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Famous Jefferson High School Alumni

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

This list includes Dave Grohl, Eddie Guerrero and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Jefferson High School?” and “Which celebrities are Jefferson High School alumni?”
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    AgeDec. at 38 (1967-2005)

    Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler and a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family. Guerrero performed in Mexico and...  more

    #33 of 448 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#19 of 183 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time#13 of 101 The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

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    Terry Baker

    American football player


    BirthplacePine River, Minnesota

    Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941) is a former American football and basketball player. He played college football and college basketball at the Oregon State University. He played as a...  more
  • 3

    Iwao Takamoto

    Film Art Director, Production Designer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1925-2007)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Iwao Takamoto (April 29, 1925 – January 8, 2007) was an American animator, television producer, and film director. He began his career as a production and character designer for Walt Disney Animation...  more
  • 4

    John Madden

    American Football coach, American football player


    BirthplaceAustin, Minnesota, United States of America

    John Earl Madden is a former American football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football Conference of the NFL,...  more

    #255 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#97 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#8 of 61 The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

  • 5

    Ed Perlmutter

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Edwin George Perlmutter (born May 1, 1953) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district, serving since 2007. The district is located in the northern...  more
  • 6

    John Hawkes

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceAlexandria, Minnesota, United States of America

    John Hawkes (born John Marvin Perkins; September 11, 1959) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down,...  more

    #256 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#13 of 14 Actors Who Guest Starred On 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Before They Were Famous#68 of 76 Famous People with Widow's Peaks

  • 7

    Thomas Gardner

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Thomas Earl Gardner (born February 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who played briefly in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard, Gardner played three...  more
  • 8

    Aaron Miles

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Aaron Marquez Miles (born April 13, 1983) is an American basketball coach and former player. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks and had a brief stint in the National Basketball...  more
  • 9

    Ime Udoka

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Ime Sunday Udoka ( EE-may oo-DOH-kə; born August 9, 1977) is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National...  more
  • 10

    Richard Berry

    Songwriter, Musician

    AgeDec. at 61 (1935-1997)

    BirthplaceUSA, Louisiana

    Richard or Rick Berry may refer to: Richard Berry (musician) (1935–1997), African-American singer Richard Berry (scientist), British-Canadian chemist Richard Berry (actor) (born 1950), French...  more
  • 11

    Heidi W. Durrow

    Author, Writer


    Heidi W. Durrow (born June 21, 1969) is an American writer, author of best-seller The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, and the winner of the 2008 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction....  more
  • 12

    Terrence Jones

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Terrence Alexander Jones (born January 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He played college...  more
  • 13

    Danny Mwanga



    BirthplaceKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Jean-Marie Daniel "Danny" Mwanga (born July 17, 1991) is a Congolese-American footballer....  more
  • 14

    Naomi Gonzalez

    Naomi R. Gonzalez (born June 4, 1978) is an attorney and politician from El Paso, Texas. She was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015, where she represented the...  more
  • 15

    Gaynel Hodge

    Songwriter, Pianist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Gaynel Hodge is the co-author of the Platinum hit 1950s song, "Earth Angel", is a recording artist, songwriter and a pianist. He is also a founding member and musical director of such famous groups...  more