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Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Bowling Green State University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Nate Thurmond and Eva Marie Saint.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bowling Green State University?” and “Which celebrities are Bowling Green State University alumni?”
  • Eva Marie Saint1


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress. In a career spanning 70 years, she...  more

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    #122 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#94 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Robert Patrick2

    Robert Patrick

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Marietta

    Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor and voice actor. Known...  more

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    #274 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#8 of 40 The Cast of The X-Files: Where Are They Now?

  • Tim Conway3

    Tim Conway

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWilloughby, Ohio, USA

    Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019) was an American actor, comedian,...  more

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    #54 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#477 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Jennifer Higdon4

    Jennifer Higdon

    Musician, Composer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jennifer Elaine Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and...  more
  • Alissa Czisny5

    Alissa Czisny

    Figure Skater


    BirthplaceBowling Green, Ohio

    Alissa Czisny (born June 25, 1987) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the...  more
  • Ric Ocasek6

    Ric Ocasek

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Richard Theodore Otcasek (born 1943 or 1944) known as Ric Ocasek (), is an American singer,...  more

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    #107 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#66 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • Bernie Casey7

    Bernie Casey

    Painter, Poet


    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

    Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and...  more
  • Scott Hamilton8

    Scott Hamilton

    Figure Skater, Television producer


    BirthplaceBowling Green, Ohio, USA

    Scott Scovell Hamilton (born August 28, 1958) is a retired American figure skater and Olympic...  more


    #1394 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#11 of 51 The Greatest Male Figure Skaters of All Time

  • Bob Hill9


    Robert W. Hill (born November 24, 1948) is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount...  more
  • Carolyn Forché10

    Carolyn Forché

    Editor, Poet


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Carolyn Forché (born April 28, 1950) is an American poet, editor, professor, translator, and...  more
  • Marian McPartland11

    Marian McPartland

    Jazz Pianist, Radio personality

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceSlough, England

    Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner; 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an...  more
  • Randy Stewart12

    Randy Stewart

  • Tim Ryan13

    Tim Ryan



    BirthplaceOhio, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Trumbull County

    Tim, Timmy or Timothy Ryan may refer to:...  more
  • Orel Hershiser14

    Orel Hershiser

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is an American former baseball pitcher who...  more

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    #13 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #20 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Antonio Daniels15

    Antonio Daniels

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    Antonio Robert Daniels (born March 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Shantanu Narayen16

    Shantanu Narayen



    BirthplaceHyderabad, India

    Shantanu Narayen (Telugu: శాంతను నారాయణ్; born 27 May 1962) is an Indian American business...  more
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    Reid Lamberty

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceHightstown, New Jersey, United States of America

    Reid Lamberty is a freelance general assignment reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts....  more
  • Brian MacLellan18

    Brian MacLellan

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceGuelph, Canada

    Not to confuse with Brian McClellan.Brian John MacLellan (born October 27, 1958) is a Canadian...  more
  • Bruce Johnson19


    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    Bruce Edward Johnson (born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who...  more
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    Greg de Vries

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceSundridge, Canada

    Gregory A. de Vries (born January 4, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey...  more
  • Mike Emrick21

    Mike Emrick

    Announcer, Sports commentator


    BirthplaceLa Fontaine, Liberty Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Michael "Doc" Emrick (born August 1, 1946) is an American network television play-by-play...  more
  • Robert Latta22

    Robert Latta

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceOhio, Richland Township, United States, with Territories, Bluffton

    Robert Edward Latta (born April 18, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 5th...  more
  • Rob Blake23

    Rob Blake

    Ice Hockey Player, Actor


    BirthplaceSimcoe, Ontario, Canada

    Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive...  more
  • Sandi Jackson24

    Sandi Jackson



    BirthplaceKittery, Maine

    Sandra Lee "Sandi" Jackson (née Stevens; born September 14, 1963) was elected to the Chicago...  more
  • Nolan Reimold25

    Nolan Reimold

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceGreenville, Pennsylvania

    Nolan Gallagher Reimold (born October 12, 1983) is an American former professional baseball...  more