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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.

Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Andy Hurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 38
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

Deidre Hall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 71
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

Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 85
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

David Zucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 71
David S. Zucker is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Tank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 43
Durrell Babbs is a songwriter.

Charlotte Rae is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 92
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018), known professionally as Charlotte Rae, was an American character actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned six decades. Rae was ...more

Leroy Chiao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 58
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

Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

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

John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Jerry Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Amy Pietz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 49
Amy Pietz is an American film and television actress.

Tim Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 59
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

David Giuntoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 38
David C. Giuntoli is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama Grimm.

Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Michael Burks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Al Jarreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 78
Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is an American jazz singer.

Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
Dec. 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

Jane Kaczmarek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 63
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

Jerry Zucker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 68
Jerry G. Zucker is an American film director known for his role in directing comedy spoof films like Airplane!, and the drama film Ghost.

William Bast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 87
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

Daron Hagen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 57
Daron Aric Hagen, is an American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, librettist, and stage director of contemporary classical music and opera.

Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 48
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

John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee
age 53
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