65.2k readers

Famous University Of Oregon Alumni

Updated March 16, 2020 65.2k views81 items

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.
  • 1
    Chuck Palahniuk

    Chuck Palahniuk

    Journalist, Novelist


    BirthplacePasco, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America

    Charles Michael Palahniuk (; born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance... more on Wikipedia

    More Chuck Palahniuk 

    The Best Chuck Palahniuk Books#355 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

  • 2
    Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell

    Businessperson, Comedian


    BirthplaceGrants Pass, Oregon, United States of America

    Tyler Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He originally... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Lindsay Wagner

    Lindsay Wagner

    Model, Author


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22, 1949) is an American film and television actress, model,... more on Wikipedia

    More Lindsay Wagner 

    #316 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#575 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 4
    David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Conductor, Television director


    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

    David Allen Ogden Stiers ( STY-ərz; October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor... more on Wikipedia

    More David Ogden Stiers 

    #9 of 16 Every Actor Who's Played (Or Voiced) The Penguin, Ranked#152 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • 5
    Kaitlin Olson


    BirthplaceTigard, Oregon, United States of America

    Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and... more on Wikipedia

    More Kaitlin Olson 

    #95 of 278 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#38 of 101 Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s

  • 6
    Phil Knight

    Phil Knight

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight, whose nickname is "Buck" (born February 24, 1938) is an American... more on Wikipedia

    More Phil Knight 

    #32 of 44 The Best Things from Oregon#2 of 10 Notable Celebrity Sweatshop Scandals

  • 7
    Chael Sonnen

    Chael Sonnen

    Entrepreneur, Promoter


    BirthplaceMilwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

    Chael Patrick Sonnen (; born April 3, 1977) is an American retired mixed martial artist and... more on Wikipedia

    More Chael Sonnen 

    #268 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#45 of 133 The Best Joe Rogan Podcast Guests

  • 8
    Ann Curry

    Ann Curry

    Newsreader, Photojournalist



    Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and photojournalist who has been... more on Wikipedia

    More Ann Curry 

    #27 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time#12 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts

  • 9
    Sam Adams

    Sam Adams

    American football player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Sam Adams (born June 13, 1973) is a former professional football player who was a defensive... more on Wikipedia

    More Sam Adams 

    #70 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time#45 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • 10
    Walter Houser Brattain

    Walter Houser Brattain

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1902-1987)


    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ben Hogan

    Ben Hogan


    AgeDec. at 85 (1912-1997)

    BirthplaceStephenville, Texas, United States of America

    William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer who is... more on Wikipedia

    More Ben Hogan 

    #3 of 153 The Best Golfers Of All Time#14 of 26 Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?

  • 12
    Randy Shilts

    Randy Shilts

    Journalist, Author

    AgeDec. at 43 (1951-1994)

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa

    Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994) was an American journalist and author. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman

    Comedian, Radio jockey


    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Lebanon

    Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr.... more on Wikipedia

    More Howard Hesseman 

    #60 of 596 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'#25 of 64 The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '70s

  • 14
    Edgar Buchanan

    Edgar Buchanan

    Actor, Dentist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1903-1979)

    BirthplaceHumansville, Missouri, United States of America

    William Edgar Buchanan II (March 20, 1903 – April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Patty Larkin

    Patty Larkin

    Singer-songwriter, Singer


    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa

    Patty Larkin (born June 19, 1951) is a Boston-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Ann Bancroft
    Ann Bancroft (born September 29, 1955) is an American author, teacher, adventurer, and public... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jeff Whitty

    Jeff Whitty

    Actor, Writer


    BirthplaceCoos Bay, Oregon, United States of America

    Jeffrey Daniel Whitty (born September 30, 1971) is an American playwright, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Stephen J. Cannell

    Stephen J. Cannell

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 69 (1941-2010)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Stephen Joseph Cannell (; February 5, 1941 – September 30, 2010) was an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Dan Fouts

    Dan Fouts

    Athlete, American football player



    Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) is an American former football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia

    More Dan Fouts 

    #32 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#134 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 20
    Neil Goldschmidt


    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Neil Edward Goldschmidt (born June 16, 1940) is an American businessman and Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Maurine Neuberger
    Maurine Brown Neuberger-Solomon, best known as Maurine Neuberger (January 9, 1907 – February... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Ben Masters


    BirthplaceCorvallis, Oregon, USA

    Ben Masters (born May 6, 1947) is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Don Simpson

    Don Simpson

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 53 (1943-1996)

    BirthplaceUSA, Washington, Seattle

    Donald Clarence Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer,... more on Wikipedia

    More Don Simpson 

    #9 of 12 Famous People Who Died On The Toilet#26 of 27 27 Famous Ex-Scientologists

  • 24
    Allison Wolfe

    Allison Wolfe

    Songwriter, Singer


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Allison Wolfe (born November 9, 1969) is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

    More Allison Wolfe 

    #197 of 303 The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters#49 of 49 List of Third Wave Feminists

  • 25
    Jamison Green


    BirthplaceOakland, California

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