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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Fred Hemmings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Punahou School Alumni
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, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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