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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and be of some renown.

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
Musician, Actor, Drummer
Andrew John Hurley (born May 31, 1980) is an American musician. He is the drummer for the rock band Fall Out Boy. Prior to Fall Out Boy, Hurley played in several hardcore punk bands. He joined ...more

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Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Basketball Coach
Bruce Brett Weber (born October 19, 1956) 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 ...more
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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting
William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. Dafoe has received multiple awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations. Dafoe has ...more

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Alberto Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Politician
Alberto Fujimori Fujimori (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto fuxiˈmoɾi]; Japanese: [ɸɯʑiꜜmoɾi]; born 28 July 1938) is a Peruvian former politician who served as the President of Peru from 28 July ...more
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Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Programmer
Phillip Walter Katz (November 3, 1962 – April 14, 2000) 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 ...more

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Frank Caliendo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his impersonations on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator ...more

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Guy Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Drummer
Guy Hoffman (born May 20, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 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 ...more
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Victor DeLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Drummer
Victor DeLorenzo (born October 25, 1954) is an American musician, actor and filmmaker who was the founding drummer for the folk-punk band Violent Femmes.
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Tim Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Politician
Timothy W. 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 20th District ...more
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Edward J. Zore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
Edward J. Zore (born 1945) 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 ...more
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Jack Kilby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer
Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while ...more
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Allison Pottinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Curler, Athlete
Allison Pottinger (born July 5, 1973) is an American curler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She currently plays third for Erika Brown, but is best known as having played for Debbie McCormick in ...more
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Virginia Satir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Writer
Virginia Satir (26 June 1916 – 10 September 1988) was an American author and therapist, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her pioneering work in the field of family ...more
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Eugenie Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Anthropologist
Eugenie Carol Scott (born October 24, 1945) is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and educator who has been active in opposing the teaching of young Earth ...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 (born 1947 in Montreal, Canada) is the former Chairman and CEO of Qwest, Tellabs and Ameritech. He was credited for saving Qwest from bankruptcy, and making Ameritech the ...more
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George Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
George R. Blumenthal (born 1945) 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
Referee, American Football Official
William F. "Bill" Carollo (born November 27, 1951) is a retired American football official who officiated National Football League (NFL) games from 1989 through 2008. He wore uniform ...more
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James Risch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Elroy Risch (born May 3, 1943) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Idaho since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he served as lieutenant ...more
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Jose Dalisay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer
Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. (born January 15, 1954) is a Filipino writer. He has won numerous awards and prizes for fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and screenwriting, including 16 Palanca Awards.
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Jerry Kleczka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Accountant, Politician
Gerald Daniel "Jerry" Kleczka (November 26, 1943 – October 8, 2017), was an American politician and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1984 to 2005, ...more
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Larry N. Vanderhoef is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
Larry Neil Vanderhoef (March 20, 1941 – October 15, 2015) was 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 (Hebrew: ג'ף הלפר‎; born 1946) is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. He is a co-founder of The People Yes! ...more
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Jim Isermann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
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
Lawyer
Lena C. Taylor (born July 25, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 4th District since 2005, and formerly served as the co-chair of the Joint Committee on ...more
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Steve Millar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni
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