Ohio University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Ohio University. The list includes people like Paul Newman, Matt Lauer, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Jonathan Edwards & Nancy Cartwright. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, artists & painters and sportspersons etc.
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 1 
Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
70
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Ed O’Neill
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Al Bundy' in the Fox Network Sitcom ‘Married...With Children’)
Ed O’Neill
6
Birthdate: April 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Nancy Cartwright
9
Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
 4 
Jonathan Edwards
(Preacher, Theologian, Philosopher)
Jonathan Edwards
1
Birthdate: October 5, 1703
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 22, 1758
 5 
Piper Perabo
(Best Known for Her Film ‘Coyote Ugly’ and TV Series ‘Covert Affairs’)
Piper Perabo
13
Birthdate: October 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
14
Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Mike Schmidt
(Baseball player)
Mike Schmidt
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton
 8 
Patti Harrison
(Known for her supporting role as Ruthie in the television series Shrill)
Patti Harrison
1
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orient, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Bob Huggins
(Basketball coach)
Bob Huggins
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Vanessa Bell Calloway
5
Birthdate: March 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 11 
Matt Lauer
(Former American Television News Personality, Best Known for His Work With NBC News)
Matt Lauer
19
Birthdate: December 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 12 
Allie LaForce
(Beauty pageant contestant, Journalist)
Allie LaForce
2
Birthdate: December 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vermilion
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Thom Brennaman
(Sports commentator)
Thom Brennaman
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chapel Hill
 14 
Erma Bombeck
(Humorist)
Erma Bombeck
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
Died: April 22, 1996
 15 
Mark Dantonio
(American football coach)
Mark Dantonio
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
 16 
Jenny Holzer
(Artist, Painter, Sculptor)
Jenny Holzer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gallipolis
 17 
Bob Bradley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
 18 
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
(Structural biologist)
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Chidambaram,Tamilnadu India
Robert Christopher Riley
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Jason Preston
(Basketball player)
Jason Preston
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 21 
Jonathan Freeman
2
Birthdate: February 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 22 
Gary Trent
(Basketball player)
Gary Trent
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 23 
Bob Brenly
(Baseball player)
Bob Brenly
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coshocton, Ohio, United States
 24 
Nathan Rourke
(Football player)
Nathan Rourke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Jim Dine
(Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker)
Jim Dine
0
Birthdate: June 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati
 26 
Joe Eszterhas
(Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist)
Joe Eszterhas
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Csákánydoroszló
 27 
Thomas F. Duffy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark, USA
 28 
Rick Charls
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 29 
Chuck Swirsky
(Basketball player, Radio personality)
Chuck Swirsky
0
Birthdate: January 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk
 30 
Marie Tharp
(Geologist)
Marie Tharp
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Died: August 23, 2006
 31 
Tarell Basham
(American football player)
Tarell Basham
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 32 
Clarence Page
(Journalist)
Clarence Page
0
Birthdate: June 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
 33 
Yang Xiaobo
(Chinese Structural Engineer and Former Mayor of Huangshi (2009 - 2014))
Yang Xiaobo
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianmen, China
Died: January 28, 2020
 34 
Edward James Roye
(Politician)
Edward James Roye
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 1872
 35 
Edward Lachman
(Cinematographer, Film director)
Edward Lachman
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morristown
 36 
Jeff Boals
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Jeff Boals
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magnolia, Ohio, United States
 37 
Hans-Ulrich Wehler
0
Birthdate: September 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freudenberg, Germany
Died: July 5, 2014
 38 
Tim Mickelson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Deerfield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 30, 2017
 39 
Bernard Muir
(Basketball player)
Bernard Muir
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
 40 
Chuck Stewart
(Photographer)
Chuck Stewart
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2017
 41 
Nick Kellogg
(Basketball player)
Nick Kellogg
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westerville, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
William Starling Sullivant
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 1873
 43 
Nujoom Al-Ghanem
0
Birthdate: October 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 44 
George Shiras Jr.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 26, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2, 1924
Situated in Athens, Ohio is one of America’s oldest universities, Ohio University. Since its commencement of classes began in 1809, the university has grown and branched out in order to be one of the finest universities of the United States. With an overall enrollment of over 40,000, the university practices an enrollment process with selective admission wherein the international student enrollment of over 1700 is also present. The campus extends over a beautiful property lined with trees, and buildings that have been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Ohio University offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Arts & Science, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Medicine. The university has been rewarded with many honorable titles over the years by World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Princeton Review for its academic excellence. Both, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have deemed Ohio University as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, in the past. The university is well-known for producing various personalities who have achieved and contributed immensely in their respective areas of expertise. Roderick J. McDavis, Matt Lauer and Nancy Cartwright are some notable individuals who started their journey to success from Ohio University. Here is a list of some more famous personalities who top the list as Ohio University alumni.