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Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni

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

List ranges from Olivia Munn to famous Sooners like Adrian Peterson and more! Boomer Sooner! 

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

Check out these notable Oklahoma alumni who are proud to rock the red and white for life.
  • Olivia Munn1

    Olivia Munn

    Television presenter, Comedian


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Lisa Olivia Munn (born July 3, 1980) is an American actress and activist. She began her...  more

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  • James Garner2

    James Garner

    Soldier, Television producer

    AgeDied at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma, USA

    James Garner (born April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice...  more

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  • Melissa Rycroft3

    Melissa Rycroft



    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Melissa Katherine Rycroft-Strickland (born March 11, 1983) is an American television...  more
  • Shannon Lucid4

    Shannon Lucid

    Biochemist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January 14, 1943) is an American biochemist and a retired...  more
  • Adrian Peterson5

    Adrian Peterson

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplacePalestine, Texas, United States of America

    Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) is an American football running back for the...  more

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  • Dennis Weaver6

    Dennis Weaver

    Pilot, Television director

    AgeDied at 82 (1924-2006)

    BirthplaceJoplin, Missouri, United States of America

    William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for...  more
  • Mickey Mantle7

    Mickey Mantle

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 64 (1931-1995)

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and...  more

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  • Fred Haise8

    Fred Haise



    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

    Fred Wallace Haise Jr. ( HAYZ; born November 14, 1933) is an American former NASA astronaut, ...  more
  • Huey Long9

    Huey Long

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 42 (1893-1935)

    BirthplaceWinn Parish, Winnfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an...  more
  • Troy Aikman10

    Troy Aikman

    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

    Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Wayman Tisdale11

    Wayman Tisdale

    Bassist, Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 45 (1964-2009)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball...  more
  • Frederick W. Leslie12


    BirthplaceAncón, Panama

    Fred Weldon Leslie is an American scientist who flew on the NASA STS-73 Space Shuttle mission...  more
  • Jason Bartlett13

    Jason Bartlett

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceMountain View, California

    Jason Alan Bartlett (born October 30, 1979) is a Filipino American former professional...  more

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  • "Dr. Death" Steve Williams14

    AgeDec. at 49 (1960-2009)

    BirthplaceLakewood, Colorado, United States of America

    Steven Williams (May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009) was an American professional wrestler,...  more

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  • Blake Griffin15

    Blake Griffin

    Basketball player, Athlete


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Ed Harris16

    Ed Harris

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and...  more

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  • J.C. Watts17

    J.C. Watts

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceEufaula, Oklahoma, USA

    Julius Caesar Watts Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician, clergyman, and...  more

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  • Van Heflin18

    Van Heflin

    Soldier, Actor

    AgeDec. at 61 (1910-1971)

    BirthplaceWalters, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre,...  more
  • Dick Armey19

    Dick Armey

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceNorth Dakota, Towner County, Cando, United States, with Territories

    Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He...  more
  • Wahoo McDaniel20

    Wahoo McDaniel

    Wrestler, American football player

    AgeDied at 64 (1938-2002)

    BirthplaceBernice, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Edward McDaniel (June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002) was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who...  more

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  • Big Van Vader21


    Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader...  more

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  • Azar Nafisi22

    Azar Nafisi

    Professor, Author


    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Azar Nafisi (Persian: آذر نفیسی‎; born 1948) is an Iranian writer and professor of English...  more
  • Jack Brisco23

    Jack Brisco


    AgeDec. at 69 (1941-2010)

    Freddie Joe "Jack" Brisco (September 21, 1941 – February 1, 2010) was an American professional...  more


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  • Mookie Blaylock24

    Mookie Blaylock

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceGarland, Texas

    Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Thad Luckinbill25

    Thad Luckinbill



    BirthplaceEnid, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill (born April 24, 1975) is an American actor and producer best known...  more