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Famous Marquette University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 22.0k views205 items

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

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

Alumni include Dwyane Wade, Chris Farley and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Marquette University?” and “Which celebrities are Marquette University alumni?”
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    Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Dwyane Wade

    Basketball player

    Age38

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. ( dwayn; born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #18 of 762 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#4 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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    Tom Snyder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Tom Snyder

    Newsreader, Actor

    AgeDec. at 71 (1936-2007)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Thomas James Snyder (May 12, 1936 – July 29, 2007) was an American television personality,... more on Wikipedia

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    #42 of 155 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time#32 of 57 The Best Male Talk Show Hosts in TV History

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    Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Chris Farley

    Stunt Performer, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and... more on Wikipedia

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    What The 'Saturday Night Live' Staff Thinks Of The Chris Farley 'Chippendales' Sketch#16 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

  • 4
    Jason Rae is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
    Jason Rae (born November 25, 1986) is a Democratic National Committee (DNC) member from... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Don Ameche

    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceKenosha, USA, Wisconsin

    Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #269 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#322 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

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    Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Woody Herman

    Saxophonist, Bandleader

    AgeDec. at 74 (1913-1987)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist,... more on Wikipedia

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    #447 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?#9 of 88 The Greatest Clarinetists of All Time

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    John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    John G. Schmitz

    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 71 (1930-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    John George Schmitz (August 12, 1930 – January 10, 2001) was a Republican member of the United... more on Wikipedia
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    Gail Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Gail Collins

    Editor, Commentator

    Age74

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author,... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Bonerz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Peter Bonerz

    Television director, Actor

    Age82

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Peter Bonerz (, born August 6, 1938) is an American actor and director who is best known for... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Kevin Farley

    Production Designer, Actor

    Age55

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Kevin Peter Farley (born June 8, 1965) is an American actor, production designer, singer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Siebert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Charles Siebert

    Television director, Actor

    Age82

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Charles Alan "Charlie" Siebert (born March 9, 1938, Kenosha, Wisconsin) is an American actor... more on Wikipedia
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    Darren R. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Darren R. Jackson

    Businessperson

    Age55

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Darren R. Jackson joined Advance Auto Parts as President and CEO on January 7, 2008.
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    Don Wadewitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Don Wadewitz

    Sports commentator

    Age46

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    Donald Richard Wadewitz II (born May 20, 1974) is an American sportscaster.
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    Ben L. Salomon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Ben L. Salomon

    Surgeon, Dentist

    AgeDec. at 30 (1914-1944)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Benjamin Lewis Salomon (September 1, 1914 – July 7, 1944) was a United States Army dentist... more on Wikipedia
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    Dan Simone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Dan Simone

    Businessperson
    Dan Simone served as a Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Trapeze Networks.
  • 16
    Greg Cergol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Greg Cergol

    Journalist, Newsreader
    Greg Cergol is WNBC's Long Island correspondent and serves as a substitute anchor. He joined... more on Wikipedia
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    Pat O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 84 (1899-1983)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    William Joseph Patrick O'Brien (November 11, 1899 – October 15, 1983) was an American film... more on Wikipedia
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    Kathleen Q. Abernathy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Age64

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Kathleen Quinn Abernathy (born 1956) is an American telecommunications technology executive... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robert J. Beck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Robert J. Beck

    Political scientist

    Age59

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Robert J. Beck (born 1961) is an educator and scholar of international law and international... more on Wikipedia
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    Don Manzullo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Don Manzullo

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age76

    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois, USA

    Donald A. "Don" Manzullo (born March 24, 1944) is an American politician who was the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    Buddy Cianci is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Buddy Cianci

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age79

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci Jr. (, see-AN-see; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaŋtʃi],... more on Wikipedia
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    Marc H Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Marc H Ellis

    Philosopher

    Age68

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Marc H. Ellis is an American author, liberation theologian, and a former University Professor... more on Wikipedia
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    Gwen Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Gwen Moore

    Politician

    Age69

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Gwendolynne Sophia Moore (born April 18, 1951) is an American politician who is the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    Felix Perez Camacho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Felix Perez Camacho

    Politician

    Age62

    BirthplaceCamp Zama, Japan

    Felix James Pérez Camacho (born October 30, 1957) is an American politician and former 7th... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Austria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni

    Steve Austria

    Politician

    Age61

    BirthplaceOhio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Stephen Clement Austria (born October 12, 1958) is the former U.S. Representative for Ohio's... more on Wikipedia
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