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Famous University Of Detroit Mercy Alumni

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

Dave DeBusschere and Spencer Haywood are included in this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Detroit Mercy?” and “Which celebrities are University of Detroit Mercy alumni?”
  • Robert Kearns1

    AgeDec. at 78 (1927-2005)

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

    Robert William Kearns PhD (March 10, 1927 – February 9, 2005) was an American engineer,...  more
  • Clifford C. Cook2

    Clifford C. Cook


    BirthplaceBattle Creek, Michigan

    Mr. Cook joined Marathon in 1969 and was appointed to his current position as senior vice...  more
  • Elmore Leonard3

    Elmore Leonard

    Crime writer, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short...  more
  • Ted Raimi4

    Ted Raimi

    Television director, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Theodore Raimi (born December 14, 1965) is an American actor, director, comedian, and writer...  more
  • Francisco A. Ordoñez5

    Francisco A. Ordoñez



    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Francisco A. (Frank) Ordoez, 58, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president of...  more
  • Vickie Newton6

    Vickie Newton

    Journalist, Newsreader
    News 4 Anchor ' ' ' Vickie Newton ' ' ' joined KMOV Channel 4 in January 2002 as an Anchor /...  more
  • Derrick M. Kuzak7

    Derrick M. Kuzak

    Businessperson, Engineer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Derrick Kuzak is group vice president, Global Product Development, The Americas. He has...  more
  • Glynn Lunney8

    Glynn Lunney

    Aerospace Engineer, Engineer


    BirthplaceOld Forge, Pennsylvania

    Glynn Stephen Lunney (born November 27, 1936) is a retired NASA engineer. An employee of NASA...  more
  • Earl Cureton9

    Earl Cureton

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Earl Cureton (born September 3, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player....  more
  • George Noory10

    George Noory

    Ufologists, Sailor


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is a radio talk show host. Since January 2003, Noory...  more
  • Anita Barone11


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Anita Louise Barone (born September 25, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for...  more
  • David Patrick Kelly12

    David Patrick Kelly

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    David Patrick Kelly (born January 23, 1951) is an American actor and musician who has appeared...  more
  • Thaddeus McCotter13

    Thaddeus McCotter

    Politician, Musician


    BirthplaceLivonia, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Thaddeus George McCotter (born August 22, 1965) is an American politician, radio host, and a...  more
  • 14

    W. James Farrell



    W. James Farrell (born April 1942) is an American businessman, known for being the CEO of...  more
  • Martin E. Welch15

    Martin E. Welch



    Martin E. Welch was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of United...  more
  • Willie Green16

    Willie Green

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Willie Julius Green (born July 28, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player...  more
  • Andreas Blass17

    Andreas Blass



    BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

    Andreas Raphael Blass (born October 27, 1947 in Nuremberg) is a mathematician, currently a...  more
  • Greg Mathis18

    Greg Mathis

    Judge, Actor


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Gregory Ellis Mathis (born April 5, 1960) is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge...  more

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    #13 of 25 Famous People You Didn't Know Were Seventh-Day Adventists#20 of 28 Celebrities Who Once Worked at McDonald's

  • Keegan-Michael Key19

    Keegan-Michael Key

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceSouthfield, Michigan, USA

    Keegan-Michael Key (born March 22, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer....  more

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    #121 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#30 of 40 Actors Who Are Having Their Best Year In 2019

  • 20


    BirthplacePort Huron, Michigan

    Teresa Henry is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives,...  more
  • Robert J. Elder, Jr21

    Robert J. Elder, Jr

    Lieutenant General Robert J. "Bob" Elder Jr. (born October 15, 1952) is the former Commander,...  more
  • Ed Deenihan22
    Ed Deenihan is executive vice president of Global Services at Network Appliance, where he...  more
  • Thomas Shenk23
    Thomas E. Shenk is the James A. Elkins Jr. Professor in the Life Sciences in the department of...  more
  • Gary Peters24

    Gary Peters

    Financial adviser


    BirthplacePontiac, Michigan, United States of America

    Gary Charles Peters Sr. (born December 1, 1958) is an American politician who is the junior...  more
  • Jerome Cavanagh25

    Jerome Cavanagh


    AgeDec. at 51 (1928-1979)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Jerome Patrick Cavanagh (June 16, 1928 – November 27, 1979) was an American politician who...  more