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Famous Phillips Academy Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Phillips Academy and be of some renown.

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

This list features graduates like Olivia Wilde and George W. Bush.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Phillips Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Phillips Academy alumni?”
  • George W. Bush1

    George W. Bush

    Pilot, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as...  more

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  • Olivia Wilde2

    Olivia Wilde

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Olivia Wilde (born March 10, 1984), is an American actress, producer, director, and activist....  more

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  • Dick Wolf3

    Dick Wolf

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Anthony Wolf (born December 20, 1946) is an American television producer, best known...  more

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  • John F. Kennedy, Jr.4

    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Pilot, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr....  more

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  • George H. W. Bush5

    George H. W. Bush

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and...  more

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  • Jack Lemmon6

    Jack Lemmon

    Musician, Actor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1925-2001)

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor who was...  more

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  • Humphrey Bogart7

    AgeDec. at 58 (1899-1957)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Humphrey DeForest Bogart (; December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and...  more

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  • Samuel Morse8

    Samuel Morse

    Painter, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1791-1872)

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

    Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter and...  more

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  • 9

    Nathan Ames


    AgeDec. at 39 (1826-1865)

    BirthplaceRoxbury, New Hampshire

    Nathan Ames (November 17, 1826 in Roxbury, New Hampshire – August 17, 1865 in Saugus,...  more
  • Francis Robbins Upton10

    Francis Robbins Upton

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1852-1921)

    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts

    Francis Robbins Upton (1852 in Peabody, Massachusetts – March 10, 1921 in Orange, New Jersey)...  more
  • Willow Bay11

    Willow Bay

    Journalist, Presenter


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Willow Bay (born Kristine Carlin Bay; December 28, 1963) is an American television journalist,...  more
  • William Sloane Coffin12

    AgeDec. at 82 (1924-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William Sloane Coffin Jr. (June 1, 1924 – April 12, 2006) was an American Christian clergyman...  more
  • Dana Delany13

    Dana Delany

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American actress, producer, and activist. After...  more

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  • James Spader14

    James Spader

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more

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  • Frederick Law Olmsted15

    Frederick Law Olmsted

    Journalist, Designer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1822-1903)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect,...  more
  • Walker Evans16

    Walker Evans

    Journalist, Artist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1903-1975)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and...  more
  • Daniel Pinkham17

    Daniel Pinkham

    Composer, Organist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1923-2006)

    BirthplaceLynn, Massachusetts

    Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Jr. (June 5, 1923 – December 18, 2006) was an American composer,...  more
  • Henry L. Stimson18

    Henry L. Stimson

    Diplomat, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1867-1950)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Henry Lewis Stimson (September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, lawyer...  more

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  • William Cogswell19
    William Cogswell (August 23, 1838 – May 22, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts...  more
  • 20

    Seth Lloyd

    Professor, Mechanical engineer


    Seth Lloyd (born August 2, 1960) is a professor of mechanical engineering and physics at the...  more
  • Patrick J. Kennedy21


    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Brighton, New England, United States of America

    Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born July 14, 1967) is an American politician and mental health...  more
  • John S.C. Knowlton22
    John Stocker Coffin Knowlton (December 11, 1798 – June 11, 1871) was an American newspaper...  more
  • Isaac N. Carleton23
    Isaac N. Carleton (10 June 1832 – 8 August 1902) was an educator. He taught at Phillips...  more
  • Christian Clemenson24


    BirthplaceHumboldt, Iowa, USA

    Christian Dayton Clemenson (born March 17, 1958) is an American film and television actor. He...  more
  • Moses T. Stevens25
    Moses Tyler Stevens (October 10, 1825 in North Andover, Massachusetts – March 25, 1907) was an...  more