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Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 23.4k views861 items

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Rick Santorum, Franco Harris and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pennsylvania State University?” and “Which celebrities are Pennsylvania State University alumni?”
  • 1
    Patricia A. Woertz

    Patricia A. Woertz

    Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Patricia Ann Woertz, (born March 17, 1953), is a retired American businesswoman. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Guion Bluford

    Guion Bluford

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Chip Kidd

    Chip Kidd

    Editor, Musician


    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    Charles Kidd (born 1964) is an American graphic designer, best known for his book covers.... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jonathan Frakes

    Jonathan Frakes

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director. Frakes is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    John Amaechi

    John Amaechi

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (; born 26 November 1970) is an English psychologist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Pia Reyes


    BirthplacePhilippines, Manila

    Pia Reyes (born July 3, 1964) is a Filipino American model and actress. She was the November... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown

    American football player


    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Courtney Lanair Brown (born February 14, 1978) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    David Bohm

    David Bohm

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1917-1992)

    BirthplaceWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    David Joseph Bohm (; December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992) was an American scientist who has... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Bruce Davison

    Bruce Davison

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Diane Whipple
    Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 – January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Donald Bellisario

    Donald Bellisario

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplacePennsylvania, USA

    Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell

    Businessperson, Comedian


    BirthplaceGrants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

    Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Lex Luger

    Lex Luger

    Wrestler, American football player


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by the ring name Lex Luger, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    David Macklin

    David Macklin

    American football player



    David Thurman Macklin (born July 14, 1978 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka



    BirthplaceNemacolin, Pennsylvania

    Richard Louis Trumka (born July 24, 1949) is an organized labor leader in the United States.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Rosey Grier

    Rosey Grier

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceCuthbert, Georgia, United States of America

    Roosevelt Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Protestant minister, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Barbara Harbach

    Barbara Harbach

    Professor, Harpsichordist
    Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Ben Cohen

    Ben Cohen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bennett Cohen (born March 18, 1951) is an American businessman, activist, and philanthropist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Richard T. James

    AgeDec. at 60 (1914-1974)

    Richard Thompson James (January 1, 1914 in Delaware, US – July 13, 1974 in Bolivia) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jerry Sandusky

    Jerry Sandusky

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceWashington, Pennsylvania

    Gerald Arthur Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is an American retired college football coach... more on Wikipedia

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    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida

    Roland Gerhard Fryer Jr. (born June 4, 1977) is an American economist. In 2007, at age 30, he... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Patrick Fabian


    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Robert E. Witt (born September 16, 1940) is an American businessman, and academic... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Immortal Technique

    Immortal Technique

    Master of Ceremonies, Rapper


    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal... more on Wikipedia

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    Scott Hazelcorn
    Scott Hazelcorn ('Haze'), was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 14, 1972, and was raised in...