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List of famous alumni from Ohio State University, with photos when available. OSU alumni have a lot to be proud of, as many well-known people were once Buckeyes during their college years. Prominent graduates from Ohio State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. Many famous NFL football players emerged from the school as well, including Nick Mangold, A.J Hawk, and Cris Carter. This list of distinguished Ohio State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Ohio State 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 Ohio State University.

Alumni include John Havlicek, Jeffrey Dahmer and more.

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

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George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
George Steinbrenner Businessperson, Theatrical producer Investor

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R. L. Stine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
R. L. Stine Television producer, Novelist Screenwriter

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Bob Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Bob Knight Commentator, Basketball Coach Coach

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Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Dwight Yoakam Musician, Singer-songwriter Actor

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Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jeffrey Dahmer Criminal

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Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jack Nicklaus Golfer, Athlete Architect

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Jesse Owens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jesse Owens Athlete

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Richard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Richard Lewis Comedian, Screenwriter Actor

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Patricia Heaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Patricia Heaton Television producer, Film Producer Actor

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A. J. Hawk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
A. J. Hawk American football player

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Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Cris Carter American football player

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Charles F. Kettering is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Charles F. Kettering Inventor, Engineer

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Bruce Vilanch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Bruce Vilanch Songwriter, Screenwriter Actor

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Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. Pilot, Astronaut

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Sally Sarell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Sally Sarell Nude Glamour Model

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William Alfred Fowler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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James Thurber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
James Thurber Humorist, Cartoonist Author

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Rosie Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Rosie Jones Golfer

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Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jack Tatum American football player

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Jon Whitcomb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jon Whitcomb Illustrator

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Walter E. Brehm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Les Wexner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Les Wexner Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Mary Oliver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Mary Oliver Poet, Author Writer

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Chris Wedge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Chris Wedge Film Producer, Cartoonist Animator

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Ammon Hennacy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Vince Edwards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Vince Edwards Television director, Actor Singer

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Renee Powell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Renee Powell Golfer, Athlete

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Paul Flory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Paul Flory Chemist, Scientist Engineer

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Jean Peters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jean Peters Actor

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Jayaprakash Narayan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jayaprakash Narayan Politician

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Buz Lukens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Buz Lukens Politician

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Cindy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Cindy Jackson Singer

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Berenice Abbott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Berenice Abbott Artist, Photographer

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Bob Ney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Bob Ney Politician

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Eileen Heckart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Thrity Umrigar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Thrity Umrigar Author, Writer

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Alex Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Alex Pacheco Social activist

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Israel Moore Foster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Israel Moore Foster Politician

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Cynthia Ozick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Cynthia Ozick Poet, Novelist Author

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Calie Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Ron O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Ron O'Neal Screenwriter, Actor Film Director

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Ron Springs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Ron Springs American football player

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Jeff Yagher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Jeff Yagher Actor

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Wayne Hays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Yang Huiyan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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Louis E. Strigari is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Louis E. Strigari Researcher

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Greg Oden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Greg Oden Basketball player, Athlete

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Robert Bales is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Robert Bales Soldier

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Charles Bassett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
Charles Bassett Astronaut

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John A. White Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ohio State University Alumni
John A. White Jr. Businessperson