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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Magic Johnson, James Caan, andy many other famous MSU Spartans.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Michigan State University?” and “Which celebrities are Michigan State University alumni?”

Take a look at this list of notable Michigan State alumni. There are many famous Michigan State students.

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James Caan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
James Edmund Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, The Gambler, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, El Dorado, Elf ...more

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. ...more

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Singer
Thomas Edward "Tom" Sizemore, Jr. is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as: the dark comedy film True Romance; the ...more

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Porsche Lynn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Pornographic actor
Porsche Lynn is the stage name of an American exotic dancer and pornographic actress. She chose her stage name from the Porsche car company after seeing one of their cars during a drive to one ...more

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Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Plaxico Antonio Burress, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and later played for the New York Giants and the New ...more

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Russell Kirk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Historian, Author, Writer
Russell Kirk was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. His 1953 ...more

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Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Actor, American football player
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith was an American professional football player who became an actor after his retirement from the sport. He first came into prominence at Michigan State ...more

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Joanne M. Maguire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Businessperson
Joanne M. Maguire is the Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin - Space Systems in July 2006. Prior to this assignment she served as Vice President and Deputy of Space Systems Company ...more

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Rashad Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Commentator, Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
Rashad Anton Evans is an American mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Evans was the Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2. ...more

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Baseball player
Steven Patrick Garvey, nicknamed "Mr. Clean" because of the squeaky clean image he held throughout his career in baseball, is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and ...more

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Eli Broad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Financier
Eli L. Broad is an American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries.

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Robert Klark Graham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor, Author
Robert Klark Graham was an American eugenicist and businessman who made millions by developing shatter-proof plastic eyeglass lenses, and who later founded the Repository for Germinal Choice, a ...more

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Lloyd Groff Copeman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Industrial designer, Inventor, Engineer
Lloyd Groff Copeman was a prolific American inventor who devised the first electric stove and the flexible rubber ice cube tray, among other products. Copeman was raised by his Canadian parents ...more

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Robert Urich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Robert Michael Urich was an American film, television and stage actor and television producer. Over the course of his 30-year career, Urich starred in a record 15 television series. Urich began ...more

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Vicki Witt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model

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Willie Thrower is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
American football player
Willie Lee Thrower was an American football quarterback. Born near Pittsburgh in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Thrower was known as "Mitts" for his large hands and arm strength ...more

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Angela Lanza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Singer
Angela Lanza is an American singer from Bay City, Michigan, who has performed in different American cities and internationally as well. She joined with other performers, sponsored by Hooters in ...more

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Ralph Gilles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Designer, Engineer
Ralph Victor Gilles is an American-Canadian automobile designer and currently the President and CEO of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler. Gilles, pronounced ...more

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Robert Stempel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Robert Carl "Bob" Stempel was a Chairman and CEO of General Motors. He joined GM in 1958 as a design engineer at Oldsmobile and was key in the development of the front-wheel drive ...more

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N. Katherine Hayles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
N. Katherine Hayles is a postmodern literary critic, most notable for her contribution to the fields of literature and science, electronic literature, and American literature. She is professor ...more

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Kwame Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Politician, Author, Teacher
Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction ...more

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Bob Roop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Wrestler, Writer
Robert Michael "Bob" Roop is a retired amateur and professional wrestler, whose career as a wrestler spanned high school, college, the United States Army, amateur and professional ...more

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Andrew Kehoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Farmer
Andrew Philip Kehoe was an American farmer and treasurer of his township school board, notable as a mass murderer for killing his wife, and 43 other people, and injuring 58 people by setting off ...more

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Jackie Martling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
Songwriter, Comedian, Film Producer
John Coger "Jackie" Martling, Jr. is an American comedian, comedy writer and radio personality. He is best known for being the head-writer and on-air personality on The Howard Stern ...more

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Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Michigan State University Alumni
American football player
Carl E. Banks is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League from 1984 to 1995 for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.