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Famous Marquette University Alumni

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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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  • 1
    Basketball player

    Age39

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. ( dwayn; born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National  ...more

    #23 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#4 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#21 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

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    Newsreader, Actor

    AgeDec. at 71 (1936-2007)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thomas James Snyder (May 12, 1936 – July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, news anchor, and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows Tomorrow, on the NBC television  ...more

    #29 of 58 The Best Male Talk Show Hosts in TV History#26 of 35 The All-Time Greatest Late Night Talk Show Hosts#31 of 155 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time

  • 3
    Stunt Performer, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City  ...more

    Hilarious And Wild Chris Farley Stories That Will Make You Laugh And Maybe Cry#27 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#1805 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 4
    Jason Rae (born November 25, 1986) is a Democratic National Committee (DNC) member from Wisconsin. He is the youngest person ever elected to the DNC. On February 5, 2017, he was elected to serve as  ...more
  • 5
    Radio personality, Actor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor, voice artist and comedian. After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major  ...more

    #370 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#268 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#145 of 242 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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    Saxophonist, Bandleader

    AgeDec. at 74 (1913-1987)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman came to  ...more
  • 7
    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 70 (1930-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

    John George Schmitz (August 12, 1930 – January 10, 2001) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and California State Senate from Orange County, California. He was also  ...more
  • 8
    Editor, Commentator

    Age75

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times. Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the  ...more
  • 9
    Television director, Actor

    Age83

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Peter Bonerz (, born August 6, 1938) is an American actor and director who is best known for his role as Dr. Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show.  ...more
  • 10
    Production Designer, Actor

    Age56

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Peter Farley (born June 8, 1965) is an American actor, production designer, singer, dancer, occasional composer and stand-up comic.  ...more
  • 11
    Television director, Actor

    Age83

    BirthplaceKenosha, USA, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Alan "Charlie" Siebert (born March 9, 1938, Kenosha, Wisconsin) is an American actor and television director. As an actor, he is probably best known for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II  ...more
  • 12
    Businessperson

    Age56

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Darren R. Jackson joined Advance Auto Parts as President and CEO on January 7, 2008.  ...more
  • 13
    Sports commentator

    Age47

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald Richard Wadewitz II (born May 20, 1974) is an American sportscaster.  ...more
  • 14
    Surgeon, Dentist

    AgeDec. at 29 (1914-1944)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Lewis Salomon (September 1, 1914 – July 7, 1944) was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital,  ...more
  • 15
    Businessperson
    Dan Simone served as a Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Trapeze Networks.  ...more
  • 16
    Journalist, Newsreader

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Greg Cergol is WNBC's Long Island correspondent and serves as a substitute anchor. He joined WNBC in 1999 after spending 9 years as a reporter and anchor with News 12 Long Island. Before that, Cergol  ...more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 83 (1899-1983)

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Joseph Patrick O'Brien (November 11, 1899 – October 15, 1983) was an American film actor with more than 100 screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American  ...more
  • 18

    Age65

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathleen Quinn Abernathy (born 1956) is an American telecommunications technology executive and lawyer who served as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001 to 2005.   ...more
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    Political scientist

    Age60

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert J. Beck (born 1961) is an educator and scholar of international law and international relations.  ...more
  • 20
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age77

    BirthplaceArea code 815, Area codes 815 and 779, Illinois, United States of America, United States

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald A. "Don" Manzullo (born March 24, 1944) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district, from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the  ...more
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    Politician, Lawyer

    Age80

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci Jr. (, see-AN-see; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaŋtʃi], CHAHN-chee; April 30, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American lawyer, radio talk show host, politician, and  ...more
  • 22
    Philosopher

    Age69

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Marc H. Ellis is an American author, liberation theologian, and a former University Professor of Jewish Studies, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor  ...more
  • 23
    Politician

    Age70

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gwendolynne Sophia Moore (born April 18, 1951) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, serving since 2005. In 2016, Moore was elected to  ...more
  • 24

    Age63

    BirthplaceCamp Zama, Japan

    Felix James Pérez Camacho (born October 30, 1957) is an American politician and former 7th Governor of Guam from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party of Guam.  ...more
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    Politician

    Age63

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stephen Clement Austria (born October 12, 1958) is the former U.S. Representative for Ohio's 7th congressional district, serving from 2009 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. In  ...more