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Famous Washington State University Alumni

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

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

This list is made up of graduates like Drew Bledsoe and Dolph Lundgren and other famous people from Washington State!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Washington State University?” and “Which celebrities are Washington State University alumni?”

Check out these WSU alumni. These Washington State famous people!
  • 1
    Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Paul Allen

    Paul Allen

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Edward R. Murrow

    Edward R. Murrow

    Journalist, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1908-1965)

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina

    Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

    Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

    Inventor, Electrical engineer


    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Edmund O. Schweitzer III (born 1947, Evanston, Illinois) is an electrical engineer, inventor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Timothy Leary

    Timothy Leary

    Psychologist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 76 (1920-1996)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Teresa Noreen

    Teresa Noreen

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

  • 7
    Bianca Kajlich


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Bianca Maria Kajlich ( KY-lik; born March 26, 1977) is an American actress. Kajlich has had... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Jim Moeller

    Jim Moeller



    BirthplaceVancouver, Washington

    James C. Moeller is an American politician and mental health professional from Washington... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    John Olerud

    John Olerud

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    John Garrett Olerud (; born August 5, 1968), nicknamed Johnny O and Big Rude, is a left-handed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Michael B. Bair
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  • 11
    Terence Knox


    BirthplaceTri-Cities, Richland, Washington, USA

    Terence Knox (born December 16, 1946) is an American film, stage, and television actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jackson Douglas

    Jackson Douglas

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceKent, Washington, United States of America

    Alexandrea Borstein (born February 15, 1971) is an American actress, writer, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Irwin Rose

    Irwin Rose



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irwin Allan Rose (July 16, 1926 – June 2, 2015) was an American biologist. Along with Aaron... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Keith Jackson

    Keith Jackson

    Announcer, Journalist


    BirthplaceRoopville, Georgia, United States of America

    Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 12, 2018) was an American sports commentator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    John M. Fabian

    John M. Fabian

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplaceBaytown, Texas

    John McCreary Fabian (born January 28, 1939) is a former NASA astronaut, Air Force officer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jason Hanson

    Jason Hanson

    American football player


    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Jason Hanson (born June 17, 1970) is an American retired football player who was a placekicker... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Mark Driscoll

    Mark Driscoll

    Author, Pastor


    BirthplaceGrand Forks, North Dakota

    Mark A. Driscoll (born 1970) is an American evangelical pastor and author. He serves as Senior... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Sherman Alexie

    Sherman Alexie

    Poet, Comedian


    BirthplaceWellpinit, Washington, United States of America

    Sherman Joseph Alexie Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American novelist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Drew Bledsoe

    Drew Bledsoe

    American football player


    BirthplaceEllensburg, Washington, United States of America

    Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Karl Paymah

    Karl Paymah

    American football player


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Karl Paymah (born November 29, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Charles Glen King

    Charles Glen King

    Biochemist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 92 (1896-1988)

    BirthplaceEntiat, Washington

    Charles Glen King (October 22, 1896 – January 23, 1988) was an American biochemist who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Marcus Trufant

    Marcus Trufant

    American football player


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    George Nethercutt

    George Nethercutt

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Spokane, United States of America

    George R. Nethercutt Jr. (born October 7, 1944) is an American politician, author, consultant,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Patrick Rothfuss

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Lecturer, Author


    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Patrick James Rothfuss (born June 6, 1973) is an American writer of epic fantasy. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Game

    The Game

    Songwriter, Rapper


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or... more on Wikipedia

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