Famous Oakland University Alumni People

Famous Oakland University Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Oakland University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Oakland University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Oakland University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Oakland University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Oakland University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Oakland University.

Examples include David Hasselhoff and Robert Englund.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Oakland University?” and “Which celebrities are Oakland University alumni?”



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    David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US series Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch. Hasselhoff also produced ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Singer
    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Credits: DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Click, Baywatch, Knight Rider, + more
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    Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.more

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    • Profession: Musician, Jazz Violinist, Violinist, Teacher
    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Robert Barton Englund is an American actor, voice-actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in ...more

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    • Profession: Television director, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Film Director
    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
    • Credits: A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, + more
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    Elizabeth Reaser
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    Elizabeth Ann Reaser is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, Sweet Land, Against the Current, The Twilight Saga, Young Adult, and the TV series Saved, Grey's Anatomy, The Ex-List, The Good Wife, and True Detective.more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, True Detective, + more
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    Christopher Howe

    Christopher Carl Howe is an American actor best known for his co-starring role in the 1983 film Going Back. In the film, set in 1964, Howe co-stars with a young Bruce Campbell. Campbell would become cult figure "Ash" in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, and later played "Sam Axe" on the USA Network series ...more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: Going Back
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    Curtis Armstrong is an American actor known for his portrayal as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the film Ray and for voicing the titular character in the show Dan Vs. He is also the co-host of the TBS reality ...more

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    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: American Dad!, Better Off Dead, Risky Business, Revenge of the Nerds, Ray, + more
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    Susan Cischke
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    Susan M. Cischke was named group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, effective April 1, 2008.more

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    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Mike Helms

    Mike Helms is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Oakland University where he was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year in 2002–03 and was a three-time first-team Mid-Continent honoree.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall is a Guyanese-American professional basketball player who plays for Koroivos Amaliadas of the Greek Basket League.more

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    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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    Keith Faber is the 94th President of the Ohio Senate and the state Senator for the 12th District. He formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican.more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Troy, Michigan, United States of America
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    Jane Abraham

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    Jane Abraham
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    Jane Abraham is an American political activist. She has been serving as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party since 2006. She is married to Spencer Abraham, former United States Senator from Michigan and former United States Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush. Abraham attended ...more

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    • Profession: Activist, Politician
    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Tupac A. Hunter
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    Tupac Amaru Hunter is a former member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 5th District which encompasses northwest Detroit, Dearborn Heights and Inkster. He served as the Minority Floor Leader.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Byron Cage is an American gospel recording artist.more

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    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
    • Credits: WOW Gospel #1s, WOW Gospel 2007, The Covenant, WOW Gospel 2009, Gotta Have Gospel Gold, + more
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    Deborah Cherry

    Deb Cherry is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 26th District until she was elected Genesee County treasurer in 2010. Her district included parts of Genesee and Oakland counties. Previously she was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000. Her ...more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Dowagiac, Michigan, United States of America
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    Brian Gregory is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team. He has previously been head coach for the Dayton Flyers and an assistant for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.more

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    • Profession: Basketball Coach
    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States of America
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    Kelly Williams

    Kelly Williams is a Filipino-American professional basketball player currently playing for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. Williams, a former PBA Most Valuable Player, played collegiate basketball at Oakland University, an NCAA Division I school in the United ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Ruth Johnson

    Ruth Johnson is the current Secretary of State of Michigan. She is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives and the 2006 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor as the running mate of Dick DeVos.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Holly, Michigan, United States of America
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    Carl Kosta Savich

    Carl Kosta Savich is a Serbian-American historian, academic and writer. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has an M.A. in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and a J.D. in Law from the University of Baltimore School of ...more

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    • Profession: Historian, Writer
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    Wes Allen

    Westley David Allen is an American soccer player.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
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    Leon Drolet

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    Leon Drolet
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    Leon Drolet is a Michigan Republican politician and political activist known for his libertarian views. From 2001 to 2006 Drolet served in the Michigan House of Representatives. Drolet also served as a Macomb County, Michigan county commissioner from 1999–2000 and from 2006–2008. He has had an enduring ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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