Famous Proviso East High School Alumni

Voting Rules
People on this list must have gone to Proviso East High School and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Ray Nitschke, Michael Finley and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Proviso East High School?” and “Which celebrities are Proviso East High School alumni?”

  • Fred Hampton
    • Age: Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)
    • Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey
    Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national ...more
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America
    Dennis Franz Schlachta (; born October 28, 1944), known professionally as Dennis Franz, is an American former actor best known for his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television ...more
  • Eugene Cernan
    Astronaut, Fighter pilot
    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: Bellwood, Illinois, USA
    Eugene Andrew Cernan (; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, ...more
  • Ray Nitschke
    American football player
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1936-1998)
    • Birthplace: Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States of America
    Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 – March 8, 1998) was a professional American football middle linebacker who spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career with the Green ...more
  • Shannon Brown
    Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois
    Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and played ...more
  • Dee Brown
    Basketball player
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi
    Daniel "Dee" Brown (born August 17, 1984) is a retired American professional basketball player and current college coach. Brown played at the University of Illinois from 2002 to 2006, receiving ...more