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Famous University Of Notre Dame Alumni

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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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    Talk show host, Television producer
    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) was an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin holds the Guinness  ...more
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    Businessperson, Politician
    Condoleezza Rice (; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the  ...more
  • 3
    Journalist, Author
    Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports journalist, serving as the anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Face to Face. She was also host of the NBA Countdown  ...more
  • 4
    Journalist, Film Producer
    Phillip John Donahue (born December 21, 1935) is an American media personality, writer, film producer, and the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show. His television program, later known as  ...more
  • 5
    Coach, American football player
    Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Kid", is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16  ...more
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    Athlete, Football Analyst
    Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National  ...more
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    American football player
    Brayden Tyler "Brady" Quinn (born October 27, 1984) is a former American football quarterback and current college football and NFL game analyst for Fox Sports. He played college football at Notre  ...more
  • 8
    James Patrick Caviezel (; born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. Caviezel is known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the film The Passion of the Christ (2004) and for his starring role as  ...more
  • 9
    Actor, Singer
    George Robert Wendt III (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor and comedian. He played Norm Peterson on the television sitcom Cheers (1982–93), which earned him six consecutive nominations for  ...more
  • 10
    Novelist, Film Producer
    Nicholas Charles Sparks (born December 31, 1965) is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has published twenty novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become  ...more
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    Television producer, Film Producer
    Mark Andrew Consuelos (born March 30, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Mateo Santos on the ABC soap opera All My Children (1995–2001; 2010) and supporting actor Hiram  ...more
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    José Napoleón Duarte Fuentes (November 23, 1925 – February 23, 1990) was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador from June 1, 1984 to June 1, 1989. He was mayor of San  ...more
  • 13
    Actor, Singer
    Catherine Mary Hicks (born August 6, 1951) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Annie Camden on the long-running television series 7th Heaven. Other notable roles include Dr.  ...more
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    Abraham González may refer to: Abraham González (general), (1782 - c. 1838), Argentine soldier who was governor of Tucumán Province, Argentina Abraham González (governor), (1864 – 1913), governor of  ...more
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    Television Show Host, Actor
    Michael Louis Golic Sr. (; born December 12, 1962) is a former co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike, a current co-host of Golic and Wingo, and a former National Football League (NFL) defensive  ...more
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    Michael Timothy "Bueno" Good (born October 13, 1962) is a retired NASA astronaut and retired commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, holding the rank of Colonel. Mike Good flew aboard  ...more
  • 17
    Astronaut
    Kevin Anthony Ford (born July 7, 1960) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and a NASA astronaut. Ford has received a number of special honors and awards, some of which are the Air Force  ...more
  • 18
    Guitarist, Songwriter
    Ted Leo is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman and lead guitarist of rock group Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and in 2013, he and Aimee Mann formed the indie  ...more
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    American Football coach, Coach
    Knute Kenneth Rockne ( kə-NOOT; March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was a Norwegian-American football player and coach at the University of Notre Dame. Rockne is regarded as one of the greatest coaches  ...more
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    Actor, American football player
    Jack Thomas Snow (January 25, 1943 – January 9, 2006) was an American football player who played wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame from 1962 through 1964 and with the Los Angeles Rams of  ...more
  • 21
    Television director, Television producer
    Donald Paul "Don" Roos (born April 14, 1955) is an American screenwriter and film director.  ...more
  • 22
    Sailor, Physician
    Thomas Anthony Dooley III (January 17, 1927 – January 18, 1961) was an American physician who worked in Southeast Asia at the outset of American involvement in the Vietnam War. While serving as a  ...more
  • 23
    Writer, American football player
    Harry Augustus Stuhldreher (October 14, 1901 – January 26, 1965) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played quarterback at University of Notre Dame from  ...more
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    James Harold "Sleepy Jim" Crowley (September 10, 1902 – January 15, 1986) was an American football player and coach. He gained fame as one-fourth of the University of Notre Dame's legendary "Four  ...more
  • 25
    Journalist
    Terence Smith is an American journalist who worked as a special correspondent at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, worked for The New York Times, and CBS News. Smith has been a guest host for The Diane  ...more
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