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Famous TV Actors from Chicago

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List Rules Only 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?"
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy ...more
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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for playing the role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the long-running sitcom According to ...more
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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Bernie Mac Show
Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, ...more
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Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Tripping the Rift, Santa Baby, Jenny
Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy is an American model, television host, comedian, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a model for Playboy magazine ...more
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Star Wars Holiday Special, The Making of Star Wars, Spike Guys' Choice Awards
Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more
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Jeff Garlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs, Bringing up Jack
Jeffrey "Jeff" Todd Garlin is an American comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host, and author. He has acted in many television shows and some movies, ...more
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Fred Savage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Wonder Years, Oswald, Generator Rex
Fredrick Aaron "Fred" Savage is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years. He has ...more
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Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The A-Team, Eek! The Cat, Mister T
Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a ...more
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Michael Ian Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The State, Frisky Dingo, Ed
Michael Ian Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Ed, Viva Variety, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have ...more
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Tress MacNeille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Simpsons, Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tress MacNeille is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Disney's House of Mouse, ...more
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Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Proud Family, Mad TV, C Bear and Jamal
Aries Spears is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. Spears was a regular on Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes, making him the second ...more
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Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Simpsons, Darkwing Duck, Hey Arnold!
Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The ...more
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John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Check It Out!
John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more ...more
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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Second City Television, SCTV Network 90
Harold Allen Ramis was an American actor, director, and writer specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and Russell Ziskey in Stripes; he ...more
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Frank Caliendo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Hot in Cleveland, Mad TV, Frank TV
Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. In 2007 and ...more
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Chi McBride is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Pushing Daisies, Ultimate Spider-Man, Human Target
Kenneth "Chi" McBride is an American actor. He starred as high school principal Steven Harper on the series Boston Public, as Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies, as Detective Laverne ...more
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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Central Park West, The Rogues, Welcome to The Captain
Raquel Welch is an American actress. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she ...more
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Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Hot in Cleveland, Less than Perfect, Suddenly Susan
Sherri Evonne Shepherd is an American comedienne, author, businesswoman, actress, and television personality. She headlined her own sitcom, Sherri, on Lifetime television. Shepherd hosts ...more
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Common is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Hell on Wheels, Black in the 80s
Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? ...more
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Paul Frees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Frosty the Snowman, The Pink Panther Show
Solomon Hersh Frees, better known as Paul Frees, was an American actor, impressionist, voice artist, and comedian, known for his work on MGM, Walter Lantz, and Walt Disney theatrical cartoons ...more
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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
The Finder, Sparks, Built to Last
Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He was also ...more
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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and ...more
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Kiele Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Lost, The Glades, Related
Kiele Michelle Sanchez is an American actress who starred in the A&E Network drama The Glades. Previously she had starred as Anne Sorelli in the The WB comedy-drama Related and as Nikki ...more
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Crispin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Young Justice, Hellsing, Wolf's Rain
Crispin McDougal Freeman is an American voice actor. His roles have included Alucard from Hellsing, Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, Karasu from ...more
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Kenneth Mars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Chicago
Malcolm in the Middle, Laverne & Shirley, Darkwing Duck
Kenneth Mars was an American television, film and voice actor. He may be best-remembered for starring in two Mel Brooks films: the insane Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in 1968's The Producers, ...more