Monday, February 24, 2020

Your Turn

The most famous person from your high school.

142 comments:

TerriB said...

Rusty Wallace - Nascar Driver

cheesegrater15 said...

A guy in my class was on a season of The Bachelorette about 10 years ago.

MyDogSmiles said...

Kristy Swanson before my time and a bunch of pro athletes.

The Woodman said...

Michelle Johnson - Blame it on Rio ...

gauloise said...

a gay from my school became an astronaut

Zebra Seasoning said...

Me, of course.

sandybrook said...

Too many to count. I'll choose this time Sid Luckman and Billy Cunningham both HOF athletes. And Al Davis and Jerry Reinsdorf as sports owners. Dozens of actors and musicians including Barbra Streisand.

Do Tell said...

A guy I knew in school, Jason Brown, became a Tony award winning Broadway composer. He was one of those kids where you knew he was going to really succeed.

Actually, a neighbor of mine, (can't remember his name) also became a Tony winning composer. i guess there was something in the water in that area.

Natalie said...

Jason Lezak and Amanda Beard. Both Gold Medal Swimmers.

firestarter said...

Some DB that was on wife swap.

Dena said...

I need more info on the gay astronaut.

MyDogSmiles said...

Irvine High represented @Natalie

Bammergirl247 said...

Cynthia Bailey

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

Hey, @sandybrook, way to go Brooklyn HS!

As for my HS, no one is famous as far as I can tell.

E.M. August said...

David Hasselhoff / Jeff Hornacek

gauloise said...

@Dena oops, i meant guy, not sure of the rest!

sandybrook said...

yep and one of the oldest HS in existence too..

Unknown said...

Original members of Trans Siberian Orchestra.

JR said...

Daria Werbowy

Simon said...

Catherine hickland (soap opera actress and the hoff’s first wife)

JD said...

Marc Blucas is literally the only notable alumni listed on Wikipedia for my school district. He was a few years ahead of me. His dad was the superintendent.

T. W. said...

If I answer that then you’ll know where I live.

alan said...

Lead guitarist from The Killers

Do Tell said...

Oh, and my brother's friend who also went to that school, Marc Bomback, wrote Live Free Or Die Hard and a few of the Planet of The Apes movies, if that counts for anything.

alicecorrine said...

Bill Cohen former Secretary of State under Clinton

Kaytay said...

Tracy McGrady AKA T-Mac, we were in the same grade.

gadfly said...

Johnny Goodman, last amateur golfer to win the U. S. Open and a bunch of gymnasts and NFL players in more recent times.

JWood26 said...

Marilyn Manson :/

Sea Hag said...

10 or 11 sports figures - Olympic medalists and pro baseball and basketball players. Probably the most famous is Justin Gatlin, multi-Olympic medalist.

420 Friendly said...

Jason Varitek (Boston Red Sox), Rob Thomas (singer Matchbox 20) & Mandy Moore. Jason was a friendly, kind & good hearted person. Rob was super shy & was in choir with my sister. Mandy was after I graduated but rumor has it she thought very highly of herself even back then.

alphacranberry said...

Roky Erickson - Psychedelic-rock cult legend
Rusty Weir - Country music singer/songwriter
Ken Boswell - Former Major League Baseball player
David Lindsey - executive editor at National Geographic
Joel Reyes - Powderburn drummer

17Steps said...

Show runner for a long long standing crime drama. As in “You’re kidding,that show is still on the air?”

momster said...

Sanjay Gupta, MD

Red Velvet Boots said...

Christine Taylor (actress)

Victoria said...

@JD My high school was one of your rivals...

I think the most famous graduate from my school (who graduated a couple years after me) played in the NFL for a few years.

Unknown said...

I am not really sure, because I went to 4 HS's, but it may be Brendan O'Brien, producer for Stone Temple Pilots, et al.

Studio54 said...

Junior high, not high school - Earvin "Magic" Johnson. He's three months older than me, and we went to Junior high together. He was bussed in. Busing was about as popular as the bubonic plague. There were riots at our junior high all the time, the police called in, students left, but Earvin NEVER would get involved with the rioting thugs, even though they wanted him to. He said he had nothing against anyone and wouldn't get involved in that insanity. He was and is a true Christian. He did not ever try to fit in, he did not give in to peer pressure, thank God. God was looking out for him. He was the tallest kid in the school. Even then, he was such a special person. No one knew how great he would be until high school basketball, when it was VERY evident. That's when he was nicknamed "Magic", by the local paper. He is such an amazing, wonderful person. He comes back home all the time, I can't tell you what a hero he is. A class act all the way. God bless him forever.

Mystique99 said...

Ellen. 1 year in common.

Natalie said...

@MyDogSmiles Yes!

Sunkist said...

Michelle Pfeiffer. Fountain Valley High.

Henriette said...

Not from my high school, but Aisha Tyler went to MacAteer with my high school boyfriend. Margret Cho was two years ahead of me at another all girls high school, Mercy. Aisha was always boring to me.

Florin said...

Brandon Routh and Jason Momoa both went to high school at the school the next town over. I think for my school, Luke from the KIOA 93.3 morning show. (Although, he may have moved away at the end of middle school before high school.)

IndieRaga said...

Me of course!

Leo Bloom said...

Danny Marino!

Bleu said...

I'd say Laurie Anderson.

Todd said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellaire_High_School_(Texas)#Notable_alumni

I had Trig class with Chuck Knoblauch (MLB All-Star second baseman).

AlleyKat said...

Billy wood fae the Bmx Bandits...mid 80's, short arse wi a floppy fringe. And that's it really.

Unknown said...

Ricky Prohl - NFL

Glitter said...

Forrest Gregg, NFL player and coach.

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

U mean the Savatage guys, Unknown? That's awesome!

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

We're from the same area then, JWood. Not the same school tho.

Mz Kitty said...

Greta Gerwig. She was after my time

Robyn S said...

Anna Kendrick, Linda Lavin, and the all time great Andrea Martin.

Don't Telle said...

Rand Paul.... :-/. A few years before me and went by Randy which is his real name.

Da Fresh Prince said...

I could tell ya but I'd have to kill ya!

Unknown said...

Bryan Cranston

Anothergrayhare said...

Allan Thicke’s brother, Todd, He’s the guy who developed America’s Funniest Home Videos. Should have made a better impression on him when I was handing him his costumes and he was he lead in every school play....

Brayson87 said...

+1 420, for Jason Varitek and Rob Thomas, that must have been awesome :)

Anothergrayhare said...

*the* lead.

Valerie said...

Pat Tillman, Leland High, San Jose CA

Bradford said...

Go Lions!

Bradford said...

Mark Wystrach, lead singer of Midland.

Audball said...

Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon

Rob Horine said...

Atherton High School in Louisville KY.

Among them are Sue Grafton and Hunter S. Thompson.

Jazzyrae1021 said...

Jason witczak. Football player

frog_master said...

Zach Galifianakis, he dressed up like Michael Jackson for one of the school dances.

MLW Disclosure said...

Judge Breyer and the author of Lemony Snicket and Carol Channing. Take your pick

Anon said...

@unknown, you must have went to my school at one point! we also had Buckshot Jones (a year behind me) low grade NASCAR driver, and Mark B. Perry, writer/producer for Wonder Years among many other shows. He lived across the street from me but was a bit older. I knew his younger brother a bit better. We had a lot of guys that went on to play for the NFL at one point or another. We had a fantastic football program, not that i cared1

Anon said...

And it speaks for itself the level of spoiled kids i went to school with. Buckshot had his own racing team (presumably financed by Daddy) right out of high school.

Anon said...

oh and matt still, grammy award winning producer for OutKast and Elton John. He works on all of Elton's albums.

Roxanne said...

Anissa Jones who played Buffy on Family Affair. She was a friend of my friend. Later suicided.

parissucksliterally said...

@sandybrook, you went to Erasmus HS??? Babs was in the grade before my Mom!

My HS is Kevin Sussman, from "Big Bang Theory"!

PJ65 said...

Harry S. Truman

AbbyRock said...

Bebe Orgeron, National Champion LSU coach

mooshki said...

Josh Hartnett & Rachel Leigh Cook

tigerlilly27 said...

Harry Smith from CNBC, MSNBC

DJS NOLA said...

Probably Harry Connick Jr... id say hes def bigger than the Duplas Brothers these days.. but for a minute it looked like the brothers were on a meteoric rise

Pinchy said...

Lovely story

sandybrook said...

Yes Paris i did, your mom may have also known Neil Diamond because he was there at the same time, but he moved to Coney island or the Bay and graduated Lincoln, not Erasmus.

Gator said...

I went to college with a famous actor, but nobody in high school.

Nolamel said...

Stassi Schroeder. Many, many years after I graduated.

AuntBee said...

Oh great, it appears the person I like least on this site grew up in the same home town as me. 😝

OKay said...

LMAO Absolutely nobody.

Morgana said...

A corrupted politician. Ha ha ha.

Harlita said...

Amy Jo Johnson (original pink power ranger) and Chris Lambton from Ali’s season of the Bachelorette. Sweet guy.

TwinkleMeSparkly said...

Katy Mixon (my best friend actually went out on a couple of dates with her!)
Roy Jones Jr., Emmitt Smith.

Holly LeRoy said...

Jim Plunkett

Jeweled Skye said...

@TerriB - Missouri Represent!!!! Mark Buehrle (MLB pitcher) - most famous from my high school. Funny fact - he was cut from the baseball team. :-o

Ells said...

Hines Ward was in my brother’s grade

Stacey Charter said...

Terry Serpico-actor and Adam McKay - director. Terry I knew, he was a great guy in high school. He was on the show Army Wives etc. Adam i did not know. He is about 5yrs younger. But,I can quote Talladega Nights and Stepbrothers like a pro. LOL And i love that his toddler daughter was Pearl in the Will Farrell Landlord videos.

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detown359 said...

There were many but I'll say the most famous is Diana Ross. I'd put Lily Tomlin at second. Both were way before me.

BigSwingingRock said...

BRAD PITT. Same city, different high school. But my brainy lunch buddy had a crush on him - he being the cross town speech and debate cutie. My sister escorted little Brad safely to the bano at Vacation Bible School many years before that. I was at the same High School Party once, but the true party peeps were out back and I was raiding the refrigerator with my best friend inside. Tennis and Ice Cream defined my High School years. At University I sat behind him in an auditorium class, he with his Tri Delt girlfriend who had very similar hair and features to Jennifer Anniston. I always remembered him because my lunch girlfriends crush on him was SOOOOO hard. She might bat for the other team now though. In grad school I called her up after a long disconnect and said "Hey, your crush Brad is on Dallas.." and she said "Who?" Yep.

ordphx said...

@E.M August. I didn’t know Hasselhoff went to LT. I went to RB, your rival back in the day.

BigSwingingRock said...

Springfield Missouri, in case it wasn't obvi.

Weekittylass said...

Infamous? James Comey and Lawrence Taylor. Famous? Bruce Hornsby. His mom and mine were besties, my ex was a buddy and my friend and neighbor married him.

Erin said...

@Todd - So you were there when Westbury's grayhole gang bageled Bellaire! (I am Parker, Johnston, Westbury -1984, and UT-Austin. And you?)

Duvert8563 said...

Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer

Tango said...

A classmate and her mom were first runners up in a Mother Daughter International Pageant that was televised in the late 80s. Much younger alumni: Anthony Castonzo - Colts (lived across the street from me). Sarah VonderHaar - America's Top Model. Songwriter Justin Tranter. Jack Lynn - Falcons. Hannah Ford - drummer.

Em and 'im said...

Probably Kristin Scott Thomas. Interestingly, one of the girls that turned Hopeless Harry down, Chelsey Davy also went there.

GentleBreeze said...

Ernest Hemingway and Homer Simpson (voice)

Maine in the Fall said...

Tim Wakefield (Boston Red Sox and Pirates)

Drunk Wives Matter said...

Sadly, Ned Bolcar

SarcasticBimbo said...

David Soul (Hutch from the TV show Starsky & Hutch), Mary Hart TAUGHT at my high school, long before I went there, sportscaster Pat O'Brien graduated from my high school, January Jones graduated from my son's high school, Nathan "Nate" Gerry (current linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles), and, although he didn't graduate from my school, he DID go there for a while, Bob motherfuckin' Dylan! Also, former governor of South Dakota and 1st commissioner of the American Football League, Joe Foss. Cheryl Ladd went to high school with my great uncle in Huron SD.

Most of these were LONG before me going there, and a couple of them are after me, I graduated in 83.

There are a few other famous people from South Dakota (Brock Lesnar, Bob Barker, Tom Brokaw, Tom Daschle, Mike Miller from the Denver Nuggets), but none of them are from my hometown.

smh said...

Drake

Bella’s mom said...

George clooney

stephen cooper said...

My high school - one guy who is in the witness protection program, which is like the opposite of being famous, another guy wrote the school song for a very big university.

And Troy Donahue, if you are looking for people whose name you might have heard of.

lutefisk said...

Natalie Portman.
Judd Apatow.
Elaine Chao.
Idina Menzel.
Adam Pascal.
Michael Isikoff.
Robert Maschio, and a bunch more.

Mary said...

Spaulding Gray, performer, writer, actor

bellabella said...

Author Dean Koontz was an English teacher at my high school (two years before I was born.)

MattDaddy said...

Keifer Sutherland

Kiki said...

😳😳😳
Why sadly?

rednoir said...

MattDaddy, we're from the same neighbourhood in Canada. Keifer was in the Hood.

Catherine O'Hara for one HS and Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the other.

Minnie The Moocher said...

A handful of Olympians and a pop singer turned metal singer Skye Sweetnam who now goes by Sever.
https://canadiancontentmachine.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/from-sweet-to-cyco/

TVAnnie said...

Several state politicians and some athletes. The really interesting thing is that I went to 7th grade at the same high school where my Mom and my Grandmother attended. It was built in 1904 and would probably have remained the high school except part of the third floor collapsed onto the second floor one day while school was in session. It was one of the hallways. No one was hurt but there was a student protest when the town didn't immediately approve money to build a new school. We eventually got a new high school and I graduated there in 1978. It was a little freaky to be a little 7th grader in a building with seniors, some of whom were married and had kids. Very weird vibe.

sugar of lead said...

That girl from Beverly Hills 90210, Jennie Garth.

Sephya said...

Mr. Steve Jobs, Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA.

Blue Haired Witch said...

Ann Marie Lee, who was in The Fly II. She was our class president.

Sophia S said...

Charlize Theron

JL said...

In that case you forgot Neil Diamond.

Unknown said...

Lori Loughlin went to my high school, but many years before I did.

Alexa F. said...

Matthew Broderick

Unknown said...

George Stephanopoulos. His sister, Stacy, was one of my best friends.

Marilyne Fortin said...

Xavier Dolan

DRK said...

GentleBreeze said...
Ernest Hemingway and Homer Simpson (voice)

Same here.

I didnt know who to pick...Was going to toss out Tom Lennon, Ludacris, Kathy Griffin or Paul Harvey.

julieC said...

Amy Poehler

sweetpea85 said...

LowKey and JWood- we must all be from the NEO. I went to the same school as Manson (the secular one, not Heritage Christian).

shakey said...

Mike Myers is the most famous. There are a few more lesser-known actors.

Anonymous said...

No one really, or i don't remember, most of us were similar.

BobbyB said...

Johnny Carson

Large Marge said...

ME

Málagaghirl said...

Peter Capaldi. Dr Who

pinner said...

Mark Zuckerberg, John Forte, Andrew Yang

tlee said...

Maria Shriver

I came back. said...

Julian Assange went to my primary school. Poor Jules.

Mahogany1 said...

Me

Monkey Mich said...

Denver East High: Don Cheadle Mark'Norman'Readus Pam Greier Earth Wind and Fire Eleanor Roosevelt, Joni Mitchell and many more. Don Cheadle was the year ahead of me and Norman Readus sat behind me in German class, and was an absolute hoot.

mooshki said...

@Monkey Mich - you win! 😃

Tiger said...

My Dad went to the same school as Prince Charles.

City Councilman Doug said...

The original Morticia, Caroline Jones.

Ktine426 said...

Kelly Clarkson

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