Elmo, and Other Famous Alumni of Towson University

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We’re not exactly sure why, but Towson has graduated its fair share of reality TV D-list “celebrities,” including the cousins who placed 6th during the fifth season of reality program The Amazing Race, and WWE diva/Dancing with the Stars contestant Stacy Keibler. But those aren’t the only famous people to have taken classes at the North Baltimore university. Here are a few of our favorites:
Mike Rowe. On the Discovery Channel program Dirty Jobs, Rowe explores the lives of chimney sweepers, alligator farmers, and garbage pit technicians. That’s a far cry from his early days in Baltimore, when he not only attended Towson but also sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera. Who knew?

Tamir Goodman. Sports Illustrated deemed him the “Jewish Jordan,” because he was an Orthodox Jew who was also pretty good at basketball.

John Christ. With a name like that, you’d either have to be a man of the Lord or a metal guitarist… and Christ chose the latter. He played with Danzig for a while and was named the 63rd-greatest metal guitarist ever by Guitar World magazine.

Kevin Clash. Perhaps the most famous (and most beloved) of any Towson grad, Clash voices that squeaky orange Muppet who you either love to hate or hate to love.



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