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Famous Indiana University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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

    Kevin Kline

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Lee Majors

    Lee Majors

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWyandotte, Michigan, United States of America

    Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Hoagy Carmichael

    Hoagy Carmichael

    Songwriter, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1899-1981)

    BirthplaceBloomington, Minnesota, United States of America

    Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Scott A. Jones

    Scott A. Jones

    Programmer, Businessperson


    ChaCha was a human-guided search engine. It provided free, real-time answers to any question,... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp

    Painter, Musician


    BirthplaceSeymour, Indiana, United States of America

    John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Emilie Autumn

    Emilie Autumn

    Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie... more on Wikipedia

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    #56 of 57 The Best Harpsichordists in the World#42 of 200 The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists

  • 8
    Jane Pauley

    Jane Pauley

    Talk show host, Journalist


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950), known as Jane Pauley, is an American television... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time#1 of 58 The Best Female Talk Show Hosts on TV

  • 9
    David Wolf

    David Wolf

    Astronaut, Physician


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    David Alexander Wolf (born August 23, 1956) is an American astronaut, medical doctor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Isiah Thomas

    Isiah Thomas

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961) is an American former basketball player who played... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Jared Fogle

    Jared Fogle



    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • 12
    Wendell Willkie

    AgeDec. at 52 (1892-1944)

    BirthplaceElwood, Madison County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Steve Bellamy

    Steve Bellamy

    Steve Bellamy is an entrepreneur in sports and entertainment best known for the founding of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Robert Gates

    Robert Gates

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    John T. Chambers

    John T. Chambers



    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    John Thomas Chambers (born August 23, 1949) is the former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Dick Enberg

    Dick Enberg

    Announcer, Actor


    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

    Richard Alan Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. Over... more on Wikipedia

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    #6 of 80 The Best Baseball Announcers of All Time#8 of 32 The Best Current Baseball Announcers

  • 17
    Joe Buck

    Joe Buck

    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

    Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Chris Botti

    Chris Botti

    Musician, Radio personality


    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Christopher Stephen Botti ( BOH-tee; born October 12, 1962), is an American trumpeter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Andreas Katsulas

    AgeDec. at 60 (1946-2006)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Andrew "Andreas" Katsulas (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Sage Steele
    Sage Marie Steele (born November 28, 1972) is an American television anchor who is the co-host... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Zola Levitt

    Zola Levitt


    AgeDec. at 68 (1938-2006)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Elizabeth Brewster

    AgeDec. at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplaceChipman, Canada

    Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, (26 August 1922 – 26 December 2012) was a Canadian poet and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jamie Hyneman

    Jamie Hyneman

    Television producer, Special Effects Technician


    BirthplaceMarshall, Michigan, United States of America

    James Franklin Hyneman (born September 25, 1956) is an American special effects expert who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Larry Ellis

    Larry Ellis

    Military Officer


    Larry Rudell Ellis is a retired United States Army general, who served as the Commander of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSellersville, Pennsylvania

    Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Over... more on Wikipedia