List of California State University, Long Beach people
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This is a list of notable people associated with California State University, Long Beach.
- J. Jon Bruno: the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles
- Neil Campbell: biologist/author
- John Platt: Microsoft researcher, astronomer
- Ed Arnold: Television sportscaster and author
- Richard Bach: author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
- Tony Baxter: Disney Imagineering executive.
- Guy Bee: Director of ER
- Daniele Bolelli: Author
- Millicent Borges Accardi: Poet and Writer (NEA winner)
- Jan Burke: mystery author, 2000 Edgar Award for Best Novel
- Chris Carter: creator and producer of the X-Files
- Agnes de Mille: award winning choreographer, niece of Cecil B. DeMille
- John Dykstra: winner of two Academy Awards for special effects;
- Mark Steven Johnson: director of Hollywood thriller Daredevil; writer of Grumpy Old Men and sequel Grumpier Old Men
- Donna Hilbert: poet and writer
- Joe Johnston: director of Jurassic Park III and Jumanji
- Bob Kevoian: radio host
- J. F. Lawton: author of Pretty Woman
- Steve Martin: actor and comedian
- Tim Minear: television writer and producer for X-Files, Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls and more.
- John Roland: longtime reporter and anchor for WNYW in New York City from 1969 to 2004.
- Stu Rosen: winner of 10 Emmy awards
- Steven Spielberg: filmmaker who was a student from 1965–1969 and 2001–2002, earning a B.A. in Film, and a Theta Chi alumnus
- David Twohy: author of Terminal Velocity and The Fugitive.
- Cristina Valenzuela: animation and video game voice actress
- Maitland Ward actress, Boy Meets World
- Stan Winston: noted special effects designer
- Bob Woods: actor, One Life to Live
- Linda Woolverton: screenwriter Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King
- Dave Alvin: singer-songwriter, founder of The Blasters, former member of X.
- John Bettis: songwriter who has 26 gold records and 10 platinum records.
- Richard and Karen Carpenter: The Carpenters: Pop duo
- Melissa Hasin: cellist
- Bobby Hatfield: 1/2 of Righteous Brothers and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
- Bill Medley: Other 1/2 of Righteous Brothers
- Greg Kriesel: bass player for The Offspring
- Bradley Nowell: lead singer and guitarist of rock band Sublime
- John Patitucci: Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist
- Basil Poledouris: film composer
Government and politics 
- Kathy Augustine, Nevada State Controller (1999–2006)
- Debbie Cook, Mayor of Huntington Beach
- Kevin Drum, political blogger and columnist
- George Gascón, Chief of Police of the San Francisco Police Department
- Eklil Ahmad Hakimi (M.S. 1998), former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan
- Frank McEnulty (B.S. 1978), Reform Party candidate for Vice-President of the United States (2008)
- Tim Leslie (M.P.A.), California State Senator
- Curt Pringle, Anaheim Mayor and Speaker of the California State Assembly
- Dana Rohrabacher, United States Congressman
- Gloria Romero, California State Senate Majority leader
- John G. Schmitz, United States Congressman and 1972 American Independent Party candidate for President of the United States
- Tank Abbott: professional mixed martial artist
- Guy Baker: head coach of the USA Women's Water Polo team - Led the team to three consecutive Olympic medal ceremonies. (2000-Silver) (2004-Bronze) (2008-Silver)
- Amber Corwin: figure skater and costume designer
- Paul Goydos: PGA Golfer
- John Mallinger: PGA Golfer
- Pat McCormick, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist. She won both the platform and springboard events, in both (1952 & 1956)
- Mark O'Meara: champion Golfer
- Tim Shaw: Olympic Silver Medalist 1976 & 1984 (Water Polo), Sullivan Award Winner
- Dwight Stones: two-time Olympic high jump Bronze medalist, (1972 & 1976); sports commentator
- Abe Alvarez: pitcher, Palfinger Reggio Emilia (Italy)
- John Bowker: first baseman, San Francisco Giants
- Brent Cookson: retired outfielder, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers
- Bobby Crosby: shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Danny Espinosa: second baseman, Washington Nationals
- Marco Estrada: pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers
- Mike Gallo: pitcher, MLB Free Agent
- Jason Giambi: first baseman, Colorado Rockies
- Chris Gomez: shortstop, MLB Free Agent
- Evan Longoria: third baseman, Tampa Bay Rays
- Paul McAnulty: outfielder, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Cesar Ramos: pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
- Jeremy Reed: outfielder, Toronto Blue Jays
- Harold Reynolds: retired second baseman, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and writer for mlb.com, TBS sports analyst and MLB Network baseball analyst.
- Termel Sledge: outfielder, played for Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres
- Steve Trachsel: pitcher, MLB Free Agent
- Troy Tulowitzki: shortstop, Colorado Rockies
- Jason Vargas: pitcher, Seattle Mariners
- Jered Weaver: pitcher, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Vance Worley: pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
- Andrew Betts: Charlotte Hornets 1998 Draftee
- Cindy Brown: Olympic Gold Medalist (1988), ABL (Seattle Reign), and WNBA (Detroit Shock)
- George Gervin: leading scorer four times in a row with the San Antonio Spurs
- Lucious Harris: Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Juaquin Hawkins: Houston Rockets
- Craig Hodges: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls 1991 & 92 NBA champion
- Mike Montgomery: Head Coach, University of California, Berkeley
- Ed Ratleff: Houston Rockets, Olympic Silver Medalist (1972)
- Bryon Russell: Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets
- Jerry Tarkanian: Coached Long Beach State from 1968–1973, later at UNLV and Fresno State
- Chuck Terry: Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, New York Nets
- Penny Toler: first player to score a basket in the WNBA and general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks
- Michael Wiley:San Antonio Spurs
- Morlon Wiley: Orlando Magic, Asst. Coach with Orlando Magic, younger Brother of Michael Wiley
American football 
- George Allen: Head coach, coach of the Washington Redskins, coached the Los Angeles Rams
- Russ Bolinger: NFL offensive lineman
- Willie Brown: NFL, NFL Hall of Fame Oakland Raiders' defensive back
- Dan Bunz: NFL, San Francisco 49ers' linebacker
- Terrell Davis: NFL, Denver Broncos' football running back
- Jim Fassel: former offensive coordinator of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens and former head coach of the New York Giants.
- Steve Folsom: NFL tight end
- Jeff Graham: NFL quarterback
- Mike Horan: NFL, Denver Broncos' punter
- David Howard: NFL linebacker
- Lynn Hoyem: NFL offensive lineman
- Mike McCoy: Coach, San Diego Chargers
- Terry Metcalf: NFL, Arizona Cardinals' running back
- Dean Miraldi: NFL, offensive lineman
- Billy Parks: NFL, wide receiver
- Ben Rudolph: NFL, defensive lineman
- Mark Seay: NFL, San Diego Chargers' wide receiver
- Jeff Severson: NFL, safety
- Tara Cross-Battle: Olympic Volleyball player
- Bob Ctvrtlik: Olympic Gold Medalist (1988), volleyball, IOC member.
- Tayyiba Haneef-Park: Olympic Silver Medalist (2008), volleyball
- Tom Hoff: Olympic Gold Medalist (2008), volleyball
- David Lee: Olympic Gold Medalist (2008), volleyball
- Misty May-Treanor: Olympic Gold Medalist (2004,2008 and 2012), women's beach volleyball
- Danielle Scott-Arruda: Olympic Silver Medalist (2008), volleyball
- Scott Touzinsky: Olympic Gold Medalist (2008), volleyball
- Brent Hilliard:Head Coach University of San Diego. Olympic Bronze Medal (1992). Volleyball National Championship and NCAA Player of the Year (1992).
Visual arts 
- Chris Bachalo: well known illustrator DC and Marvel Comics (X-Men)
- John Cederquist, American sculptor, BA in 1969, MA in 1971
- Roberta Gregory: comic book writer
- Gilbert "Magú" Luján: artist
- Betye Saar: assemblage artist
- SHAG (Josh Agle) internationally known painter and designer
- Scott Stantis-Editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune and creator of the comic strips, The Buckets and Prickly City
- Erin Gruwell: inspiring teacher from Freedom Writers, the book and movie
- Dennis J. Murray: President of Marist College
Fictional alumnus 
- Robert Eisenman: Professor of Middle East Religions and Archaeology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University, Long Beach; and Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford University. Expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Steve Horn: Professor Emeritus, former President of the University and 5-term former U.S. Congressman.
- Maulana Karenga: Former Head of Black Studies Dept, author and activist best known as the founder of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa
- Alan Lowenthal: Professor of community psychology, State senator
- Kevin MacDonald: Evolutionary psychologist professor
- Ilan Mitchell-Smith: English professor, former child actor
- Clifton Snider, poet, novelist, literary critic specializing in Jungian and Queer Criticism
- CSULB 50th Anniversary Celebration, Distinguished Alumni
- Bewig, Matt (2012-01-15). "Ambassador from Afghanistan: Who Is Eklil Ahmad Hakimi?". AllGov. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
- "Paul Goydos". PGA Tour web site. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
- "Abe Alvarez Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "John Bowker Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Brent Cookson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Bobby Crosby Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Jered Weaver Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Juaquin Juan Hawkins". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- Wilson, Bernie (January 15, 2013). "Mike McCoy, former Long Beach State QB, is new San Diego Chargers coach, say sources". Los Angeles Daily News. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- "Board of Trustees for California State University (CSU) Approves Naming of Building at Cal State Long Beach for Former President Stephen Horn, Wife". CSU Newsline. California State University. January 31, 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- Biography on State Senate web site