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Famous Oakland University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 10.3k views25 items

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

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

Examples include David Hasselhoff and Robert Englund.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Oakland University?” and “Which celebrities are Oakland University alumni?”
  • David Hasselhoff1

    David Hasselhoff

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor,...  more

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  • Regina Carter2

    Regina Carter

    Musician, Jazz Violinist


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Regina Carter (Detroit, August 6, 1966) is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of...  more
  • Robert Englund3

    Robert Englund

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and...  more

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  • Elizabeth Reaser4


    BirthplaceBloomfield Township, Michigan, United States of America

    Elizabeth Ann Reaser (born July 2, 1975) is an American film, television, and stage actress....  more
  • Christopher Howe5

    Christopher Howe



    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Dearborn

    Christopher Carl Howe is an American actor best known for his co-starring role in the 1983...  more
  • Curtis Armstrong6

    Curtis Armstrong

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953) is an American actor best known for playing the...  more
  • Susan Cischke7

    Susan Cischke

    Susan M. Cischke was named group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety...  more
  • 8

    Mike Helms

    Mike Helms (born December 29, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. He...  more
  • Rawle Marshall9

    Rawle Marshall

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall (born February 20, 1982) is a Guyanese-American professional...  more
  • 10


    BirthplaceTroy, Michigan, United States of America

    Keith Faber (born January 19, 1966) currently serves as Ohio's Auditor of State. He was...  more
  • Jane Abraham11

    Jane Abraham

    Activist, Politician


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Jane Abraham is an American political activist. She has been serving as Vice Chairman of the...  more
  • Tupac A. Hunter12
    Tupac Amaru Hunter (born July 25, 1973) is an American politician who is a former member of...  more
  • Byron Cage13

    Byron Cage

    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

    Byron Louis Cage (born December 15, 1962) is an American gospel recording artist....  more
  • Deborah Cherry14

    Deborah Cherry



    BirthplaceDowagiac, Michigan, United States of America

    Deb Cherry (born August 19, 1954) is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate,...  more
  • 15

    Brian Gregory

    Basketball Coach


    BirthplaceMount Prospect, Illinois

    Brian Francis Gregory (born December 15, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and the...  more
  • Kelly Williams16
    Kelly Williams (born February 7, 1982) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player...  more
  • 17

    Ruth Johnson



    BirthplaceHolly, Michigan, United States of America

    Ruth Johnson (born January 8, 1955) is the former Secretary of State of Michigan and current...  more
  • 18

    Carl Kosta Savich

    Historian, Writer
    Carl Kosta Savich is a Serbian-American historian, academic and writer. He received his B.A....  more
  • 19

    Wes Allen

    Westley David Allen (born September 17, 1986 in Austin, Texas) is an American soccer player....  more
  • Leon Drolet20

    Leon Drolet

    Leon Drolet (born January 9, 1967) is a Michigan Republican politician and elected Macomb...  more
  • Michael W. Michalak21

    Michael W. Michalak

    Michael Walter Michalak (born 1946) is the former United States Ambassador to Vietnam. He...  more
  • 22

    Tom Stanton



    BirthplaceWarren, Michigan

    Tom Stanton (born December 17, 1960, in Warren, Michigan) is the author of several nonfiction...  more
  • 23

    Renee Ellmers

    Nurse, Politician


    BirthplaceIronwood, Michigan, United States of America

    Renee Jacisin Ellmers (born February 9, 1964) is an American politician who was the U.S....  more
  • 24

    Karen Newman

    Musician, Actor

    BirthplaceRochester Hills, Michigan, United States of America

    Karen Newman is a professional singer based in Detroit, Michigan and has been the anthem...  more
  • Keith Benson25

    Keith Benson

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Keith Anderson Benson Jr. (born August 13, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more