Temple University Notable Alumni

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.
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Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
74
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022

Bob Saget was an American actor, director, television host, and stand-up comedian. Renowned for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy routine, Saget hosted popular TV shows, such as America's Funniest Home Videos. Also known for his charity work, Bob Saget served as one of the members of the board of the non-profit organization, Scleroderma Research Foundation.

 2 
Rob McElhenney
(Best Known for His Role on the Comedy Series 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia')
Rob McElhenney
17
Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Diplo
(Co-Creator and Lead Member of the Electronic Dancehall Music Project ‘Major Lazer’)
Diplo
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Rapper, producer, and DJ Diplo is part of the duo Jack U, with Skrillex, and of the supergroup LSD, with Labrinth and Sia. He is also a co-creator of the electronic dance-music trio Major Lazer, with DJs Ape Drums and Walshy Fire. He owns a record company and a non-profit.
 4 
Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
22
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Jesse Williams
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jackson Avery’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Jesse Williams
14
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jesse Williams is best known as Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy. He has also been part of films such as The Cabin in the Woods and The Butler, and has done voice-work for video games such as Markus in Detroit: Become Human. Williams is also associated with Black activism.
 6 
Tamron Hall
(Journalist and Host of TV Talk Show ‘NewsNation with Tamron Hall’)
Tamron Hall
20
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States

Broadcast journalist and television talk show host Tamron Hall is best known for her eponymous award-winning syndicated daytime talk show. She has previously worked for NBC News and MSNBC. An alumnus of Temple University, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is actively involved in anti-domestic violence campaigns.

 7 
Tom Sizemore
(Actor)
Tom Sizemore
8
Birthdate: November 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Daryl Hall
(Singer)
Daryl Hall
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Mark Levin
(Lawyer, Author and Host of Radio Show ‘The Mark Levin Show’ and TV Show ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’)
Mark Levin
18
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mark Levin is an American lawyer and radio personality. He hosts popular shows, such as The Mark Levin Show and Life, Liberty & Levin. Since 2015, he has been contributing immensely as the editor-in-chief of the popular American website Conservative Review. Also a well-known author, Mark Levin has written seven New York Times best-selling books.

 10 
Quinta Brunson
(American Writer, Comedian, and Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘Abbott Elementary’)
Quinta Brunson
20
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 11 
Mark Margolis
(Actor)
Mark Margolis
4
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
John Oates
(Musician, Best Known As Half of the Rock and Soul Duo 'Hall & Oates')
John Oates
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

John Oates is an American guitarist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. One half of the popular pop rock duo Hall & Oates, John Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the musical duo. In 2017, Oates published his memoir, Change of Seasons.

 13 
Michael Schoeffling
(Actor and Model Known for His Role as ‘Jake Ryan’ in the Film ‘Sixteen Candles’)
Michael Schoeffling
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

Michael Schoeffling is an American former model and actor. He is known for playing important roles in films like Sixteen Candles, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Vision Quest, and Mermaids. After retiring from acting, Schoeffling started a woodworking shop and began producing handcrafted furniture. In 2005, he was named in Teen magazine's Biggest Hunks of the 1980s list.

 14 
Kunal Nayyar
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Raj Koothrappali’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’)
Kunal Nayyar
10
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Named the world’s third-highest-paid TV actor by Forbes twice, Indian-origin English actor Kunal Nayyar made waves with his role in the Netflix series Criminal: UK. A business graduate, he explored the London stage before plunging into TV with The Big Bang Theory and is the best bet for South-Asian roles.
 15 
Bill Cosby
(Comedian)
Bill Cosby
103
Birthdate: July 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

One of America’s most popular and beloved comedians, Bill Cosby’s reputation was totally shattered when he was accused of sexual assault, sexual battery and rape by multiple women in the 2010s. Subsequently, he was found guilty of sexual assault in two cases and was sentenced in September 2018 to a total of three to ten years in a state prison.

 16 
Tim Heidecker
(Comedians)
Tim Heidecker
4
Birthdate: February 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Colman Domingo
(Actor)
Colman Domingo
5
Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Kathryn Morris
7
Birthdate: January 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Norman Fell
(Actor)
Norman Fell
4
Birthdate: March 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 14, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Paul F. Tompkins
(Comedian)
Paul F. Tompkins
2
Birthdate: September 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Zeeko Zaki
(Role portraying Special Agent Omar Adom 'O. A.' Zidan on Dick Wolf's FBI)
Zeeko Zaki
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 22 
Adam McKay
(Comedian, Director, and Writer for the NBC Sketch Comedy Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Adam McKay
11
Birthdate: April 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Adam McKay began as the chief writer of Saturday Night Live. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter later co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade and directed the Anchorman films. Along with Will Ferrell, he co-wrote several films and series and founded the site Funny or Die. He has also hosted a science podcast.
 23 
Samira Wiley
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Poussey Washington’ in the TV Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’)
Samira Wiley
11
Birthdate: April 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Samira Wiley is an American actress best known for playing Poussey Washington in the popular streaming TV series, Orange Is the New Black. A Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress, Samira Wiley has also been featured on the cover of popular magazines, such as Out. In 2014, she was named Ingenue of the Year by the magazine.

 24 
Robert Prosky
(Actor)
Robert Prosky
7
Birthdate: December 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 8, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Eric Wareheim
(Actor)
Eric Wareheim
0
Birthdate: April 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 26 
Kim Rhodes
(Actress)
Kim Rhodes
4
Birthdate: June 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Veronica Hamel
(Actress)
Veronica Hamel
5
Birthdate: November 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Robin Atkin Downes
(Actor)
Robin Atkin Downes
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 29 
Patricia Wettig
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)
Patricia Wettig
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Todd Bowles
(American football coach)
Todd Bowles
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Christina Wilson
(Chef as Winner of the Season 10 of the Cooking Show Hell's Kitchen)
Christina Wilson
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
 32 
David Brenner
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)
David Brenner
3
Birthdate: February 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15, 2014
 33 
Eddie Jones
(Basketball player)
Eddie Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 34 
Jason George
(Actor)
Jason George
6
Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
 35 
Jack Posobiec
(Best known for his pro-Donald Trump comments on Twitter)
Jack Posobiec
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
 36 
Jimmy Pop
(Musician)
Jimmy Pop
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Robby Anderson
(American football player)
Robby Anderson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Haason Reddick
(American football player)
Haason Reddick
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
P. J. Walker
(American football player)
P. J. Walker
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Joni Sledge
(Singer)
Joni Sledge
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: March 10, 2017
 41 
Wendy Osefo
(Cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac)
Wendy Osefo
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nigeria
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Isaiah Wright
(American football player)
Isaiah Wright
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Barry Sullivan
(Actor)
Barry Sullivan
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 6, 1994
 44 
Richard Brooks
(Screenwriter)
Richard Brooks
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11, 1992
 45 
Joe Klecko
(American football player)
Joe Klecko
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 46 
Hage Geingob
(Politician)
Hage Geingob
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
 47 
Aaron McKie
(Basketball player)
Aaron McKie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 48 
Muhammad Wilkerson
(American Football Player)
Muhammad Wilkerson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 49 
Grayson Hall
(Actress)
Grayson Hall
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 7, 1985
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 50 
Laurie Simmons
(American Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker)
Laurie Simmons
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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’.