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Famous TV Actors from Chicago

Updated June 14, 2019 72.3k views807 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Chicago.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Chicago, with photos when available. These renowned Chicago actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Chicago, but everyone on this list grew up in Chicago and considers it to be their home. This list includes Chicago TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Chicago then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Chicago. Various bits of information are available for these Chicago celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Chicago?" and "Who are the most famous Chicago actors?"
  • 1

    Robin Williams

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    Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian....  more

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  • 2

    Jim Belushi

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    James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor,...  more

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  • 3

    Bernie Mac

    The Bernie Mac Show
    Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name...  more

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  • 4

    Jenny McCarthy

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    Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg (née Jennifer Ann McCarthy; November 1, 1972) is an American...  more

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  • 5

    Harrison Ford

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    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his...  more

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  • 6

    Jeff Garlin

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    Jeffrey Todd Garlin (born June 5, 1962) is an American comedian, actor, producer, director,...  more


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  • 7

    Fred Savage

    The Wonder Years, Oswald
    Fred Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best...  more

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  • 8

    Mr. T

    The A-Team, Eek! The Cat
    Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud; May 21, 1952) is an American actor, bodyguard, television...  more

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  • 9

    Michael Ian Black

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    Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor,...  more

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  • 10

    Tress MacNeille

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    Tress MacNeille (born Teressa Claire Payne; June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress and...  more
  • 11

    Aries Spears

    The Proud Family, Mad TV
    Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer from New...  more

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  • 12

    Dan Castellaneta

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    Daniel Louis Castellaneta (; born October 29, 1957) is an American actor, voice actor,...  more

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  • 13

    John C. Reilly

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    John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, singer, voice...  more

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  • 14

    Harold Ramis

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    Harold Allen Ramis (; November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director,...  more

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  • 15

    Frank Caliendo

    Hot in Cleveland, Mad TV
    Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian and impressionist, best known...  more
  • 16

    Chi McBride

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    Kenneth "Chi" McBride (born September 23, 1961) is an American actor. He starred as high...  more

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  • 17

    Raquel Welch

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  • 18

    Sherri Shepherd

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    Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, author, and...  more

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  • 19


    Hell on Wheels, Black in the 80s
    Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name...  more

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  • 20

    Paul Frees

    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Frosty the Snowman
    Solomon Hersh Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986), better known as Paul Frees, was an...  more
  • 21

    Michael Clarke Duncan

    The Finder, Sparks
    Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor best known...  more

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  • 22

    Walt Disney

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    Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur,...  more

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  • 23

    Kiele Sanchez

    Lost, The Glades
    Kiele Michelle Sanchez ( KEE-lee; born October 13, 1977) is an American actress who starred in...  more
  • 24

    Crispin Freeman

    Young Justice, Hellsing
    Crispin Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor, ADR director and writer...  more
  • 25

    Kenneth Mars

    Malcolm in the Middle, Laverne & Shirley
    Kenneth Mars (April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011) was an American character actor and voice...  more