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Famous University Of Pittsburgh Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Pittsburgh and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Dan Marino and Joe Manganiello.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Pittsburgh?” and “Which celebrities are University of Pittsburgh alumni?”
  • 1

    Jenna Morasca

    Wrestler, Model


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jenna Morasca (born February 15, 1981) is an American actress, former swimsuit model and American reality TV contestant who was the million-dollar grand prize winner of Survivor: The Amazon in 2003....  more
  • 2

    Mark Cuban

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman...  more

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  • 3

    Gene Kelly

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1912-1996)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Highland Park, Pennsylvania

    Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his...  more

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  • 4

    Andrew W. Mellon

    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 82 (1855-1937)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Andrew William Mellon (; March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937), sometimes A.W., was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, and politician. From the wealthy Mellon...  more

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  • 5

    Ron Paul

    Politician, Author


    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and...  more

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  • 6

    James Traficant

    Politician, Police officer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplaceMahoning County, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    James Anthony Traficant Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented...  more
  • 7

    Justin Sane

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock band...  more
  • 8

    Vladimir K. Zworykin

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 94 (1888-1982)

    BirthplaceMurom, Russia

    Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin; July 29 [O.S. July 17] 1888 – July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of...  more
  • 9

    Fred Cox

    Inventor, American football player


    BirthplaceMonongahela, Pennsylvania

    Frederick William Cox is a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota Vikings throughout his career (1963–1977). ...  more
  • 10

    Zelda Rubinstein

    Medical technologist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 77 (1933-2010)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Alternative NameZelda Rubinstein

    Zelda May Rubinstein (May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010) was an American actress and human rights activist, known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist film series. Playing "Ginny",...  more

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  • 11

    Beth Ostrosky Stern

    Fashion Model, Actor


    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Alternative NameBeth Ostrosky Stern, Beth Stern

    Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972) is an American actress, author, model, and animal rights activist....  more
  • 12

    Mike Ditka

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceCarnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael Keller Ditka (born October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame...  more

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  • 13

    Robinson Jeffers

    Poet, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1887-1962)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Much of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic...  more
  • 14

    Wangari Maathai

    Politician, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1940-2011)

    BirthplaceTetu, Kenya

    Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (wàŋɡàˈɹɛ |m|ɑː|ˈ|t|aɪ; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize....  more
  • 15

    Abul Hussam

    Chemist, Professor


    Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of...  more
  • 16

    Susan Arnold



    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Susan Arnold (born 1954) is an American businesswoman. ...  more
  • 17

    Fred Rogers

    Television Show Host, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 75 (1928-2003)

    BirthplaceLatrobe, Pennsylvania, USA

    Alternative NameFred Rogers, Mr. Rogers

    Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was known as the creator,...  more

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  • 18

    Matt Bloom

    Wrestler, American football player


    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Matthew Jason Bloom (born November 14, 1972) is an American professional wrestling trainer, color commentator and retired professional wrestler and National Football League player. He is currently...  more
  • 19

    Michael Chabon

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Michael Chabon ( SHAY-bon; born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer.Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), was published when he...  more
  • 20

    John Irving

    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceExeter, New Hampshire, United States of America

    John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World...  more
  • 21

    Felipe de Ortego y Gasca

    Professor, Actor


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

  • 22

    Jeff Bergman

    Voice acting


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Jeffrey Allen Bergman (born July 10, 1960) is an American voice actor, comedian and impressionist. He has provided the modern-day voices of various classic cartoon characters, most notably with...  more
  • 23

    Richard Mellon Scaife

    Newspaper publisher

    AgeDec. at 82 (1932-2014)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Richard Mellon Scaife (; July 3, 1932 – July 4, 2014) was an American billionaire, a principal heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, and the owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh...  more
  • 24

    Mark Stepnoski

    American football player


    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Mark Matthew Stepnoski (born January 20, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania, and...  more
  • 25

    Tony Woods

    American football player


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Stanley Anthony Woods (born October 11, 1965) is a former professional American football linebacker and defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Seattle Seahawks from...  more