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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

Age: 56

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Jeffrey Dunham (born April 18, 1962) is an American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian and actor who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, ...more

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Activist, Film Score Composer, Poet

Age: 85

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Abbott

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), ...more

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Tom DeLay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Entrepreneur

Age: 71

Birthplace: Laredo, Texas, United States of America

Thomas Dale DeLay (; born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was ...more

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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

Birthplace: Lacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States of America

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and 45th Governor of Texas (1991–95). A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the ...more

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Marjorie Scardino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Editor, Businessperson

Age: 72

Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona

Dame Marjorie Morris Scardino, , FRSA (born 25 January 1947) is an American-born British business executive. She is the former CEO of Pearson PLC. Scardino became a trustee of Oxfam during her ...more
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Mark V. Hurd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 62

Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York

Mark Vincent Hurd (born January 1, 1957) is CEO of Oracle Corporation and serves on the Board of Directors. He previously served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and president of ...more
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Crystal Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Garland

Crystal Lynn Bernard (born September 30, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her role on the sitcom Wings. She has appeared in film and has pursued a music
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Angela Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Performer, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Lafayette, USA, Louisiana

Angela Faye Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress known for her role as Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office (2005–2013). Kinsey had a recurring role on the TBS ...more
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Gale Pollock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Nurse

Birthplace: Kearny, New Jersey

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

Age: Dec. at 73 (1931-2004)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Mineola

Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. (August 31, 1931 – January 17, 2004) was an American television and film actor who appeared in more than thirty films and in many television shows, including a stint ...more
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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 78

Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States of America

Mark Wells White Jr. (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American politician and lawyer, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987. He also held office as Secretary of ...more
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Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

Robert Cole Williams (born October 2, 1962) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at ...more

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Kerry Shook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Televangelist, Pastor

Age: 56

Birthplace: The Woodlands, Texas

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

Age: 57

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former professional football player. After playing college football for Baylor University, Singletary was drafted by ...more

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E. L. Henry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Jonesboro, Louisiana

Edgerton L. Henry, known as "Bubba" Henry (born February 10, 1936), is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the law firm Adams and Reese. He served as a Democrat in the ...more
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Norman Shumway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Surgeon

Age: Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)

Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Norman Edward Shumway (February 9, 1923 – February 10, 2006) was a pioneer of heart surgery at Stanford University. He was the 67th president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and ...more
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Douglas L Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Business development, Entrepreneur

Age: 72

Birthplace: Centertown, Kentucky

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

Age: Dec. at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Indiana, United States of America

Otis Ray Bowen (February 26, 1918 – May 4, 2013) was an American politician and physician who served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human ...more
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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Orange, Texas

Steven Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975), nicknamed "Money Matt", is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He played college football at Baylor, and was signed as an ...more

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Phil Hardberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 84

Birthplace: Morton, Texas, United States of America

Phillip Duane Hardberger (born July 27, 1934) is an American politician, lawyer, and jurist who served as mayor of San Antonio, Texas, taking office in June, 2005. A Democrat, he was elected on ...more
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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Texas, Pittsburg, Contiguous United States, Camp County, United States of America, + more

Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. (; born August 18, 1953) is an American attorney and former judge who currently serves as the U.S. Representative from Texas' 1st congressional district, in office since ...more

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Daniel Sepulveda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Daniel Wade Sepulveda (born January 12, 1984) is an American football punter who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL), all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college ...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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals in the span of his career. He formerly ...more

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Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Texas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States, + more

Ernest James "Ernie" Istook Jr. (born February 11, 1950) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. He held ...more