Syracuse University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Syracuse University. The list includes people like Joe Biden, Carmelo Anthony, Vera Farmiga, Grace Jones & Megyn Kelly. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, writers, sportspersons, film & theater personalities and singers 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 
Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)

Lou Reed
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 
Jim Brown
(Football Player)

Jim Brown
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 
Vera Farmiga
(Actress)

Vera Farmiga
33
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 

Dylan O’Brien
41
Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 
Jerry Stiller
(Known for His Role on the Sitcom 'Seinfeld' and the Comedy Series ‘The King of Queens’)

Jerry Stiller
9
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: May 11, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 
Carmelo Anthony
(Basketball player)

Carmelo Anthony
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 7 

Shirley Jackson
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 8, 1965
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 8 
Peter Falk
(Actor)

Peter Falk
10
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 9 

Vanessa Williams
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 

Dylan O'Brien
1
Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 

Suzanne Pleshette
11
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 12 

Neal McDonough
7
Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Kate Siegel
(Actress)

Kate Siegel
16
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 
L. Frank Baum
(Best Known for His Children's Books Like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and its Sequels)

L. Frank Baum
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 15 
Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Business magnate)

Al-Waleed bin Talal
19
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 16 
Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)

Ernie Davis
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18, 1963

 17 

John C McGinley
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 
Marvin Harrison
(American Football Player)

Marvin Harrison
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 19 

Peter Weller
6
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 

Joyce Carol Oates
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 21 

Frank Langella
7
Birthdate: January 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 22 
Donovan McNabb
(American Football Player)

Donovan McNabb
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 
Ina Garten
(Author and Host of the Food Network Show ‘Barefoot Contessa’)

Ina Garten
4
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 24 
Kevin Michael Richardson
(Mostly voiced villainous characters in animation and video games)

Kevin Michael Richardson
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 

Tom Everett Scott
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 
Ted Koppel
(Broadcast Journalist Best Known as the Anchor for 'Nightline')

Ted Koppel
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nelson, Lancashire, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 27 
Aaron Sorkin
(Playwright)

Aaron Sorkin
6
Birthdate: June 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 
Riki Lindhome
(Actress)

Riki Lindhome
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 
Nick Cassavetes
(Actor & Director)

Nick Cassavetes
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 30 
Bob Costas
(Sportscaster)

Bob Costas
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 31 
Sam Lloyd
(Actor)

Sam Lloyd
4
Birthdate: November 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston, Vermont, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 

Heather Dubrow
1
Birthdate: January 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 
Jim Hutton
(Actor)

Jim Hutton
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, USA
Died: June 2, 1979
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 34 
Joe Biden
(46th President of the United States (Since 2021))

Joe Biden
205
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 

Joanna Cassidy
4
Birthdate: August 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 
Tom Coughlin
(Football coach)

Tom Coughlin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waterloo, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 
Jennifer Meyer
(Jewelry designer)

Jennifer Meyer
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 38 
Beau Biden
( 44th Attorney General of Delaware, Son of Joe Biden)

Beau Biden
64
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: May 30, 2015

 39 
Megyn Kelly
(Journalist and Host of TV Shows 'The Kelly File' and 'American Live')

Megyn Kelly
27
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 40 
Betsey Johnson
(Costume designer)

Betsey Johnson
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wethersfield
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 41 
Dion Waiters
(Basketball player - Shooting guard)

Dion Waiters
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 
Al Davis
(American Football Coach and Executive & Former Owner and General Manager of the ‘Oakland Raiders’ of the NFL)

Al Davis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 2011

 43 
Jim Boeheim
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Jim Boeheim
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyons, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 44 
Jerami Grant
(Basketball player)

Jerami Grant
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 45 
Mike Tirico
(Sports Commentator)

Mike Tirico
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Whitestone, New York, United States

 46 
John Mackey
(American Football Player)

John Mackey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States
Died: July 6, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 
Camille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

Camille Paglia
7
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Endicott
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 48 
Dwight Freeney
(American Football Player)

Dwight Freeney
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

 49 

Jay Harrington
1
Birthdate: November 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 
Debra Wilson
(Actress)

Debra Wilson
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Ozone Park, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Also known as the ‘Syracuse, 'Cuse’, or ‘SU’, Syracuse University is by far one of the most reputed institutions to graduate from. The ‘Methodist Episcopal Church’ laid the foundation of this notable institution in the year 1831 in Lima, New York. It has a beautiful campus that is located in the ‘University Hill’ which is very close to Syracuse, New York. It offers nationally recognized programs and is split into 13 schools and colleges. They also have a very athletic and a competitive sports team and have managed to secure a place in the ‘Eastern College Athletic Conference’. Most of the alumnus of this university are extremely competitive and have made a name for not only themselves but also for the institution they have passed out from. After passing out from this institution they have moved in different fields like sports, entertainment, business etc. You name a field and here you will have alumni of Syracuse University has made a mark for themselves upholding the reputation of the institution they have passed out from. Some of the notable alumni of the ‘Syracuse University’ are, the popular sportscaster, Bob Costas, the famous actress, Vanessa L. Williams or for that matter, the exceptional screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. These notable alumni of the ‘Syracuse University’ have taken the world by a storm and this is just the begning.