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List Rules People 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?”
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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Actor
Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred ...more
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Cara Zavaleta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress, known for her appearances on the MTV reality series Road Rules: South Pacific, and as the November 2004 Playboy Playmate.
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Robert Patrick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations. Patrick dropped out of ...more
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Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019) was an American comedian and actor, who was best known for his role as the inept Ensign Charles Parker in the 1960s World ...more
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Jennifer Higdon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Musician, Composer
Jennifer Higdon is an American composer of classical music. She has received many awards including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best ...more
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Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Figure Skater
Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion, the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. ...more
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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
Ric Ocasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019) was an American musician and music producer. He was best known as lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band, the Cars. ...more
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Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Painter, Poet, Actor
Bernard Terry "Bernie" Casey is an American professional actor who initially had a career as an interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional football player. Casey was also a ...more
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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Figure Skater, Television producer, Actor
Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more
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Bob Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Coach
Robert W. Hill is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount Sterling, Ohio moving to Worthington, Ohio for high school. Upon graduating from high School, Hill entered Bowling Green ...more
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Carolyn Forché is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Editor, Poet, Translator
Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received awards for her literary work.
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Marian McPartland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Radio personality, Composer
Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. After ...more
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Randy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Randy Stewart
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Tim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician
Timothy John "Tim" Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district, serving since 2003. The district, numbered as the 17th district from 2003 to 2013, takes in a ...more
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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst and a professional ...more
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Antonio Daniels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Basketball player
Antonio Robert Daniels is a retired American professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the NBA.
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Shantanu Narayen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Businessperson
Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005. He is also the President of the board of the Adobe ...more
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Reid Lamberty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist
Reid Lamberty is a freelance general assignment reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. Lamberty is best known as being a co-Anchor at WNYW, in New York. He co-anchored Good Day Wake Up ...more
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Brian MacLellan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player
Brian John MacLellan is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward and the general manager of the Washington Capitals. After playing his college hockey at Bowling Green State University, MacLellan ...more
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Bruce Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Lawyer
Bruce Edward Johnson is an American lawyer and Republican politician who was appointed the State of Ohio's 63rd Lieutenant Governor on January 5, 2005, to complete an unexpired term. Johnson ...more
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Greg de Vries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player
Gregory A. de Vries is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played over 800 games with six teams in the National Hockey League. de Vries won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado ...more
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Mike Emrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator
Michael "Doc" Emrick is an American sports commentator noted mostly for his work in ice hockey. Emrick is currently the lead announcer for NHL national telecasts on both NBC and NBC ...more
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Robert Latta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Robert Edward 'Bob' Latta is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of Toledo's ...more
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Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Actor
Robert Bowlby Blake is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He was originally ...more
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Sandi Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician
Sandra Lee "Sandi" Jackson was elected to the Chicago City Council as an alderman of the 7th ward of the City of Chicago in the 2007 municipal elections held on February 27, 2007. She ...more