New York Famous Private School Alumni

Use the table below to browse notable alumni from private schools around the United States.

Private School Alumni Directory:

Famous Private School Alumni (New York):

School Name
Notable School Alumni (Sample)
  • Peter Vlitas - Mr. Vlitas serves as Senior Vice President of Airline Relations for Travel Leaders Group. As a member of Travel Leaders Group’s leadership team, Mr. Vlitas focuses his area of expertise to provide benefits to all business divisions within Travel Leaders Group, managing the relationships with airlines to maximize the marketing and sales of their products to the organization’s more than 52,000 travel advisors. Mr. Vlitas is based in New York City.
  • Stellene Volandes - Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes is a jewelry expert, and the author of Jeweler: Masters and Mavericks of Modern Design (Rizzoli).
  • Michael Seremetis - Michael Seremetis was Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the US Secret Service for nearly 30 years before transitioning to executive roles in the private sector.
  • Katherine Economos - Dr. Katherine Economos is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. She served as Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for 27 years while holding the academic title of Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
  • Joan Rivers - Comedy legend and longtime host of "Fashion Police" on E! Network.
  • Chuck Connors - Major League Baseball player and star of "The Rifleman."
  • Celeste Holm - Academy Award winning actress
  • Jon Voight - Jonathan Vincent Voight is an American actor. He came to prominence in the late 1960s with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Joe Buck, in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972); a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor; and a penniless ex-boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979).
  • Alan Alda - Alan Alda is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for playing Captain Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H (1972–1983). He also wrote and directed numerous episodes of the comedy-drama series. Alda is also known for recurring roles on television series, such as The West Wing and Ray Donovan, and received critical acclaim for his appearances in films such as Same Time, Next Year (1978) alongside Ellen Burstyn and for his directorial debut film The Four Seasons (1981).
  • Chip Taylor - Chip Taylor (born James Wesley Voight) is an American songwriter and singer noted for writing "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing".
  • Bob Hyland - Robert Joseph Hyland is a former American football guard who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and the New England Patriots. He played college football at Boston College and was drafted in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft.
  • Eric Ogbogu - Eric Ogbogu is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys. He previously played college football at the University of Maryland. Ogbogu is also the official star and spokesperson of the Under Armour brand, and is named "Big E" in the Under Armour commercials, after being hired by founder and former Maryland teammate Kevin Plank.[8] His saying, "We must protect this house!" has been made famous from these advertisements.
  • Adrian Griffin Jr. - Adrian Darnell "AJ" Griffin Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
  • Billy Collins - William James Collins is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York (retired, 2016). Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. In 2016, Collins was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. As of 2020, he is a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
  • Brian Sweeney - Brian Edward Sweeney is an American former professional baseball pitcher who is currently the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
  • Marty Colon - Martin Conlon is a former professional basketball player whose career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) lasted from 1992 through 2000. In his freshman year in college he played on the Providence College team that went to the Final Four. His coach that year was Rick Pitino. He played for eight different teams during his NBA career. Conlon played for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Sacramento Kings, the Charlotte Hornets, the Washington Bullets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Clippers. After his NBA career came to an end, he continued to play professional basketball in Europe, where he played in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Ireland where he was the captain of the Irish national basketball team. Conlon has also been an active participant in the SportsUnited Sports Envoy program for the U.S. Department of State. In this function, he has traveled to Myanmar, India, Jordan, and Uzbekistan, where he conducted basketball clinics and events that reached a total of more than 1850 youths and people from impoverished areas.
  • Robert E Landry - Landry joined Regeneron in 2013 and serves as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Regeneron, Mr. Landry served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Pfizer Inc.
  • Isabella Bannerman - Syndicated cartoonist
  • Lauren Belfer - NYT bestselling author of City of Light, A Fierce Radiance, And After the Fire
  • Mara Hoffman - Fashion designer
  • Amy Holden Jones - Screenwriter, film producer and director
  • Tara Vanderveer - Record-breaking Stanford Women's & US Olympic Women's Basketball Coach
  • Susan Hunt - Host on HGTV and former ESPN correspondent
  • Mary Hochreiter Janney - Former mayor of Burlingame, California
  • Amy C. Williams, Ph.D. - Composer, pianist and music professor
  • Amy Beth Taublieb, Ph.D. - Clinical psychologist and author
  • Tara VanDerveer - 1996 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball coach, Head Coach of Stanford Cardinal, 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Maureen Stapleton - American actress in film, theater and television
  • Matthew Harvey Clark - Roman Catholic bishop, late Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
  • Denise Doring VanBuren - 45th President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Charles Conrad - Apollo 12 Commander, third man to walk on the moon
  • Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo - Radio Sportscaster, Author
  • Sam Harper, '79 - Screenplay writer of Cheaper by the Dozen & Cheaper by the Dozen II
  • Bill Hudnut - Former mayor of Indianapolis & Congressman, author
  • Jane Fonda - Activist and Actor
  • Kirsten Gillibrand '84 - U.S. Senator for NY State
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1832) - Author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman's rights and suffrage movements.
  • Eunice Newton Foote (1838) - American scientist, inventor, and women's rights campaigner who discovered the greenhouse effect
  • Jean Camper Cahn '52 - Lawyer and social activist who co-founded the Urban Law Institute and Antioch School of Law
  • Vin Scully '44 - Legendary baseball broadcaster
  • Cameron Young '15 - PGA Tour Professional
  • Andrew Velazquez '12 - Major League Baseball Player
  • Sean Gregory '94 - Senior Writer, Time Magazine
  • George Jackson '77 - Movie Producer, Former President of Motown Records
  • Joe Bastianich '85 - Restauranteur
  • Khalid Robinson '08 - Special Assistant to the Head Coach - Golden State Warriors
  • Eduardo Vilaro '82 - CEO Hispanico Balletico
  • Burgess Meredith '26 - Starred as the trainer in the "Rocky" movies as well as the Penguin in "Batman".
  • Millie Chan - Product Designer, Business Owner and CEO
  • Dr. Matthew Rosen - Physicist
  • Miles Chamley-Watson - U.S. Olympian in Fencing (2012, 2016); 3-time First Team All-American
  • Dr. Benjamin Cilento - Plastic & Reconstructed Surgeon
  • Michael Schenker - Television Producer
  • Phebe T. Phillips Byrne - Equestrian; winner National Horse of the Year 1990
  • Tim Eriksen - Ethnomusicologist, Singer, Songwriter
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton - Broadway, Film & TV Actor
  • Chris Strompolos - Film Producer
  • Jim Liu - US Junior Golf Champion 2010
  • John Candelaria '72 - Retired Major League Baseball Pitcher
  • Bakary Soumare '05 - Retired Professional Soccer Player
  • God Shammgod '95 - Basketball Coach and Former Professional Player
  • Jose Ferrer '26 - Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture
  • John Mezzalingua '85 - CEO of JMA Wireless
  • Howell M. Estes III '60 - served as commander in chief in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Space Command (USSC), and served as commander in the Air Force Space Command (AFSC), headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Syd Silverman '50 - owner and publisher of Variety magazine.
  • Kara DioGuardi - Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular a
  • Nancy Kissinger - Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger is a philanthropist, and the second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. She was a long-time aide to New York governor Nelson Rockefeller before her marriage, recommended to him in 1964 by her future
  • Nia DaCosta - Nia DaCosta is a director and screenwriter. DaCosta is the first Black female director to debut a film at #1 ("Candyman") and the youngest filmmaker to direct a Marvel film.
  • Alex Pall - Alex Pall is a musician best known as part of the duo The Chainsmokers.
  • Marin Alsop - Marin Alsop is a conductor and violinist. She is currently music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as, chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Ravinia Festival.
  • Andrea - We are where Sesame Street producers send their young children.
  • Donald Trump - 45th President of the United States
  • Richard Rockefeller - Physician and philanthropist
  • Robel Teklemariam - Olympian (cross-country skiing)
  • David Loud - Musician and conductor
  • Matt Salinger - Actor, son of author JD Salinger
  • David Sloan Wilson - Evolutionary biologist
  • Yasmin Aga Khan - Philanthropist
  • Adam Guettel - Composer and lyricist; Tony award winner
  • Jessica Tuck - Actress
  • Guillaume de Ramel - Philanthropist
  • Eleanor Powell '80 - Executive Director, Investor Relations at The Estee Lauder Companies Inc
  • Theodore Davidge Lockwood ‘42 - Former President of Trinity College, 1968-1981
  • Mike Richter '85 - 1988, 1998, 2002 Olympics, Ice Hockey
  • Dr. Amanda Donohue ‘94 - Cardiologist with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
  • Darcy Prime ‘73 Owner - Darcy Prime Consulting, Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Stanford University
  • Thomas Vonn '94 - 2002 Olympics, Alpine Skiing
  • Nancy Kirhoffer ‘82 - Post Production Supervisor, Hollywood Film Industry
  • Andrew Weibrecht '03 - 2010, 2014 Olympics, Alpine Skiing
  • Craig Randall '61 - Mayor Lake Placid, NY
  • Brad Olch '69 - Former Mayor, Park City, Utah
  • Juan Williams - Political Commentator, Journalist, Author
  • Hugo Sonnenschein - President Emeritus, University of Chicago
  • Mark Strand - Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Bonnie Raitt - GRAMMY Acclaimed American Musician, 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Political Activist
  • Jarvis, Thomas and Peter Rockwell - Sons of painter Norman Rockwell
  • Robert Turner - Internationally known ceramist
  • Lucretia Mott - Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer who helped launch the women's rights movement, the 1st Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, which ignited the fight for women suffrage, earning women the right to vote in the USA
  • Jonathan Talbot - An American collage artist, painter, and printmaker. He also is the creator of an innovative collage technique that eliminates liquid adhesives from the collage-assembly process.
  • Keith Bunin - Keith Bunin is an American dramatist and screenwriter. More recently known for writing "Onward", the computer-animated urban fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.
  • Jennifer Yee - Discovered a planet. Awarded a Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowship by NASA, and currently based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Scarlett Johansson - Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. The world's highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, she has featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the highest-grossing box office star of all time.
  • Vera Wang - Vera Wang is an American fashion designer, best known for her elegant and sophisticated wedding dress and haute couture collections. She later branched into other lines, including menswear, jewelry, fragrances, eyewear, and home products.
  • Jack Antonoff - Jack Antonoff is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Antonoff is the lead singer of rock band Bleachers, and was a guitarist and drummer in the pop rock band Fun. He was previously the lead singer of the indie rock band Steel Train. Aside from his work with Bleachers and Fun, Antonoff has worked as a songwriter and record producer with various artists, including Taylor Swift, The 1975, Lorde, St. Vincent, Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Fifth Harmony, Kevin Abstract, Carly Rae Jepsen, the Chicks, Tegan and Sara and Clairo. Antonoff has often been credited with having a significant impact on the sound of contemporary popular music.[1][2]Antonoff has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won seven Grammy Awards, including the 2022 Grammy for Producer of the Year. He has also won Grammy Awards for his work with Fun, for production on Swift's albums 1989 and Folklore, for production on St. Vincent's album Daddy’s Home, and for co-writing the title track on St. Vincent's Masseduction.
  • Wendy Whelan - Wendy Whelan is an American ballet dancer. She was principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and performed with the company for 30 years, and toured in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Whelan has also been an influential guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. In 2019, Whelan was named Associate Artistic Director of New York City Ballet.
  • Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist.[2] Born in Paris to Chinese[3] parents and educated in New York City, he was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University and attended Columbia University and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 19 Grammy Awards.
  • Christina Ricci - Christina Ricci is an American actress. Known for playing unusual characters with a dark edge,[2] Ricci predominantly works in independent productions, but has also appeared in numerous box office hits: to date, her films have grossed in excess of US$1.4 billion.[3] She is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Board of Review Award and a Satellite Award, in addition to nominations for a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmys, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
  • Carol Heiss - Carol Heiss is an American former figure skater and actress. Competing in ladies' singles, she became the 1960 Olympic champion, the 1956 Olympic silver medalist, and a five-time World champion (1956–1960).
  • Rita Moreno - Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer.[2] Noted for her work across different areas of the entertainment industry, she has appeared in numerous film, television, and theater projects throughout her extensive career spanning over seven decades. Among her numerous accolades, Moreno is one of a few performers to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (EGOT).[3][4] She is also one of 24 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting.
  • Julia Stiles - is an American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Stiles began acting at the age of 11 as part of New York's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.[2] Her film debut was a small role in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), followed by a lead role in Wicked (1998) for which she received the Karlovy Vary Film Festival Award for Best Actress. She rose to prominence with leading roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Down to You (2000), and Save the Last Dance (2001). Her accolades include an NBR Award, a CFCA Award, a Gold Derby Award, a Teen Choice Award and two MTV Movie Awards, as well as Satellite Award, Gotham Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award nominations.
  • Jerry O'Connell - is an American actor and television host. He is known for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the television series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me (1986), Joe in Joe's Apartment (1996), Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire (1996), Derek in Scream 2 (1997), Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack (2003), and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan. He starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the single 2010–2011 season of The Defenders. He also had a starring role in the comedy horror film Piranha 3D (2010). Currently, he voices Commander Jack Ransom on the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, Jerry O'Connell is co-host of The Talk, and hosts a version of Pictionary syndicated on Fox stations.
  • Ben Silverman - Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning media entrepreneur and visionary producer behind The Office is the Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate Content, creating and producing all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world.
  • Devlin Barrett '87 - 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner as National Security Reporter for The Washington Post
  • Logan O'Hoppe - California Angel's MLB catcher
  • Kristine O'Brien - Team USA Rowing member
  • John Habyan - MLB professional pitcher (NYY, KC, St. Louis)
  • Mike Petke - MLS (Real Salt Lake)
  • Chris Wingert - MLS (NYCFC)
  • Sara 2016 - Published author and Social Media Manager for Merlin Corporation
  • Gavin 2016 - Military Service Navy
  • Celia 2018 - University of Mary graduate - Teacher
  • Mary Grace - Academic Scholarship - Benedictine College Graduate - Teacher of History
  • Therese - Academic and Honors Scholarships - Liberty University
  • Hannah - Academic and Honors Scholarships - Franciscan University
  • Julianna - Military Service - Marines
  • Louis D'Esposito '76 - Co-President of Marvel Studios, film producer, and director.
  • Mike Breen '79 - Play-by-play sports commentator for NBA on ABC, lead announcer for New York Knicks games, and NBA Hall of Famer.
  • Daryl Homer '09 - Saber fencer, three-time Olympian, and 2016 individual Olympic silver medalist.
  • Christopher Wren ’54 - Retired from The New York Times after nearly twenty-nine years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor. He is the author of Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom and Walking to Vermont.
  • Paul Rachman ’78 - Is an American film director who directed the highly praised 2006 documentary American Hardcore, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.
  • Andrew Masset ’67 - Is an actor, known for Halt and Catch Fire, Remember the Titans, and Kill the Messenger.
  • Michael Melford ’68 - Is an American photographer, artist and teacher known for his National Geographic magazine assignments.
  • Joseph Callo ’48 - Is a Naval History Magazine Author of the Year. His most recent book is a memoir titled The Sea Was Always There. His book John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior is the 2006 winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award by the Naval Order of the US
  • Chukky Okobi ’96 - NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001–07, Super Bowl XL Champion
  • Maurice Vaughn ’86 - MLB first baseman, three-time All-Star, AL MVP
  • Gil Junger ’72 - Is an American director for Touchstone Pictures, most famous for 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Shayne Skov ’09 - American NFL football player, San Francisco 49ers

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