10 Famous People From Chicago

Portrait of Walt Disney

Chicago has long been known to be a top producer of celebrities and famous people. There are hundreds of people that have lived in and made Chicago proud; however, many of these people were not born in Chicago. The Chicago Traveler has compiled a list of the Top 10 famous people that were born in Chicago.

10 Famous People From Chicago

#1  Bill Murray

This famous comedian was born in the North Side of Chicago and is one of the funniest people around. He gained exposure from Saturday Night Live and went on to star in films like Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and most recently Moonrise Kingdom. He is an avid golfer so be sure to keep your eyes open on the Chicago links.

#2   Ray Kroc

Do you enjoy a nice hamburger? Ray Kroc is the businessman that joined McDonalds and made it the restaurant chain that it is today. His savvy business strategy and Chicago roots helped him to conquer the fast food world.

#3  Ted Kaczynski

What is Chicago without a little crime and gangsters? People like Al Capone made a mark in Chicago but were not born here. Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was born in Chicago and is one of the world’s most famous criminals.

#4  Danny Pudi

One of the hottest up and coming actors is making Chicago proud. You might recognize him as Abed on the NBC hit comedy Community.

#5  Walt Disney

This man started with cartoons and conquered the world. Born in 1901 in Hermosa Chicago, this man has made Chicago proud.

#6  Harrison Ford

His amazing movie career has brought us Han Solo in Star Wars and the Indiana Jones series. The Force is strong in this one.

#7  Jennifer Hudson

The American Idol star has an amazing voice and strong roots in Chicago.

#8  Wesley Clark

This award winning general and presidential candidate held the title Supreme Allied Commander.

#9  Common (previously Common Sense)

He is a talented rapper and actor that has appeared in many films.

#10  Hillary Clinton

Born in Chicago in 1947, Mrs. Clinton has gone on to political success that would make anyone from Chicago proud.

These people were all born in Chicago and have gone on to make a name for themselves. Who would you have added to this list?

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