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California Institute of the Arts

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Formed 1961 by the merger of the Chouinard Art Institute (1921) and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (1883). The merger was conducted under the funding and coordination of Walt Disney with his brother Roy O. Disney.

Location:
Valencia, CA

Founding Date:
1961

Enrollment:
787

Official Website:
http://www.calarts.com/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brad Bird
Film Director
24-Sep-1956   The Iron Giant
Jesse Borrego
Actor
1-Aug-1962   Gael Ortega on 24
Alison Brie
Actor
29-Dec-1982   Annie Edison on Community
Tim Burton
Film Director
25-Aug-1958   The Nightmare Before Christmas
Merritt Butrick
Actor
3-Sep-1959 17-Mar-1989 Johnny Slash on Square Pegs
Don Cheadle
Actor
29-Nov-1964   Boogie Nights
Sofia Coppola
Film Director
14-May-1971   Lost in Translation
Eliza Coupe
Actor
6-Apr-1983   Jane Kerkovich-Williams on Happy Endings
Richard Cromwell
Actor
8-Jan-1920 11-Oct-1960 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Michael Cudlitz
Actor
29-Dec-1964   John Cooper on Southland
Eldon Dedini
Cartoonist
29-Jun-1921 12-Jan-2006 Playboy, New Yorker cartoonist
Kirby Dick
Film Director
23-Aug-1952   This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Gail Ann Dorsey
Bassist
20-Nov-1962   Bowie bassist and solo artist
Llyn Foulkes
Painter
1935   Assemblage artist
Paul Frees
Actor
22-Jun-1920 2-Nov-1986 The Man of a Thousand Voices
Dan Gorlin
Computer Programmer
c. 1956   Choplifter
Ed Harris
Actor
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
David Hasselhoff
Actor
17-Jul-1952   Knight Rider, Baywatch
Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist
21-Aug-1961   Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants
Simbi Khali
Actor
28-Apr-1971   Nina Campbell on 3rd Rock from the Sun
Mark Tapio Kines
Film Director
26-Apr-1970   Foreign Correspondents
John Lasseter
Film Director
12-Jan-1957   Toy Story
Chris Lemmon
Actor
22-Jun-1954   Son of Jack Lemmon
Kevin Lima
Film Director
1962   Enchanted
Bob Mackie
Fashion Designer
24-Mar-1940   The Sultan of Sequins
James Mangold
Film Director
16-Dec-1963   Walk the Line
John Musker
Film Director
8-Nov-1953   Aladdin
Patrick Nagel
Artist
25-Nov-1945 4-Feb-1984 The Nagel Woman
Laraine Newman
Comic
2-Mar-1952   Original member of Saturday Night Live
Dana Reeve
Activist
17-Mar-1961 6-Mar-2006 Christopher Reeve Foundation
Wolfgang Reitherman
Film Director
26-Jun-1909 22-May-1985 Jungle Book
Paul Reubens
Actor
27-Aug-1952   Pee-wee Herman
Michael Richards
Actor
24-Jul-1949   Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld
Edward Ruscha
Painter
16-Dec-1937   Twenty-six Gasoline Stations
Douglas Rushkoff
Author
18-Feb-1961   Cyberculture analyst
Katey Sagal
Actor
19-Jan-1954   Peg Bundy on Married With Children
Henry Selick
Film Director
30-Nov-1952   The Nightmare Before Christmas
Ann Telnaes
Cartoonist
1960   Political cartoonist
Geoffrey Thorne
Actor
?   Wilson Sweet on In the Heat of the Night

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathryn Bigelow
Film Director
27-Nov-1951   The Hurt Locker
Harold Budd
Electronic Musician
24-May-1936   Ambient composer, Eno collaborator
Mark Harris
Novelist
19-Nov-1922 30-May-2007 Bang the Drum Slowly
Monte Hellman
Film Director
12-Jul-1932   Two-Lane Blacktop
Alexander Mackendrick
Film Director
8-Sep-1912 22-Dec-1993 The Sweet Smell of Success
Morton Subotnick
Electronic Musician
13-Apr-1933   Silver Apples of the Moon
James Tenney
Composer
10-Aug-1934 24-Aug-2006 A History of 'Consonance' and 'Dissonance'

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank E. Baxter
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Jefferies & Company, 1987-2000
Don Cheadle
Actor
29-Nov-1964   Boogie Nights
Roy E. Disney
Business
10-Jan-1930 16-Dec-2009 Walt Disney's nephew
Michael Eisner
Business
7-Mar-1942   CEO of Disney, 1984-2005
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Business
21-Dec-1950   Produced Shrek
Sanford M. Litvack
Attorney
c. 1937   General Counsel of Disney, 1991-98
Donald Marron
Business
21-Jul-1934   PaineWebber CEO
Peter Norton
Computer Programmer
14-Nov-1943   Retired computer utilities programmer


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