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Famous Brigham Young University Alumni

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

These graduates, like Mitt Romney and Steve Young include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brigham Young University?” and “Which celebrities are Brigham Young University alumni?”
  • Stephenie Meyer1

    Stephenie Meyer

    Novelist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan; ; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist and film...  more

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    #2 of 20 Mormon Writers#1114 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

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    Harvey Fletcher

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 97 (1884-1981)

    BirthplaceProvo, Utah

    Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 – July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. Known as the...  more
  • Philo Farnsworth3

    Philo Farnsworth


    AgeDec. at 65 (1906-1971)

    BirthplaceBeaver, Utah

    Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and...  more
  • Earl W. Bascom4

    Earl W. Bascom

    Painter, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1906-1995)

    BirthplaceVernal, Utah

    Earl Wesley Bascom (June 19, 1906 – August 28, 1995) was an American painter, printmaker,...  more
  • Roger E. Billings5


    BirthplaceProvo, Utah

    Roger Billings is a scientist known for his high-tech innovations in the fields of energy,...  more
  • Jon Heder6

    Jon Heder

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    Jonathan Joseph Heder (; born October 26, 1977) is an American actor and producer. His feature...  more

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    #387 of 600 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'#9 of 56 Celebrity Twins

  • Ken Jennings7

    Ken Jennings

    Software Engineer, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceEdmonds, Washington, United States of America

    Kenneth Wayne Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant, computer...  more
  • Mitt Romney8

    Mitt Romney

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman serving as...  more

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    The Largest Mitt Romney Campaign Contributors#1 of 71 Mormon Politicians

  • Marie Windsor9

    AgeDec. at 81 (1919-2000)

    BirthplaceUSA, Marysvale, Utah

    Marie Windsor (born Emily Marie Bertelsen; December 11, 1919 – December 10, 2000) was an...  more
  • Jim McMahon10

    Jim McMahon

    American football player


    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    James Robert McMahon, Jr. (born August 21, 1959) is an American former football player. He...  more

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    #727 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#16 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s

  • Bruce Bastian11

    Bruce Bastian

    Computer scientist


    BirthplaceTwin Falls, Idaho

    Bruce Wayne Bastian (born 1948) is an American computer programmer, businessperson,...  more
  • Mike Weir12

    Mike Weir



    BirthplaceSarnia, Canada

    Michael Richard Weir, (born May 12, 1970) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the...  more

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    #98 of 162 The Best Golfers Of All Time#108 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

  • Stephen Covey13

    Stephen Covey

    Professor, Manager

    AgeDec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author,...  more
  • Steve Young14

    Steve Young

    American football player


    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football...  more

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    #2 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#10 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • Dave Ulrich15

    Dave Ulrich

    Orator, Author


    BirthplaceEly, Nevada

    David Olson Ulrich (born 1953) is a university professor, author, speaker, management coach,...  more
  • Hugh Nibley16

    Hugh Nibley

    Historian, Author

    AgeDec. at 95 (1910-2005)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Hugh Winder Nibley (March 27, 1910 – February 24, 2005) was an American scholar and Mormon...  more
  • Aaron Eckhart17

    Aaron Eckhart

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceCupertino, California, USA

    Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor. Born in Cupertino,...  more

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    #174 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#307 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Danny Ainge18

    Danny Ainge

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player


    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and former...  more

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    #143 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#44 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • Elizabeth Smart19

    Elizabeth Smart

    Elizabeth Ann Gilmour (née Smart; born November 3, 1987) is an American child safety activist...  more


    #138 of 143 Celebrities Who Are Great To Sit Next To On A Long Flight#2 of 19 19 Horrifying Stories About Famous Kidnapping Victims

  • Neil LaBute20

    Neil LaBute

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • Ben Olson21

    Ben Olson

    American football player


    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana

    Benjamen James Olson (born February 28, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more
  • Paul McKinnon22

    Paul McKinnon

  • Johnny Whitaker23

    Johnny Whitaker

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA

    John Orson Whitaker, Jr. (born December 13, 1959) is an American actor notable for several...  more
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    BirthplaceWinslow, Arizona

    John Kay Carmack (born May 10, 1931) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus...  more
  • Sandi Griffiths25
    Sandi Griffiths (born Sandi Jensen on August 1, 1946) is an American singer. She is best known...  more