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Famous Eastern Illinois University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.3k views57 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Tony Romo and John Malkovich.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Eastern Illinois University?” and “Which celebrities are Eastern Illinois University alumni?”
  • 1

    John Malkovich

    Fashion designer, Businessperson
    John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, and fashion...  more

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  • 2

    Tony Romo

    Athlete, American football player
    Antonio Ramiro Romo (born April 21, 1980) is an American football television analyst and...  more

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  • 3
    Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is an American retired mixed martial artist with...  more

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  • 4

    LisaRaye McCoy

    Fashion designer, Actor
    LisaRaye McCoy (born September 23, 1967), known as LisaRaye, is an American actress, model,...  more
  • 5
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    Debra Beebe is a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show...  more
  • 7

    Mike Shanahan

    American Football coach, Coach
    Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football coach, best known...  more
  • 8

    Jim Edgar

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  • 9

    Ron Westray

    Ronald Kenneth Westray, Jr. (born June 13, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American...  more
  • 10

    Burl Ives

    Author, Actor
    Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer and actor of...  more
  • 11

    Charlotte Martin

    Record producer, Musician
    Charlotte Ann Martin (born October 31, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, who performs...  more
  • 12

    Marty Pattin

    Baseball player
    Martin William Pattin (April 6, 1943 – October 3, 2018) was an American professional baseball...  more
  • 13

    Jeff Gossett

    American football player
    Jeffrey Alan Gossett (born January 25, 1957) is a former American football punter who played...  more
  • 14

    Sean Payton

    American Football coach, Coach
    Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963) is an American football coach and former player...  more
  • 15

    John Jurkovic

    American football player
    Ivan "John" Jurkovic (born August 18, 1967) is a former American football player currently...  more
  • 16

    Ted Petersen

    American football player
    Ted Petersen (born February 7, 1955) is a former professional American football player who...  more
  • 17

    Kevin Duckworth

    Basketball player
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    Chris Szarka

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  • 19

    Joe Knollenberg

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  • 20

    Jerry Sheehan

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  • 21

    Matt Bobo

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  • 22

    Ray Fisher

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  • 23

    Brad Childress

    American football player
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  • 24

    Kevin Seitzer

    Baseball player, Coach
    Kevin Lee Seitzer (; born March 26, 1962) is an American former third baseman in Major League...  more

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    Cory Leman

    American football player