Bucknell University

Discover the notable alumni of Bucknell University. The list includes people like Philip Roth, Christy Mathewson, Norman Thomas, Greg Schiano & Tim Keller. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, sportspersons, leaders, miscellaneous and physicians etc.
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Kevin Norwood Bacon
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Birthdate: July 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor well-known for his work in the film and TV industry. One of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation, Bacon was named in The Guardian as one of the best actors to have never received an Oscar nomination. Also a philanthropist, Kevin Bacon established a charitable foundation called SixDegrees.org in 2007.

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Philip Roth
(One of the Most Awarded American Writers of His Generation)
Philip Roth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 22, 2018

Philip Roth was a novelist and short-story writer best remembered for creating the fictional character Nathan Zuckerman, who featured in many of his novels. The recipient of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, he also received the inaugural Franz Kafka Prize. Roth was one of the most awarded American writers of his generation. Born a Jew, he became an atheist later on.

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Edward Herrmann
(American Actor, Director and Writer Known for His Miniseries ‘Eleanor and Franklin')
Edward Herrmann
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Birthdate: July 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: December 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann is best remembered for his portrayal of Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and Max in The Lost Boys. Fans also loved him as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Annie and Eleanor and Franklin. He had also narrated scores of shows on The History Channel and PBS, such as Nova.
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Ralph Waite
(American Actor Best Known for His Lead Role as ‘John Walton SR.’ in the TV Series ‘The Waltons’)
Ralph Waite
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 13, 2014
Ralph Waite is best remembered for his Emmy-nominated roles of John Walton Sr. in The Waltons and Slater in Roots. Fans also loved him in series such as NCIS and Bones, and in movies such as Cliffhanger. He was a U.S. Marine and also ran for Congress as a Democrat.
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Christy Mathewson
(Baseball player)
Christy Mathewson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7, 1925
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Jay Wright
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Jay Wright
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Churchville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Greg Schiano
(American football coach)
Greg Schiano
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
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Leslie Moonves
(Entrepreneur)
Leslie Moonves
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Timothy Keller
(Theologian)
Timothy Keller
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Birthdate: September 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 19, 2023

The author of the New York Times bestsellers The Prodigal God and The Reason for God, Timothy J. Keller also chairs Redeemer City to City, which establishes new churches and trains pastors. He is also the founder of the Manhattan-based Redeemer Presbyterian Church. In 2020, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Gbenga Akinnagbe
5
Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Michael Malice
(Host of YOUR WELCOME on Podcast One)
Michael Malice
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Nyambi Nyambi
(Actor)
Nyambi Nyambi
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mike Muscala
(Basketball Player)
Mike Muscala
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Marty Makary
Marty Makary
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthplace: Liverpool

Johns Hopkins Hospital surgical oncologist Marty Makary is also known as the author of The New York Times bestseller Unaccountable. He specializes in pancreatic surgery and teaches public health policy. He has also written for Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal and has worked with the WHO.

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Jessica Livingston
(journalist)
Jessica Livingston
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1971 AD
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Norman Thomas
(American Presbyterian Minister Who was a Six-Time Presidential Candidate for the 'Socialist Party of America')
Norman Thomas
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marion
Died: December 19, 1968
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Henepola Gunaratana
(Monk)
Henepola Gunaratana
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Henepola, Sri Lanka
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C.K. Williams
(Poet)
C.K. Williams
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 20, 2015
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Harold Meij
(Businessman, he was the president of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) from May 2018 until October 2020)
Harold Meij
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Netherlands
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Murray Edelman
(Political scientist)
Murray Edelman
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Birthdate: November 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2001
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Christopher McNaughton
(Basketball player)
Christopher McNaughton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)