Fraternity Glory Days, Part II: The Top Three Celebrity Frat Stars from 27 Fraternities

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Alpha Epsilon Pi

Gene Wilder

Best known for his role as Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Wolf Blitzer

Host of CNN's “The Situation Room.”

Mark Zuckerberg

Ever heard of Facebook?

Alpha Sigma Phi

  Warren Buffett 

Legendary investor and philanthropist. As of 2010, the world’s third wealthiest person.

Tom Watson

American golfing legend.

Vincent Price

Horror film actor, played the Inventor in “Edward Scissorhands.” 

Alpha Tao Omega

Steve Spurrier

Florida legend, and sole hope for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Billy Joe “Red” McCombs

Owner of the Minnesota Vikings and the San Antonio Spurs.

Jim Mora

Legendary NFL head coach. Now known for his “Playoffs? Playoffs?” post-game news conference.

Beta Theta Pi

Richard Karn

Al Borland on “Home Improvement” and former host of “Family Feud.”

Kevin Heffernan

Farva in “Super Troopers.”

Neil Everett

One of the few classy sportscasters at ESPN.  

Delta Kappa Epsilon

A Ton of Presidents

Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush.

George “The Boss” Steinbrenner

Owner of the Yankees for 37 years until his death just last summer.

Dick Clark

Former host of “American Bandstand” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” 

Delta Tau Delta

Drew Carey

Star of “The Drew Carey Show,” former host of “Whose Line Is It Anyways,” and current host of “The Price is Right.

Will Ferrell

“We’re going streakin’!”

Matthew McConaughey

“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Failure to Launch,” “Fool’s Gold,” “We Are Marshall,” “Ghost of Girlfriends Past.”

Delta Upsilon

Lou Holtz

Legendary Notre Dame football coach and football analyst.


Wayne Brady

Actor, singer, comedian and television personality. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “The Wayne Brady Show,” “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!,” and “Let’s Make A Deal.”

Dr. Robert Cade

Inventor of Gatorade.  

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Jack Nicklaus

Iconic American golfer.

Johnny Carson

Legendary host of “The Tonight Show.”

Phil Knight

Founder of Nike.

Kappa Alpha Order

Bill Engvall

Blue Collar Comedy Tour, “Here’s your sign…,” and “The Bill Engvall Show.”

Zac Brown

Lead singer of the Zac Brown Band.

Ely Callaway

Founder of Callaway Golf.

Kappa Sigma

Jimmy Buffett

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.


Jerry Jones

Billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys.

Scott Flanders

Current CEO of Playboy.

Lambda Chi Alpha

Kenny Chesney

Country music mogul.

William E. Rasmussen

Founder of ESPN.


Ron Paul

All you need to know is that he opposes the war on drugs.

Phi Delta Theta

Trey Wingo

Host of SportsCenter.


Neil Armstrong

American Astronaut icon.


Wes Welker

New England Patriots WR, fantasy team top pick.

Phi Kappa Theta

John F. Kennedy

American President and government version of Tiger Woods.

Paul Allen

Co-founder of Microsoft.

Pope John Paul

Religious Bro.

Phi Kappa Tau

Paul Newman

American actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast.

Patton Oswalt

Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Most known for his role on “King of Queens.


Malcolm Forbes

Former publisher of Forbes magazine. Founded by his father, he passed the Forbes empire down to his son.  

Pi Kappa Alpha

Jeremy Piven

“Entourage” badass.

Jon Stewart

“Daily Show” host.

Colonel Sanders

Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Pi Kappa Phi

Chris Moneymaker

2003 Winner of the World Series of Poker.

Randy Owen

Lead singer of Alabama.

Jim Edmonds

All-Star outfielder, once a member of the Cubs, Padres, Brewers, Cardinals, and Angels.  

Pi Lambda Phi

Sandy Koufax

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player.

Kevin James

“King of Queens,” along with “Hitch,” “Paul Blart Mall Cop,” “Grown Ups,” and a few more

Mark Cuban

American billionaire. Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theatres. Founder of HD cable network HDNet.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

David Spade

Drink a beer with Joe Dirt.


Phil Jackson

Bulls and Lakers legend.


Pete Carroll

Former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks head coach.

Sigma Alpha Mu

Ernie Davis

Syracuse University Heisman trophy winner. The movie “The Express” is based on his life.

David Stern

Commissioner of the NBA.


Alan Rothenberg

President of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Sigma Chi

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints stud quarterback, SI Sportsman of the Year.

David Letterman

“Late Show” host who was getting it done both with the wife and the coworker.

Mike Ditka

NFL great and current NFL analyst.


Sigma Phi Epsilon

James Naismith

Inventing the sport of basketball will get you on a lot of lists.

Tom Hicks

Owner of the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers

Fred L. Turner

Chairman and contributor to America’s sole weight problem: McDonalds.

Sigma Nu

Paul Rudd

Actor in “Knocked Up,” “40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Role Models,” and “I Love You Man.”

Mike Posner

Singer, songwriter, and producer.

Bob Barker

“The Price Is Right” … or as Happy says: “The price is WRONG, b*tch!”


Sigma Pi  

Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

Tracy Lawerence

American country music artist.

Jeff Arnett

Current Master Distiller at Jack Daniels.

Tau Delta Phi

Jerry Stiller

Father of Ben Stiller, Jerry starred in “King of Queens,” “Seinfeld,” and “Zoolander.”

Sammy Davis Jr.

American entertainer and active support of black civil rights.

Floyd Little

Hall of Fame running back for the Denver Broncos.

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Willie Nelson

Age-old outlaw country singer. Big pothead.

Elvis Presley

A co-founder of all-things-music.


Terry Bradshaw

NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl MVP and football analyst.

Theta Delta Chi

Dan Resin

“Caddyshack” ’s legendary Dr. Beeper.

Nick Thompson

MMA Fighter.


Steven Spielberg

Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Supposedly in all of Spielberg’s movies, he has placed the fraternity letters or something to do with the fraternity in his movies. He is a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and the symbol is “OX”. One is in “Men in Black” at the beginning where the bug is flying around and then heads towards the moon. With the bug's wings and the moon, it makes “OX”. Another is in “Jurassic Park.” When the family is sleeping in the trees, and the dinosour’s head comes up, the camera pans straight down to a tree trunk. At the bottom of the trunk there is an image of Theta Chi’s Fraternity crest there.

Zeta Beta Tau

Burt Baskin

Co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor.

Jerry Bruckheimer

Film and television producer, 'CSI,” “Amazing Race,” “Cold Case,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Pearl Harbor,” and so many more.

Robert Kraft

Owner of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium.

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