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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.