View Full Version : Know of any famous people to attend your school/college?

Lord Malakite
01-13-2003, 09:38 PM
Here are a few that I know of to attend my college.

Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1)
Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons)
Matt Lauer (Today Show)
Ed O'Neil (Married with Children)
Rick Hurst (Dukes of Hazzard)
Paul Newman (Actor)
Arsenio Hall (Actor)
Sugar Ray Leonard Jr.
Kuhl Suddath (Actor)
Piper Paraboo (Actress)
Leon Harris (CNN)
Joel Berman (Executive VP of Paramount Television)
Gary Trent (NBA Basketball Power Forward)
Mike Schmidt (MLB Baseball Hall of Fame 1995)
Bob Brenley (Baseball Player and Manager)
Dave Zastodil (Punter for Baltimore Ravens)
Jim Dine (Renowned artist, Time Magazine's 1982 Man of the Year Cover)
Clarence Page (Pulitzer Prize winning columnest for Chicago Tribune)
Ron Kuhlman (Actor, "A Chorus Line")
Bill McCutcheon (Actor, Tony Award winner for "Steel Magnolias")
Paul David Miller (Former director of SNL, In Living Color)
Vince Costello (Former Cleveland Browns great)
Peter King (Columnist for Sports Illustrated and reporter for CNN)
George Voinovich (U.S. Senator, former Governor of Ohio)
Paul Tapie (Cash Explosion - Ohio Lottery Game Show)

I know of two others, but they are local news anchors in Cincinnati. So most of you probably wouldn't know them.

So what about you guys?

01-13-2003, 09:51 PM
Joey Lauren Adams went to my high school in North Little Rock, albeit before I went there. That's about the extent of famous people we have from NLR.

01-13-2003, 10:21 PM
Yeah, LM, i was all happy that I was going to the same school as you, until it said that guy from Cash Explosion!! If that isn't a waste of time and money, i dunno what is! :D

James Boba Fettfield
01-13-2003, 10:34 PM
I don't know about you, but OU having Paul Tapie is a lot cooler than OSU having Jesse Owens.:rolleyes:

01-13-2003, 10:43 PM
in high school, i played football against guys who played for the baltimore colts, cincinatti bengals, houston oilers, baseball for the chicago cubs and oakland A's and basketball against a guy who played on the boston celtics. i like to think "letting" them whip up on me helped further their athletic careers. ;)

i tackled the guy who played for the colts, and he fell on me, and man that hurt! :crazed:


i just remembered i went to jr. high with a guy who briefly played on the kansas city chiefs and chicago bears.

01-14-2003, 01:31 AM
I played football against Quincy Carter in high school. He looks like he will have a very short NFL career.

01-14-2003, 01:32 AM
derek, how old are you? Didn't the Colts leave in '82 or '83?

Malakite, go ahead and bump this Lottery fella into the category with the local news anchors. :crazed:

edit: now I am thinking that the Colts drafted Elway in '83, so they must have moved to Indy in '84. :)

James Boba Fettfield
01-14-2003, 01:36 AM
Yeah, bump the lottery hosting Pat Sajak clone and replace him with Ed O'Neil. Now there's a Ohio University man who deserves some respect.

Lord Malakite
01-14-2003, 02:17 AM
Ed O'Neil added to the list. Woah Bundy!!

I think I'll keep Paul where he is though. Even though he isn't known nation wide, he is well known thoughout all Ohio, unlike the local anchors.

Found a dozen or so more for the list. :D

01-14-2003, 04:01 AM
U of Hawaii:

Ashley Lelie, WR Denver Broncos
Jason Elam, Kicker Denver Broncos
Daniel Inouye, US Senator
Malia Jones, surfer/model

U of Iowa:

Tenessee Williams, playwright
Gene Wilder, actor
Tom Brokaw, anchor
John Irving, author
Nicholas Meyer, director

01-14-2003, 05:25 AM
There is a famous Calvin Klein model that went to the Indianola High School in the town that I live in now which is 20 miles from where I grew up at. I can't remember his name. Plasticfetish, Jedi Clint help me out here.
It was like Josh, Joel.......something.

I believe that Tom Arnold attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa where I went for a year.

My step cousin who lives near the city (I believe that is Waterloo)
has friends that know or knew Elijah Wood and/or his family.

I worked with a lady who knew Jon Bon Jovi's grandmother.

01-14-2003, 08:25 AM
derek, how old are you? Didn't the Colts leave in '82 or '83?

my mistake, they were in indy when he played there.:crazed:

how old am i? old enough to know the rams were from L.A., the colts from Baltimore and the cardinals from ST. Louis.;)

...and old enought to have seen episode 4 in theatres, but not old enough to attend 1st grade at the time.:)

01-14-2003, 10:13 AM
Oh...Cardinals from St. Louis. How about originally from Chicago? I'm not that old though....

Kevin Green (ie. Steelers) went to my High school. My list for college is long and distinguised......but I can't remember any of them. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-URBANA/CHAMPAIGN!!!!!!


01-14-2003, 10:32 AM
Sentinel- I lived in Champaign for about a bit. I attended Carrie Busey Elementary school and would've gotten through Jefferson to Centennial HIgh school had we not moved in the 3rd grade. Granted, i dunno how familiar you are with Champaign, but nice to see a familiar face :D

Patient Zero
01-14-2003, 10:42 AM
Well, a friend from high school (Jim Simpson) was in that bad movie "Loser" and my ex girlfriend was in the graduating class with the porn star...I think that her name is Asia Carrara or something.

01-14-2003, 12:06 PM
Well. . . I don't have too much to add. . . and I never looked into when I was getting my Bachelor's Degree but here is my short list:

Went to my High School:

Bruce Springsteen - graduated with my aunt, also attended the same two-year colege as I first attended.

Tim Perry - former NBA player, remeber seeing him in a dunk contest. . . wasn't impressed

Scott Conover - former offensive lineman for the Detroit Lions. . . when Barry Sanders was the greatest of all-time

Oh well. . . thats it. . . if I think of anymore I'll add them to the thread.

Jedi Master Silas
01-14-2003, 01:08 PM
At Marshall University of recent sports fame we had Randy Moss who grew up very close to me (he should be shot...one of the most useless idiots I've ever known) and also Chad Pennington.

El Chuxter
01-14-2003, 01:17 PM
Natalie (1000 Maniacs) Merchant's mother supposedly attended my college, after her daughter was famous.

The inventor of some soft drink (Pepsi? Dr Pepper?) also did.

As did a producer from The Simpsons (I forget the name).

And a college classmate of mine had a speaking role in Serial Mom. Woo!

01-14-2003, 01:26 PM
Well, at University of Georgia, there are plenty of athletes....

Garrison Hearst
Dominique Wilkins
Terrell Davis
Herschel Walker ( who left UGA illiterate :rolleyes: )
Kevin Butler
Hines Ward
Champ Bailey
Robert Edwards
Eric Zier

and many more I am probably forgetting.

01-14-2003, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
Herschel Walker ( who left UGA illiterate :rolleyes: )

Well, at least he can work a mean bobsled.

01-14-2003, 06:06 PM
NFL Player Eric Metcalf graduated from my High Scool.

01-14-2003, 06:13 PM
No one famous went to my High School but Cyndi Lauper, Kevin Elster and Kenny Anderson all grew up in the same area as I did.

01-15-2003, 03:56 PM
The only ones I know of are:

Daniel Day Lewis (actor), same school as him
Audley Harrison (Olympic Gold medalist Boxer), same University