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Famous Bradley University Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Kirby Puckett and Danny Granger.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bradley University?” and “Which celebrities are Bradley University alumni?”
  • Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.1

    AgeDec. at 32 (1935-1967)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. (October 2, 1935 – December 8, 1967) was a United States Air Force... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Payton2

    Gary Payton

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois

    Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, (born June 20, 1948) is an American astronaut, and worked as... more on Wikipedia
  • Neil Flynn3

    Neil Flynn

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Neil Richard Flynn (born November 13, 1960) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor.... more on Wikipedia

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    #1 of 16 16 Celebrities You Would Never Guess Are Secretly Insanely Talented#54 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • Patrick O'Bryant4

    Patrick O'Bryant

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceOskaloosa, Iowa

    Patrick Fitzgerald O'Bryant (born June 20, 1986) is a US-born Central African professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Charley Steiner5

    Charley Steiner

    Announcer, Journalist


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Malverne

    Charles Harris Steiner (born July 17, 1949) is an American sportscaster and broadcast... more on Wikipedia
  • Marcus Pollard6

    Marcus Pollard

    American football player


    BirthplaceLanett, Alabama

    Marcus LaJuan Pollard (born February 8, 1972) is a former American football tight end and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray LaHood7

    Ray LaHood

    Politician, Teacher


    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

    Ray H. LaHood (born December 6, 1945) is an American politician who served as United States... more on Wikipedia
  • John Shalikashvili8
    John Malchase David Shalikashvili (Georgian: ჯონ მალხაზ დავით შალიკაშვილი, IPA:... more on Wikipedia
  • Kirby Puckett9

    Kirby Puckett

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 46 (1960-2006)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) was an American professional baseball player.... more on Wikipedia

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    #1626 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#96 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • Danny Granger10

    Danny Granger

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Danny Granger Jr. (born April 20, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #120 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#422 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • George Shaheen11

    George Shaheen



    George T. Shaheen (born July 11, 1944) is an American businessman. He became chief executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Parker12

    Anthony Parker

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa

    Anthony Michael Parker (born June 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Hersey Hawkins13

    Hersey Hawkins

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. (born September 29, 1966) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Ron Erickson



    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

    For the business executive, see Ron Erickson (investor)Ron Erickson is a Democratic Party... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Hadley15

    AgeDec. at 55 (1952-2007)

    BirthplaceUSA, Princeton, Illinois

    Jerry Hadley (June 16, 1952 – July 18, 2007) was an American operatic tenor. He received three... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert H. Michel16
    Robert Henry Michel (pronounced "Michael"; March 2, 1923 – February 17, 2017) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Schock17

    Aaron Schock

    Politician, Real estate entrepreneur


    BirthplaceStevens County, Morris, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Aaron Jon Schock (born May 28, 1981) is a former American politician who was Republican U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew F. Hale18
    Matthew F. "Matt" Hale (born July 27, 1971) is an American white supremacist, neo-Nazi leader... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph R. Holzapple19

    Joseph R. Holzapple

    Joseph Randall Holzapple (September 7, 1914 – November 14, 1973) was a United States Air Force... more on Wikipedia
  • David Thirdkill20

    David Thirdkill

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    David Thirdkill (born April 12, 1960) is an American retired basketball player who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Ray Ramsey

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

    "Rocket" Raymond LeRoy Ramsey (July 18, 1921 – August 25, 2009) was a professional American... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Tom Fink



    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    Thomas A. "Tom" Fink (born August 26, 1928) is an American Republican politician from Alaska.... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Jacobs23

    Harry Jacobs

    American football player


    BirthplaceCanton, Illinois

    Harry Jacobs may refer to: Harry Jacobs (American football) (born 1937), American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Roehnelt24

    Bill Roehnelt

    American football player

    AgeDied at 32 (1936-1968)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    William Edward Roehnelt (June 4, 1936 – July 1968) was an American football linebacker in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Connie LaJoyce Johnson (born July 1, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Democratic member of the... more on Wikipedia