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Famous TV Actors from Chicago

Updated June 14, 2019 70.4k 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.

List TV actors include Jennifer Morrison, Dwyane Wade and more.

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

    Robin Williams

    Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 2
    Jim Belushi

    Jim Belushi

    Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityAlbania, United States of America

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

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  • 3
    Bernie Mac

    Bernie Mac

    The Bernie Mac Show

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Jenny McCarthy

    Jenny McCarthy

    Tripping the Rift, Santa Baby

    BirthplaceEvergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 5
    Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford

    Star Wars Holiday Special, The Making of Star Wars

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 6
    Jeff Garlin

    Jeff Garlin

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 7
    Fred Savage

    Fred Savage

    The Wonder Years, Oswald

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fred Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Mr. T

    Mr. T

    The A-Team, Eek! The Cat

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud; May 21, 1952) is an American actor, bodyguard, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Michael Ian Black

    Michael Ian Black

    The State, Frisky Dingo

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 10
    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    The Simpsons, Futurama

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

    Aries Spears

    The Proud Family, Mad TV

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer from New... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Dan Castellaneta

    Dan Castellaneta

    The Simpsons, Darkwing Duck

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Italy

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

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  • 13
    John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 14
    Harold Ramis

    Harold Ramis

    Second City Television, SCTV Network 90

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 15
    Frank Caliendo

    Frank Caliendo

    Hot in Cleveland, Mad TV

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian and impressionist, best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Chi McBride

    Chi McBride

    Pushing Daisies, Ultimate Spider-Man

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 17
    Raquel Welch

    Raquel Welch

    Central Park West, The Rogues

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer. She first won... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Sherri Shepherd

    Sherri Shepherd

    Hot in Cleveland, Less than Perfect

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 19
    Common

    Common

    Hell on Wheels, Black in the 80s

    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Paul Frees

    Paul Frees

    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Frosty the Snowman

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Solomon Hersh Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986), better known as Paul Frees, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Michael Clarke Duncan

    Michael Clarke Duncan

    The Finder, Sparks

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • 22
    Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

    Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

    BirthplaceHermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 23
    Kiele Sanchez

    Kiele Sanchez

    Lost, The Glades

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kiele Michelle Sanchez ( KEE-lee; born October 13, 1977) is an American actress who starred in... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Crispin Freeman

    Crispin Freeman

    Young Justice, Hellsing

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Crispin Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor, ADR director and writer... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Kenneth Mars

    Kenneth Mars

    Malcolm in the Middle, Laverne & Shirley

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kenneth Mars (April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011) was an American character actor and voice... more on Wikipedia

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