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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?”
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  • 1
    Politician, Author

    Age60

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 the...  more

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  • 2
    Model, Actor

    Age59

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 film...  more

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  • 3
    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 58 (1866-1925)

    BirthplaceZhongshan

    NationalityUnited States of America, Republic of China, Empire of the Great Qing

    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 leader of...  more

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  • 4

    Age44

    BirthplaceLa Grange, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Bowman in...  more
  • 5
    Game Show Host, Film Producer

    Age53

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 Fook...  more
  • 6
    Actor, Swimmer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1908-1983)

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Olympic...  more
  • 7
    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 Year,...  more
  • 8
    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 Disease-afflicted...  more
  • 9
    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    AgeDec. at 51 (1944-1995)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 – October 3, 1995) was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut....  more
  • 10
    Writer, Teacher

    Age51

    BirthplaceJakarta, Indonesia

    NationalityIndonesia, United States of America

    {{Infobox person | name = Maya Soetoro-Ng | image = Maya Soetoro-Ng.png | birth_name = Maya Kasandra Soetoro | birth_date = (1970-08-15) August 15, 1970 |...  more
  • 11
    Investor, Entrepreneur

    Age63

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 12
    Ballet Dancer, Actor

    Age43

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Amanda Schull (born August 26, 1978) is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is known for her lead role in the 2000 film Center Stage, and for her recurring roles on the...  more

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  • 13

    Age32

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michelle Sung Wie (; born October 11, 1989) 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...  more

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  • 14
    American Football coach, Coach

    Age75

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 2011...  more
  • 15
    Novelist, Writer

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 paniolo...  more
  • 16
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 39 (1960-1999)

    BirthplaceOceanside, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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", his career lasted...  more
  • 17
    Politician, Manager

    Age49

    BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 Neil...  more
  • 18
    Politician

    Age75

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 from...  more
  • 19
    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 of...  more
  • 20
    American football player

    Age37

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 21
    Promoter, Actor

    Age90

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction...  more

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  • 22

    Age73

    BirthplaceHonolulu, 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....  more
  • 23
    Journalist, Surfboard shaper

    Age72

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gerry Lopez (born November 7, 1948), aka Mr. Pipeline, is an American surfer, shaper, journalist, and film actor....  more
  • 24
    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 African...  more
  • 25
    Songwriter, Singer

    AgeDec. at 56 (1934-1991)

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

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