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Famous Eastern Kentucky University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Lee Majors

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWyandotte, Michigan, USA

    Alternative NameLee Majors

    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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  • 2

    Sam Champion

    Actor, Presenter


    BirthplacePaducah, 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 formerly...  more
  • 3


    BirthplaceArdmore, 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 Football...  more

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  • 4

    Dan Patrick

    Radio personality, Actor


    BirthplaceZanesville, Ohio, United States of America

    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 on...  more
  • 5

    Chuck Woolery

    Talk show host, Game Show Host


    BirthplaceAshland, 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

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceChiang 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, politician and...  more
  • 7

    Josh Anderson

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSomerset, 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 round...  more
  • 8

    Steve Pence

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLouisville, 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 December...  more
  • 9

    Silas House

    Journalist, Novelist



    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
  • 10

    Jason Dunn

    American football player


    BirthplaceHarrodsburg, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • 11

    Yeremiah Bell

    American football player


    BirthplaceWinchester, 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 by the...  more
  • 12

    J. C. W. Beckham

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1869-1940)

    BirthplaceBardstown, 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 after...  more
  • 13


    BirthplaceOklahoma 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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    BirthplaceCarroll, 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, and was a former...  more
  • 16

    George Floyd

    American football player


    BirthplaceTampa, 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
  • 17

    Tyrone Hopson

    American football player


    BirthplaceHopkinsville, 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
  • 18

    Wally Chambers

    American football player


    BirthplacePhenix 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 the...  more
  • 19

    Aaron Jones

    American football player


    BirthplaceOrlando, 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
  • 20

    Alex Bannister

    American football player


    BirthplaceCincinnati, 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
  • 21

    Larry Turner

    American football player


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

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  • 22

    Chad Bratzke

    American football player


    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois

    Chad Alan Bratzke (born September 15, 1971) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League....  more
  • 23

    Myron Guyton

    American football player


    BirthplaceMetcalf, 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
  • 24

    Danny Copeland

    American football player


    BirthplaceCamilla, 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 XXVI...  more
  • 25

    David Hoelscher

    American football player


    BirthplaceColdwater, 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