Marquette University Arts & Media Alumni

by Sylviastel | created - 06 Mar 2015 | updated - 06 Mar 2015 | Public

Shauna Singh Baldwin; Class of 1983 author. Kamla Bhatt; Indian podcaster. Ann Brill; Class of 1985; Dean of the School of Journalism at Kansas University.

Margaret Coel; Class of 1960; Author of "Father John/Wind River" mystery series.

Alexander C. Eschweiler; architect.

Michael F. Flynn; Class of 1971; science fiction writer, author of "In The Country of The Blind." James Foley; Class of 1996; freelance journalist who was detained in Libya and later Syria in 2012.

Bernard E. Gruenke;

John M. Higgins; Class of 1984 reporter. Matthew J. Hoye; Class of 1989; Senior Political Producer for CNN.

Bill Johnson; alto saxophonist, clarinetist, and arranger.

Tom Keegan; Class of 1981; author, journalist, and radio personality. Kate Klise; class of 1985; author of children's books.

Felicia Mabuza Suttle; Class of 1977; former host of "The Felicia Show" in South Africa for 12 years. Don McNeill; Class of 1929; radio personality and creator and host of "The Breakfast Club."

Mike Nadel; Class of 1982; former sports columnist and reporter for the Copley News Service and The Associated Press.

Kevin O'Brien; author Arthur Olszyk; Class of 1944; Milwaukee newsman at WTMJ AM radio; professor of broadcast journalism for 7 years at Marquette.

Jim Peck; Class of 1962; local television personality. Jessica Powers; poet and Carmelite nun.

John D. Rateliff; game designer, scholar of J.R.R. Tolkein.

John W. Schaum; Class of 1931; piano teacher, writer of many books of sheet music. Mark Suppelsa; Class of 1984; WGN anchor in Chicago.

Don Wadewitz; Class of 2000; Sports Broadcaster for the Wisconsin Wolfpack, Racine Raiders, and WRJN. Paul W. Whear; Class of 1946; composer of the anthem for the Naval ROTC.

1. Marc Alaimo

Actor | Total Recall

Marc Alaimo was born on May 5, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Anthony Alaimo. He is an actor, known for Total Recall (1990), Tango & Cash (1989) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

2. Don Ameche

Actor | Cocoon

Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...

Class of 1929.

3. Tab Baker

Actor | Stranger Than Fiction

Tab Baker was born on November 15, 1959 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Terrence Alonzo Wilkins. He was an actor, known for Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Save the Last Dance (2001) and Just Visiting (2001). He died on August 9, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Class of 1978; USA Today Correspondent, US Supreme Court biographer.

5. Peter Bonerz

Director | The Bob Newhart Show

Peter Bonerz was born on August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Peter Baldwin Bonerz. He is a director and actor, known for The Bob Newhart Show (1972), Murphy Brown (1988) and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989). He has been married to Rosalind Di Trapani since December 13, 1963...

Class of 1960;

6. Marion Caunter

Actress | Misteri jalan lama

Marion Caunter is known for her work on Old Road Mistery (2011), How to Live with a Vegan Without Killing Them (2004) and The Biggest Loser Asia (2009).

Class of 2002; Malaysian Video Jockey, events MC, and television personality.

WNBC's Long Island Correspondent.

Class of 1976; author, reporter, and former NewYork Times Editorial Page Editor.

9. Anthony Crivello

Actor | Feud

On Television: In 2017 Crivello stars portraying British Academy Award winning director David Lean in the FOX21 8 part Miniseries Feud directed by the acclaimed Ryan Murphy, (starring Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Kathy Bates, Judy Davis and Alfred Molina). In ...

Class of 1978; Tony Award winning actor and screenwriter.

Class of 1981; TV journalist, author, and political analyst.

acoustic guitarist; Mainstay of Garrison Keeler's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio program and member of the house band.

12. Nicholas D'Agosto

Actor | Gotham

Nicholas D'Agosto was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of Alan and Deanna D'Agosto, and the middle of five children (two older brothers, two younger sisters). He began acting when he was eleven years old, and was a senior at Creighton Preparatory School when he was cast in Election...

Class of 2002.

13. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

Class of 1986; wore is Marquette Rugby jacket during a college scene in "Tommy Boy."

14. Kevin P. Farley

Actor | The Waterboy

Kevin Farley (accomplished actor, writer, director) has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.

Kevin was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors John Farley and the ...

Class of 1998; brother of Chris Farley.

15. Pat Finn

Actor | The Middle

Pat Finn was born on July 31, 1965 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Patrick Cassidy Finn. He is an actor and writer, known for The Middle (2009), It's Complicated (2009) and I Am Chris Farley (2015). He has been married to Donna Crowley since September 29, 1990. They have three children.

Class of 1987.

16. Charles Harbutt

Sound_department | Marsalis on Music

Charles Harbutt is known for his work on Marsalis on Music (1995), The Three Tenors Christmas (1999) and Baroque Duet (1992).

Class of 1956; photographer.

17. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

18. Hildegarde

Actress | NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press

Born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, but for 70 years she was known simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde," a title bestowed on her by columnist Walter Winchell. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 40s, she was booked in cabarets and supper clubs at least 45 weeks a ...

trained at Marquette's College of Music in the 1920s. She donated her letters to the university library.

19. Len Kasper

Self | Shrink

Len Kasper was born on January 21, 1971 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA as Len Joseph Kasper.

Class of 1993; Chicago Cubs broadcaster for WGN-TV.

20. Martin Kilcoyne

Actor | Motor Sports Weekly

Martin Kilcoyne is an actor, known for Motor Sports Weekly (1998).

Class of 1990; Sports Director for FOX 2 St. Louis, Missouri.

21. Jim Krueger

Writer | Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Jim Krueger is a writer, known for Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005), I Hate It! (2013) and 20/20 (1978).

Class of 1989; comic book writer.

On-air personality WTMJ AM radio.

Class of 1978; pop music critic for the Chicago Tribune and co-host of NPR's Sound Opinions.

24. Matthew Lesko

Self | Owned & Operated

Host, with Michelle Edmonds, of an infomercial for his "Free Government Money".

Class of 1965; television commercial and infomercial personality.

Class of 1985; author and editor.

26. Amy Madigan

Actress | Field of Dreams

In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, where she performed in school plays and was known as the school tomboy. In the early 1970s, Amy was featured in Playboy Magazine wearing only jelly, to promote her music band, Jelly. Amy is the ...

Class of 1972.

27. Jim Mitchell

Visual_effects | Jurassic Park III

Jim Mitchell is known for his work on Jurassic Park III (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).

illustrator, underground comics writer and artist.

28. Preacher Moss

Producer | Here Come the Muhammads

Preacher Moss is a producer and writer, known for Here Come the Muhammads, Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude (2018) and American Sharia (2015).

Class of 1988; comedian and writer

29. Peter Mulvey

Soundtrack | On the Way

His live album, Glencree, was recorded in Ireland, where Peter often travels to perform.

Class of 1991. folk singer songwriter

30. Pat O'Brien

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...

31. Bob Odenkirk

Actor | Better Call Saul

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...

attended but did not graduate.

Class of 1975; noted journalist and author of "Moving the Chains; Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything."

33. Danny Pudi

Actor | Community

Danny Pudi was born on March 10, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Daniel Mark Pudi. He is an actor, known for Community (2009), DuckTales (2017) and Knights of Badassdom (2013). He has been married to Bridget Showalter Pudi since June 5, 2004. They have two children.

Class of 2001;

34. Steve Rushin

Actor | Clubhouse

Steve Rushin is an actor, known for Clubhouse (2004).

Class of 1988; former columnist for Sports Illustrated magazine.

35. Michael Schultz

Director | Cooley High

Michael Schultz was born on November 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Cooley High (1975), Car Wash (1976) and Krush Groove (1985). He has been married to Lauren Jones since December 6, 1965. They have two children.

Class of 1963

36. Rondell Sheridan

Actor | Cory in the House

Rondell Sheridan was born on August 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rondell Jerome Sheridan. He is an actor and director, known for Cory in the House (2007), That's So Raven (2003) and Another Assembly (2014).

Class of 1980

37. Tom Snyder

Actor | McCloud

Tom Snyder was born on May 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for McCloud (1970), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973). He was married to Mary Ann Bendel. He died on July 29, 2007 in San Francisco, California, USA.

former host of the CBS' Late Late Show; attended but did not graduate.

38. Clifford Thompson

Actor | Murder in the Private Car

Clifford Thompson was born on October 18, 1904 in Rugby, North Dakota, USA as Clifford Marshall Thompson. He was an actor, known for Murder in the Private Car (1934) and The Flame of Hellgate (1920). He died on October 15, 1955 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Class of 1944.

39. Ben Tracy

Actor | Keep Movin'

Ben Tracy was born on July 16, 1976 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Benjamin Sampair Tracy. He is an actor, known for Keep Movin' (2013), CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) and CBS This Morning: Saturday (2012).

BA 1998; MA 2004;

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