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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Tim Allen and Jeff Daniels.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Central Michigan University?” and “Which celebrities are Central Michigan University alumni?”

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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Tim Allen Television director, Comedian, Television producer Timothy Alan Dick, known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. He is also known for his starring roles in ...more

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Carter Oosterhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Carter Oosterhouse Fashion Model, Actor, TV Personality Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse is an American television personality and model, who was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Oosterhouse first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series ...more

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Jeff Daniels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Jeff Daniels Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He ...more

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Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Dick Enberg Announcer, Actor, Voice acting Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster. Since 2009 he has provided play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long ...more

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George Steele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
George Steele Wrestler, Actor William James Myers, better known by his ring name George "The Animal" Steele, is a former American professional wrestler, author and actor. Steele's career lasted from 1967 until ...more

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Phil Baroni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Phil Baroni Philip George Baroni is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently headlined The sold out Antonio Inoki Birthday event at the World famous Tokyo Dome in Japan. ...more

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Brad Slaight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Brad Slaight Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Brad Slaight, is an American actor, standup comedian and writer. According to his website, he has appeared on many television shows and films including a starring role on The Young and the ...more

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Terry O'Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Terry O'Quinn Actor Terry O'Quinn is an American actor, most famous for playing John Locke on the TV series Lost. O'Quinn became known for playing the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II and was cast in ...more

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Gary Hogeboom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Gary Hogeboom Real Estate Broker, American football player Gary Keith Hogeboom is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and a contestant on the CBS reality TV show Survivor: Guatemala.

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Norton A. Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Norton A. Schwartz Norton Allan Schwartz is a retired United States Air Force general who served as the 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force from August 12, 2008 until his retirement in 2012. As Chief of Staff, he ...more

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Alveda King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Alveda King Politician, Author, Minister of religion Alveda Celeste King is an NAACP member, American, civil rights activist, Christian minister, conservative, pro-life activist, and author. She is a niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther ...more

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Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Chris Kaman Basketball player Christopher Zane Kaman is an American-German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Kaman stands 7'0" and weighs 265 pounds. He was ...more

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Joshua I. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Joshua I. Smith Businessperson Joshua I. Smith is an African-American businessman and former chairperson of the Commission on Minority Business Development. Smith, a native of Loveland, Ohio, graduated from Central State ...more

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Joe Staley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Joe Staley American football player Joe Staley is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for Central Michigan University, and was drafted in ...more

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Robert P. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Robert P. Griffin Judge, Politician Robert Paul Griffin was a Republican U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan and Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Griffin was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended ...more

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Robert J. Remenar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Robert J. Remenar Businessperson Robert J. Remenar, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president of Delphi Steering. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group. He is the ...more

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Mark C. Lorenz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Mark C. Lorenz Businessperson Mark C. Lorenz, is a vice president, Global Transformation Program of Delphi Corporation. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group.

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Brenda Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Brenda Lawrence Politician Brenda L. Lawrence is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the Mayor of Southfield, Michigan from 2001 to 2015. The Democratic nominee for Oakland County ...more

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Cullen Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Cullen Jenkins American football player Cullen Darome Jenkins is an American football defensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. ...more

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Larry Joe Campbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Larry Joe Campbell Television director, Comedian, Actor Larry Joe Campbell is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as "Andy" on the ABC sitcom According to Jim.

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Eric Ghiaciuc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Eric Ghiaciuc American football player Eric M. Ghiaciuc [GUY-check] is a former American football offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Gregory S. Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Gregory S. Martin General Gregory S. Martin was a U.S. Air Force general and Commander, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Martin was a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying ...more

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Charles T. Robertson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Charles T. Robertson, Jr. General Charles T. "Tony" Robertson Jr. served as commander in chief, United States Transportation Command, and commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As ...more

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Jay A. DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Jay A. DeLoach Rear Admiral Jay A. DeLoach served as the Director of Naval History and Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command and the Curator of the Navy from 2008 to 2012. He was an American ...more

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John Grogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
John Grogan Journalist, Author, Writer John Grogan is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. His memoir Marley & Me was a best selling book about his family's dog Marley.

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Mary Valentine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Mary Valentine Politician Mary Valentine is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. She is a Democrat and former member of the Michigan State House of Representatives. She represented the 91st State House District, ...more

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James T. Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
James T. Hill General James Thomas Hill is a retired U.S. Army General and former commander of United States Southern Command from 2002 to 2004. Hill also served as the Commanding General, I Corps and Fort

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Clark Howard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Clark Howard Author Clark Howard is a popular consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Show. His daily talk radio show advises consumers on ways to save more, spend less, avoid rip-offs, ...more

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Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Pete Hoekstra Politician Peter "Pete" Hoekstra is a Dutch-American politician who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1993 ...more

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Jimmy D. Ross is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Jimmy D. Ross General Jimmy Douglas Ross was a United States Army 4-star general and member of the board of two corporations.

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Joseph W. Ralston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Joseph W. Ralston Joseph W. Ralston has been the Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group, Washington, D.C. since March 2003. He is a director of Lockheed Martin, The Timken Company and URS Corporation.

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Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Dan Majerle Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Entrepreneur Daniel Lewis Majerle is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach of the Grand Canyon Antelopes. He played 14 years in the NBA, primarily with the Phoenix Suns, also ...more

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Brock Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Brock Gutierrez American football player Brock Gutierrez is a National Football League offensive lineman who played for nine seasons in the NFL.

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Michael Peter Woroniecki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Michael Peter Woroniecki Michael Peter Woroniecki is an independent, non-denominational Christian missionary. Woroniecki is well known for his ministry on college campuses and at various public events across the US over ...more

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Novo Bojovic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Novo Bojovic American football player Novo Bojovic is a former placekicker. Bojovic played college football at Central Michigan before embarking on a career in professional football which lasted nine years. Bojovic began his career ...more

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Paul Emmel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Paul Emmel Umpire Paul Lewis Emmel is an umpire in Major League Baseball. Since 1999, he has worked in the National League and throughout both major leagues since 2000. Emmel has umpired two All-Star Games; one ...more

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Jeff Arwady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Jeff Arwady Conductor

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Curtis Adams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Curtis Adams American football player Curtis Ladonn Adams is a former American football player. He played running back at Central Michigan University and with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

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Matt Shepard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Matt Shepard Radio personality, Presenter Matt Shepard is an American sports radio and television broadcaster on WDFN, Fox Sports Detroit and the Detroit Lions Television Network covering professional, collegiate and high school sports ...more

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Jim Podoley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Jim Podoley American football player James Podoley was an American football halfback and end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Born in Mount Morris, Michigan, he played college football at Central ...more

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Ray Bentley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Ray Bentley American football player Ray Russell Bentley is a former professional American football linebacker and broadcaster.

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Dan Roundfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Dan Roundfield Basketball player Danny Thomas "Dan" Roundfield was an American professional basketball player. The 6'8" forward/center graduated from Chadsey Senior High School in 1971. On the collegiate scene, ...more

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Terry Foster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Terry Foster Journalist Terry Foster is an American sports columnist and radio personality in Detroit. He co-hosts Valenti & Foster on WXYT-FM The Ticket, a sports radio station, with Mike Valenti. It can be ...more

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Bill Schwab is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Bill Schwab Photographer Bill Schwab is an American photographer known for his emotionally charged yet peaceful urban and natural landscapes. Born in Detroit, Michigan he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ...more

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Mark Hackel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Mark Hackel Politician, Sheriff Mark Allen Hackel is the County Executive of Macomb County, Michigan, and is the first person to hold that position. He began his current 4-year term on January 1, 2011. Prior to serving as ...more

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William R. Looney III is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
William R. Looney III General William R. Looney III, USAF was the 28th Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. As commander, he was responsible for the recruiting, training and ...more

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Virgis W. Colbert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Virgis W. Colbert Virgis W. Colbert, Senior Advisor to Miller Brewing Company, Director since 2006, Senior Advisor to Miller Brewing Company, a brewing company, since 2006, Executive Vice President of Worldwide ...more

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K. J. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
K. J. Stevens K.J. Stevens is an American novelist and short story writer. His writing has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Fluid Magazine, Me Three, Circle Magazine, Cellar Door, Prose Ax, Temenos, and ...more

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Kevin W. Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Kevin W. Williams Kevin W. Williams has been president and managing director of GM de Mexico since August 1, 2006, reporting to Troy Clarke, GM group vice president and president, GM North America. He is also a ...more

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Felicia J. Fields is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Central Michigan University Alumni
Felicia J. Fields Human Resources Officer, Businessperson Felicia J. Fields, Ford group vice president for Human Resources and Corporate Services since March 25, 2008, leads the global Human Resources and Corporate Services functions for Ford Motor