vote on everything
READ
23.3k readers

Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 23.3k 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?”
...more
  • 1
    Patricia A. Woertz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Patricia A. Woertz

    Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson

    Age67

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Patricia Ann Woertz, (born March 17, 1953), is a retired American businesswoman. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Guion Bluford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Guion Bluford

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age77

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Chip Kidd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Chip Kidd

    Editor, Musician

    Age56

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    Charles Kidd (born 1964) is an American graphic designer, best known for his book covers.... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jonathan Frakes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Jonathan Frakes

    Television director, Television producer

    Age68

    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

    More Jonathan Frakes 

    #141 of 248 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#5 of 13 Hollywood's Greatest One-Hit Wonder Movie Directors

  • 5
    John Amaechi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    John Amaechi

    Basketball player, Athlete

    Age49

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

    More John Amaechi 

    #13 of 27 The Greatest Gay Icons in Sports#112 of 222 The Best Utah Jazz of All Time

  • 6
    Pia Reyes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Age56

    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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Courtney Brown

    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

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

    More Courtney Brown 

    #52 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#1294 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 8
    David Bohm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Bruce Davison

    Television director, Actor

    Age74

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

    More Bruce Davison 

    #830 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#224 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

  • 10
    Diane Whipple is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni
    Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 – January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Donald Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Donald Bellisario

    Television director, Television producer

    Age85

    BirthplacePennsylvania, USA

    Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Ty Burrell

    Businessperson, Comedian

    Age53

    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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Lex Luger

    Wrestler, American football player

    Age62

    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

    More Lex Luger 

    #69 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#38 of 69 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

  • 14
    David Macklin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    David Macklin

    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceVirginia

    David Thurman Macklin (born July 14, 1978 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Richard Trumka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Richard Trumka

    Politician

    Age71

    BirthplaceNemacolin, Pennsylvania

    Richard Louis Trumka (born July 24, 1949) is an organized labor leader in the United States.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Rosey Grier

    Actor, Singer

    Age88

    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 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Barbara Harbach

    Professor, Harpsichordist
    Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ben Cohen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Ben Cohen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age69

    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 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Jerry Sandusky

    American Football coach, Coach

    Age76

    BirthplaceWashington, Pennsylvania

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

    More Jerry Sandusky 

    #7 of 34 Offensive Halloween Costumes That May Have Crossed The Line#53 of 111 Celebrities You Wouldn't Want as Neighbors

  • 21
    Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Age43

    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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Age55

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Robert Witt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni
    Robert E. Witt (born September 16, 1940) is an American businessman, and academic... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni

    Immortal Technique

    Master of Ceremonies, Rapper

    Age42

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

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

    More Immortal Technique 

    The Best Immortal Technique Songs#127 of 223 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

  • 25
    Scott Hazelcorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pennsylvania State University Alumni
    Scott Hazelcorn ('Haze'), was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 14, 1972, and was raised in...
PeoplePennsylvania State University