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List of famous people from Indiana, 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 Indiana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Indiana 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 Indiana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Patricia Robertson and James Stewart.

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Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Indiana
age 59 Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. ...more

Tawni O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Tawni O'Dell age 54 Tawni O'Dell is an American novelist. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She lived for many years in ...more

Rob Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Rob Drake age 48 Robert Paul Drake is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears number 30. He was named to the Major League staff in 2010.

Kevin Casselman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Kevin Casselman Dec. at 68 (1925-1993) Kevin Casselman is a film producer.

Nathan Udall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Nathan Udall age 35 Nathan Udall is an actor.

James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 89 (1908-1997) James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 62 (1927-1989) Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works ...more

Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 38 (1963-2001) Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson was an American physician and a NASA astronaut.

Paul Bollen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005) Paul Bollen was an actor.

V.L. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Indiana
V.L. Barnes Dec. at 79 (1870-1949) V.L. Barnes is an actor.

Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. Dec. at 77 (1924-2001) Patrick J. Stapleton is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Jack Sonni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Jack Sonni age 63 Jack Sonni is a writer, musician and former marketing executive best known as "the other guitarist" in Dire Straits during the band's Brothers in Arms era.

Alexander Wilson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Alexander Wilson Taylor Dec. at 78 (1815-1893) Alexander Wilson Taylor was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Alexander W. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies, ...more

Harry White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Harry White Dec. at 86 (1834-1920) Harry White was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 50 (1942-1992) James Solomon "Big Jim" Nance was an American collegiate and Professional Football fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. He was inducted ...more

Samuel Steel Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Samuel Steel Blair Dec. at 69 (1821-1890) Samuel Steel Blair was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and graduated from Jefferson College, ...more

Patricia Henley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patricia Henley age 71 Patricia Henley is a writer and novelist.

Lawson Fiscus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Lawson Fiscus Dec. at 83 (1866-1949) Ira Lawson Fiscus was one of the first professional football players. He attended Princeton University, where his outstanding play at offensive guard earned him the title Samson of Princeton, ...more

Steve Wheatcroft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Steve Wheatcroft age 40 Steve Wheatcroft is an American professional golfer. Wheatcroft was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended Indiana University earning a degree in Sports ...more

Robert Dick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Robert Dick Wilson Dec. at 74 (1856-1930) Robert Dick Wilson was an American linguist and Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to prove the reliability of the Hebrew Bible. In his quest to determine the accuracy of the original ...more

Chris Kuzneski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Chris Kuzneski age 48 Chris Kuzneski is a New York Times bestselling American author. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been published in more than 40 countries. His works have also ...more

Terry Buterbaugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Terry Buterbaugh age 37 Terry Buterbaugh is an American boxer in the Light Welterweight division.

Andy Voils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Andy Voils age 38 Andy Voils is an actor.

Dennis Douds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dennis Douds age 77 Dennis "Denny" Douds is an American football coach and former player. He has been a football coach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania since 1966 and the head football coach ...more

Michael Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Michael Ryan age 40 Michael Sean Ryan is a former American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins organization in 5th round of the 1996 Major League ...more

Casey Haines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Casey Haines age 31 Casey Haines is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played for the Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League.

Patrick J. Stapleton III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patrick J. Stapleton III Patrick J. Stapleton III is a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, a position he has held since Governor Tom Ridge appointed him to the Board in June 1997. He was reconfirmed by ...more

Mel Hankinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Mel Hankinson age 75 Mel Hankinson is a men's basketball coach and author. Hankinson has written a number of books and starred in videos on techniques for coaching basketball. Hankinson spent over three decades ...more

Henderson C. Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Henderson C. Howard Dec. at 80 (1839-1919) Henderson Calvin Howard was a Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Peninsular Campaign of 1862.

Ross Fiscus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Ross Fiscus Dec. at 80 (1870-1950) William Ross Fiscus was an early professional football player and coach in the United States. He was one of the first pro players on record.

Brandon Peoples is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Brandon Peoples age 25 Brandon Peoples is an American Football running back for the Wagner Seahawks.

Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 40 Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold, and two live albums. His ...more

Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 56 (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war ...more

Schuyler Colfax is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 62 (1823-1885) Schuyler Colfax Jr. was a United States Representative from Indiana, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the 17th Vice President of the United States. To date, he is one of only two ...more

Eugene V. Debs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 71 (1855-1926) Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of ...more

Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 68 (1833-1901) Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Harrison had become a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian ...more

William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 68 (1773-1841) William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first ...more

Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 58 Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States, since January 20, 2017. He previously was the ...more

John Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 81 John Marlan Poindexter is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan ...more

Dan Quayle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 71 James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States, served with President George H. W. Bush. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state ...more

John Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 63 John Glover Roberts Jr. is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He took his seat on September 29, 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of ...more

James Dean is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 24 (1931-1955) James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in ...more

Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 34 Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor of stage, screen and television. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduating from the Juilliard School, he has appeared in several Broadway and ...more

Jake Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 29 Jake Matthew Lloyd is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom ...more

Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 50 (1930-1980) Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era ...more

David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 70 David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. ...more

Red Skelton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 84 (1913-1997) Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was an American entertainer best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971 and as host of the television program The Red ...more

Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 51 Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate ...more

Jermaine Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added age 63 Jermaine La Jaune Jackson is an American singer, bass guitarist, composer, and occasional film director, best known as a member of The Jackson 5. He also produced and recorded duets with ...more

Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Indiana
starwarssuperfan added Dec. at 51 (1958-2009) Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal ...more