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Famous Punahou School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Barack Obama1

    Barack Obama

    Politician, Author


    BirthplaceArea code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States

    Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as...  more

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  • Kelly Preston2

    Kelly Preston

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name...  more

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  • Sun Yat-sen3

    Sun Yat-sen

    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 59 (1866-1925)


    Sun Yat-sen (; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese politician, physician and...  more
  • Sarah Wayne Callies4


    BirthplaceLa Grange, Illinois, United States of America

    Sarah Wayne Callies (born June 1, 1977) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more

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  • Carrie Ann Inaba5

    Carrie Ann Inaba

    Game Show Host, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) is an American television personality, dancer,...  more
  • Buster Crabbe6

    Buster Crabbe

    Actor, Swimmer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1908-1983)

    BirthplaceOakland, USA, California

    Clarence Linden Crabbe II (; February 7, 1908 – April 23, 1983), known professionally as...  more
  • Sean Kern7
    Sean Kern is an American water polo player. His position is center forward (two-meter...  more
  • 8
    Lawrence McCully Judd (March 20, 1887 – October 4, 1968) was a politician of the Territory of...  more
  • Charles L. Veach9

    Charles L. Veach

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    AgeDec. at 51 (1944-1995)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 – October 3, 1995) was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA...  more
  • Maya Soetoro-Ng10

    Maya Soetoro-Ng

    Writer, Teacher


    BirthplaceJakarta, Indonesia

    {{Infobox person | name = Maya Soetoro-Ng | image = Maya...  more
  • Steve Case11

    Steve Case

    Investor, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Stephen McConnell Case (born August 21, 1958) is an American entrepreneur, investor, and...  more
  • Amanda Schull12

    Amanda Schull

    Ballet Dancer, Actor


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Amanda Schull (born August 26, 1978) is an American actress and former professional ballet...  more

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  • Michelle Wie13


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Michelle Sung Wie (; born October 11, 1989) is an American professional golfer who plays on...  more

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  • Norm Chow14

    Norm Chow

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Norman Yew Heen Chow (born May 3, 1946) is an American football coach and former player. He...  more
  • Kirby Wright15

    Kirby Wright

    Novelist, Writer

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Kirby Michael Wright is an American writer best known for his coming of age island novel...  more
  • Mark Tuinei16

    Mark Tuinei

    American football player

    AgeDied at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceOceanside, California

    Mark Pulemau Tuinei (March 31, 1960 – May 6, 1999) was an American football offensive tackle...  more
  • Brian Schatz17

    Brian Schatz

    Politician, Manager


    BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

    Brian Emanuel Schatz (; born October 20, 1972) is an American politician serving as the senior...  more
  • Fred Hemmings18

    Fred Hemmings



    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Fred Hemmings (born January 9, 1946) is an American former surfer, author and politician. A...  more
  • Hiram Bingham III19
    Hiram Bingham III (November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956) was an American academic, explorer and...  more
  • 20

    Dane Uperesa

    American football player


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Dane Uperesa is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was...  more
  • Don King21

    Don King

    Promoter, Actor


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in...  more

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    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Russell S. Kokubun (born 1948), is a Democratic politician who became a member and Vice...  more
  • Gerry Lopez23

    Gerry Lopez

    Journalist, Surfboard shaper


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Gerry Lopez (born November 7, 1948), aka Mr. Pipeline, is an American surfer, shaper,...  more
  • Samuel C. Armstrong24
    Samuel Chapman Armstrong (January 30, 1839 – May 11, 1893), the son of Hawaiian missionaries,...  more
  • 25

    Dave Guard

    Songwriter, Singer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1934-1991)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Donald David Guard (October 19, 1934 – March 22, 1991) was an American folk singer,...  more