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Wisconsin Famous

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.


  • Lorena Hickok journalist
  • Eric Hinske baseball player
  • Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch football player
  • Harry Houdini magician (born in Hungary)
  • Vinnie Ream Hoxie sculptor
  • Thomas Hulce actor
  • Paul O. Husting politician
J - K
  • Dan Jansen olympic medalist, speed skater
  • Al Jarreau singer
  • Jane Kaczmarek actress
  • Kato Kaelin actor
  • Robert "Bob" Kasten, Jr. politician
  • Phil Katz computer programmer, author pkzip
  • Bill Kazmaier powerlifter
  • George F. Kennan diplomat, historian
  • Matthew "Matt" Kenseth auto racer
  • Pee Wee King singer, songwriter
  • Kathy Kinney actress
  • Herb Kohl politician, owner (nba) milwaukee bucks
  • Ronald Kovic anti-war activiest, author
  • Harvey Kuenn baseball player, coach
  • Alan Kulwicki auto racer
  • Robert La Follette, Sr. politian
  • Robert La Follette, Jr. politician
  • Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau founder, player, coach green bay packers
  • Carole Landis actress
  • Mark C. Lee astronaut
  • Irvine Lenroot politician
  • Liberace entertainer, pianist
  • Orland Steen Loomis politician
  • Joseph Losey theater, film director
  • Allen Ludden television host
  • Craig Ludwig hockey player
  • Alfred Lunt actor
  • Fred MacMurray actor (born in IL)
  • Fredric March actor
  • Jackie Mason comedian
  • Joseph McCarthy politician
  • Steve Miller musician, singer, songwriter
  • John L. Mitchell politician
  • William "Billy" Mitchell army general, "father" u.s. air force (born in France)
  • John Oscar Moen III cartographer
  • Oscar Moen industrialist
  • Al Molinaro actor
  • Gaylord Nelson politician
  • Chris Noth actor
  • Andy North golfer
  • Jessica Nelson North author, poet
  • Sterling North author
O - P
  • Pat O'Brien actor
  • Georgia O'Keeffe artist
  • James "Jim" Otto football player
  • Les Paul musician
  • Benjamin "Ben" Peterson olympic medalist
  • John Peterson olympic medalist
  • Amy Pietz actress
  • Willy Porter musician
Q - R
  • Joseph V. Quarles politician
  • Charlotte Rae actress
  • Clayton Rand author
  • Ellen Raskin illustrator, fashion designer
  • Nicholas Ray film director
  • William Rehnquist supreme court justice
  • William A. Richards politician
  • Libby Riddles first female winner iditarod trail race
  • John Ridley actor, director
  • Andrew Rock olympic medalist, athlete
  • Antonio "Tony" Romo football player (born in CA)
  • Clarence Henry "Pants" Rowland baseball manager
  • Gena Rowlands actress
  • Mark Ruffalo actor


  • Richard Schickel author, journalist
  • Allan "Bud" Selig, Jr. major league baseball commissioner
  • Hildegarde Loretta Sell singer
  • Tony Shalhoub actor
  • Clifford D. Simak author
  • Herbert Simon political, social scientist
  • Leland Sklar musician
  • Deke Slayton astronaut (one of original "mercury seven")
  • Iceberg Slim author
  • Kurtwood Smith actor
  • Tom Snyder newscaster
  • Latrell Sprewell basketball player
  • Aaron Stecker football player
  • Peter Straub author, poet
  • Steven Stricker golfer
  • Daryl Mark Stuermer musician
  • Bart Stupak politician
  • Eric Szmanda actor
  • Jessica Szohr actress
  • Mark Tauscher football player
  • Tommy Thompson politician
  • John Toland author, historian
  • Concetta Tomei actress
  • Spencer Tracy actor
  • Dick Trickle auto racer
  • Nathan Farragut Twining usaf general, chief of staff
  • Judy Tyler actress
  • Hoyt Vandenberg usaf general, director cia
  • Nick Van Exel basketball player
  • Greta Van Susteren journalist, television host
  • Bob Uecker III baseball player, sportscaster
  • Thorstein Veblen sociologist, economist
  • Mike Webster football player
  • Peter Weller actor
  • Orson Welles actor, director, producer
  • Paul Weyrich columnist, commentator
  • Bradley Whitford actor
  • Bob Wickman baseball player
  • Jane Wiedlin musician
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox author, poet
  • Gene Wilder actor
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder author
  • Thornton Wilder novelist, playwright
  • Alexander Wiley politician
  • Jeffrey Williams astronaut
  • Robert James "Red" Wilson baseball player
  • Charles Winninger actor
  • Tom Wopat actor
  • Frank Lloyd Wright architect
  • David Zucker filmmaker
  • Jerry Zucker filmmaker

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Wisconsin Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Friendship Adams 608
Ashland Ashland 715
Rice Lake Barron 715
Washburn Bayfield 715
Green Bay Brown 920
Mondovi Buffalo 715
Grantsburg Burnett 715
Chilton Calumet 920
Chippewa Falls Chippewa 715
Neillsville Clark 715
Portage Columbia 608
Prairie du Chien Crawford 608
Madison Dane 608
Beaver Dam Dodge 920
Sturgeon Bay Door 920
Superior Douglas 715
Menomonie Dunn 715
Eau Claire Eau Claire 715
Florence Florence 715
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac 920
Crandon Forest 715
Platteville Grant 608
Monroe Green 608
Berlin Green Lake 920
Dodgeville Iowa 608
Hurley Iron 715
Black River Falls Jackson 715
Watertown Jefferson 920
Mauston Juneau 608
Kenosha Kenosha 262
Luxemburg Kewaunee 920
La Crosse La Crosse 608
Darlington Lafayette 608
Antigo Langlade 715
Merrill Lincoln 715
Manitowoc Manitowoc 920
Wausau Marathon 715
Marinette Marinette 715
Montello Marquette 608
Keshena Menominee 715
Milwaukee Milwaukee 414
Sparta Monroe 608
Oconto Oconto 920
Rhinelander Oneida 715
Appleton Outagamie 920
Mequon Ozaukee 262
Durand Pepin 715
River Falls Pierce 715
Amery Polk 715
Stevens Point Portage 715
Phillips Price 715
Racine Racine 262
Richland Center Richland 608
Janesville Rock 608
Ladysmith Rusk 715
Hudson Saint Croix 715
Baraboo Sauk 608
Hayward Sawyer 715
Shawano Shawano 715
Sheboygan Sheboygan 920
Medford Taylor 715
Arcadia Trempealeau 608
Viroqua Vernon 608
Eagle River Vilas 715
Whitewater Walworth 262
Spooner Washburn 715
West Bend Washington 262
Waukesha Waukesha 262
Waupaca Waupaca 715
Wautoma Waushara 920
Oshkosh Winnebago 920
Wisconsin Rapids Wood 715

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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