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 Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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: 63
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Credits: Click, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Piranha 3DD
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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: 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: 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
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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: 40
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Bloomfield Township
    • 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: 55
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Dearborn
    • Credits: Going Back
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    Curtis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
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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: 62
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
    • Credits: American Dad!, Better Off Dead, Risky Business, Revenge of the Nerds, Ray, + more
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    Susan Cischke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Oakland University Alumni
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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: 33
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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