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Famous Baylor University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Jeff Dunham1

    Jeff Dunham

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Jeffrey Dunham (born April 18, 1962) is an American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian and actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • Willie Nelson2

    Willie Nelson

    Activist, Film Score Composer


    BirthplaceAbbott, Texas, United States of America

    Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tom DeLay3

    Tom DeLay

    Politician, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceLaredo, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Dale DeLay (; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ann Richards4

    Ann Richards

    Politician, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 73 (1933-2006)

    BirthplaceLacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States of America

    Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Marjorie Scardino5

    Marjorie Scardino

    Editor, Businessperson


    BirthplaceFlagstaff, Arizona

    Dame Marjorie Morris Scardino, , FRSA (born 25 January 1947) is an American-born British... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Mark V. Hurd



    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York

    Mark Vincent Hurd (born January 1, 1957) is CEO of Oracle Corporation and serves on the Board... more on Wikipedia
  • Crystal Bernard7

    Crystal Bernard

    Singer-songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceGarland, Texas, United States of America

    Crystal Lynn Bernard (born September 30, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Angela Kinsey8

    Angela Kinsey

    Performer, Actor


    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

    Angela Faye Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress known for her role as Angela... more on Wikipedia
  • Gale Pollock9

    BirthplaceKearny, New Jersey

    Gale S. Pollock is a retired United States Army major general who served as the Deputy Surgeon... more on Wikipedia
  • Noble Willingham10

    AgeDec. at 73 (1931-2004)

    BirthplaceMineola, Texas, USA

    Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. (August 31, 1931 – January 17, 2004) was an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Mark White

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLongview, Texas, United States of America

    Mark Wells White Jr. (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American politician and lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Williams12

    Robert Williams

    American football player


    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    Robert Cole Williams (born October 2, 1962) is a former American football cornerback in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kerry Shook13

    Kerry Shook

    Televangelist, Pastor


    BirthplaceThe Woodlands, Texas

    Kerry Shook is an American minister, best-selling author, and Senior Pastor of Woodlands... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Singletary14

    Mike Singletary

    American Football coach, American football player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former... more on Wikipedia

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    #1702 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#3 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

  • 15

    E. L. Henry

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceJonesboro, Louisiana

    Edgerton L. Henry, known as "Bubba" Henry (born February 10, 1936), is a Baton Rouge attorney,... more on Wikipedia
  • Norman Shumway16

    AgeDec. at 83 (1923-2006)

    BirthplaceKalamazoo, Michigan

    Norman Edward Shumway (February 9, 1923 – February 10, 2006) was a pioneer of heart surgery at... more on Wikipedia
  • Douglas L Ross17

    Douglas L Ross

    Business development, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceCentertown, Kentucky

    I've worked in electronics manufacturing businesses for forty years. Myroles have ranged from...
  • Otis R. Bowen18

    Otis R. Bowen

    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceIndiana, United States of America

    Otis Ray Bowen (February 26, 1918 – May 4, 2013) was an American politician and physician who... more on Wikipedia
  • Matt Bryant19

    Matt Bryant

    American football player


    BirthplaceOrange, Texas

    Steven Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975), nicknamed "Money Matt", is an American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Phil Hardberger20

    Phil Hardberger

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceMorton, Texas, United States of America

    Phillip Duane Hardberger (born July 27, 1934) is an American politician, lawyer, and jurist... more on Wikipedia
  • Louie Gohmert21

    Louie Gohmert

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceTexas, Pittsburg, Contiguous United States, Camp County, United States of America

    Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. (; born August 18, 1953) is an American attorney and former judge who... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Sepulveda22

    Daniel Sepulveda

    American football player


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Daniel Wade Sepulveda (born January 12, 1984) is an American football punter who played five... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Garland23

    Robert Garland

    Venture capitalist
    Robert joined NEA in December 2003 as a Principal and became a Partner in 2007. He invests in...
  • Michael Johnson24


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who won four... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Istook25

    Ernest Istook

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceTexas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States

    Ernest James "Ernie" Istook Jr. (born February 11, 1950) is a former Republican member of the... more on Wikipedia