Discover the notable alumni of Temple University. The list includes people like Bob Saget, John Oates, David Brenner, Adam McKay & Jill Scott. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, film & theater personalities, intellectuals & academics, musicians and singers etc.
Bob SagetBob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)

17 May 1956


John OatesJohn Oates

07 April 1948


David BrennerDavid Brenner
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

04 February 1936


Adam McKayAdam McKay
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor, Podcaster)

17 April 1968


Jill ScottJill Scott
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Jazz musician, Television actor)

04 April 1972


Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton

04 July 1910


Patricia WettigPatricia Wettig
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)

04 December 1951


Hiro KanagawaHiro Kanagawa
(Actor, Seiyū)

13 October 1963


Laurie SimmonsLaurie Simmons

03 October 1949


Molefi Kete AsanteMolefi Kete Asante
(Writer, Philosopher, University teacher)

14 August 1942


Shirley M. TilghmanShirley M. Tilghman
(Molecular biologist, University teacher, Biochemist)

17 September 1946


Joseph WolpeJoseph Wolpe
(Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, University teacher)

20 April 1915

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Dave SchulthiseDave Schulthise

16 September 1956


Jeffrey GitomerJeffrey Gitomer
(Writer, Journalist)

11 February 1946


Eddie JonesEddie Jones
(Basketball player)

20 October 1971


Irving SandlerIrving Sandler
(Art historian, Historian, University teacher, Journalist)

22 July 1925


The Temple University, situated in Pennsylvania, was founded in 1884 by a philanthropist named Russell Conwell. Several famous institutions are affiliated with this university, namely ‘Tyler School Of Art’, ‘Fox School Of Business’, ‘Beasley School Of Law’ and ‘Lewis Katz School Of Medicine’. The ‘Temple University’ is one of the best institutions to pursue doctoral studies in the whole of the United States. Quite recently, the institution received a funding of a whopping $225 Million. If sources are to be believed, as of 2016, more than 39000 students had joined the university to pursue various academic courses. According to a list published by the media firm ‘U.S News & World Report’, ‘Temple University’ is the 56th best university in the whole of USA. One of the reasons why many students around the world prefer studying at ‘Temple’ is its notable alumni. Noted American stand-up comedian and actor, Bill Cosby, is an alumnus of this great institution. His impeccable comic timing has helped Cosby fetch many awards and even a spot on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. Other famous celebrities who studied at Temple include television presenter Tracy Davidson, American footballer Robby Anderson, actor Kunal Nayyar, singer Daryl Hall and acclaimed actor Tom Sizemore. Kunal Nayyar is now a heartthrob, thanks to his outstanding portrayal of the character Raj Koothrapalli in the sitcom ‘The Big bang Theory’. Tom Sizemore made his alma mater proud after receiving a nomination for a ‘Golden Globe’ award. He is best known for his roles in acclaimed flicks like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and Black Hawk Down’. Here’s a list of noteworthy former students of ‘Temple University’.