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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Worcester Academy and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Cole Porter and Arthur Kennedy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Worcester Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Worcester Academy alumni?”
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Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Many of his songs became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores ...more
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Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Abbie Hoffman Psychologist, Actor, Writer
Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist, anarchist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ...more
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Arthur Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Actor
John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional ...more
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Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Baseball player, General contractor
Mark Steven Fidrych (; August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980). In ...more
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Jim McGovern is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Politician
James McGovern may refer to: James F. McGovern (born 1946), United States Under Secretary of the Air Force, 1986–1989 James F. McGovern (coach) (1893–?), American college football and basketball ...more
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Ned Harkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Coach
Nevin D. "Ned" Harkness (September 19, 1919 – September 19, 2008) was an NCAA head coach of ice hockey and lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University and of ...more
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Clarence Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Investment Banker
Clarence Dillon (September 27, 1882 – April 14, 1979) was an American financier, and namesake of Dillon, Read & Co., an investment bank. In 1957, Fortune Magazine listed Dillon as one of the ...more
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John Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
John Hope
John Hope (June 2, 1868 – February 22, 1936), born in Augusta, Georgia, was an African American educator and political activist, the first African-descended president of both Morehouse College ...more
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Norman Cota is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Norman Cota
Major General Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota, Sr. (May 30, 1893 – October 4, 1971) was a senior United States Army officer who fought during World War II. Cota was heavily involved in the ...more
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Charles Starrett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Actor
Charles Robert Starrett (March 28, 1903 – March 22, 1986) was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid western series. When he retired he held the record for ...more
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Colt Brennan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
American football player
Colton James "Colt" Brennan (born August 16, 1983) is a former American professional football quarterback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL ...more
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Mark Slade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Actor, Writer, Artist
Mark Van Blarcom Slade (born May 1, 1939) is an American actor, artist, and author, particularly remembered for his role of Billy Blue Cannon on the NBC Western television series, The High
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Craig Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball player
Craig Smith may refer to:
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Edward Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Statistician
Edward Davis Jones (7 October 1856 – 16 February 1920) was a U.S. statistician, mostly known for being the "Jones" in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A graduate of Worcester Academy ...more
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Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball player
Jarrett Matthew Jack (born October 28, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. He attended four high schools in ...more
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Eli Thayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Eli Thayer (June 11, 1819 – April 15, 1899) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. He was born in Mendon, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester ...more
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Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Richard Preston Carlisle ( KAR-lyle; born October 27, 1959) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association ...more
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Armand LaMontagne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Armand LaMontagne
Armand LaMontagne (born 1939) is an American sculptor of celebrated personalities.
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Paul Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Paul Mitchell Baseball player
Paul Michael Mitchell Jr. (born August 19, 1949) is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1975 to 1980. He played for the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland ...more
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Joe Philbin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Coach
Joseph Anthony Philbin (born July 2, 1961) is an American football coach. He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, a position he held from 2012 to 2015. Philbin was also the offensive ...more
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Jack Hart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Jack Hart
John A. Hart., Jr., known as Jack Hart, is an American lawyer and former state legislator who served as a Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate from 2002 to 2013. He was educated at ...more
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Donald Rowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Donald Rowe
Donald "Dee" Rowe is a former coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1929 and graduated from Worcester Academy in ...more
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Mike Malone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Michael Malone (born September 15, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA).