Wisconsin Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • Jim Abrahams filmmaker
  • Marc Alaimo actor
  • Don Ameche actor
  • Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche (The Horse) football player
  • Aldrich Ames cia counter-intelligence, russian spy
  • Roy Chapman Andrews explorer, naturalist
  • Les Aspin politician
  • John Bardeen physicist, nobel laureate
  • Tom Barrett politician
  • Eric BenĂ©t singer
  • Michael Bennett football player
  • Lamont Bentley actor
  • Rowland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan musician
  • John J. Blaine politician
  • Robert "Rocky" Bleier football player
  • Richard "Dick" Bong usaf "highest-scoring air ace"
  • John Bradley iwo jima flag raiser
  • Caron Butler basketball player
  • Carrie Chapman Catt leader women's suffrage
  • Leroy Chiao astronaut
  • Chordettes quartet
  • Chester Commodore cartoonist
  • Ellen Corby actress
  • Seymour Cray supercomputer architect, engineer
  • John Cudahy ambassador
  • Jeffrey Dahmer serial killer
  • Tyne Daly actress
  • Willem Defoe actor
  • August Derleth author
  • Jeane Dixon psychic, astrologer
  • Bernardine Dohrn activist
  • F. Ryan Duffy politician

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  • Lawrence Eagleburger diplomat, statesman
  • Howard "Howie" Epstein musician
  • Chris Farley actor
  • Suzy Favor-Hamilton runner
  • Russell "Russ" Feingold politician
  • Zona Gale author
  • Hamlin Garland author
  • King Camp Gillette industrialist, inventor
  • Heather Graham actress
  • Harry "Bud" Grant professional football coach
  • Owen Gromme artist
  • James Groppi civil rights activist, catholic priest
  • Tim Gullikson tennis player, coach
  • Deidre Hall actress
  • Devin Harris basketball player
  • Jerry Harrison songwriter, musician
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Hatfield singer
  • Beth Heiden olympic medalist, athlete
  • Eric Heiden olympic medalist, speed skater
  • Phillip "Phil" Hellmuth, Jr. pro poker player
  • Arnold "Arnie" Herber football player
  • Woodrow "Woody" Herman musician, band leader

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