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List Rules People on this list must have gone to College of Charleston and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Orlando Jones and Thomas Gibson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to College of Charleston?” and “Which celebrities are College of Charleston alumni?”
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Erick Avari is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: West Bengal, Darjeeling district, Eurasia, East India, India, + more

Erick Avari (born 13 April 1952) is an American television, film and theater actor known primarily for his roles in science-fiction serial productions, including Stargate (1994), Independence ...more

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Orlando Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is known for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv and for his role as the 7 ...more
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Robert Mills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Architect, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1781-1855)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Robert Mills, known for designing the Washington Monument, is sometimes called the first native born American to be professionally trained as an architect, though Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a ...more
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James B. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Politician, Dentist

Age: 91

Birthplace: Hawthorne, Florida, United States of America

James Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected the Governor of South ...more
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Brett Gardner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina

Brett Michael Gardner (born August 24, 1983) is an American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in ...more

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Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Television director, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Thomas Ellis Gibson (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and director. He portrayed Daniel Nyland in the CBS television series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery in the ABC television series ...more

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John C. Frémont ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Explorer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1813-1890)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier who, in 1856, became the first candidate of the Republican Party for ...more
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Wes Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Wes Knight

Age: 32

Birthplace: Easley, South Carolina

Wes Knight (born September 6, 1986) is a retired American soccer player.
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Basil Lanneau Gilderslee... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni

Age: Dec. at 93 (1831-1924)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (October 23, 1831 – January 9, 1924) was an American classical scholar.
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L. Mendel Rivers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
L. Mendel Rivers

Age: Dec. at 65 (1905-1970)

Birthplace: Gumville, South Carolina, United States of America

Lucius Mendel Rivers (September 28, 1905 – December 28, 1970) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston-based 1st congressional district for nearly 30 ...more
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Josh Strickland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Josh Strickland Actor, Singer

Age: 35

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Joshua Strickland (born October 23, 1983) is an American singer and actor from Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated high school at the Charleston County School of the Arts,where he studied ...more
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Paul Hamilton Hayne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Paul Hamilton Hayne Writer

Age: Dec. at 56 (1830-1886)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Paul Hamilton Hayne (January 1, 1830 – July 6, 1886) was a nineteenth-century Southern American poet, critic, and editor.
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Anthony Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Anthony Mark Johnson (born October 2, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Orlando Magic of the NBA. At 6'3" (1.91 m), he played the point ...more
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Arthur Ravenel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 91

Birthplace: Berkeley County, 29401, Area code 843, United States of America, United States, + more

Arthur Ravenel Jr. (born March 29, 1927) is a businessman and a Republican politician from Charleston, South Carolina.
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Glenn F. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Glenn Fant McConnell (born December 11, 1947) served as the president of the College of Charleston from 2014 to 2018. He was the 89th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from March 13, 2012 to ...more
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Jeff Beliveau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Johnston, Rhode Island

Jeffrey Ryan Beliveau is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played college baseball at ...more
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Lu Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Anderson

Frances Louise "Lu" Parker (born April 16, 1968) is an American journalist, Miss USA 1994 winner, animal rights advocate, and author.
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Matt Czuchry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

Matthew Charles Czuchry (; born May 20, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Logan Huntzberger on The WB television series Gilmore Girls (2005–07) and Cary Agos on the CBS ...more
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Allison Munn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Columbia

Allison Munn (born October 7, 1974) is an American actress. She played Caroline Dupree in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, Tina Haven in The WB sitcom What I Like About You, Lauren in The WB/CW ...more
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Edwin McCain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 49

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Edwin McCain (born January 20, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His songs "I'll Be" (1998) and "I Could Not Ask for More" (1999) were radio top-40 hits in ...more
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Burnet R. Maybank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 55 (1899-1954)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Burnet Rhett Maybank (March 7, 1899 – September 1, 1954) was a U.S. Senator, the 99th Governor of South Carolina, and Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. He is one of only twenty people in ...more
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Laurie Waters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Journalist

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina

News 4 Reporter ' ' ' Laurie Waters ' ' ' joined KMOV Channel 4 in 1989 as the primary Reporter for KMOV's news updates. Waters was part of The Channel 4 News team assigned to launch the first ...more
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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Jimmy Carr American football player

Age: Died at 79 (1933-2012)

Birthplace: West Virginia

James Henry Carr (March 25, 1933 – August 13, 2012) was an American football player who played nine seasons for the Chicago Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins of the ...more
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Marco Sartor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Marco Sartor Guitarist

Age: 40

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Marco Sartor (born 22 February) is an award-winning Uruguayan classical guitarist.
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Jennifer Ferrin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous College Of Charleston Alumni
Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States of America

Jennifer Ferrin (born February 25, 1979) is an American actress.