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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Baylor University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Baylor University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Baylor University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Baylor University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Baylor 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 Baylor University.

This list includes Willie Nelson, Robert Griffin III and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Baylor University?” and “Which celebrities are Baylor University alumni?”
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Jeff Dunham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy ...more
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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Activist, Film Score Composer, Poet
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more
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Tom DeLay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Entrepreneur
Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party ...more
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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the ...more
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Marjorie Scardino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Editor, Businessperson
Dame Marjorie Scardino, a native American Texan, is the CEO of the British media firm Pearson PLC. She was named Dame of the British Empire in February 2002 because of her contributions to ...more
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Mark V. Hurd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Businessperson
Mark Vincent Hurd is co-CEO of Oracle Corporation, and the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard. At Hewlett-Packard, Hurd succeeded CFO Robert Wayman, who ...more
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Crystal Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor
Crystal Lynn Bernard is an American singer-songwriter and television and film actress, most widely known for her seven-year-long role on the comedy Wings. While her main work has been on ...more
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Angela Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Performer, Actor
Angela Faye Kinsey is an American actress. She is known for her role as the uptight accountant Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office. Kinsey is currently a regular on the TBS ...more
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Gale Pollock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Nurse
Gale S. Pollock is a retired United States Army major general who served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States Army from October 2006 to March 2007, and also as chief of the Army ...more
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Noble Willingham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Actor
Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. was an American television and film actor, best known as C.D. Parker, opposite Chuck Norris's character on Walker, Texas Ranger.
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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Mark Wells White, Jr., is an American lawyer, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from January 18, 1983 to January 20, 1987.
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Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player
Robert Cole Williams is a former American football running back who played professionally in National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive back. A running back in high School ...more
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Kerry Shook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Televangelist, Pastor
Kerry Shook is an American minister, best-selling author, and Senior Pastor of Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, Texas. In February 2008, Shook released One Month to Live: 30 Days to a ...more
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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American Football coach, American football player
Michael "Mike" Singletary is an American football coach and former professional football player. After playing college football for the Baylor Bears, Singletary was drafted by the ...more
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E. L. Henry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer
Edgerton L. Henry, known as Bubba Henry, is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the high-powered firm Adams and Reese who served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives from ...more
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Norman Shumway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Surgeon
Norman Edward Shumway was a pioneer of heart surgery at Stanford University. He is widely regarded as the father of heart transplantation.
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Douglas L Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Business development, Entrepreneur
I've worked in electronics manufacturing businesses for forty years. Myroles have ranged from business unit general management, MA, business development, strategic planning, regulatory affairs, ...more
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Otis R. Bowen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Physician
Otis Ray Bowen was a U.S. politician and physician. He served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1985 to 1989.
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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player
Steven Matt Bryant is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played ...more
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Phil Hardberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Phillip Duane "Phil" Hardberger is a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He took office in June 2005. He is a Democrat; however, as with all mayoral, city council, and school board ...more
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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District. On January 4, 2015, Gohmert announced ...more
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Daniel Sepulveda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player
Daniel Wade Sepulveda is an American football punter who played five seasons in the National Football League, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football for Baylor University, ...more
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Robert Garland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Venture capitalist
Robert joined NEA in December 2003 as a Principal and became a Partner in 2007. He invests in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Robert is a director of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals. Prior to ...more
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Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Athlete
Michael Duane Johnson is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals. Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 ...more
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Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Ernest James Istook Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. He held his congressional seat for 14 years, ...more