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Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Eastern Kentucky University and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Lee Majors to Rex Ryan, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Eastern Kentucky University?” and “Which celebrities are Eastern Kentucky University alumni?”
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Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan, United States of America

Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television ...more

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Sam Champion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Actor, Presenter

Age: 57

Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, USA

Samuel James Champion (born August 13, 1961) is an American weather anchor who is best known for his combined 25-year career on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America. He ...more
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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Coach

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Rex Ashley Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is a former American football coach and current ESPN analyst. Ryan was formerly the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National ...more

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Dan Patrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Radio personality, Actor, Sports commentator

Age: 62

Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA

Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), known professionally as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast ...more
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Chuck Woolery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Talk show host, Game Show Host, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host, and musician. He has had long-running tenures hosting several different game shows. Woolery was the ...more

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Thaksin Shinawatra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Police officer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร; RTGS: Thaksin Chinnawat; pronounced [tʰák.sǐn t͡ɕʰīn.nā.wát]; Montenegrin: Taksin Šinavatra; born 26 July 1949) is a Thai businessman, ...more
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Josh Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Josh Anderson Baseball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Somerset, Kentucky

Joshua Aaron Anderson (born August 10, 1982) is an American retired Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. He played college baseball at Eastern Kentucky University and was drafted in the 4th ...more
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Steve Pence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Stephen B. Pence (born December 22, 1953, in Louisville, Kentucky) was the 53rd lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He took office with fellow Republican Ernie Fletcher in ...more
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Silas House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author

Age: 48

Birthplace: Kentucky

Silas Dwane House (born August 7, 1971) is an American writer best known for his novels. He is also a music journalist, environmental activist, and columnist. House's fiction is known for its ...more
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Jason Dunn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States of America

Jason Dunn may refer to: Jason Dunn (American football) (born 1973), American football tight end Jason Dunn (soccer) (born 1971), retired American soccer forward Jason Dunn (singer), former lead ...more
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Yeremiah Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Winchester, Kentucky

Yeremiah Neavius Bell (born March 3, 1978) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Kentucky and was drafted ...more
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J. C. W. Beckham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1869-1940)

Birthplace: Bardstown, Kentucky, United States of America

John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (August 5, 1869 – January 9, 1940) was the 35th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was the state's first popularly-elected senator ...more
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Tom Colbert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Judge

Age: 69

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tom Colbert (born December 30, 1949) is an Associate Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Court's District 6 seat in 2004, by Governor Brad Henry, becoming the first ...more
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Rodger Bingham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni

Age: 71

Birthplace: Crittenden, Kentucky, United States of America

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Frank Kremblas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Manager

Age: 52

Birthplace: Carroll, Ohio

Francis Michael "Frank" Kremblas Jr. (born October 25, 1966) is an American minor league baseball manager. He previously managed the Indianapolis Indians Triple-A team from 2009–10, ...more
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George Floyd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
George Floyd American football player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

George Floyd (born December 21, 1960 in Tampa, Florida) was a safety who played three seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets. Floyd was an All-American at Eastern Kentucky ...more
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Tyrone Hopson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Tyrone Hopson American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Tyrone Hopson (born May 28, 1976 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky) is an American football offensive guard who played in the National Football League. He graduated from Daviess County High School in ...more
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Wally Chambers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Phenix City, Alabama

Wallace Hashim Chambers (born May 15, 1951) is a former American football defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970s. He was selected with ...more
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Aaron Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

Aaron Jones may refer to: Aaron Jones (defensive end) (born 1966), American football player Aaron Jones (running back) (born 1994), American football player Aaron Jones (basketball) (born 1993), ...more
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Alex Bannister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Alex Bannister American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Alex Bannister (born April 23, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Eastern Kentucky ...more
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Larry Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
Larry Turner American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Larry Turner may refer to: Larry Turner (American football) (born 1982), American football player Larry Turner (politician) (1939–2009), American politician Larry Turner (basketball) (born ...more
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Chad Bratzke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois

Chad Alan Bratzke (born September 15, 1971) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League.
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Myron Guyton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Metcalf, Georgia

Myron Maynard Guyton (born August 26, 1967) is a former American football player. He played professionally as a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants ...more
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Danny Copeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Camilla, Georgia

Danny Lamar Copeland (born January 24, 1966, in Camilla, Georgia) is a former American football defensive back who played five seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl ...more
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David Hoelscher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni
American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Coldwater, Ohio

David Henry Hoelscher (born November 27, 1975 in Coldwater, Ohio) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college ...more