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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Willem Dafoe and Frank Caliendo.

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

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Andy Hurley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Andy Hurley Musician, Actor, Drummer Andrew John "Andy" Hurley is an American musician and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of the Chicago-based rock band Fall Out Boy. Prior to Fall Out Boy, Hurley played in ...more

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Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Bruce Weber Basketball Coach Bruce Brett Weber is an American college basketball coach who is currently the men's basketball head coach at Kansas State University. Weber was formerly head coach at Southern Illinois ...more

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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Willem Dafoe Model, Actor, Voice acting William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. He is a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group and he has appeared in films such as Platoon, Shadow of the ...more

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Alberto Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Alberto Fujimori Politician Alberto Fujimori Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician. He was President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori ended his presidency by fleeing Peru ...more

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Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Phil Katz Programmer Phillip Walter Katz was a computer programmer best known as the co-creator of the Zip file format for data compression, and the author of PKZIP, a program for creating zip files that ran under ...more

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Frank Caliendo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Frank Caliendo Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. In 2007 and ...more

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Guy Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Guy Hoffman Drummer Guy Hoffman is a drummer and vocalist, formerly of such bands as Oil Tasters, BoDeans, Violent Femmes and Absinthe. He is a composer for such films as Field Day and a founding member of Radio

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Victor DeLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Victor DeLorenzo Drummer Victor DeLorenzo is an American musician, actor and filmmaker best known as the drummer for the folk-punk band the Violent Femmes.

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Tim Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Tim Carpenter Politician Timothy W. "Tim" Carpenter is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 3rd District since 2003. He earlier served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the ...more

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Edward J. Zore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Edward J. Zore Businessperson, Banker Edward J. Zore is the former president and CEO of Northwestern Mutual and current chairman. He became Northwestern Mutual's 16th president on March 31, 2000 and chief executive officer on June ...more

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Jack Kilby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jack Kilby Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer Jack St. Clair Kilby was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel ...more

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Allison Pottinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Allison Pottinger Curler, Athlete Allison Pottinger is an American curler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She currently skips her own team, but is best known as having played for Debbie McCormick in multiple Olympics and World ...more

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Virginia Satir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Virginia Satir Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Writer Virginia Satir was an American author and social worker, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her work with family reconstruction. She is widely regarded as the "Mother ...more

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Eugenie Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Eugenie Scott Anthropologist Eugenie Carol Scott is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and one of the strongest voices challenging the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent ...more

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Richard C. Notebaert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Richard C. Notebaert Richard C. Notebaert is the former Chairman and CEO of Qwest, Tellabs and Ameritech. He was credited for saving Qwest from bankruptcy, and making Ameritech the most successful "Baby ...more

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George Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
George Blumenthal Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer George R. Blumenthal is an American astrophysicist, astronomer, professor, and academic administrator. He is the tenth chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Bill Carollo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Bill Carollo Referee, American Football Official William F. "Bill" Carollo is a retired American football official who officiated National Football League games from the 1989 through 2008. He wore uniform number 63. Carollo ...more

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James Risch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
James Risch Politician, Lawyer James Elroy "Jim" Risch is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, Idaho, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served ...more

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Jose Dalisay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jose Dalisay, Jr. Screenwriter, Writer Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. is a Filipino writer. He has won numerous awards and prizes for fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction and screenplay, including 16 Palanca Awards.

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Jerry Kleczka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jerry Kleczka Accountant, Politician Gerald Daniel "Jerry" Kleczka, an American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1984 to 2005, representing Wisconsin's 4th ...more

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Larry N. Vanderhoef is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Larry N. Vanderhoef Larry Neil Vanderhoef is an American biochemist, and academic. He was the 5th chancellor of University of California, Davis.

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Jeff Halper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jeff Halper Anthropologist Jeff Halper is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. He is co-founder and Director of the Israeli Committee Against House ...more

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Jim Isermann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jim Isermann Visual Artist Jim Isermann is a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

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Lena Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Lena Taylor Lawyer Lena C. Taylor is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 4th District since 2005, and formerly served as the co-chair of the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. She ...more

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Steve Millar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Steve Millar Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer Steven Robert Millar is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Millar has been compared to the likes of John Mayer, Jack Johnson, James Morrison, as well as ...more

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Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Alan Kulwicki Race car driver Alan Dennis Kulwicki, nicknamed "Special K" and the "Polish Prince", was an American NASCAR Winston Cup Series racecar driver. He started racing at local short tracks in ...more

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Graham Killeen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Graham Killeen Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Graham Killeen is an American independent filmmaker. He is best known as the writer-director of Six Bullets, a short film that premiered at the NYC Downtown Film Festival in 2007. He won the ...more

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Scott Jaeck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Scott Jaeck Actor Scott Jaeck is an American actor who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 29, 1954. He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, graduating in 1973. He attended the University ...more

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Willie Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Willie Allen Basketball player, Author, Farmer Will Allen is an American urban farmer based in Milwaukee and a retired professional basketball player.

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Denis Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Denis Kitchen Cartoonist Denis Kitchen is an American underground cartoonist, publisher, author, agent, and the founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Andrés Mignucci is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Andrés Mignucci Architect Andrés Mignucci FAIA is a Puerto Rican architect and urbanist. His work has received recognition for its integration of the disciplines of architecture, urban design and landscape ...more

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Russell Jacobus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Russell Jacobus Russell Edward Jacobus was the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac in The Episcopal Church. Jacobus was consecrated as bishop on 24 May 1994. Prior to becoming bishop, he served as ...more

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Lynne Rae Perkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Lynne Rae Perkins Illustrator, Writer Lynne Rae Perkins is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Her novel Criss Cross, winner of the 2006 Newbery Medal, is a book of vignettes, illustrations, photographs, and ...more

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Herschel Burke Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Herschel Burke Gilbert Film Score Composer, Music Supervisor, Orchestrator Herschel Burke Gilbert was a film score composer. orchestrator and musical supervisor.

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Spencer Coggs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Spencer Coggs Politician G. Spencer Coggs is a former health inspector who has served as a Democratic Party of Wisconsin member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 6th district since 2003. He is now the City ...more

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Mike Reinfeldt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Mike Reinfeldt American football player Michael Ray Reinfeldt is a former American football player and executive. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and was the captain of the Panthers in their last season of varsity ...more

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James L. Ziemer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
James L. Ziemer Businessperson James L. Ziemer is a director of Textron.

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Derrick Z. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Derrick Z. Jackson Editor, Journalist, Writer Derrick Zane Jackson is a journalist, currently a regular columnist and associate editor for the Boston Globe. Jackson's views are considered liberal, and he often addresses politics, racial as ...more

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Drew Olson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Drew Olson Sports commentator Drew Olson is an American sportscaster from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Olson is host of WAUK 540 ESPN's "The ...more

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John Gurda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
John Gurda Historian, Writer John Gurda is an American writer and historian. Gurda's book, The Making of Milwaukee, was turned into an Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Milwaukee Public Television. He is an ...more

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Alberta Darling is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Alberta Darling Politician Alberta Darling is a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 8th District since 1993. She previously served in the Wisconsin Assembly, representing the 10th district from ...more

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Mark Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Mark Gottlieb Civil engineer Mark Gottlieb is an American civil engineer who served as a Republican Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 60th Assembly District and is now Secretary of the ...more

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Roger L. Fitzsimonds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Roger L. Fitzsimonds Businessperson, Banker Roger Fitzsimonds was the chairman and CEO of Firstar Corporation from 1986 to 1999. He joined the then First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee in 1964 as a management trainee and managerial ...more

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Tony Sanneh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Tony Sanneh Footballer Anthony "Tony" Sanneh is a retired American soccer player who last played for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

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Alok R. Chaturvedi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Alok R. Chaturvedi Computer scientist Alok R. Chaturvedi is a Professor of Information Systems and the founder and the Director of SEAS Laboratory at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. His research is focused on ...more

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Sasho Cirovski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Sasho Cirovski Coach Sasho Cirovski is a Yugoslavian-Canadian soccer coach of the University of Maryland. Born in Yugoslavia and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Cirovski led his University of Maryland team to ...more

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Thomas A. Gales is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Thomas A. Gales Tom Gales is a Caterpillar vice president for the Latin America Division with responsibility for marketing and manufacturing operations in Latin America, including Latin America Commercial ...more

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Sheldon Wasserman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Sheldon Wasserman Sheldon A. Wasserman, M.D. is a Democratic Party former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 22nd Assembly District from 1994 until 2008. In 2008, he ran for the 8th District ...more

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Terry Zahn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Terry Zahn Terry Allen Zahn was a television reporter and anchorman in Hampton Roads, Virginia, from 1981 until his death in 2000 from multiple myeloma.

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Jim Rygiel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Jim Rygiel Jim Rygiel is a visual effects supervisor. He has worked on major feature films since 1984, including The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.