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Famous People From Colorado Springs

Updated October 13, 2018 8k views150 items
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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.
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Michelle Waterson (born January 6, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Between...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger (born May 2, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former American astronaut. In 2000, she married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a fellow Whitman College...  more
  • Lon Chaney, Sr.

    Dec. at 47 (1883-1930)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is an American director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for...  more
  • Spring Byington

    Dec. at 84 (1886-1971)

    BirthplaceHollywood, California, USA

    Spring Dell Byington (October 17, 1886 – September 7, 1971) was an American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Thomas William Hamilton (born December 31, 1951) is an American musician, best known as the bassist for the hard rock bands Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy. He has regularly co-written songs for Aerosmith,...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Carole "Kelly" Bishop (born February 28, 1944) is an American actress and dancer, best known for her roles as matriarch Emily Gilmore on the series Gilmore Girls and as Marjorie Houseman, the mother...  more

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  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, USA

    Sherry Lea Stringfield (born June 24, 1967) 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...  more
  • Talcott Parsons

    Dec. at 76 (1902-1979)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Talcott Parsons (1902–1979) was an American sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism. Parsons is considered one of the most...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage (born July 5, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. During a 22-year baseball career (from 1972–1994), he pitched for nine different...  more

    #25 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#169 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#5 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    W. Michael Gear (born May 20, 1955) is an award-winning American writer, and archaeologist . He is the author of North America's Forgotten Past series, co-written with wife Kathleen O'Neal Gear....  more
  • Ancel Keys

    Dec. at 100 (1904-2004)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Ancel Benjamin Keys (January 26, 1904 – November 20, 2004) was an American physiologist who studied the influence of diet on health. In particular, he hypothesized that dietary saturated fat causes...  more
  • Alice Day

    Dec. at 89 (1905-1995)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Jacqueline Alice Irene Newlin (November 7, 1906 – May 25, 1995), professionally known as Alice Day, was a film actress who began her career as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties....  more
  • Danny Pate

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Danny Pate (born March 23, 1979) is an American retired professional bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2000 and 2018 for the Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Valli & Valli, Prime Alliance,...  more
  • James Riley

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    James Riley (born October 27, 1982) is an American soccer defender who currently plays for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League. Riley previously spent eleven seasons in Major League...  more
  • Paul L. Kirk

    Dec. at 68 (1902-1970)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Paul Leland Kirk (May 9, 1902 – June 5, 1970) was a chemist, forensic scientist and participant in the Manhattan Project who was specialized in microscopy. He also investigated the bedroom in which...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Robert William "Bobby" Unser (born February 20, 1934) is an American former automobile racer. He is the brother of Al Unser, Jerry Unser and Louis Unser, the father of Robby Unser and the uncle of Al...  more
  • Jim Turner

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceUSA, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Jim Turner (born October 28, 1952) is an American actor and comedian....  more
  • Augie Lohman

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    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 career....  more
  • Ricky Williams

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Ricky Williams is an American football defensive back for the UTEP Miners....
  • Martin Filler

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Martin Myles Filler (September 17, 1948) is a prominent American architecture critic. He is best known for his long essays on modern architecture that have appeared in The New York Review of Books...  more
  • BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Kenneth Michael Karas (born 1964) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York....  more
  • Jill Malone

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Jill Malone is a writer....
  • Brent Weisner

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Brent Weisner is an actor....
  • Kathy Morath

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Kathy Morath is an actress....