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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?”

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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an Academy Award and three Tony Awards and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.Kline began ...more

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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor
Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and ...more

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Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the characters of Heath Barkley in the American television ...more

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Hoagy Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader
Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael ...more

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Scott A. Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
ChaCha was a human-guided search engine. It provided free, real-time answers to any question, through its website, or by using one of the company's mobile apps. The company, founded in 2006 by ...more
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John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Painter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He is known ...more

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor
Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, violinist, and actress. Autumn's musical style is ...more

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Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Newsreader
Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950), known as Jane Pauley, is an American television journalist and author, active in news reporting since 1972. She is the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning. ...more

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David Wolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Astronaut, Physician
David Alexander Wolf (born August 23, 1956) is an American astronaut, medical doctor and electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration ...more
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Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Consultant
Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961) is an American former basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, ...more

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Jared Fogle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
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Wendell Willkie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Lawyer
Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an American lawyer and corporate executive, and the 1940 Republican nominee for President. Willkie ...more
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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, The Surf Channel, The Skate Channel and ...more
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Robert Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Statesman, Politician
Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from ...more
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John T. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Businessperson
John Thomas Chambers (born August 23, 1949) is the former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems.
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Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Announcer, Actor, Voice acting
Richard Alan Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. Over the course of an approximately 60-year career, he provided play-by-play of various sports for several ...more

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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer
Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including his ...more

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Chris Botti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Musician, Radio personality, Trumpeter
Christopher Stephen Botti ( BOH-tee; born October 12, 1962), is an American trumpeter and composer.In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, for the album ...more
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Andreas Katsulas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Actor
Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American film and television actor.
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Sage Steele is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Sage Marie Steele (born November 28, 1972) is an American television anchor who is the co-host of the 6pm (ET) SportsCenter on ESPN. She also hosts SportsCenter on the Road from various sporting ...more

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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.
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Elizabeth Brewster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Writer
Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, (26 August 1922 – 26 December 2012) was a Canadian poet and academic.Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of ...more
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Jamie Hyneman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Television producer, Special Effects Technician, Actor
James Franklin Hyneman (born September 25, 1956) is an American special effects expert who is best known as the co-host of the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage. He is also the ...more

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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
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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Indiana University Alumni
Baseball player
Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Over his 25-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), Moyer pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Texas ...more