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Famous Punahou School Alumni

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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
Politician, Author, Law professor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was ...more

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Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and former model. She appeared in more than sixty television and ...more

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Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Politician, Physician, Warlord

Age: Dec. at 59 (1866-1925)

Birthplace: Zhongshan

Sun Yat-sen (; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese politician, physician and philosopher who provisionally served as the first president of the Republic of China; and the first ...more

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Sarah Wayne Callies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, La Grange, Illinois

Sarah Wayne Callies (born June 1, 1977) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Sara Tancredi in Fox's Prison Break, Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead and Katie ...more

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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Game Show Host, Film Producer, Choreographer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) is an American television personality, dancer, choreographer, actress, and singer. She is best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars, as ...more
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Buster Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Actor, Swimmer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1908-1983)

Birthplace: Oakland, USA, California

Clarence Linden Crabbe II (; February 7, 1908 – April 23, 1983), known professionally as Buster Crabbe, was an American two-time Olympic swimmer and film and television actor. He won the 1932 ...more
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Sean Kern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni

Age: 40

Sean Kern is an American water polo player. His position is center forward (two-meter offense). During his water polo career, Kern was a four-time All-American, two-time National Player of the ...more
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Lawrence M. Judd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 81 (1887-1968)

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Lawrence McCully Judd (March 20, 1887 – October 4, 1968) was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's ...more
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Charles L. Veach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: Dec. at 51 (1944-1995)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 – October 3, 1995) 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
Writer, Teacher

Age: 48

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Steve Case is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 60

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Stephen McConnell Case (born August 21, 1958) is an American entrepreneur, investor, and businessman best known as the former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL). Case ...more
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Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Michelle Wie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Golfer

Age: 29

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Norm Chow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 72

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Norman Yew Heen Chow (born May 3, 1946) is an American football coach and former player. He was the head football coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a position he assumed in December ...more
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Kirby Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Novelist, Writer

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Kirby Michael 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 ...more
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Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
American football player

Age: Died at 39 (1960-1999)

Birthplace: Oceanside, California

Mark Pulemau Tuinei (March 31, 1960 – May 6, 1999) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. Known as a "gentle giant", ...more
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Brian Schatz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Politician, Manager, Teacher

Age: 46

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Brian Emanuel Schatz (; born October 20, 1972) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Hawaii, a seat he has held since 2012. Schatz was appointed by Governor ...more
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Fred Hemmings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Politician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Fred Hemmings (born January 9, 1946) is an American former surfer, author and politician. A well-known surfer, Hemmings served as a Republican member of the Hawaii Senate from the 25th District ...more
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Hiram Bingham III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 81 (1875-1956)

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Hiram Bingham III (November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956) was an American academic, explorer and politician. He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance ...more
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Dane Uperesa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

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
Promoter, Actor

Age: 87

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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Russell S. Kokubun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Farmer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Russell S. Kokubun (born 1948), 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
Journalist, Surfboard shaper, Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Gerry Lopez (born November 7, 1948), aka Mr. Pipeline, is an American surfer, shaper, journalist, and film actor.
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Samuel C. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 54 (1839-1893)

Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii

Samuel Chapman Armstrong (January 30, 1839 – May 11, 1893), the son of Hawaiian missionaries, rose through the Union Army during the American Civil War, to become a General leading units of ...more
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Dave Guard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1934-1991)

Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more

Donald David Guard (October 19, 1934 – March 22, 1991) was an American folk singer, songwriter, arranger and recording artist. Along with Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane, he was one of the founding ...more