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Famous People From Milwaukee

Updated February 22, 2018 11.0k views791 items

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

    Spencer Tracy

    Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceMenomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Andrew John Hurley (born May 31, 1980) is an American musician. He is the drummer for the rock... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Deidre Ann Hall (born October 31, 1947) is an American actress best known for her portrayal... more on Wikipedia

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

    Bob Uecker

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Robert George Uecker ( YOO-kər; born January 26, 1934) is an American former Major League... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Zucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    David Zucker may refer to: David Zucker (director) (born 1947), American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Tank

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Durrell Babbs (born January 1, 1976), better known by his stage name Tank, is an American R&B... more on Wikipedia

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  • Charlotte Rae is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018), known professionally as Charlotte... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Leroy Chiao (born August 28, 1960) is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut,... more on Wikipedia
  • Phil Katz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Phil Katz

    Dec. at 38 (1962-2000)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Phillip Walter Katz (November 3, 1962 – April 14, 2000) was a computer programmer best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    John G. Schmitz

    Dec. at 71 (1930-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    John George Schmitz (August 12, 1930 – January 10, 2001) was a Republican member of the United... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Jerry Dunphy

    Dec. at 81 (1921-2002)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Jerry Dunphy (June 9, 1921 – May 20, 2002) was an American television news anchor in the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • Amy Pietz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Amy Pietz

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Amy Pietz (born March 6, 1969) is an American actress, known for her roles on television. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Timothy W. Carpenter is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 3rd... more on Wikipedia
  • David Giuntoli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    David Giuntoli (born June 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Weis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Don Weis

    Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.
  • Michael Burks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Michael Burks

    Dec. at 55 (1957-2012)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Michael Burks was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia
  • Al Jarreau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Al Jarreau

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Woody Herman

    Dec. at 74 (1913-1987)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jane Kaczmarek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    Jane Kaczmarek

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Jane Frances Kaczmarek (; born December 21, 1955) is an American actress. She is best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jerry Zucker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Jerry G. Zucker (born March 11, 1950) is an American film producer, director, and writer known... more on Wikipedia
  • William Bast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015) was an American screenwriter and author. In... more on Wikipedia
  • Daron Hagen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Daron Aric Hagen ( HAH-gən; born November 4, 1961, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, United States of America, Wisconsin, United States, with Territories

    John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, television director, novelist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ted Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Milwaukee

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Ted Kirkpatrick (born 1960) is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work... more on Wikipedia
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