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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Punahou School and be of some renown.

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

Barack Obama and Kelly Preston are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Barack Obama Politician, Author, Law professor Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Kelly Preston Model, Actor Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. She is married ...more

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Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Sun Yat-sen Politician, Physician, Warlord Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and medical practitioner. As the foremost pioneer of the Republic of China, Sun is referred ...more

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Sarah Wayne Callies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Sarah Wayne Callies Actor Sarah Anne Wayne Callies is an American actress who played Sara Tancredi in the Fox television series Prison Break, Alison in Into the Storm and Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead.

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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Carrie Ann Inaba Game Show Host, Film Producer, Choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known ...more

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Buster Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Buster Crabbe Actor, Swimmer Clarence Linden "Buster" Crabbe II was an American competitive swimmer and actor. He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal for 400-meter freestyle swimming before breaking into acting. He ...more

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Sean Kern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Sean Kern Sean Kern is an American water polo player. His position is center forward. During his water polo career, Kern was a four-time All-American, two-time National Player of the Year, two-time NCAA ...more

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Lawrence M. Judd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Lawrence M. Judd Lawrence McCully Judd was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflicted residents of Kalaupapa on the ...more

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Charles L. Veach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Charles L. Veach Astronaut, Fighter pilot Charles Lacy Veach was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.

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Maya Soetoro-Ng is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Maya Soetoro-Ng Writer, Teacher Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng is the maternal half-sister of President Barack Obama. Formerly a high school history teacher, she is a university instructor in Hawaii.

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Steve Case is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Steve Case Investor, Entrepreneur Stephen McConnell "Steve" Case is an American entrepreneur, investor, and businessman best known as the co-founder and former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online. ...more

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Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Amanda Schull Ballet Dancer, Actor Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is best known for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits. She currently stars in the ...more

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Michelle Wie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Michelle Wie Golfer Michelle Sung Wie is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie also became the ...more

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Norm Chow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Norm Chow American Football coach, Coach, American football player Norman Yew Heen "Norm" Chow is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, a position he assumed in ...more

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Kirby Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Kirby Wright Novelist, Writer Kirby Wright is an American writer best known for his coming of age island novel PUNAHOU BLUES and the epic novel MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, which is based on the life and times of Wright's paniolo ...more

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Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Mark Tuinei American football player Mark Pulemau Tuinei was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. Known as a "gentle giant", his career lasted for 15 years and his ...more

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Brian Schatz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Brian Schatz Politician, Manager, Teacher Brian Emanuel Schatz is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator for Hawaii. Schatz was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to replace the U.S. senator Daniel Inouye ...more

The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood

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Fred Hemmings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Fred Hemmings Politician Fred Hemmings is a world-known surfer who served as a Republican member of the Hawaii Senate from the 25th District. Elected in 2000, he served as Senate Minority Leader from 2002 to 2010. ...more

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Hiram Bingham III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Hiram Bingham III Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, was an academic, explorer and politician from the United States. He made public the existence of the Quechua citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the ...more

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Dane Uperesa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Dane Uperesa American football player Dane Uperesa is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at ...more

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Don King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Don King Promoter, Actor Donald "Don" King is an American boxing promoter whose career highlights include promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". King has promoted ...more

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Russell S. Kokubun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Russell S. Kokubun Farmer Russell S. Kokubun, is a Democratic politician who became a member and Vice President of the Hawaii Senate.

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Gerry Lopez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Gerry Lopez Journalist, Surfboard shaper, Actor Gerry Lopez is an actor.

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Samuel C. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Samuel C. Armstrong Samuel Chapman Armstrong was an American educator and a commissioned officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his work after the war as the founder and ...more

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Dave Guard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Dave Guard Songwriter, Singer Donald David "Dave" Guard was an American folk singer, songwriter, arranger and recording artist. Along with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, he was one of the founding members of The ...more

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D. Howard Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
D. Howard Hitchcock Artist David Howard Hitchcock was an American painter of the Volcano School, known for his depictions of Hawaii.

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Lorrin A. Thurston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Lorrin A. Thurston Politician Lorrin Andrews Thurston was a lawyer, politician, and businessman born and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. The grandson of two of the first Christian missionaries to Hawaiʻi, Thurston played a ...more

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

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Ehren Watada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Ehren Watada American football player Ehren K. Watada is a former First Lieutenant of the United States Army, best known as the first commissioned officer in the US armed forces to refuse to deploy to Iraq, in June, 2006. Watada ...more

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Elbert Tuttle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Elbert Tuttle Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle, one of the "Fifth Circuit Four", and a liberal Republican from Georgia, was chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1960 to ...more

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Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole was a prince of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi until it was overthrown by in 1893. He later went on to become a representative in the Territory of Hawaii as delegate to the ...more

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Francis B. Wai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Francis B. Wai Francis Brown Wai was a captain in the United States Army and received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in 1944. As a youngster, Wai liked to ...more

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Bob Shane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Bob Shane Guitarist, Singer Bob Shane is an American singer and guitarist and, with Nick Reynolds' passing in October 2008, the only surviving founding member of The Kingston Trio. In that capacity, Shane became a seminal ...more

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Justin Wayne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Justin Wayne Baseball player Justin Morgan Wayne is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played for the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball for 3 seasons.

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Charley Ane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Charley Ane American football player Charles "Charlie" Teetai Ane, Jr. was an American football offensive lineman.

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Allegra Goodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Allegra Goodman Novelist, Writer Allegra Goodman is an American author based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her most recent novel, The Cookbook Collector, was published in 2010. Goodman wrote and illustrated her first novel at ...more

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Ann Harada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Ann Harada Actor, Singer Ann Harada is an American New York-based actress who is best known for the musical Avenue Q in which she originated the role of Christmas Eve, the heavily accented Japanese therapist.

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Mosi Tatupu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Mosi Tatupu American football player Mosiula Faasuka Tatupu was a National Football League special teamer and running back from American Samoa who, during a fifteen-year professional career, played for the New England Patriots and ...more

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Pam Chun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Pam Chun Novelist, Writer Pam Chun is a writer and marketing consultant, most notable as the author of the book The Money Dragon.

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Joseph Rider Farrington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Joseph Rider Farrington Joseph Rider Farrington was an American newspaper editor and statesman who served in the United States Congress as delegate for the Territory of Hawai'i.

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Robert Alexander Anderson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Robert Alexander Anderson Robert Alexander Anderson was an American composer who wrote many popular Hawaiian songs within the Hapa haole genre including "Lovely Hula Hands" and "Mele Kalikimaka", the ...more

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Stein Metzger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Stein Metzger Stein Metzger is a beach volleyball player from the United States. He played college men's indoor volleyball at UCLA where he won 3 NCAA National championships under legendary coach Al Scates. ...more

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Thurston Twigg-Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Thurston Twigg-Smith Politician Thurston Twigg-Smith is a businessman and philanthropist from Hawaii.

Famous People Who Are Half-Black

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Al Harrington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Al Harrington Professor, Actor, Dancer Al Harrington is an American television actor. He is best known as his role as "Det. Ben Kokua" on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-O. He had previously appeared in five episodes ...more

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Michael Lambert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Michael Lambert Michael Allen Lambert is an American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men's national volleyball team that finished in ninth place at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, ...more

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Charles Djou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Charles Djou Charles Kong Djou is an American politician who served as U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district in 2010. As a member of the Republican Party, Djou won his congressional ...more

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Brandon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Brandon Brooks Brandon Brooks, who played water polo as a goalie for UCLA and the 2004 and 2008 United States National teams, is now the head coach of the women's water polo team at UCLA. The women's team won ...more

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Galen Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Galen Fox Politician Galen Fox is a former Hawaii state representative who resigned from the Hawaii legislature on December 1, 2005 after being convicted of misdemeanor sex abuse charges.

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Jennifer Fairbank is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Jennifer Fairbank Jennifer Fairbank is a beauty queen who has held the title Miss Hawaii USA and competed at Miss USA. Fairbank was crowned Miss Hawaii USA by outgoing queen Justine Michioka, in May 2004. This ...more

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Charlie Wedemeyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Charlie Wedemeyer American Football coach, Coach Charlie Wedemeyer was a high school teacher and football coach, famous for continuing to teach and coach football at Los Gatos High School after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was ...more

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Evan Leong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Evan Leong