29 Notable alumni of
State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is 1190th in the world, 429th in North America, and 402nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 29 notable alumni from the State University of New York at New Paltz sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. John Turturro

    John Turturro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorwriterscreenwritercharacter actor
    Biography

    John Michael Turturro is an American actor, director, producer and writer. He is known for his contributions to the independent film movement. He has appeared in over sixty feature films and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler, and Spike Lee. He began his acting career on-screen in the early 1980s, and received early critical recognition with the independent film Five Corners (1987). Turturro's mainstream breakthrough came with Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) and the Coens' Miller's Crossing (1990) and Barton Fink (1991), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His subsequent roles included Herb Stempel in Quiz Show (1994), Jesus Quintana in both The Big Lebowski (1998) and The Jesus Rolls (2020), Pete in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Seymour Simmons in the Transformers film series and Carmine Falcone in The Batman. In 2016, in a lead role, he portrayed a lawyer in the HBO miniseries The Night Of. He had a recurring role in the miniseries The Plot Against America in 2020. He currently stars as Irving on the Apple TV+ series Severance.

  2. Vinny Guadagnino

    Vinny Guadagnino
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    danceractortelevision actorreality television participant
    Biography

    Vincent J. Guadagnino is an American reality television personality, best known for being a cast member on MTV's Jersey Shore.

  3. Michael Gladis

    Michael Gladis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Michael James Gladis is an American actor. He played Paul Kinsey in the television series Mad Men; he appeared in the series' first three seasons, and as a guest star in the show's fifth season.

  4. Aida Turturro

    Aida Turturro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the State University of New York at New Paltz
    In 1984 studied theatre
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Aida Turturro is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano on the HBO drama series The Sopranos.

  5. Ilyasah Shabazz

    Ilyasah Shabazz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    author
    Biography

    Ilyasah Shabazz is an American author, most notably of a memoir, Growing Up X, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker, and the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.

  6. Anthony Denison

    Anthony Denison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Anthony John Sarrero, also known by his stage name Anthony Denison (also credited as Anthony John Denison and Tony Denison), is an American actor.

  7. Michael C. Williams

    Michael C. Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Michael C. Williams is an American actor, best known for his role (using his own name) in the movie The Blair Witch Project. Williams also acted in the television program Law & Order during February 2000 as a man whose ex-wife killed their son. In 2008 Williams appeared in the movie The Objective.

  8. Ann Nocenti

    Ann Nocenti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterscreenwriterteacherfilm director
    Biography

    Ann "Annie" Nocenti is an American journalist, filmmaker, teacher, comic book writer and editor. She is best known for her work at Marvel in the late 1980s, particularly the four-year stint as the editor of Uncanny X-Men and The New Mutants (written by Chris Claremont) as well as her run as a writer of Daredevil, illustrated primarily by John Romita, Jr. Nocenti has co-created such Marvel characters as Longshot, Mojo, Spiral, Blackheart and Typhoid Mary.

  9. Herb Trimpe

    Herb Trimpe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2015 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Herbert William Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men.

  10. Josh Kaufman

    Josh Kaufman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Josh Kaufman is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, composer, arranger and engineer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the supergroups Muzz and Bonny Light Horseman.

  11. Robert Kyncl

    Robert Kyncl
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Robert Kyncl is an American business executive. He is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees all business functions, partnerships and operations. Previously, Kyncl was Vice President of Content Acquisitions at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company's content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet. Mr and Mrs Kyncl reside with their two daughters in Los Angeles and founded Kyncl Family Foundation focused on supporting educational needs of underrepresented communities.

  12. Maurice Hinchey

    Maurice Hinchey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2017 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the State University of New York at New Paltz
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1970 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maurice Dunlea Hinchey was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New York. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He retired at the end of his term in January 2013 after 20 years in Congress.

  13. John Langan

    John Langan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    John Langan is an American author and writer of contemporary horror. Langan has been a finalist for International Horror Guild Award. In 2008, he was a Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Collection, and in 2016, a Bram Stoker Award winner for his novel The Fisherman. He is on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards.

  14. Jason West

    Jason West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jason West is an American politician who served as mayor of the village of New Paltz, New York from January 1, 2003 to May 31, 2007, and again from June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2015.

  15. Andy Shernoff

    Andy Shernoff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    musiciansongwriterrecord producermusic journalistjournalist
    Biography

    Andy Shernoff is an American musician, songwriter and record producer.

  16. Regina Calcaterra

    Regina Calcaterra
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Regina Marie Calcaterra is an American attorney, a founding partner of Calcaterra Pollack LLP law firm, and a New York Times best-selling author. A known presence in state and local politics, she served as Executive Director to two of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s investigatory commissions, Chief Deputy to Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, and Deputy General Counsel to both the New York State Insurance Fund and New York City Employees’ Retirement System.

  17. Frank Skartados

    Frank Skartados
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1956-2018 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank Skartados was a Greek-American politician and businessman.

  18. Robert Jackson

    Robert Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Jackson is an American politician in New York City. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the Senator for the New York State Senate's 31st district on the West Side of Manhattan. He previously served in the New York City Council from 2002 to 2013, representing the 7th district in Manhattan. He is the first Muslim New York State Senator.

  19. Brianna Titone

    Brianna Titone
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brianna Titone is an American politician and scientist, currently serving as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 27th district. She serves in the 73nd Colorado General Assembly and is the first openly transgender state legislator elected in Colorado and the 4th elected in the United States.

  20. Brian Tarquin

    Brian Tarquin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    composerrecording artist
    Biography

    Brian Tarquin is an American jazz guitarist, recording artist, sound engineer, record producer, composer, and author who founded Jungle Room Studios in New York. He specializes in guitar instrumental music and smooth jazz. He records for several labels, including his own launched in 2006, BHP Music/Guitar Trax, specializing in music for guitar. Throughout his career he has recorded with and produced projects with Larry Coryell, Gary Hoey, Hal Lindes, Chuck Loeb, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Leslie West, and Mike Stern.

  21. Alex Storozynski

    Alex Storozynski
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Alex Storozynski is an American author and was the President and Executive Director of The Kosciuszko Foundation. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1999 as a member of the editorial board of New York Daily News.

  22. Alicia Hyndman

    Alicia Hyndman
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alicia L. Hyndman is the Assembly member for the 29th District of the New York State Assembly. She is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica in Queens.

  23. Michael T. Gilbert

    Michael T. Gilbert
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    cartoonistcomics artist
    Biography

    Michael Terry Gilbert is an American comic book artist and writer who has worked for both mainstream and underground comic book companies.

  24. Rob Kirkpatrick

    Rob Kirkpatrick
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    historianmusic criticjournalist
    Biography

    Rob Kirkpatrick is an American literary agent, editor, and author. He has published the books of many well-known authors, primarily in the field of nonfiction. He is the author of the narrative history 1969: The Year Everything Changed.

  25. Edward J. Renehan Jr

    Edward J. Renehan Jr
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    historianpublisher
    Biography

    Edward John Renehan Jr. is an American writer, consultant, publisher, and Grammy Award-winning musician.

  26. Jeffrey Pearlman

    Jeffrey Pearlman
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Biography

    Jeffrey Hayes Pearlman is an American attorney and politician who has been Director of the Authorities Budget Office since 2017. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to Lieutenant Governor Kathy C. Hochul. Prior to this, Jeff served as Chief of Staff to the New York State Senate Democratic Conference. Also, Jeff was formerly Of Counsel to the law firm Greenberg Traurig, where his field of practice included Government Affairs and litigation, specializing in Ethics, Freedom of Information Law, Election Law and other client related matters. Pearlman also was an Assistant Counsel to Governor David Paterson of New York. He resides in Albany, New York.

  27. Mikhail Horowitz

    Mikhail Horowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Mikhail Horowitz is an American poet, performance poet, parodist, satirist, social commentator, author and editor.

  28. Lisa Gralnick

    Lisa Gralnick
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the State University of New York at New Paltz
    Studied in 1980
    Occupations
    jewelry designerartistsculptoruniversity teacherinstallation artist
    Biography

    Lisa Gralnick is an American contemporary metalsmith, studio jeweler and academic. She works in the field of craft and art jewelry. Gralnick says: "I have chosen to make jewelry, which is traditionally considered 'craft', and I do enjoy the processes and techniques that allow me to execute my work without technical faults. But 'craft' is only a means to an end for me, as it is for many artists. My desire to push the limits of jewelry and expand on them, to comment on its traditions and associations, is more the concern of any artist."

  29. Karolyn Nelke

    Karolyn Nelke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actorplaywrightwriter
    Biography

    Karolyn Ann Nelke was an American stage actor, playwright and author. She is best known for her 1982 play The Keeper: A Play About Lord Byron.