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Famous TV Actors from Chicago

Updated June 14, 2019 71.6k 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?"
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  • Robin Williams1

    Robin Williams

    Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Jim Belushi2

    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

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  • Bernie Mac3

    Bernie Mac

    The Bernie Mac Show

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Jenny McCarthy4

    Jenny McCarthy

    Tripping the Rift, Santa Baby

    BirthplaceUSA, Evergreen Park, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Harrison Ford5

    Harrison Ford

    Star Wars Holiday Special, The Making of Star Wars

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Jeff Garlin6

    Jeff Garlin

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Fred Savage7

    Fred Savage

    The Wonder Years, Oswald

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Mr. T8

    Mr. T

    The A-Team, Eek! The Cat

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Michael Ian Black9

    Michael Ian Black

    The State, Frisky Dingo

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Tress MacNeille10

    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
  • Aries Spears11

    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

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  • Dan Castellaneta12

    Dan Castellaneta

    The Simpsons, Darkwing Duck

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

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

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  • John C. Reilly13

    John C. Reilly

    Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Harold Ramis14

    Harold Ramis

    Second City Television, SCTV Network 90

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Frank Caliendo15

    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
  • Chi McBride16

    Chi McBride

    Pushing Daisies, Ultimate Spider-Man

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Raquel Welch17

    Raquel Welch

    Central Park West, The Rogues

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Sherri Shepherd18

    Sherri Shepherd

    Hot in Cleveland, Less than Perfect

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Common19

    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

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  • Paul Frees20

    Paul Frees

    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Frosty the Snowman

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Solomon Hersh Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986), better known as Paul Frees, was an...  more
  • Michael Clarke Duncan21

    Michael Clarke Duncan

    The Finder, Sparks

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Walt Disney22

    Walt Disney

    Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

    BirthplaceHermosa, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Kiele Sanchez23

    Kiele Sanchez

    Lost, The Glades

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kiele Michelle Sanchez ( KEE-lee; born October 13, 1977) is an American actress who starred in...  more
  • Crispin Freeman24

    Crispin Freeman

    Young Justice, Hellsing

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Crispin Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor, ADR director and writer...  more
  • Kenneth Mars25

    Kenneth Mars

    Malcolm in the Middle, Laverne & Shirley

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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