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

A list made up of people like Fabian Bruskewitz and Ben Budd.

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

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Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Spencer Tracy Died at 67 (1900-1967) - Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy was nominated for nine Academy Awards for ...more

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Andy Hurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Andy Hurley age 36 - Andrew John "Andy" Hurley is an American musician and drummer. He is best known as the drummer of the Chicago-based rock band Fall Out Boy. Prior to Fall Out Boy, Hurley played in ...more

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Deidre Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Deidre Hall age 69 - Deidre Ann Hall is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's daytime drama Days of Our Lives, which she has played for 32 years. The character is considered ...more

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Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Bob Uecker age 83 - Robert George "Bob" Uecker is a retired American Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by TV ...more

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David Zucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
David Zucker age 69 - David S. Zucker is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Tank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Tank age 39 - Durrell Babbs is a songwriter.

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Charlotte Rae is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Charlotte Rae age 90 - Charlotte Rae is an American character actress of stage, comedienne, singer and dancer, who in her six decades of television is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the ...more

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Leroy Chiao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Leroy Chiao age 56 - Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three shuttle flights, and was the commander of ...more

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Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Phil Katz Died at 38 (1962-2000) - Phillip Walter Katz was a computer programmer best known as the co-creator of the Zip file format for data compression, and the author of PKZIP, a program for creating zip files that ran under ...more

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Lesa Ann Pedriana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

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John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
John G. Schmitz Died at 71 (1930-2001) - John George Schmitz was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and California State Senate from Orange County, California. He was also a member of the John Birch ...more

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Jerry Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Jerry Dunphy Died at 81 (1921-2002) - Jerry Dunphy was an American television news anchor in the Los Angeles/Southern California media market. He was best known for his intro "From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern ...more

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Amy Pietz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Amy Pietz age 48 - Amy Pietz is an American film and television actress.

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Tim Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Tim Carpenter age 55 - Timothy W. "Tim" Carpenter is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 3rd District since 2003. He earlier served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the ...more

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David Giuntoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
David Giuntoli age 36 - David C. Giuntoli is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama Grimm.

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Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Don Weis Died at 78 (1922-2000) - Don Weis was an American film and television director. Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, ...more

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Michael Burks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Michael Burks Died at 55 (1957-2012) - Michael Burks was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his tracks, "I Smell Smoke" and "Hard Come, Easy Go", and ...more

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Al Jarreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Al Jarreau age 77 - Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is an American jazz singer.

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Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Woody Herman Died at 74 (1913-1987) - Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman ...more

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Jane Kaczmarek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Jane Kaczmarek age 61 - Jane Frances Kaczmarek is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Lois on the television series Malcolm in the Middle. Kaczmarek is a three-time Golden Globe and ...more

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Jerry Zucker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Jerry Zucker age 67 - Jerry G. Zucker is an American film director known for his role in directing comedy spoof films like Airplane!, and the drama film Ghost.

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William Bast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
William Bast age 84 - William Bast is an American screenwriter and author currently living in Los Angeles. In addition to writing scripts for motion pictures and television, he is the author of two biographies of the ...more

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Daron Hagen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Daron Hagen age 54 - Daron Aric Hagen, is an American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, librettist, and stage director of contemporary classical music and opera.

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Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Latrell Sprewell age 46 - Latrell Fontaine Sprewell is a former American professional basketball player; he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. During his time as a ...more

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John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
John Ridley age 50 - John Ridley IV. is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, television showrunner and writer best known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Adapted ...more

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Ted Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Ted Kirkpatrick age 56 - Ted Kirkpatrick is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work with the American Christian thrash metal band Tourniquet. Primarily a drummer, Kirkpatrick is the principle ...more

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Pat O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Pat O'Brien Died at 84 (1899-1983) - William Joseph Patrick "Pat" O'Brien was an American film actor with more than one hundred screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was ...more

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Frank Zeidler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Frank Zeidler Died at 94 (1912-2006) - Frank Paul Zeidler was an American Socialist politician and Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving three terms from April 20, 1948 to April 18, 1960. He was the most recent Socialist mayor of ...more

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James Benning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
James Benning age 74 - James Benning is an independent filmmaker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the course of his 40-year career Benning has made over twenty-five feature-length films that have shown in many ...more

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Pamela Britton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Pamela Britton Died at 51 (1923-1974) - Pamela Britton was an American actress best known for appearing as Lorelei Brown in the television series My Favorite Martian. She also starred in the film noir classic D.O.A..

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Al Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Al Simmons Died at 54 (1902-1956) - Aloysius Harry Simmons, born Aloisius Szymanski, was an American baseball player. Nicknamed "Bucketfoot Al", he played for two decades in Major League Baseball as an outfielder and had ...more

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Ed Hochuli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Ed Hochuli age 66 - Edward G. Hochuli is an attorney for the firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. since 1983, and has been an American football official in the National Football League since the 1990 NFL ...more

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Les Aspin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Les Aspin Died at 57 (1938-1995) - Leslie "Les" Aspin, Jr. was a United States Representative from 1971 to 1993, and the United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from January 21, 1993 to February ...more

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Karl Kassulke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Karl Kassulke Died at 67 (1941-2008) - Karl Otto Kassulke was a professional American football player. Kassulke graduated from Drake University, where he starred as a safety. He played 10 seasons in the National Football League, all ...more

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Jeff Doucette is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Jeff Doucette age 69 - Jeff Doucette is an actor.

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Abner Biberman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Abner Biberman Died at 68 (1909-1977) - Abner Biberman, was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. Biberman was sometimes credited under the pseudonym Joel Judge.

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Ray "Crash" Corrigan Died at 74 (1902-1976) - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, born Raymond Benard, was an American actor most famous for appearing in many B-Western films. He also was a stuntman and frequently acted as silver screen ...more

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Elizabeth Warnock Fernea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea Died at 81 (1927-2008) - Elizabeth Warnock Fernea was an influential writer and filmmaker who spent much of her life in the field producing numerous ethnographies and films that capture the struggles and turmoil of ...more

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Jack Finney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Jack Finney Died at 84 (1911-1995) - Jack Finney was an American author. His best-known works are science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers and Time and Again. The former was the basis for the 1956 movie Invasion ...more

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Marjorie Grene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Marjorie Grene Died at 99 (1910-2009) - Marjorie Glicksman Grene was an American philosopher. She wrote both on existentialism and the philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of biology. She taught at the University of ...more

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Leigh Scott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Leigh Scott age 40 - Leigh Scott Andrew Slawner is an American film writer, director, producer, actor, editor, and cinematographer.

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William Berke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
William Berke Died at 55 (1903-1958) - William A. Berke was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed nearly 90 films between 1934 and 1958. He also produced nearly 80 films between 1933 and 1958.

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Peter Straub is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Peter Straub age 72 - Peter Francis Straub is an American author and poet. His horror fiction has received numerous literary honors such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild

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Bruce Herschensohn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Bruce Herschensohn age 83 - Stanley Bruce Herschensohn is an American political commentator, author and senior fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy in Malibu, California. Herschensohn quickly rose to ...more

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Eric Simonson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Eric Simonson age 55 - Eric Simonson is an American writer and director in theatre, film and opera. He is a member of Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and the author of plays Lombardi, Fake, Honest, Magic/Bird and ...more

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Lynne Arriale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Lynne Arriale age 58 - Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader who has been critically praised by the New York Times: “Lynne Arriale’s brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her ...more

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John Crosby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
John Crosby Died at 79 (1912-1991) - John Crosby was an american newspaper columnist, radio-television critic, novelist and TV host. During the 1950s, he was generally regarded as the leading critic of television. Born in ...more

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Joseph Anthony is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Joseph Anthony Died at 81 (1912-1993) - Joseph Anthony was an American playwright, actor, and director. He made his film acting debut in the 1934 film Hat, Coat, and Glove and his theatrical acting debut in a 1935 production of Mary ...more

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Lawrence Eagleburger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Lawrence Eagleburger Died at 81 (1930-2011) - Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger, also known as Lawrence of Macedonia, was an American statesman and career diplomat, who served briefly as the Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush. ...more

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James Risch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
James Risch age 72 - James Elroy "Jim" Risch is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, Idaho, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served ...more