100 Notable alumni of
Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is 446th in the world, 177th in North America, and 165th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Bowling Green State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Robert Patrick

    Robert Patrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    voice actoractortelevision actorAmerican football playermanufacturer
    Biography

    Robert Hammond Patrick is an American actor. Known for portraying villains and honorable authority figures, he is a Saturn Award winner with four other nominations.

  2. James Baldwin

    James Baldwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-1987 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    novelistsocial criticscreenwriterplaywrightessayist
    Biography

    James Arthur Baldwin was an American writer and activist. As a writer, he garnered acclaim across various mediums, including essays, novels, plays, and poems. His first novel, Go Tell It On The Mountain, was published in 1953; decades later, Time Magazine included the novel on its list of the 100 best English-language novels released from 1923 to 2005. His first essay collection, Notes of a Native Son, was published in 1955.

  3. Tim Conway

    Tim Conway
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2019 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritersingertelevision producerstand-up comedian
    Biography

    Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway was an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. From 1966 to 2012 he appeared in more than 100 TV shows, TV series and films. Among his more notable roles, he portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II TV situation comedy McHale's Navy, was a regular cast member (1975–1978) on the TV comedy The Carol Burnett Show where he portrayed his recurrent iconic characters Mister Tudball, the Oldest Man and the Dumb Private, co-starred with Don Knotts in several films (1975–80), was the title character in the Dorf series of eight sports comedy direct-to-video films (1987–1996), and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–2012). Twice, in 1970 and in 1980–1981, he had his own TV series.

  4. Eva Marie Saint

    Eva Marie Saint
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Eva Marie Saint is an American actress of film, theatre and television. In a career spanning over 70 years, she has won an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, alongside nominations for a Golden Globe Award and two British Academy Film Awards. Upon the death of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, Saint became both the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner and one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

  5. James Pickens

    James Pickens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    James Pickens Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, and for his supporting role as Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on later seasons of the Fox Network science fiction series The X-Files, and Chuck Mitchell on Roseanne (1990-1996;2018), and The Conners (2018-Present)..

  6. Scott Hamilton

    Scott Hamilton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    figure skater
    Biography

    Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships (1981–84), four consecutive World Championships (1981–84), and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. His signature move is a backflip, a feat that few other figure skaters could perform that is against U.S. Figure Skating and Olympic competition rules, but he included in his exhibition routines as an amateur to please the crowd and in his professional competition routines. He is also recognized for his innovative footwork sequences. In retirement, he has been involved in charitable work and is the author of three books.

  7. Nate Thurmond

    Nate Thurmond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2016 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    restaurateurbasketball player
    Biography

    Nathaniel Thurmond was an American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors franchise. He played the center and power forward positions. Thurmond was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. In 1965, he grabbed 42 rebounds in a game; only Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell recorded more rebounds in an NBA game. Thurmond was named a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985, one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, and part of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021.

  8. Orel Hershiser

    Orel Hershiser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst for the Dodgers. He is also a professional poker player.

  9. Shantanu Narayen

    Shantanu Narayen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    businesspersoncomputer scientist
    Biography

    Shantanu Narayen is an Indian American business executive. He has been the chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Adobe Inc. since December 2007. Before this, he was the company's president and chief operating officer since 2005.

  10. Tim Ryan

    Tim Ryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Bowling Green State University
    In 1995 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    screenwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Timothy John Ryan is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he entered Congress in 2003, representing Ohio's 17th congressional district until redistricting. Ryan's district currently takes in a large swath of northeastern Ohio, from Youngstown to Akron.

  11. Mike Emrick

    Mike Emrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    sports commentatorjournalist
    Biography

    Michael "Doc" Emrick is an American former network television play-by-play sportscaster and commentator noted mostly for his work in ice hockey. He was the lead announcer for National Hockey League national telecasts on both NBC and NBCSN. Among the many awards Emrick has received is the NHL's Lester Patrick Award in 2004, making him the first of only five to have received the award for media work, and the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. He has also won nine national Emmy Awards for excellence in sports broadcasting, the only hockey broadcaster to be honored with even one. On December 12, 2011, Emrick became the first member of the media to be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2017, Sports Illustrated listed Emrick as the sportscaster of the year.

  12. Dave Wottle

    Dave Wottle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    David James Wottle is an American retired middle-distance track athlete. He was the gold medalist in the 800 meter run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He was known for wearing a golf cap while running.

  13. D. J. Durkin

    D. J. Durkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Bowling Green State University
    In 2001 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in business marketing
    Occupations
    American football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Daniel John Durkin is an American football coach, who is currently the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. He is the former co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and head coach for the University of Maryland. Before Maryland, he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan. He also served as the interim head football coach and defensive coordinator of the Florida Gators football team for the team's 2014 bowl game.

  14. Quinton Flynn

    Quinton Flynn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    musicianstage actorvoice actorsinger-songwriterwriter
    Biography

    Quinton Flynn is an American voice actor and comedian, who has provided the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, Lea and Axel in the Kingdom Hearts series.

  15. Kevin Bieksa

    Kevin Bieksa
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kevin Francesco Bieksa is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL) after starting his career with the Vancouver Canucks. After a three-year career in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) with the Burlington Cougars, Bieksa was awarded a scholarship to Bowling Green State University. He was a one-time All-CCHA honourable mention during his four-year tenure with the Falcons of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). He graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree (B.A.) in finance, and was a two-time CCHA All-Academic honourable mention in 2003 and 2004. Bieksa now co-hosts Hockey Night in Canada.

  16. Jack Harbaugh

    Jack Harbaugh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Jack Avon Harbaugh is a former American football player and coach. He is known for being the longtime head coach at Western Kentucky. He is also the father of the first pair of brothers to serve as head coaches in the National Football League (NFL) and the first pair of head coaching brothers to face off in a Super Bowl: John and Jim Harbaugh.

  17. Richaun Holmes

    Richaun Holmes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Richaun Diante Holmes is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Bowling Green Falcons where he was named to multiple All-Mid-American Conference teams. Holmes previously played for the 76ers for 3 seasons before being traded to the Suns in the 2018 offseason. He played his only season with the Suns before signing with the Kings in the 2019 offseason.

  18. Judson Laipply

    Judson Laipply
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    YouTubertelevision producerdancer
    Biography

    Judson Laipply is an American motivational speaker and dancer from Bucyrus, Ohio. He served as the state president of The Ohio Association of Student Councils from 1993 to 1994. He is best known for his performance in the Evolution of Dance viral video clip, which became one of the most famous YouTube videos ever. He has worked as a public speaker since 2000.

  19. Dan Bylsma

    Dan Bylsma
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Daniel Brian Bylsma is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the former head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL), and was also an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings. He also was the former head coach of the United States men's national ice hockey team. Prior to coaching the Sabres, Bylsma was the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, whom he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009, just four months after being promoted to Pittsburgh's head coaching position.

  20. Antonio Daniels

    Antonio Daniels
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Antonio Robert Daniels is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the television color analyst for the New Orleans Pelicans on Bally Sports New Orleans and co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

  21. Rob Blake

    Rob Blake
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Robert Bowlby Blake is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He is the current general manager of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Kings in 1988, appearing in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy and serving as team captain for five seasons in his initial 11-season stint with the club. In 2001, Blake was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and was a member of their 2001 Stanley Cup championship team. It was his only Stanley Cup as a player, though he won the Cup again as a member of the Kings' front office in 2014. After a two-season return to Los Angeles, Blake signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2008, retiring as its captain after the 2009–10 season. Four years later, in 2014, Blake was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  22. Dean Pees

    Dean Pees
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Russell Dean Pees is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, and Tennessee Titans. Pees was also the head coach at Kent State University from 1998 to 2003, compiling a record of 17–51.

  23. Jay Crawford

    Jay Crawford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Jason "Jay" Crawford is an American sports journalist who was formerly employed by ESPN. Crawford anchored the live 11AM-1PM edition of SportsCenter with Chris McKendry until April 2017. Prior to that, Crawford spent nine years hosting ESPN's morning show Cold Pizza and its successor ESPN First Take, as well as Cold Pizza's spinoff series 1st and 10 until its 2011 cancellation. He is currently a news anchor and personality for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, hosting the station's 5 pm newscast, What's New since January 2020.

  24. Marian McPartland

    Marian McPartland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1918-2013 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    recording artistcomposerpianistjazz musicianradio personality
    Biography

    Margaret Marian McPartland OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011.

  25. John N. Abrams

    John N. Abrams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2018 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    General John Nelson Abrams was a United States Army four-star general who commanded the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from 1998 to 2002.

  26. Ken Morrow

    Ken Morrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kenneth Arlington Morrow is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman and a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Miracle on Ice hockey team. He is currently serving as the New York Islanders' director of pro scouting. A member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 550 regular season games in the National Hockey League between 1980 and 1989.

  27. Andrew Hammond

    Andrew Hammond
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Andrew Robert Hammond is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played in the NHL for the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche and the Montreal Canadiens. Nicknamed the "Hamburglar", he rose to fame in 2014–15 when he was called up from the minors and led the Senators to a 20–1–2 record to clinch a previously unthinkable Stanley Cup playoff berth.

  28. William Easterly

    William Easterly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    academiceconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    William Russell Easterly is an American economist, specializing in economic development. He is a professor of economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and co-director of NYU’s Development Research Institute. He is a Research Associate of NBER, senior fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) of Duke University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Easterly is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Growth.

  29. Sandi Jackson

    Sandi Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sandra Lee Jackson is an American politician. She was elected to the Chicago City Council as an alderman of the 7th ward of the City of Chicago in the 2007 municipal elections held on February 27, 2007. She succeeded Darcel A. Beavers who had been appointed by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley after the 2006 November elections to succeed her father William Beavers, Jackson's rival, as alderman of the 7th Ward. Jackson resigned from Chicago City Council, effective January 15, 2013. On February 20, 2013, Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of filing false tax returns, and on August 14, 2013 was sentenced to one year in prison.

  30. Bob Hill

    Bob Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Robert W. Hill is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount Sterling, Ohio, moving to Worthington, Ohio for high school. Hill attended Bowling Green State University.

  31. Alissa Czisny

    Alissa Czisny
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    figure skater
    Biography

    Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion (2005, 2010), the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. national champion (2009, 2011). She is also the 2019 and the 2021 U.S. Professional Open Grand Champion.

  32. Beth Macy

    Beth Macy
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerjournalist
    Biography

    Beth Macy is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. Her first published book, Factory Man, was a national bestseller.

  33. Grant Napear

    Grant Napear
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Grant Napear is an American radio personality who currently hosts his own podcast If You Don't Like That With Grant Napear. Before this he hosted The Grant Napear Show, at KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento, California where he was fired for tweeting "all lives matter" during the George Floyd protest. He was also the play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA), but resigned. He has been a guest host on The Jim Rome Show.

  34. Don Nehlen

    Don Nehlen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Donald Eugene Nehlen is a former American football player and coach. He was head football coach at Bowling Green State University (1968–1976) and at West Virginia University (1980–2000). Nehlen retired from coaching college football in 2001 with a career record of 202–128–8 and as the 17th winningest coach in college football history. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and has served as a president of the American Football Coaches Association.

  35. Bob Latta

    Bob Latta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Bowling Green State University
    In 1978 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Edward Latta /ˈlætə/ is an American politician who is the United States representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes many of Toledo's suburbs, as well as Findlay, Bowling Green, Napoleon, Sylvania, Defiance and Van Wert. It also includes a sliver of Toledo itself.

  36. Sally Miller Gearhart

    Sally Miller Gearhart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2021 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Bowling Green State University
    In 1953 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    feministuniversity teachernovelistwriterauthor
    Biography

    Sally Miller Gearhart was an American teacher, feminist, science-fiction writer, and political activist. In 1973, she became the first open lesbian to obtain a tenure-track faculty position when she was hired by San Francisco State University, where she helped establish one of the first women and gender study programs in the country. She later became a nationally known gay rights activist.

  37. Ryan Carpenter

    Ryan Carpenter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ryan Michael Carpenter is an American professional ice hockey center for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  38. Carolyn Forché

    Carolyn Forché
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    translatoractivisthuman rights activistwriterpoet
    Biography

    Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, professor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received many awards for her literary work.

  39. Danny Ayalon

    Danny Ayalon
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Daniel "Danny" Ayalon is an Israeli diplomat, columnist and politician. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister and as a member of the Knesset. He was the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006. Previously, he worked as senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

  40. Mike Liut

    Mike Liut
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Michael Dennis Liut is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender.

  41. James Purdy

    James Purdy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2009 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    teachernovelisttranslatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    James Otis Purdy was an American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and playwright who, from his debut in 1956, published over a dozen novels, and many collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages and in 2013 his short stories were collected in The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy.

  42. Brian MacLellan

    Brian MacLellan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brian John MacLellan is a Canadian former ice hockey forward and the general manager of the Washington Capitals.

  43. Bob Hartman

    Bob Hartman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    composerguitaristmusician
    Biography

    Robert "Bob" Hartman is a Christian artist, guitarist, writer and songwriter. He is the founder of Christian rock band Petra. Hartman was involved with the band from its foundation in 1972 to its end in 2005. He took a break from touring in 1995, but continued to write most of the band's songs, record guitars and produce most of the albums. He officially returned to touring with Petra in 2003 until he decided to retire the band in late 2005.

  44. Greg Kampe

    Greg Kampe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Greg Charles Kampe is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Oakland University. He guided the Golden Grizzlies to their first NCAA Division I tournament and tournament win in 2005. Through the 2016–17 season, he has compiled a 583–424 (.579) record in 33 seasons at Oakland University.

  45. Kory Lichtensteiger

    Kory Lichtensteiger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Kory Adam Lichtensteiger is a former American football center who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Bowling Green State University.

  46. Mary Biddinger

    Mary Biddinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Mary Biddinger is an American poet, editor, and academic.

  47. Grant Jackson

    Grant Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2021 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Grant Dwight Jackson was an American professional baseball pitcher who played eighteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, and Kansas City Royals from 1965 to 1982. He was a switch hitter who threw left-handed and served primarily as a relief pitcher.

  48. Jon Matsumoto

    Jon Matsumoto
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jonathan Richard Matsumoto is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

  49. Ric Reitz

    Ric Reitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Kenric Lowell Reitz is an American actor, writer, composer, director and producer.

  50. Tom Luken

    Tom Luken
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2018 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    lawyermilitary officerpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Andrew Luken was an American politician of the Democratic Party from Ohio, serving in the United States House of Representatives during the 1970s and 1980s.

  51. Leon Bibb

    Leon Bibb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Leon Bibb is an American news anchor and commentator for WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of the BGSU Board of Trustees. Leon Bibb was the first African American primetime news anchor in Ohio.

  52. Everett Piper

    Everett Piper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Everett Piper is a retired university administrator and conservative commentator. He is the author of Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth and a columnist for The Washington Times. He served as President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University from August 2002 until his retirement in May of 2019.

  53. Chuck Share

    Chuck Share
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2012 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Charles Edward Share was an American basketball player. Share has the distinction of being the first NBA draft pick ever: Share was the No. 1 draft pick in the first organized National Basketball Association draft on April 25, 1950. Share was selected by the Boston Celtics as the No. 1 overall pick in the inaugural 1950 NBA draft.

  54. Jon Berti

    Jon Berti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jonathon David Berti is an American professional baseball utility player for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays.

  55. David Peters

    David Peters
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    David Peters is an American professional poker player from Toledo, Ohio. One of the most prolific tournament players of all-time, Peters' live tournament winnings exceed $33,700,000.

  56. Steve Mears

    Steve Mears
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Steve Mears is the television play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

  57. Mark Friedman

    Mark Friedman
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Mark Isaac Friedman is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the 3rd round the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, the 86th overall pick of the draft. Prior to turning professional, Friedman played for the Bowling Green Falcons for three seasons where he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and First Team All-WCHA.

  58. Burke Badenhop

    Burke Badenhop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Burke Heinrich Badenhop is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. Badenhop played college baseball at Bowling Green State University.

  59. Kayla Williams

    Kayla Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    memoiristhistorian
    Biography

    Kayla Williams is a United States government official and a former Arabic linguist in the United States Army who wrote her experiences of the 2003 Iraq invasion in her book Love My Rifle More Than You. This book details her personal experiences during the war in Iraq.

  60. Jonathan Sigalet

    Jonathan Sigalet
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jonathan Patrick Sigalet is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

  61. Fernando Alegría

    Fernando Alegría
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1918-2005 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    writerliterary criticpoet
    Biography

    Fernando Alegría was a Chilean poet, writer, literary critic and scholar.

  62. David Ellett

    David Ellett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    David George John Ellett is an American-born Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons. He was born in Cleveland because his father, Bob, was a minor-league hockey player playing for the Cleveland Barons of the AHL.

  63. Greg de Vries

    Greg de Vries
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Gregory A. de Vries is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played over 800 games with six teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). De Vries won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2000–01 season.

  64. Sean Walker

    Sean Walker
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Sean Iain Walker is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  65. Doug Bair

    Doug Bair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Charles Douglas Bair is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons — from 1976 to 1990 — for seven teams.

  66. Ken Klee

    Ken Klee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kenneth William Robert Klee is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played most notably with the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  67. Michael Huger

    Michael Huger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coachhead coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Michael Anthony Huger is an American college basketball head coach, currently for his alma mater Bowling Green Falcons team. Huger is a native of New York City.

  68. Isaac Rosefelt

    Isaac Rosefelt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Isaac Daniel "Ike" Rosefelt is an American-Israeli professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played college basketball for Bowling Green Falcons and St. Thomas Tommies before playing professionally in Spain, Portugal, France and Israel, where he was named four-time Israeli League All-Star.

  69. Christopher Smitherman

    Christopher Smitherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christopher E.C. Smitherman is an American politician and businessman who previously served as the Vice Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. An Independent, Smitherman has been a member of the Cincinnati City Council and the Cincinnati Planning Commission. Smitherman is the former president of the Cincinnati NAACP, serving from April 2007 to January 2014. Since 2013, Smitherman has chaired the Law and Public Safety Committee, giving him jurisdiction to oversee all city issues related to Police, Fire, Safety Policies, Citizen Complaint Authority, Liquor Licenses, and Public Services.

  70. Betty Montgomery

    Betty Montgomery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Betty Montgomery is an American politician from the state of Ohio. A Republican, she formerly served as Ohio State Auditor and is the first woman Ohio Attorney General.

  71. Ryan Hunter

    Ryan Hunter
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Ryan Hunter is a Canadian gridiron football guard for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

  72. Tim Hagans

    Tim Hagans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    composertrumpeterjazz musician
    Biography

    Tim Hagans is an American jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Instrumental Composition for "Box of Cannoli" on The Avatar Sessions (Fuzzy Music, 2010); Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Animation*Imagination (Blue Note, 1999); and Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Re-Animation (Blue Note, 2000).

  73. Kai Kantola

    Kai Kantola
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kai Kantola is a Finnish-American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for KalPa of the Finnish Liiga.

  74. Ted Sator

    Ted Sator
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    ice hockey coachice hockey player
    Biography

    Ted Sator is an American professional ice hockey coach. He has twelve seasons of National Hockey League (NHL) coaching experience, serving as an assistant coach for various teams and head coach of the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. He has also spent time coaching in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL along with coaching in Europe including stints as the Slovenian and Hungarian national ice hockey teams. He is a current assistant men's ice hockey coach at Lindenwood University.

  75. Pierre-Célestin Rwigema

    Pierre-Célestin Rwigema
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pierre-Célestin Rwigema is a Rwandan politician previously associated with the moderate faction of the Republican Democratic Movement (MDR) party. He was Prime Minister of Rwanda from 1995–2000 and Education Minister from 1994–1995. When he was sworn in as Prime Minister he pledged to reunite his then ethnically torn country.

  76. Jordan Samuels-Thomas

    Jordan Samuels-Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jordan Blaine Samuels-Thomas is an American former professional ice hockey player. He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (203rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

  77. Matt Bell

    Matt Bell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Matt Bell is an American writer. He is the author of Appleseed (2021), How They Were Found (2010) and Cataclysm Baby (2012). He received his BA from Oakland University and his MFA from Bowling Green State University. In 2012, he took a position as an assistant professor in the English department at Northern Michigan University, and currently teaches in the English department at Arizona State University.

  78. Don Plusquellic

    Don Plusquellic
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Donald L. Plusquellic is the former mayor of Akron, Ohio. First elected in 1987, he became the 59th Mayor of Akron after previously serving 13 years on Akron City Council. Plusquellic has served his seventh term, making him the longest-serving mayor of the city. Plusquellic announced his resignation effective May 31, 2015, citing unfriendly coverage from the Akron Beacon Journal as his primary motivation.

  79. Jordan Sigalet

    Jordan Sigalet
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jordan Marvin Sigalet is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former goaltender who played one game in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins in 2006. In 2004, while playing at Bowling Green University, Sigalet was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He continued playing until 2009 when he retired and turned to coaching. In 2014 he joined the Calgary Flames as their goaltending coach. His brother Jonathan also played in one NHL game with the Boston Bruins.

  80. David Conte

    David Conte
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    David Conte is an American composer who has written over 150 works published by E.C. Schirmer (a division of ECS Publishing), including six operas, a musical, works for chorus, solo voice, orchestra, chamber music, organ, piano, guitar, and harp. Conte has received commissions from Chanticleer, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Harvard University Chorus, the Men’s Glee Clubs of Cornell University and the University of Notre Dame, GALA Choruses from the cities of San Francisco, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., the Dayton Philharmonic, the Oakland Symphony, the Stockton Symphony, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the American Guild of Organists (2004, 2009, 2014, 2015), Sonoma City Opera, and the Gerbode Foundation (for his opera America Tropical). He was honored with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Brock Commission in 2007 for his work The Nine Muses, and in 2016 he won the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Art Song Composition Award for his work American Death Ballads.

  81. Martin Bayless

    Martin Bayless
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Martin Ashley Bayless is a former American football cornerback/safety and American football coach who is the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League (USFL). He played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and played college football at Bowling Green State University. He holds the record for most career interceptions in NCAA history with 27. After retiring from the NFL in 1998, he joined the Buffalo Bills as a Front Office Executive in 2000. He transitioned into coaching in the college ranks, and he has since held jobs with several professional football organizations.

  82. John R. Adams

    John R. Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    John Randell Adams Jr. is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

  83. Dean L. Bresciani

    Dean L. Bresciani
    Biography

    Dean L. Bresciani is the 14th and current president of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

  84. Jack LoGiudice

    Jack LoGiudice
    Occupations
    television producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jack LoGiudice is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work on the FX series Sons of Anarchy and most recently worked as a co-executive producer and writer on AMC's The Walking Dead.

  85. Ralfs Freibergs

    Ralfs Freibergs
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Ralfs Freibergs is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

  86. George Davis IV

    George Davis IV
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    George Davis IV is an American former soccer player who previously played for Louisville City FC in the USL Championship.

  87. Walt Piatkowski

    Walt Piatkowski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Walter Piatkowski, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player.

  88. Alex Foster

    Alex Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Alexander Dwight Foster is a retired American professional ice hockey forward who last played with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

  89. Sara Elizabeth Lioi

    Sara Elizabeth Lioi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Sara Elizabeth Lioi is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

  90. Scott Vallow

    Scott Vallow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Scott Vallow is a retired American soccer goalkeeper, most famously for playing with the Rochester Rhinos, 2005-2010. Scott was the assistant coach of the North Carolina Courage soccer team, having followed head coach Paul Riley from the Portland Thorns FC to Western New York Flash and the Courage. He was relieved from his duties on November 19, 2021.

  91. Aris Brimanis

    Aris Brimanis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Āris Aldis Brīmanis is a Latvian-American former professional ice hockey defenseman from Shaker Heights, Ohio who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  92. Cameron Hepple

    Cameron Hepple
    Born in
    Bahamas Flag Bahamas
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Cameron Robert Hepple is a Bahamian footballer who plays for Lyford Cay.

  93. Ryan James

    Ryan James
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Ryan Lee James is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for USL Championship club Birmingham Legion as a defender.

  94. Steve Sanders

    Steve Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    American football playerassociation football player
    Biography

    Steven Ike Sanders is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Bowling Green.

  95. Wayne Wilson

    Wayne Wilson
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    coach
    Biography

    J. Wayne Wilson (born November 8, 1961 is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team at Rochester Institute of Technology.

  96. Derek Whitmore

    Derek Whitmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Derek Robert Whitmore is a former American professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Buffalo Sabres.

  97. Nick Licata

    Nick Licata
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nick Licata is a retired member of the Seattle City Council, having left office at the end of 2015 after being elected to five terms and serving 18 years. During his time on the council, he served as Council President and chaired numerous committees, including Budget, Parks, Public Safety, Human Services, Housing, Arts and Culture. Licata is also a published author of two books, a children's novel and a non-fiction book on citizenship.

  98. Jeremy Zawodny

    Jeremy Zawodny
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    As of October 2012, Jeremy Zawodny is an employee of Craigslist, having previously worked in Yahoo!'s platform engineering group, where he was described as "Yahoo!'s MySQL guru".

  99. Jae Jarrell

    Jae Jarrell
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    textile artistvisual artistfashion designer
    Biography

    Elaine "Jae" Jarrell is an American artist best known for her fashion designs and her involvement with the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. Influenced by her grandfather’s work as a tailor, Jarrell learned about fabrics and sewing at a young age. It was learning these skills that set her on her path as an artist, fashion designer, and vintage clothing dealer.

  100. Mike McCullough

    Mike McCullough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Michael McCullough is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, and currently plays on the Champions Tour.