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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like George Gervin and Antonio Gates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Eastern Michigan University?” and “Which celebrities are Eastern Michigan University alumni?”
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Peter McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer
Peter Alexander McWilliams was an American self-help author who advocated for the legalization of marijuana.
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Ezekial Dann Florek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Television director, Musician, Actor
Ezekial Dann Florek, better known as Dann Florek, is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Donald Cragen on NBC's Law & Order and its spinoff Law & Order: ...more
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Zach Gowen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Wrestler
Zachary "Zach" Gowen is an American professional wrestler. Gowen has competed for World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Gowen's left leg was amputated when ...more
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Nagarjuna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor
Akkineni . Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including ...more
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Antonio Gates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Basketball player, American football player
Antonio Ethan Gates, Jr. is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He has been selected onto the Pro Bowl nine times and is a five-time ...more
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Winsor McCay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
Zenas Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator. He is best known for the comic strip Little Nemo and the animated film Gertie the Dinosaur. For contractual reasons, he worked under ...more
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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Basketball player
George "The Iceman" Gervin is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the ...more
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Fred Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Fred Warren Green was mayor of Ionia, Michigan before he served as the 31st Governor of Michigan from 1927 to 1931. Active in athletics during his time as a student at Michigan State Normal ...more
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David Petersen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Cartoonist
David E. Petersen is an American comic book creator best known for the series Mouse Guard.
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Clark Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor
Clark Johnson, sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film.
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Rodney E. Slater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Politician
Rodney Earl Slater was the United States Secretary of Transportation under U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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Stan Heath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Basketball Coach
Stanley Heath, III was the head men's basketball coach at the University of South Florida. Heath formerly served as basketball coach of the University of Arkansas and Kent State University, the ...more
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Zonya Foco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson, TV chef, Entrepreneur
Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, is an American dietitian, professional speaker, nutrition expert, entrepreneur, television chef and writer, focusing more on healthy eating than on dieting. Foco is ...more
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Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Charles D'Donte "Charlie" Batch is a former American NFL quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft and played 15 seasons in the NFL, ...more
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Jereme Perry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Jereme Jovon Perry is a former American football defensive back. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Eastern Michigan. Perry has played ...more
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L. J. Shelton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
L. J. Shelton is a former American football offensive tackle who played 10 seasons in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals 21st overall in the 1999 ...more
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John Hammink is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Engineer
John Hammink is an American engineer, musician, artist and linguist from Ohio. Hammink was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1993 with a B.A. in ...more
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Greg Mathis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Judge, Actor, Writer
Gregory Ellis "Greg" Mathis is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show arbiter on the long-running reality courtroom show Judge Mathis. Having been ...more
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John Harvey Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson, Physician
John Harvey Kellogg, M.D. was an American medical doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan, who ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas and exercise. ...more
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Greg C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Businessperson
Greg C. Smith retired from Ford Motor Company in March 2006 where he had served as vice chairman since October 2005. Mr. Smith has been a Fannie Mae director since April 2005.
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Michael Bailey Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Actor
Michael Bailey Smith is an American movie and television actor. He is best known for his appearances on the hit television series Charmed, where he played Belthazor, The Source of All Evil, a ...more
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Keith Rucker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Keith Rucker V is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Phoenix Cardinals, the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington ...more
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Kevin Walter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Kevin Patrick Walter is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Gary Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist
Gary Reed is an American comic book writer who was also the publisher of Caliber Comics, an independent comic book company that released 1,300 titles in the 1990s and gave a chance to many of ...more
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Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Eastern Michigan University Alumni
American football player
Jason Duane Jones is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft ...more