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Famous People From Milwaukee

Updated February 22, 2018 11.2k 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

    Spencer Tracy

    Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Andy Hurley

    BirthplaceMenomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Deidre Hall

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Bob Uecker

    Bob Uecker

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • David Zucker

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Tank

    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

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  • Charlotte Rae

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018), known professionally as Charlotte...  more
  • Leroy Chiao

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Leroy Chiao (born August 28, 1960) is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut,...  more
  • Phil Katz

    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
  • John G. Schmitz

    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
  • Jerry Dunphy

    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
  • Amy Pietz

    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
  • Tim Carpenter

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • David Giuntoli

    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
  • Don Weis

    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....  more
  • Michael Burks

    Michael Burks

    Dec. at 55 (1957-2012)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Michael Burks was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter....  more
  • Al Jarreau

    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

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  • Woody Herman

    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

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  • Jane Kaczmarek

    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

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  • Jerry Zucker

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Jerry G. Zucker (born March 11, 1950) is an American film producer, director, and writer known...  more
  • William Bast

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    William Bast (April 3, 1931 – May 4, 2015) was an American screenwriter and author. In...  more
  • Daron Hagen

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Daron Aric Hagen ( HAH-gən; born November 4, 1961, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American...  more
  • Latrell Sprewell

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • John Ridley

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

    John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, television director, novelist,...  more
  • Ted Kirkpatrick

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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