Famous Ohio State University Alumni

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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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    Businessperson, Theatrical producer, Investor

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    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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    Golfer, Athlete, Architect

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    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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    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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    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

    William Alfred Fowler Astronomer

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    Humorist, Cartoonist, Author

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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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    Illustrator

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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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    Poet, Author, Writer

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    Film Producer, Cartoonist, Animator

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    Television director, Actor, Singer

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    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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    Politician

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    Artist, Photographer

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    Politician

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    Author, Writer

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    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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    Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

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    American football player

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    Yang Huiyan

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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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    Businessperson

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