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List of famous people from Colorado Springs, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Colorado Springs, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Colorado Springs you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Colorado Springs, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of many different people, including Julia Griggs Havey and Casey Guernsey.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colorado Springs?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colorado Springs?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Michelle Waterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Michelle Waterson age 31 - Michelle E. Waterson is an American mixed martial artist and model whose nickname is "The Karate Hottie". She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Waterson is currently the ...more

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Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger age 42 - Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger is a former American astronaut. She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a seventh grade teacher at the time, in 2000. She was a science ...more

Lon Chaney, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Lon Chaney, Sr. Died at 47 (1883-1930) - Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney was an American stage and film actor, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned ...more

John Romero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
John Romero age 48 - Alfonso John Romero is a director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including ...more

Spring Byington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Spring Byington Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Spring Dell Byington was a professional American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing ...more

Tom Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Tom Hamilton age 65 - Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton is an American musician, best known as the bassist of the hard rock band Aerosmith. He has co-written two of Aerosmith's hits, "Sweet Emotion" ...more

Kelly Bishop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Kelly Bishop age 71 - Carole "Kelly" Bishop is an American actress and dancer, best known for her roles as matriarch Emily Gilmore on the series Gilmore Girls, and as the mother of Jennifer Grey's character ...more

Sherry Stringfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Sherry Stringfield age 49 - Sherry Lea Stringfield is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Dr. Susan Lewis on the NBC medical drama ER, a role for which she received three Emmy Award nominations. ...more

Talcott Parsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Talcott Parsons Died at 77 (1902-1979) - Talcott Parsons was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973. Parsons developed a general theory for the study of society called action theory, ...more

Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Goose Gossage age 64 - Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. During a 22-year baseball career, he pitched for nine different teams, spending his best ...more

W. Michael Gear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
W. Michael Gear age 62 - W. Michael Gear is an American writer, and archaeologist born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 20, 1955. He is perhaps best known for his First North Americans series, co-authored with wife ...more

Ancel Keys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Ancel Keys Died at 100 (1904-2004) - Ancel Benjamin Keys was an American scientist who studied the influence of diet on health. In particular, he hypothesized that different kinds of dietary fat have different effects on health. He ...more

Alice Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Alice Day Died at 90 (1905-1995) - Jacquiline Alice Newlin, better known as Alice Day, was a film actress who began her career as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties.

Danny Pate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Danny Pate age 36 - Danny Pate is a professional bicycle racer who currently rides for Team Sky. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pate has competed in road racing, cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing.

James Riley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
James Riley age 33 - James Riley is an American soccer player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

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Paul L. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Paul L. Kirk Died at 68 (1902-1970) - Paul Leland Kirk was a chemist, forensic scientist and participant in the Manhattan Project who was specialized in microscopy. He also investigated the bedroom in which Sam Sheppard supposedly ...more

Bobby Unser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Bobby Unser age 81 - Robert William "Bobby" Unser is a retired American automobile racer. He is the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser, and the uncle of Al Unser, ...more

Jim Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Jim Turner age 65 - Jim Turner is an American actor and comedian.

Augie Lohman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Augie Lohman Died at 78 (1911-1989) - Augie Lohman was an American special effects artist who was nominated at the 33rd Academy Awards for Best Special Effects for the film The Last Voyage. He worked on over 60 films during his

Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Ricky Williams age 22 - Ricky Williams is an American football defensive back for the UTEP Miners.

Martin Filler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Martin Filler age 68 - Martin Myles Filler is a prominent American architecture critic. Born in Colorado Springs, CO, Filler received a BA in Art History from Columbia College in 1970 and an MA from Columbia ...more

Kenneth M. Karas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Kenneth M. Karas age 51 - Kenneth Michael Karas is a United States federal judge. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Karas received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1986 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of ...more

Jill Malone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Jill Malone age 40 - Jill Malone is a writer.

Brent Weisner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Brent Weisner age 41 - Brent Weisner is an actor.

Kathy Morath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Kathy Morath age 60 - Kathy Morath is an actress.

Veronica Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Veronica Hill age 26 - Veronica Hill is an actress.

Starla Sterling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Starla Sterling age 29 - Starla Sterling is an actress.

Ryan Plackemeier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Ryan Plackemeier age 31 - Ryan Steven Plackemeier is a former American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League for three seasons in the late 2000s. He played college ...more

Michael Vega is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Michael Vega age 47 - Michael Vega is an American actor. He grew up in central New Jersey and attended Trenton State College where he studied theatre and communications. After spending several years in New York City, ...more

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David Wagenfuhr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
David Wagenfuhr age 33 - David Wagenfuhr was an American soccer player, who retired at the age of 26 due to injury. Wagenfuhr played four years of college soccer for Creighton University, where he was a standout player, ...more

Larry Harlow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Larry Harlow age 64 - Larry Duane Harlow is a retired professional baseball player who played 6 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. Harlow was signed by the Baltimore ...more

Faruk Sahin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Faruk Sahin age 40

Tanner Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
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Rebecca Love Kourlis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Rebecca Love Kourlis age 63 - Rebecca Love Kourlis is a former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

R. W. Eaks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
R. W. Eaks age 63 - Robert W. Eaks is an American professional golfer currently playing on the Champions Tour. Eaks was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and turned ...more

Matthew Conger-Eldeen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Matthew Conger-Eldeen age 26

Ambrosia Anderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Ambrosia Anderson age 33 - Ambrosia Anderson is an American professional women's basketball player.

Jeff Dimmen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Jeff Dimmen age 29 - Jeff Dimmen is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Anyang Halla of the Asia League Ice Hockey. Prior to turning professional, Dimmen attended the ...more

Cecil Effinger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Cecil Effinger Died at 76 (1914-1990) - Cecil Effinger was an American composer, oboist, and inventor.

Mark McCreery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Mark McCreery Mark McCreery is a writer, actor and film production designer.

Giddeon Massie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Giddeon Massie age 34 - Giddeon Massie is an American professional track cyclist. He collected two medals each in men's Keirin and sprint at the 2003 Pan American Games, and later represented the United States in two ...more

Dillwyn Parrish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Dillwyn Parrish Died at 47 (1894-1941) - Dillwyn Parrish is an author.

Clinton Jencks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Clinton Jencks Died at 87 (1918-2005) - Clinton Jencks was a lifelong activist in labor and social justice causes, most famous for union organizing among New Mexico's miners, acting in the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, and enduring ...more

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Helen Howard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Helen Howard Died at 28 (1899-1927) - Helen Howard was an actress.

Anne Parrish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Anne Parrish Died at 69 (1888-1957) - Anne Parrish was an American novelist and writer of children's books. She was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal three times from 1925 to 1951.

Bob Sapp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Bob Sapp age 42 - Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist. ...more

Edward Nassour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Edward Nassour Died at 51 (1911-1962) - Edward Nassour was an American film producer, head of a motion picture studio, and a special effects animator. He was the brother and business partner of William Nassour. Before becoming a ...more

Frank Waters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Frank Waters Died at 93 (1902-1995) - Frank Waters is the preeminent Southwest writer.

Gavin Arthur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Gavin Arthur Died at 71 (1901-1972) - Gavin Arthur, born Chester Alan Arthur III, was a San Francisco astrologer and sexologist and a grandson of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur.

Margaret Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Colorado Springs
Margaret Gibson Died at 70 (1894-1964) - Ella Margaret Gibson, was an American stage and silent film actress who had leading roles in Vitagraph westerns, often opposite William Clifford. She also appeared with Charles Ray in The Coward ...more