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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 was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. ...more

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Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Psychologist, Actor, Writer Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to ...more

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Arthur Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Actor Arthur Kennedy was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", ...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, nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers. In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ...more

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Jim McGovern is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Politician James Patrick "Jim" McGovern is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. ...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 was a NCAA head coach of ice hockey and lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University and of ice hockey at Union College. Harkness was ...more

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Clarence Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Investment Banker Clarence Dillon, was an American financier, and namesake of Dillon, Read & Co., an investment bank.

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John Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
John Hope John Hope, born in Augusta, Georgia, was an African-American educator and political activist, the first African-descended president of both Morehouse College in 1906 and of Atlanta University in ...more

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Norman Cota is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Norman Cota Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota, Sr. was a United States Army general during World War II. Cota was heavily involved in the planning and execution of the invasion of France, codenamed ...more

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Charles Starrett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Actor Charles Starrett was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid Columbia Pictures western series. He was born in Athol, Massachusetts.

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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 is an American professional football quarterback who is currently a free agent. 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 is an American actor, artist, and author, particularly remembered for his role of Billy Blue Cannon on the NBC western television series, The High Chaparral.

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Craig Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball player Craig Smith is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. After playing at Boston College from 2002–2006, he was ...more

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Edward Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Statistician Edward Davis Jones was a U.S. statistician, mostly known for being the "Jones" in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A graduate of Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, he co-founded Dow ...more

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Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball player Jarrett Matthew Jack is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. At 6'3" tall and weighing 200 lbs, he ...more

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Eli Thayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Eli Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Thayer was born in Mendon, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1840, from Brown ...more

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Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Richard Preston "Rick" Carlisle is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He has also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Detroit ...more

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Armand LaMontagne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Armand LaMontagne Armand LaMontagne 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. is a retired professional baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1975 to 1980. He played for the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, ...more

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Joe Philbin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Worcester Academy Alumni
Coach Joseph "Joe" Philbin is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

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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 is an American professional basketball coach who was most recently head coach of the Sacramento Kings in the National Basketball Association.