San Jose State University

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Discover the notable alumni of San Jose State University. The list includes people like Dian Fossey, Gordon Moore, Yousef Saleh Erakat, Dan Butler & Ken Venturi. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, scientists, film & theater personalities, youtubers and social media stars etc.
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 1 
Stevie Nicks
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Work With the Band 'Fleetwood Mac' and as a Solo Artist)
Stevie Nicks
41
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 2 
Dian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)
Dian Fossey
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 26, 1985
 3 
Kevin Pollak
(Actor, Comedian and Impressionist Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Kevin Pollak
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Jan Koum
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘WhatsApp’)
Jan Koum
35
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Dick Vermeil
(American Football coacher)
Dick Vermeil
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calistoga, California, USA
 6 
Omar Benson Miller
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 7 
Dave Meltzer
(American Journalist Who Reports on Professional Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts)
Dave Meltzer
6
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 8 
Amy Tan
(American Author Known for Her Novels: ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’)
Amy Tan
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
 9 
Yousef Saleh Erakat
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Gordon Moore
(Businessman)
Gordon Moore
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco
 11 
Jeff Garcia
(Football Player)
Jeff Garcia
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gilroy, California, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Yvette Wilson
(Comedian and Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Andell Wilkerson’ in the UPN Sitcoms ‘Moesha’)
Yvette Wilson
2
Birthdate: March 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 14, 2012
 13 
Tom Smothers
(Comedians)
Tom Smothers
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Dick Smothers
1
Birthdate: November 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Governors Island, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Dan Butler
(Actor, Television actor)
Dan Butler
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, Indiana
 16 
Coby Bell
(Actor)
Coby Bell
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orange County, California, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Ken Caminiti
(Baseball Player)
Ken Caminiti
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
Died: October 10, 2004
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Lou Henry Hoover
(First Lady of the United States 1929 – 1933)
Lou Henry Hoover
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: January 7, 1944
 19 
Hamza Yusuf
(Islamic scholar)
Hamza Yusuf
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.
 20 
Tommie Smith
(American Former Track and Field Athlete and Former Wide Receiver in the American Football League)
Tommie Smith
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
James Jones
(American football player)
James Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Robert Graham
(sculptor, architect)
Robert Graham
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: December 27, 2008
 23 
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auburn, California, United States
 24 
Rosanna DeSoto
0
Birthdate: September 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
 25 
Brian Krzanich
(Engineer)
Brian Krzanich
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, US
 26 
Peter Ueberroth
(Businessperson)
Peter Ueberroth
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
 27 
Lloyd Haynes
(Actor, Screenwriter)
Lloyd Haynes
1
Birthdate: September 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: January 1, 1987
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Steve DeBerg
(American football player)
Steve DeBerg
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Omid Kordestani
(Businessperson and Philanthropist)
Omid Kordestani
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
 30 
Donte Whitner
(American football player)
Donte Whitner
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Bobbi Starr
(Actress)
Bobbi Starr
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Juli Inkster
(American Professional Golfer)
Juli Inkster
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Michael Whelan
(American Artist and Illustrator)
Michael Whelan
0
Birthdate: June 29, 0000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States
 34 
Amy Khor
(Singaporean Politician)
Amy Khor
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Malaysia
 35 
Ken Venturi
(Golfer)
Ken Venturi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: May 17, 2013
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Joe Trippi
(Political consultant)
Joe Trippi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
 37 
Pat Hughes
(Sportscaster)
Pat Hughes
0
Birthdate: May 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Krazy George Henderson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
 39 
Stanley Anderson
1
Birthdate: October 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States
Died: June 24, 2018
 40 
Tariq Abdul-Wahad
(Basketball Player)
Tariq Abdul-Wahad
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maisons-Alfort, Val-de-Marne, France
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 41 
Swarnamalya
(Actress)
Swarnamalya
0
Birthdate: April 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 42 
Courtney Anderson
(American football player)
Courtney Anderson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville, Texas, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Michael Deaver
(Government official)
Michael Deaver
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: August 18, 2007
 44 
Jeff Ulbrich
(American football player)
Jeff Ulbrich
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Lyn Nofziger
(Journalist)
Lyn Nofziger
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: March 27, 2006
 46 
Willie Heston
(American football player and coach)
Willie Heston
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: September 9, 1963
 47 
Rawlston Masaniai
(Football midfielder)
Rawlston Masaniai
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Patty Sheehan
(American Professional Golfer)
Patty Sheehan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Middlebury, Vermont, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)