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

List is made up of graduates like Joe Montana and Jim Caviezel as well as many other famous Notre Dame alumni. The Fighting Irish always represent!

The school is also know for its legendary football program, featuring players like Joe Montana, and Jerome Bettis.

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

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Coach, American football player Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers ...more

Athlete, Football Analyst, Presenter Jerome Abram Bettis Sr., nicknamed "The Bus," is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football ...more

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Actor, American football player Jack T. Snow is an actor.

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Writer, American football player Harry Augustus Stuhldreher was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played quarterback at University of Notre Dame from 1922 to 1924, where he was a ...more

Coach James Harold "Jim" Crowley was an American football player and coach. He gained fame as one-fourth of the University of Notre Dame's legendary "Four Horsemen" backfield where ...more

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Graham Walker Graham Hewitt Walker is an American academic, professor, and Senior Research Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute. Walker received his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Notre Dame in 1988. He ...more

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Television producer, Screenwriter Jennifer Joy "J. J." Philbin is an American television producer and writer best known for her work on the drama series The O.C. and as the daughter of television star Regis Philbin and ...more

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Priest The Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. is president of the University of Notre Dame. He was elected as the president-elect by the Notre Dame Board of Trustees on April 30, 2004, and became the ...more

Businessperson Joseph A. Pichler served as Chief Executive Officer of The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, a food retailer and manufacturer, from June 1990 until June 26, 2003 and as its Chairman from September ...more

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