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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.
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Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Model
Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress, model, television personality and author. She began her career being credited as Lisa Munn. Since 2006, she has been using the name Olivia Munn ...more
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Sharon Clark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
Sharon Clark is an American model and actress. She is Playboys Playmate of the Month for August 1970. Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed DeLong.
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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer
James Garner was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s ...more
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Melissa Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Cheerleader
Melissa Rycroft is a contestant on Season 8 of Dancing With the Stars. She was one of the bachelorettes on the 13th season of ABC's The Bachelor realist series and is known for having won the ...more
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Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Biochemist, Astronaut
Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. ...more
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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Dennis Weaver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Pilot, Television director, Actor
William Dennis Weaver was an American actor who was best known for his work in television. Weaver's two most notable roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the ...more
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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Baseball player
Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed "The Commerce Comet" or "The Mick", was an American Major League Baseball centerfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 ...more
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Fred Haise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Astronaut
Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. is an American aeronautical engineer, former test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon, as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. He ...more
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Huey Long is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 ...more
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Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, American football player
Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve ...more
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Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Bassist, Basketball player, Musician
Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma, he was elected to the ...more
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Frederick W. Leslie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Scientist
Fred Weldon Leslie is an American scientist who flew on the NASA STS-73 Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist.
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Jason Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Baseball player
Jason Alan Bartlett is an American former professional baseball shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played for the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres.
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Wrestler
Steven "Steve" Williams, better known by his ring name "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, was an American professional wrestler, author and former star of collegiate football and ...more
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete
Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Edward Allen "Ed" Harris is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his performances in Pollock, Appaloosa, The Rock, The Abyss, A Beautiful Mind, Enemy at ...more
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J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, American football player
Julius Caesar "J. C." Watts, Jr. is an American politician from Oklahoma who was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally in the Canadian ...more
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Van Heflin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Soldier, Actor
Van Heflin was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He ...more
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Dick Armey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Economist
Richard Keith "Dick" Armey is a former U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district and House Majority Leader. He was one of the engineers of the "Republican ...more
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Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler, American football player
Edward "Wahoo" McDaniel was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who achieved fame as a professional American football player and later as a professional wrestler. He is notable for ...more
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Big Van Vader is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler
Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or simply Vader, was an American professional wrestler and professional football player. He ...more
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Azar Nafisi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer
Azar Nafisi is an Iranian writer and professor of English literature. She has resided in the United States since 1997 and became an American citizen in 2008. Nafisi has been a visiting fellow ...more
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Jack Brisco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Wrestler
Freddie Joe "Jack" Brisco was an American professional wrestler. He performed for various territories of the National Wrestling Alliance, becoming a two-time NWA World Heavyweight ...more
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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oklahoma Alumni
Basketball player
Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock is a retired American professional basketball player. He spent 13 years in the NBA with three teams.