©2018 by Wisconsin Movie References

Famous people with ties to Wisconsin

August 8, 2019

Here's a short list of famous people who have ties to Wisconsin:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • Business degree from UW-Madison or UW-Superior

  • Charlotte Rae (submitted by RachelP)

    • Actress in Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life

    • Born in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Shorewood High School.

  • Chris Farley (submitted by Kyletall)

    • Born in Madison, WI and attended University of Marquette.

  • Frank Caliendo

    • From Waukesha, WI

    • I actually attended UW-Milwaukee with Frank and was friends with him before he became famous

  • Fred MacMurray (Actor) (submitted by John B)

    • Attended Carroll College

  • Gary Burghoff (Actor) (submitted by John B)

    • Attended high school in Delevan, WI

  • Harrison Ford

    • Attended Ripon College

  • Harry Houdini

    • Lived part of his childhood in Appleton, WI.

  • Harry Selfridge (submitted by Kyletall)

    • Harry Selfridge who founded Selfridges in London, was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. Selfridge's department store was twice voted the best department store in the world and the TV show Masterpiece on PBS produced a series entitled Mr. Selfridge starring Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge

  • Jane Kasmerick (Actress)

    • Born in Milwaukee, WI

  • Joan Cusack 

    • Attended UW-Madison

  • Les Paul (Musician) - (submitted by John Berg)

    • Born in Waukesha, WI

  • Liberace  (submitted by Kyletall)

  • Michael Moore

    • Attended UW-Madison

  • Orson Welles

  • Rachel Brosnahan (submitted by Kyletall)

    • Famous for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    • Born in Milwaukee, WI

  • Ringling brothers  (submitted by Kyletall)

  • Spencer Tracy  (submitted by Kyletall)

  • Tony Shalhoub  (submitted by Kyletall)

    • Famous for TV show Monk

  • Willem Dafoe (submitted by Josh K)

    • Born in Appleton, WI and attended UW-Milwaukee for short time.










Please reload

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now