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Famous University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni

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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.

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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 "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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