List of Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) people
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The following is a list of individuals associated with Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) through attending as a student, or serving as a member of the faculty or staff.
- 1 Notable alumni
- 2 Notable faculty
- 3 Notes
- 4 External links
- Bob Avakian, 1960 - head of Revolutionary Communist Party
- David Brower, 1928 - President, Sierra Club. Founder, Friends of the Earth
- John Froines, 1957 - Chicago Seven defendant, state track title team member, UCLA professor
- Bobby Seale, 1954 - co-founder of Black Panther Party
- Raymond Burr, 1935 - actor
- Robert Culp, 1947 - actor
- Richard Gant, 1961 - television and film actor
- Nina Hartley, 1977 - adult film actress
- Timothy Hutton, 1978 - film and television actor
- Josh Kornbluth, 1975 - Monologist, writer, actor,host of the "The Josh Kornbluth Show"
- Eli Marienthal, 2004 - actor
- Paul Mooney, 1959 - actor, comedian
- Rebecca Romijn, 1990 - actress
- Andy Samberg, 1996 - Cast member of Saturday Night Live
- Akiva Schaffer, 1996 - comedy writer and director, Saturday Night Live writer and director
- Jorma Taccone - American comedy writer-actor, Saturday Night Live writer
Artists & Photographers
- Galen Rowell, 1958 - wilderness photographer; did much work for the Sierra Club
- Ariel Schrag, 1998 - Cartoonist/graphic novelist
- Michael Heizer, 1962 - specializes in large-scale sculptures and earth art (or land art)
- Chidi Ahanotu, 1988 - American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
- Shooty Babitt, 1977 - Major League Baseball Player Oakland A's
- Don Barksdale, 1941 - All-American basketball player at UCLA; first African American on U.S. Olympic basketball team (1948); first African American to play in NBA All-Star Game (1953)
- Glenn Burke, 1970 Athlete of the Year - baseball player.
- Phil Chenier - basketball player for the Washington Bullets in the 1970s
- Je'Rod Cherry - American football player who won 3 Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots.
- Kamani Hill, 2002 - Soccer player, currently playing as a forward for Colorado Rapids
- Ruppert Jones - 1973 Athlete of the Year - Major League Baseball player, 2-time All Star
- Jack LaLanne, 1935 - fitness educator
- John Lambert - basketball player at USC and in NBA for multiple teams
- Billy Martin, 1946 - second baseman for five New York Yankees World Series teams in the 1950s, and manager of four playoff teams, (Twins, Yankees, Detroit, A's) including one championship
- Claudell Washington - baseball outfielder
- Hannibal Navies, 1995 - American football player
- Steve Odom, American Football Player - Wide Receiver Green Bay Packers 1974 - 1977
- Lawrence McGrew, 1975 American Football Player - Linebacker New England Patriots, New York Giants 1980 - 1991
Authors, journalists, and poets
- Anastasia M. Ashman, 1982 - author
- David-Matthew Barnes, 1988 - novelist, playwright, poet and filmmaker
- Belva Davis, 1951 - journalist
- Philip K. Dick, 1947 - author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, on which the movie Blade Runner was based, and many other books
- David Gordon (economist), 1961 - editor of Harvard Crimson, economist, syndicated columnist
- Sandra Gulland, 1962 - novelist
- Shelley Jackson - author of Patchwork Girl.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, 1947 - science fiction author of the Earthsea series, The Left Hand of Darkness, and many other books
- Thomas Levenson, 1958 - science writer, author of Newton and the Counterfeiter, Einstein in Berlin and other books
- Leza Lowitz, 1980 - author, poet, editor, journalist
- Ariel Schrag, 1998, autobiographical graphic novelist
- Joel Selvin, 1967, rock music critic and author
- Frank Somerville, 1976, television news anchor, KTVU Oakland
- Ricardo Sternberg, 1967, poet
- Elizabeth Treadwell, 1985 - poet
- Thornton Wilder, c. 1915 - novelist and playwright
- Charlotte Wilder, c. 1915 -poet and sister of Thornton Wilder
- Mark London Williams, 1977 - author
- Ben Horowitz, 1984? - Silicon Valley venture capitalist, partner in Andreessen Horowitz
- Joshua Pickus, 1979 - President and CEO at Support.com
LaTanya Marble, 1987 - Publicist for Stevie Wonder
- Amir Bar-Lev, 1990 - documentary director/producer
- Gregory Hoblit, 1962 - television and film director
- Ian Inaba, 1989 - music video/film director.
- Leah Meyerhoff, 1997 - Student Academy Award nominated filmmaker.
- Dave Meyers, 1990 - music video/film director.
- Michael Ritchie, 1956 - film director
- Colin Tilley, 2006 - Music Video/Film Director (Music videos for Chris Brown and Justin Bieber and other notable artists)
Mathematicians and computer scientists
- Richard Bolt, 1928 - physics professor at MIT with an interest in acoustics; Created BBN ("Modem" and "e-mail")
- John Brillhart, 1948 - mathematician, author of books on large-number factorization
- Andrew Gleason - (graduated elsewhere) American mathematician
- Pei-Yuan Wei, 1986 - (魏培源, pinyin: Wèi Péiyuán), created ViolaWWW, one of the first graphical web browsers.
- Bill Woodcock, 1989 - developed anycast DNS, and built more than 100 Internet exchange points around the world.
- Peter Apfelbaum, 1978 - multi-instrumentalist/composer of Hieroglyphics Ensemble
- Ambrose Akinmusire, 2000 - jazz trumpet player.
- Steven Bernstein, 1979 - jazz trumpeter, slide trumpeter, arranger/composer and bandleader
- Kevin Cadogan, 1988 - rock guitarist, formerly of Third Eye Blind
- Gabriela Lena Frank, 1990 - classical composer and pianist
- Stephen Bishop, 1958 - classical pianist known as Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich and as Stephen Kovacevich
- Aaron Cometbus - drummer in punk bands Crimpshrine and Pinhead Gunpowder, author of Cometbus fanzine.
- Benny Green, 1980 - jazz pianist
- Charlie Hunter, 1985 - jazz guitarist
- David Immerglück, 1979 - Multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven and the Monks of Doom.
- Joe and Eddie (Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown), folk singers
- Greg 'Curly' Keranen, 1973 - bassist, The Rubinoos, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
- Phil Lesh, 1957 - Grateful Dead bass player
- Jesse Michaels - son of writer Leonard Michaels, most notably the singer of the East Bay punk band Operation Ivy, Common Rider
- Lenny Pickett - Saturday Night Live Saxophone player
- Julian Waterfall Pollack, 2006 - jazz pianist
- Thomas Pridgen - Current drummer for The Mars Volta
- Joshua Redman, 1986 - jazz musician
- David Ellis, 1985 - jazz musician
- Geoff Tyson - Acclaimed guitarist and record producer.
- Timex Social Club - Contemporary R&B group.
- The Pack - some members attended Berkeley High School
- Kyle Vincent - Contemporary pop recording artist/singer-songwriter, producer
- The Cataracs - indie-pop duo
- Douglas Eder, 1985 - guitarist
- Darrell Eder, 1985 - bassist
- G-Eazy, 1989 - rapper, songwriter
- Audie Bock, 1963/64?, California politician and film scholar
- Shirley Dean, 1950 - Berkeley City Council member 1975-1982 and 1986–1994, and mayor 1994-2002
- Elihu Harris, 1965 - Mayor of Oakland, California, 1991–99
- George Livingston - First elected African American Mayor of Richmond 1985-1993
- Karyl Matsumoto, 1961, South San Francisco City Council member 1997–present and mayor 2000, 2004, and 2009
- Aaron Peskin, 1982 - former President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Scientists and inventors
- Sam Ruben, 1931?, Co-discoverer of C14, a radioactive isotope of carbon in 1940. This isotope lead to many advances in the fields of biochemistry and medicine as well as its use in carbon dating for archeology
- Dawn Monique Williams, 1996 - director
- Edgar Manske - member of the College Football Hall of Fame, former assistant football coach at Cal under Pappy Waldorf; taught biology at Berkeley High for 20 years (1955–1975).
- Seizing the Time with the Black Panther Founder. aalbc.com. Retrieved 19-2-2011.
- Zwikel, Toby (1977-06-09). "Basketball remains first love of Dodgers' Burke". The Valley News (Van Nuys). Retrieved 2007-01-29.[dead link]
- Jones, Carolyn (2012-01-11). "George Livingston, Richmond's 1st black elected mayor". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-01-20.