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Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and be of some renown.

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

Alumni range from Big Show to Jeff Tweedy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?” and “Which celebrities are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni?”
  • Jeff Tweedy1

    Jeff Tweedy

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, Illinois, Belleville

    Jeffrey Scot Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American songwriter, musician, and record... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stephnie Weir2

    Stephnie Weir

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceOdessa, Texas, United States of America

    Stephnie Carmel Weir (born November 28, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, and writer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Big Show3

    Big Show

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

    Paul Donald Wight II (born February 8, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kathleen Madigan4

    Kathleen Madigan

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Kathleen Madigan (born September 30, 1965) is an American comedian and TV personality. In... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jameson O'Guinn5

    Jameson O'Guinn

    Programmer, Editor


    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

  • Michael Miller6

    Michael Miller

    Computer Engineer, Actor


  • Shelby Steele7

    Shelby Steele

    Documentary Filmmaker, Author


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Shelby Steele (born January 1, 1946) is an American conservative author, columnist,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Shimkus8

    John Shimkus



    BirthplaceCollinsville, Illinois, USA

    John Mondy Shimkus (, born February 21, 1958) is an American politician currently serving as... more on Wikipedia
  • Brayden Patterson9

    Brayden Patterson

    Actor, First Assistant Director


    BirthplaceGranite City, Illinois, United States of America

    Brayden Patterson; birth name; Brian Newman born in Granite City,Illinois U.S.A. is an Actor,...
  • 10

    Eddie Lee Jackson



    Eddie Lee Jackson is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives,... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Gallatin11

    Harry Gallatin

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player


    BirthplaceRoxana, Illinois

    Harry Junior "The Horse" Gallatin (April 26, 1927 – October 7, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12

    Dennis Werth

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceLincoln, Illinois

    Dennis Dean Werth (born December 29, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball catcher, first... more on Wikipedia
  • Jenny Bindon13

    Jenny Bindon



    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

    Jenny Bindon (born Jenny Lynn Bourn; 25 February 1973) is an American-born association... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Flach14

    Ken Flach

    Tennis player


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Mike Banner

    Mike Banner (born October 20, 1984) is an American former professional soccer player who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Robert Arthur Seguso (born May 1, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary W. Kronk17

    Gary W. Kronk

    Gary W. Kronk (born 1956) is an American amateur astronomer and writer.
  • Patrick Clark18

    Patrick Clark

    Patrick Clark may refer to: Patrick Clark (wrestler) (born 1995), American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Bill Plaschke



    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    William Paul Plaschke (born September 6, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American sports... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Thomas Holbrook

    Thomas Holbrook (born 1949) is an Illinois politician who serves as the St. Clair County... more on Wikipedia
  • Dewayne Staats21

    Dewayne Staats



    Dewayne Staats (born August 8, 1952) is a sports broadcaster who has been the television... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Tom Galati

    Tom Galati is a former U.S. soccer defensive midfielder who five seasons in the North American... more on Wikipedia
  • Gunjan Bagla23

    Gunjan Bagla

    Public speaker, Businessperson



    Gunjan Bagla is an Indian-American author, blogger, businessman, and public speaker. He is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Joe Reiniger

    Joe Reiniger (born December 7, 1970 in Collinsville, Illinois) is a professional soccer player... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Waller25
    Mark Waller (born 1969) is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the... more on Wikipedia