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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Cincinnati and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from George Clooney to Oscar Robertson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Cincinnati?” and “Which celebrities are University of Cincinnati alumni?”

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
George Clooney Television director, Television producer, Film Producer George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting ...more

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Stephanie Heinrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Stephanie Heinrich Nude Glamour Model, Actor Stephanie Heinrich is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine.

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Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Hugh O'Brian Actor Hugh O'Brian is an American actor, known for his starring role in the 1955-1961 ABC western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

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Theda Bara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Theda Bara Actor Theda Bara was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned ...more

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P. Craig Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
P. Craig Russell Cartoonist, Writer, Artist Philip Craig Russell, also known as P. Craig Russell, is an American comic book writer, artist, and illustrator. His work has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards. Russell was the first ...more

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George Rieveschl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
George Rieveschl Inventor, Engineer Dr. George Rieveschl was an American chemist and professor. He was the inventor of the popular antihistamine diphenhydramine, which he first made during a search for synthetic alternatives to ...more

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Randy Harrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Randy Harrison Actor Randolph Clarke "Randy" Harrison is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Justin Taylor on the Showtime drama Queer as Folk.

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Ann Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni

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Alexander D. Goode is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Alexander D. Goode Rabbi Alexander David Goode was a rabbi and a lieutenant in the United States Army. He was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the USAT ...more

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Nipsey Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Nipsey Russell Actor Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, ...more

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Vicki Lewis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Vicki Lewis Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting Vicki Lewis is an American film, stage, television and voice actress best known for her role as Beth in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio.

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Ethan Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Ethan Allen Baseball player Ethan Nathan Allen was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1926 to 1938. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, ...more

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Jim Goetz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Jim Goetz Venture capitalist Jim Goetz, partner at Sequoia Capital, focuses on investments in the component, systems and software sectors. Jim is currently a director with Clearwell Systems, Palo Alto Networks and ...more

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Sara Jay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Sara Jay Pornographic actor, Film Director Sara Jay (born November 14, 1977) is an American pornographic actress who has appeared in over 240 films till 2009.

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Salmon P. Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Salmon P. Chase Judge, Politician, Lawyer Salmon Portland Chase was an American politician and jurist who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as ...more

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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Sandy Koufax Baseball player Sanford "Sandy" Koufax is a retired American baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played his entire Major League Baseball career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 ...more

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Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Nick Van Exel Basketball player Nickey Maxwell "Nick" Van Exel is a former American professional basketball player who is an assistant coach for the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League. Van Exel played for ...more

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Troy Evans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Troy Evans American football player Troy Evans is an American football linebacker and special teams. Evans previously played for the St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans, and New Orleans Saints, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Saints ...more

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Michael Graves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Michael Graves Designer, Architect Michael Graves was an American architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, as well as Memphis Group, Graves was known first for his contemporary building designs and some prominent public ...more

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Dorian Harewood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Dorian Harewood Actor, Voice acting Dorian Harewood is an American actor.

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Sally Priesand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Sally Priesand Rabbi Sally Jane Priesand is America's first female rabbi ordained by a rabbinical seminary, and the second formally ordained female rabbi in Jewish history, after Regina Jonas. Priesand was ordained ...more

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Charles R. Doering is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Charles R. Doering Mathematician Charles Rogers Doering is professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is notable for his research that is generally focused on the analysis of stochastic dynamical ...more

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Todd Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Todd Wilson Organist Todd Wilson is an American organist. He is head of the organ department at Cleveland Institute of Music, house organist at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron and organ curator of the Cleveland ...more

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Michael B. Coleman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Michael B. Coleman Politician, Lawyer Michael B. Coleman is an American politician of the Democratic Party, the 52nd and current mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He is the first African-American mayor of Ohio's capital. Coleman was born in ...more

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Charles Keating, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Charles Keating, Jr. Businessperson, Real estate development, Film Producer Charles Keating is a film producer.

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Joseph Gurney Cannon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Joseph Gurney Cannon Politician, Lawyer Joseph Gurney Cannon was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, ...more

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James White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
James White Basketball player James William White IV is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at a height of 6'7", and weighing 215 lbs, he ...more

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Helen Herron Taft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Helen Herron Taft Helen Louise Herron "Nellie" Taft was the wife of William Howard Taft and First Lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913.

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Jerry Rubin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Jerry Rubin Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Actor Jerry Clyde Rubin was an American social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s, he became a successful businessman.

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Mike Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Mike Wright American football player Michael Wright is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005. ...more

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Jason Fabini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Jason Fabini American football player Jason Tamer Fabini is a former American football offensive lineman who played for 3 different teams in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth ...more

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Kevin Youkilis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Kevin Youkilis Baseball player Kevin Edmund Youkilis, also known as "Youk", is an American former professional baseball first baseman and third baseman. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drafted by the Boston Red ...more

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Jason Maxiell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Jason Maxiell Basketball player Jason Dior Maxiell is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The 6'7" power forward played college ...more

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Trent Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Trent Cole American football player Trent James Cole Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. Cole played college football for the University of Cincinnati, and was drafted ...more

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Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Miller Huggins Manager, Baseball player Miller James Huggins was an American professional baseball player and manager. Huggins played second base for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. He managed the Cardinals and New York ...more

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Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Oscar Robertson Basketball player Oscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is a retired American National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. The 6 ft 5 in, 220 ...more

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Urban Meyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Urban Meyer American Football coach, Coach, Athlete Urban Frank Meyer, III is an American college football coach and former player, currently the head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Meyer served as the head coach of the Bowling Green ...more

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Judson Harmon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Judson Harmon Lawyer Judson Harmon was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served as United States Attorney General under President Grover Cleveland and later served as the 45th Governor of Ohio.

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Louis Agricola Bauer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Louis Agricola Bauer Science writer Louis Agricola Bauer, was an American geophysicist, astronomer and magnetician, born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1888, and immediately started work for ...more

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William B. Morris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
William B. Morris Laboratory Technician William Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a 3 week vacation in Europe.

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Caleb Blood Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Caleb Blood Smith Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Caleb Blood Smith was an American journalist and politician, serving in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

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Takuo Yuasa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Takuo Yuasa Conductor Takuo Yuasa is a Japanese conductor.

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Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Rich Franklin Coach, Actor, Martial artist Richard Jay "Rich" Franklin II is an American mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion. As of June 2014, ...more

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Oliver P. Morton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Oliver P. Morton Judge, Politician, Lawyer Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, commonly known as Oliver P. Morton, was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Indiana. He served as the 14th Governor of Indiana during the American Civil ...more

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Tyrone Yates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Tyrone Yates Lawyer Tyrone Keith Yates is a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge. He was elected on November 8, 2011. He was unopposed to fill the unexpired term of Judge Nadine Lovelace Allen who was elected to ...more

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Blue Adams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Blue Adams American football player Danny L. "Blue" Adams is a former American football cornerback who played for four seasons in the National Football League. After playing college football for Cincinnati, he was ...more

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Daven Holly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Daven Holly American football player Daven Holly is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Cincinnati and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2005 ...more

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Brent Celek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Brent Celek American football player Brent Steven Celek is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Marco Marsan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Marco Marsan Marco Marsan is an American author and innovation consultant. He wrote the novel The Lion's Way, and the non-fiction works: Who Are You When Nobody's Looking and Think Naked: Childlike ...more

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Andre Frazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Cincinnati Alumni
Andre Frazier American football player Andre Frazier is a former American football linebacker who played five seasons in the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played ...more