23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases

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List of Celebrities Born on Military Bases ranked by fame and popularity. A military base is a facility owned and operated by one of the branches of the military. Military bases can include residences for individuals who are actively serving, training grounds and health care facilities. Military bases can be located within a home country as well as abroad.

Who is the most famous person who was born on a military base? Bruce Willis tops our list. The “Die Hard” star was born on a U.S. military base in West Germany where his father was serving. At the age of two, Willis and his family relocated to New Jersey. “Jarhead” actor Peter Sarsgaard was born on an Air Force base in Illinois. Other actors who were born on military bases include Julianne Moore, Lou Diamond Phillips and Johnny Galecki.

Senator John McCain was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. McCain's place of birth became a big topic of conversation when he became the Republican Presidential nominee in 2008. Although McCain was not a “natural born” U.S. Citizen, both of his parents were citizens and they were in Panama on an official military assignment. Many people believe that an amendment should be made to the U.S. Constitution to cover future situations like John McCain's.

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  1. Bruce Willis - Idar-Oberstein,... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    Bruce Willis was born in Germany where his father was stationed while working as an American soldier.
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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Armageddon
  2. John McEnroe - Wiesbaden, West... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    Tennis great John McEnroe was born at a military base in West Germany where his father was serving in the Air Force.
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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
    • Profession: Tennis player, Commentator, Talk show host, Actor
    • Credits: Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, Wimbledon, Wimbledon
  3. Julianne Moore - Fort Bragg, N... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    "Boogie Nights" actress Julianne Moore was born at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Her father was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.
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    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer, Children's book author, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Big Lebowski, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Crazy, Stupid, Love., + more
  4. John McCain - Coco Solo Naval ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    Senator John McCain comes from a long lineage of military men. He was born on an Air Force base in the Panama Canal Zone.
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    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Coco Solo
    • Profession: Pilot, Statesman, Politician, Military Officer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Face the Nation, Television's Vietnam, Why We Fight, Ethos
  5. Johnny Galecki - Bree, Belgium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki was born on a Belgium Air Force base.
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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Bree, Belgium
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Big Bang Theory, In Time, Hancock, Christmas Vacation
  6. Jeri Ryan - Munich, West Germa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    The "Star Trek: Voyager" actress was born on a base in Munich, West Germany, where her father was a Master Sergeant in the Army. She grew up on many army posts around the U.S.
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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof, Boston Public, Down with Love
  7. Martin Lawrence - Frankfurt, W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    The Actor and comedian was born to a military father on a base in Frankfurt, Germany, the second of six children.
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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  8. Peter Sarsgaard - Scott Air Fo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases
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    "Boys Don't Cry" actor Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. His father was an Air Force engineer.
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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Jarhead, Orphan, Green Lantern, Flightplan
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