Famous People From Indianapolis

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

This list contains people like Nick Traub and Jimmy Jackson.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Indianapolis?" or "Which celebrities were born in Indianapolis?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.Lambert rose to fame in 2009 ...more
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating/producing a number of successful television series, ...more
  • Herb Baumeister
    Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Herbert Richard Baumeister (April 7, 1947 – July 3, 1996) was an American suspected serial killer. A resident of Westfield, Indiana, Baumeister was under investigation for murdering over a dozen men ...more
  • Marshall Taylor
    Dec. at 53 (1878-1932)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was an American professional cyclist. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he worked in bicycle shops and began racing ...more
  • Marc Summers

    Marc Summers

    Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Marc Summers (born Marc Berkowitz; November 11, 1951) is an American television personality, comedian, game show host, producer, and talk show host. He is best known for hosting Double Dare for ...more
  • Allan Bloom
    Dec. at 62 (1930-1992)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Allan David Bloom (September 14, 1930 – October 7, 1992) was an American philosopher, classicist, and academician. He studied under David Grene, Leo Strauss, Richard McKeon, and Alexandre Kojève. He ...more