30.6k readers

Famous Phillips Academy Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 30.6k views171 items

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?”
  • 1
    George W. Bush

    George W. Bush

    Pilot, Public speaker


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, USA

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

    More George W. Bush 

    All 33 George W. Bush Original Paintings That Were Made PublicBush-isms: Funny George Bush Quotes

  • 2
    Olivia Wilde

    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 on Wikipedia

    More Olivia Wilde 

    The Best Olivia Wilde Movies#315 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • 3
    Dick Wolf

    Dick Wolf

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

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

    More Dick Wolf 

    The Best Dick Wolf Shows and TV Series#87 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

  • 4
    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    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 on Wikipedia

    More John F. Kennedy, Jr. 

    #24 of 32 All People's Sexiest Man Alive Covers, Ranked By Current Sexiness Standards#9 of 30 Famous People (Allegedly) Killed Off By The Illuminati

  • 5
    George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts, USA

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

    More George H. W. Bush 

    #162 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#15 of 44 Which US Presidents Do You Wish Were In Charge Right Now?

  • 6
    Jack Lemmon

    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 on Wikipedia

    More Jack Lemmon 

    The Best Jack Lemmon Movies#73 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • 7
    Humphrey Bogart

    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 on Wikipedia

    More Humphrey Bogart 

    The Best Humphrey Bogart Movies#21 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • 8
    Samuel Morse

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Francis Robbins Upton

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Willow Bay

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    William Sloane Coffin

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dana Delany

    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 on Wikipedia

    More Dana Delany 

    #388 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#10 of 45 Celebrity Women Over 60 You Wouldn't Mind Your Dad Dating

  • 14
    James Spader

    James Spader

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

    More James Spader 

    The Best James Spader Movies#67 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

  • 15
    Frederick Law Olmsted

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Walker Evans

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Daniel Pinkham

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Henry L. Stimson

    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 on Wikipedia

    More Henry L. Stimson 

    #179 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#62 of 269 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

  • 19
    William Cogswell
    William Cogswell (August 23, 1838 – May 22, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Seth Lloyd

    Professor, Mechanical engineer


    Seth Lloyd (born August 2, 1960) is a professor of mechanical engineering and physics at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Patrick J. Kennedy


    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    John S.C. Knowlton
    John Stocker Coffin Knowlton (December 11, 1798 – June 11, 1871) was an American newspaper... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Isaac N. Carleton
    Isaac N. Carleton (10 June 1832 – 8 August 1902) was an educator. He taught at Phillips... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Christian Clemenson


    BirthplaceUSA, Humboldt, Iowa

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