(Football coach)
Jim Fassel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA
 31 
Tim Shaw
(American Former Olympic Medal-Winning Swimmer and Water Polo Player)
Tim Shaw
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

Tim Shaw remains one of the few athletes to have won Olympic medals in two different sports, swimming and water polo. Post-retirement, the Sullivan Award winner has coached differently abled kids various sports, such as swimming, basketball, and soccer. The father of three is also equipped with a psychology degree.

 32 
Joe Johnston
(Director)
Joe Johnston
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Dana Rohrabacher
(Politician)
Dana Rohrabacher
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coronado, California, USA
 34 
Marion Reneau
(Retired Bantamweight Mixed martial artist)
Marion Reneau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Yoshi Sudarso
(Actor)
Yoshi Sudarso
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Maitland Ward
(Model)
Maitland Ward
12
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Milton Bradley
(Baseball player)
Milton Bradley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Mark O'Meara
(American Professional Golfer)
Mark O'Meara
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Jason Vargas
(Baseball player)
Jason Vargas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Apple Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Terry Metcalf
(American football player)
Terry Metcalf
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Torey DeFalco
(American Professional Volleyball Player)
Torey DeFalco
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 42 
Danny Espinosa
(Baseball Player)
Danny Espinosa
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 43 
Daniele Bolelli
(Professor)
Daniele Bolelli
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Daniele Bolelli is an Italian writer, academic, martial artist, and podcaster. Born into a family of writers, he studied history at CSULB and Cardiff University before embarking on an academic career. He is known for taking a "renaissance man approach” as a lecturer. He is the author of several books on philosophy and martial arts.  

 44 
David Lee
(American Volleyball Player Who Plays as Middle Blocker)
David Lee
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alpine, California, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 45 
Phillip Lim
(Fashion designer)
Phillip Lim
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thailand
 46 
Bisi Ezerioha
(American race car driver)
Bisi Ezerioha
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
 47 
J. P. Calderon
(American Professional Volleyball Player and Model)
J. P. Calderon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
 48 
Mark Turner
(Saxophonist)
Mark Turner
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairborn, Ohio, United States
 49 
Taylor Crabb
(American Beach Volleyball Player Who Plays as a Left-Side Defender)
Taylor Crabb
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 50 
Travon Free
(Comedian, Basketball player)
Travon Free
3
Birthdate: March 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)