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

List features graduates like Dan Fouts, Norm Van Brocklin, and many more famous Oregon Ducks.

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

Take a look at this list of notable Oregon alumni.
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Chuck Palahniuk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 57

Birthplace: Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Pasco, United States of America, + more

Charles Michael Palahniuk (; born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning ...more

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Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally rose to prominence in several roles on Broadway including Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays ...more

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Lindsay Wagner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Model, Author, Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22, 1949) is an American film and television actress, model, author, singer, acting coach, and adjunct professor. Wagner is best known for her leading role in the ...more

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David Ogden Stiers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Conductor, Television director, Musician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

David Allen Ogden Stiers ( STY-ərz; October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor and conductor. Born and raised in Illinois, Stiers attended the University of Oregon before enrolling ...more

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Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Tigard, Oregon, United States of America

Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and comedian. She began her career in the Groundlings, an improvisational group in Los Angeles, California, and ...more

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Phil Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 81

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight, whose nickname is "Buck" (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder ...more

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Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Entrepreneur, Promoter, Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Milwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

Chael Patrick Sonnen (; born April 3, 1977) is an American retired mixed martial artist and current MMA analyst for ESPN. Beginning his MMA career in 1997, Sonnen competed for the UFC, where he ...more

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Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Newsreader, Photojournalist, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Guam

Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and photojournalist who has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. ...more

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Sam Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Sam Adams (born June 13, 1973) is a former professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football at Texas ...more

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Walter Houser Brattain ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1902-1987)

Birthplace: China-Amoy

Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with fellow scientists John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the ...more
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Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Golfer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)

Birthplace: Stephenville, Texas, United States of America

William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer who is generally considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Hogan is notable ...more

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Randy Shilts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Journalist, Author

Age: Dec. at 43 (1951-1994)

Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa

Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994) was an American journalist and author. He worked as a reporter for both The Advocate and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as for San ...more
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Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Comedian, Radio jockey, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Lebanon

Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, ...more

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Edgar Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Actor, Dentist

Age: Dec. at 76 (1903-1979)

Birthplace: Humansville, Missouri, United States of America

William Edgar Buchanan II (March 20, 1903 – April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat ...more
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Patty Larkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa

Patty Larkin (born June 19, 1951) is a Boston-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, and a founding member of Four Bitchin' Babes. Her music has been described as folk-urban pop music.
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Ann Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni

Age: 63

Birthplace: Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Ann Bancroft (born September 29, 1955) is an American author, teacher, adventurer, and public speaker. She was the first woman to successfully finish a number of arduous expeditions to the ...more
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Jeff Whitty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Actor, Writer, Playwright

Age: 47

Birthplace: Coos Bay, Oregon, United States of America

Jeffrey Daniel Whitty (born September 30, 1971) is an American playwright, actor and screenwriter. For the stage musical Avenue Q, he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. For the film ...more
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Stephen J. Cannell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Stephen Joseph Cannell (; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment (formerly ...more

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Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: California

Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL). Fouts played his entire professional career with the San ...more

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Neil Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Politician

Age: 78

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Neil Edward Goldschmidt (born June 16, 1940) is an American businessman and Democratic politician from the state of Oregon who held local, state and federal offices over three decades. After ...more
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Maurine Neuberger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni

Age: Dec. at 93 (1907-2000)

Birthplace: Cloverdale, Oregon, United States of America

Maurine Brown Neuberger-Solomon, best known as Maurine Neuberger (January 9, 1907 – February 22, 2000) was an American politician who served as a United States senator for the State of Oregon ...more
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Ben Masters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Actor

Age: 71

Birthplace: Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Ben Masters (born May 6, 1947) is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Julian Crane in daytime drama Passions from July 8, 1999, to the show's final episode on August 7,
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Don Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 53 (1943-1996)

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Donald Clarence Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer, screenwriter, and actor. Simpson, along with his producing partner Jerry Bruckheimer, produced such ...more

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Allison Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Songwriter, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Allison Wolfe (born November 9, 1969) is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, writer, and podcaster. As a founding member and lead singer of the punk rock band Bratmobile, she became one of ...more

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Jamison Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oregon Alumni
Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Jamison "James" Green (born November 8, 1948) is a leader in the transgender rights movement.