3.1k readers

Famous Odessa College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k views9 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Odessa College and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Roy Orbison, Larry Johnson and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Odessa College?” and “Which celebrities are Odessa College alumni?”
  • Photo: nico7martin / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. Many critics described his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability. He performed standing still, wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses. Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band in high school. He was signed by Sam Phillips, of Sun Records, in 1956, but his greatest...  more
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer
    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1936-1988)
    • Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States of America

    The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time#71 of 297 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#55 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Photo: user uploaded image
    Stephnie Carmel Weir (born November 28, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2000–2006....  more
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Odessa
  • Ty Monroe Murray (born October 11, 1969) is an American nine-time World Champion professional rodeo cowboy. He is an inductee of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the all-around category. He is also one of the co-founders and a board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), as well as a color commentator on events for the PBR's elite tour, the Unleash the Beast Series (UTB)....  more
    • Profession: Cowboy, Rodeo performer
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Glendale, Arizona, USA
  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Lawrence Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who spent his professional career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks. At an officially listed height of 6'7" (2.01 m) tall, he played at the power forward position, due to his strength....  more
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States of America

    #114 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#43 of 168 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#64 of 133 The Best Small Forwards of All Time