READ Famous Indiana University Alumni

Reference
30.5k views 53 items

List Rules People on this list must have gone to Indiana University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Indiana University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Indiana University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Indiana University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Indiana University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Indiana University.

List includes Isiah Thomas, Kevin Kline and other famous Hoosiers

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Indiana University?” and “Which celebrities are Indiana University alumni?”

Check out these famous IU alumni!

1
Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The ...more

2
Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also ...more

3
Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Lee Majors is an American television, film and voice actor, best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in the TV series The Big Valley, as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man and ...more

4
Hoagy Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on ...more

5
Scott A. Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Scott A. Jones is an American inventor. Scott graduated with honors from Indiana University in 1984, receiving a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

6
John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Painter, Musician, Singer-songwriter John J Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock ...more

7
Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has ...more

8
Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Newsreader Margaret Jane Pauley, better known as Jane Pauley, is an American television anchor and journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975. She is best known for her 13-year tenure ...more

9
David Wolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Astronaut, Physician David Alexander Wolf is an American astronaut, medical doctor, electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle missions, the ...more

10
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Consultant Isiah Lord Thomas III is a retired American basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. The 12-time NBA All-Star was named one of ...more

11
Jared Fogle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Spokesperson Jared S. Fogle, also known as the Subway Guy, is a spokesman employed by Subway in its advertising campaigns. He is known for his significant weight loss, now known as the "Subway ...more

12
Wendell Willkie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Lawyer Wendell Lewis Willkie was a corporate lawyer in the United States and a dark horse who became the Republican Party nominee for president in 1940. A member of the liberal wing of the party, he ...more

13
Steve Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson Steve Bellamy is an entrepreneur in sports and entertainment best known for the founding of niche cable television networks including The Tennis Channel and The Ski Channel and for having an ...more

14
Robert Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Statesman, Politician Robert Michael Gates is an American statesman, scholar and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates served for 26 years in the ...more

15
John T. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson John Thomas Chambers is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.

16
Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Announcer, Actor, Voice acting Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster. Since 2009 he has provided play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long ...more

17
Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including ...more

18
Chris Botti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Musician, Radio personality, Trumpeter Christopher Stephen "Chris" Botti, is an Italian-American trumpeter and composer. In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category. He was also nominated ...more

19
Andreas Katsulas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Actor Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas was an American actor known for his roles as Ambassador G'Kar in the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as the one-armed villain Sykes in the film ...more

20
Sage Steele is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Sage Steele is an American television anchor who hosts the Friday and Sunday editions of NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC. For 5 years prior to the NBA assignment, Steele was a full-time co-host of ...more

21
Zola Levitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Televangelist Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt Ministries, in Dallas, Texas.

22
Elizabeth Brewster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Writer Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, CM was a Canadian poet and academic. Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Arts ...more

23
Jamie Hyneman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Television producer, Special Effects Technician, Actor James Franklin "Jamie" Hyneman is an American special effects expert and the co-host of the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage. He is also the owner of M5 Industries, ...more

24
Larry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Military Officer Larry Rudell Ellis is a retired United States Army general, who served as the Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command from November 19, 2001 until 2004, following his assignment as the Deputy ...more

25
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Baseball player Jamie Moyer is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Over his 25-year career in Major League Baseball, Moyer pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, ...more

26
Trista Sutter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Actor Trista Nicole Sutter was the runner-up on season 1 of the ABC reality television show The Bachelor, before becoming the star of the first season of its companion show, The Bachelorette. Trista ...more

27
Calbert Cheaney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Basketball player, Actor Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney is a retired American basketball player and an assistant coach at Saint Louis University. At the conclusion of his collegiate basketball career, he was the all-time ...more

28
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Basketball player Walter Jones Bellamy was an American professional basketball player.

29
Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia ...more

30
Avery Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Opera Singer, Television director, Professor Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, director and occasional singer. Brooks is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser for ...more

31
Marshall Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson, Author, Coach Marshall Goldsmith is an American leadership coach and author of management-related literature.

32
Homer A. Neal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson, Educator Homer Alfred Neal is an American particle physicist and a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan. Neal is vice president of the American Physical Society. He is also a board ...more

33
Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Actor Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is best known for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits. She currently stars in the ...more

34
Steven H Silver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Technical writer, Editor, Publisher Steven H Silver is an American science fiction fan and bibliographer, publisher, and editor. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer twelve times and Best Fanzine three ...more

35
Keith Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Politician, Professor, Political scientist Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 69th District for two terms from 2007 to 2010.

36
Evan Bayh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III is an American lawyer and Democratic politician who served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011. He earlier served as the 46th Governor ...more

37
Mike Woodson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Michael Dean "Mike" Woodson is a former American basketball player and coach who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.

38
Tavis Smiley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Commentator, Talk show host, Businessperson Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Bunker ...more

39
Max Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader Max Robinson was an American broadcast journalist, and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor. He was the first African-American broadcast network news anchor in the United States and one of the ...more

40
David Starr Jordan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Science writer David Starr Jordan was a leading ichthyologist, educator, eugenicist, and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and was the founding president of Stanford University.

41
Otis R. Bowen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Politician, Physician Otis Ray Bowen was a U.S. politician and physician. He served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1985 to 1989.

42
Adewale Ogunleye is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
American football player Adewale Ogunleye is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He ...more

43
Gibran Hamdan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Gibran Hamdan American football player Gibran Latif Hamdan is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League and NFL Europa. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the ...more

44
Meg Cabot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Meg Cabot is an American author of romantic and paranormal fiction for teens and adults and used to write under several pen names, but now writes exclusively under her real name, Meg Cabot. She ...more

45
René Girard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Philosopher René Noël Théophile Girard is a Franco-American historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science whose work belongs to the tradition of anthropological ...more

46
Kurt Squire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Journalist Dr. Kurt D. Squire is an associate professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Director of the Games, Learning & Society Initiative, best known for his research into game design for ...more

47
Kristin Dodd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Kristin Dodd ' ' ' was born in Terre Haute, IN, She joined The Weather Channel in 1997 and left in 2009, She graduated in Indiana University for B.A in ...more

48
Edgar Meyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Bassist, Musician, Composer Edgar Meyer is an American bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of ...more

49
Richard G Searer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson Richard Searer is President, Kraft North America, Kraft Foods Inc., with responsibility for strategic direction, management and coordination of Krafts businesses in the United States and

50
George Lakoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Linguist, Professor, Author George P. Lakoff is an American cognitive linguist, best known for his thesis that lives of individuals are significantly influenced by the central metaphors they use to explain complex ...more