10 Streaming Movies and TV Shows Featuring Binghamton Talent

Posted by Sophia Cavalluzzi on March 20, 2020

Have some free time on your hands? Need something new to watch? We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of movies and shows to stream - all featuring Binghamton alumni. Happy watching!

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Created and produced by Steven Canals ’05, MA ‘08, the award-winning Pose is about LGBTQ+ community life in New York City. This community, Canals says, is the same one he learned about while at Binghamton, and the one that helped him find his identity. In fact, his idea for Pose came to him while at Binghamton! A professor recommended he watch Paris is Burning, which is the first time Canals saw characters who represented him on TV, and he took inspiration from the documentary. 

Where to watch: Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, FX Now 

Stranger Things

You’ve probably heard of Stranger Things by now, but did you know it features a Binghamton alumnus? Paul Reiser ‘77 stars as Dr. Sam Owens in this popular Netflix Original. Fun fact: he also founded the Hinman Production Company!

Where to watch: Netflix

Project Runway

Jeff Gaspin ‘82 is responsible for helping to launch a ton of shows, including: Project Runway, The Today Show and Biggest Loser. During his time as an NBC executive and president of Bravo, he also helped develop Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which has now been recreated as the popular Queer Eye.

Where to watch: Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, YouTube, Amazon Prime

Grey’s Anatomy - Hulu, Netflix

Louis Giambalvo ‘73 has acted on many shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, CSI and General Hospital. He also played Al Capone on the NBC miniseries The Gangster Chronicles.

Where to watch: ABC, Netflix, Hulu, Philo, YouTubeTV, Amazon Prime

Veep - Hulu

Need a laugh? Steve Koren ‘88 has written for Seinfeld, David Letterman and Saturday Night Live! He’s also worked on Veep, an HBO political comedy following a fictional vice president and starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus.

Where to watch: HBO, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play

The Rewrite

Mark Lawrence ‘81 took inspiration from his time at Binghamton to create his 2014 romantic comedy, The Rewrite. The film, starring Hugh Grant, is about a screenwriter who begins to teach at a state university -- it’s set at Binghamton! -- and falls in love.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes


Ruben Santiago-Hudson ‘78 played Bayard Rustin in the award-winning film Selma. He has also appeared in The Good Wife, Law and Order, Billions, Castle and countless other movies and shows.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes

The Daily Show - Comedy Central

Madeleine Smithberg ‘82 was producer, writer and co-creator of The Daily Show. In addition, she served as the talent coordinator for Late Night with David Letterman.

Where to watch: Comedy Central, fuboTV, Philo, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime

Happy Together

Victor Williams ‘92 starred as Gerald in Happy Together, produced by singer Harry Styles. The CBS show is about a couple who has their lives turned around when a famous singer moves into their home. Williams has also appeared in The Affair and The King of Queens.

Happy Together: CBS All Access, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Johnny M. Wu ‘05 graduated with a finance degree, and has been acting ever since. He's been in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidtand has also played roles in Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Law and Order: SVU.

Where to watch: Netflix

Sophia Cavalluzzi is a junior majoring in English Rhetoric and an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations. She loves to write, watch YouTube and plan fancy vacations that she will not be taking anytime soon.