Kansas City October 02, 2017
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 11 Famous People Are From Kansas City
You may or may not know these famous people were from good ol’ Kansas City. All of these people are a core part of what makes us great, and what makes our history so rich and full of life. These celebrities brought to life many songs, movies, and television shows for people all over the world to enjoy.
1. Charlie Parker
Oh, Charlie Parker, a man born in Kansas City who contributed so much to the Jazz era with his saxophone skills.
2. Chris Cooper
Chris is an oscar-winning KC actor famous for roles in
Adaptation, American Beauty, and The Bourne Identity.
3. Dee Wallace
This Kansas City actress is known for her roles in
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and The Hills Have Eyes.
4. Dianne Wiest
Another Oscar-winning actress, known for her roles in
Edward Scissorhands and I Am Sam.
5. Ellie Kemper
Ellie is another Kansas City native actress known for her roles in
Bridesmaids and The Office.
6. Eric Stonestreet
Emmy winning actor and a Kansas City native, Eric is best known for the character Cameron Tucker on ABC's show
7. Jean Harlow
Known as the "Original Blonde Bombshell," this film actress was from right here in Kansas City.
8. Rob Riggle
Rob is a comedian and actor who grew up in Overland Park (close enough, right?). He's famous for a few roles, including his parts in
The Hangover and 21 Jump Street.
9. Mickey Mouse
M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E! Mickey Mouse himself was created here when Walt Disney fed a friendly rodent in the building and decided to immortalize him as one of his cartoon characters.
10. Tom Kane
This voice actor from Overland Park has voiced many a role, including pieces from
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (as the narrator and Yoda) and The Wild Thornberrys.
11. Tuc Watkins
This Kansas City native actor is known for his roles in
Desperate Housewives and The Mummy.
What other celebrities from Kansas City do you know of? Tell us in the comments below! Afterwards, check out
this list of reasons why our city is so great.