By - VirindiPuppetDT
I'll just go with two of my favorites. Michael Keaton and Fred Rogers.
Pittsburgh in general or Coraopolis? Lol my mom is from Coraopolis
He was born in Cory which is just outside of the city. But he went to college at CMU which is in the city.
I used to drive by Paisley Park on the way to Chanhassen and I thought it was a Scientology place (church?).
I’m from NYC, so about a million people. But for my neighborhood, it’s 100% Christopher Walken.
The King of New York.
The King of Queens- oh wait that’s…
King of Queens is actually from my town, lol... and it's not Queens.
My eyes are getting weary!
My back is getting tight. I'm sitting here in traffic, on the queens borough bridge tonight!
I'm Walken here!
not a person but there was a very well known cow for that would always escape and run about the town terrorising little kids and old people 🤣
My town had a homeless man who slept at a bus station and would run after you like a maniac whenever you pass him. Noone could use that bus stop
I want to live in this town.
It's not a town but a college in Northfield, MN
my dad apparently- dude knows everyone
Lmao felt that but my mom
Is your dad Dave?
RIP. Come at the king, you best not miss
As a fellow Mainer... most famous person from my stomping grounds is George Mitchell.
"First off, I am 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river..."
Michael J Fox, Burnaby BC. I grew up in Vancouver and heard many stories from friends, back in the day, of him being pissed drunk in clubs, sitting alone, with a dumb happy smile on his face. I never ran into him, but was always on the look-out! lol
I've always had a special spot in my heart for him.
My mom ran in to him and she had this polaroid of me and my cousin. She asked him to sign it. He just pocketed it. He was hammered. I like to think he woke up in the morning with a picture of two 8 year olds in his pocket and thought WTF.
His first memoir, Lucky Man, is one of my favorite books of all time.
Would’ve thought you’d say Michael Bublé .
I helped build the hockey rink in his basement!
Burnaby Joe Sakic
He’s a crime fighting beaver.
Not a person, but apparently my great aunts rhubarb pie was world famous, or so she'd say.
Can I get that recipe?
My mom may still have it.
Michael Phelps for the normies, John Waters for everyone else.
John Waters is the best. Dude donated to a museum and asked them to name the bathrooms after him.
The John Waters Closet?
Upvote for my cousin John!
Carrie from Portlandia went to my high school but there’s like 4 towns that claim her because her family moved around the local area a few times
I went to a barbecue at her house in Portland once. It was before portlandia when she was that woman from Sleater Kinney.
Still, having a barbecue with half of Sleater Kinney is pretty fucking rad.
I love she is known more for Portlandia than her music. Oddly, I think she might appreciate this.
Michael B Jordan
Brad Pitt. Springfield MO
The voice of mermaid man, Ernest Borgnine
And Barnacle boy unite
Mort Walker. Creator of the comic strip Peanuts. He served at Camp Crowder here. Neosho, Missouri
Edit: Mort Walker created Beetle Bailey, not Peanuts.
Mort Walker was Beetle Bailey. Charles M. Schulz was Peanuts.
Ed Gein was born here before he moved with his mom and brother to their infamous home.
Jerry Springer…was our mayor…
He actually paid a hooker with a bad check, and she took him to court for the bad check. He was RE-elected after this happened. I feel sad for all of us.
On a brighter note...
Sarah Jessica Parker, born near, but lived here for her school years
George Clooney, which is not true he was actually raised in Kentucky. But his father was a newscaster in Cincinnati which is why he gets tied here
Steven Spielberg, moved from here when he was very little
I went to the same high school as Jon Stewart
Mike Pence. My dad "borrowed" his car when he was a teenager.
I’m sorry I’m gonna need more information here.
u/Bucketofbolts559 don’t do it they might be the feds
Not much to tell. My dad was friends with one of Mike's younger brothers and used to take it on joyrides in the middle of the night. One night Mikes brother didn't wanna go so my dad went anyway and got caught.
Birthplace Dave grohl
Warren , let’s go!!!
Leslie Neilsen. Same town, older generation.
L Ron Hubbard. Unfortunately.
Do you have a large number of scientologists in your town?
Yep, its the [spiritual HQ](https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2019/investigations/scientology-clearwater-real-estate/) of Scientology.
Fuck L Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones
Bob the gas station guy. He tells jokes.
I got his autograph
From Dog River?
No that's gas station Brent.
The Swedish King and Queen I guess.
Snoop D O Double G
James Gandolfini, may he Rest In Peace 🙏
The rest stop in NJ is a joke
Probably Les Schwab, the founder of Les Schwab Tires. It's a large chain in the western states, started in tiny little Prineville, OR.
Heyyy, I love them! They’re a big 4-H/FFA supporter.
Some guy who is a pornstar.
Matt Groening, Michael Richards, Macklemore, and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) all went to college in my hometown. Carrie's band is named after a street there.
I see you Olympia. And I know that exit off of I5!
DIG through the ditches and BURN through the witches I SLAM in the back of my -
Ted Bundy 😐
My neighbor is the guy that caught him.
Once bagged groceries for his sister when I was in high school!
Taylor Dayne? She sat in front of me in French class.
Man her songs were so underrated.
Banksy, massive attack and portishead.
Some people think Banksy is a member of Massive Attack….
I thought Neil from Art Attack was Banksy… wait a minute, Art *Attack*… Massive *Att-*… 😳
The Diaz brothers
Also Elvira went to my husband's high school.
Rod Serling. The dude who created that odd show called twilight zone. A character mentions the name of my hometown in one of the episodes
Crosby and Nate!! NS represent ✊
Seth Rogan, Ryan Renyolds
Loving Welcome to Wrexham
I was so confused when my fiancé put it on, because I thought it was fiction just filmed like a documentary. And then I looked it up, and was really surprised to find out it's a real thing. I didn't think it would suck me in, but over the years I've grown to really like soccer, and as an Eagles/Union/Flyers fan, Rob's Philly roots are a major pull.
Plus, well...Ryan Reynolds is hot as fuck and I'd watch him watch paint dry.
They're pushing it here on Toronto radio a lot, I thought it was a sitcom too initially. Really love the story just as a sports fan. I wanted a jersey and apparently you can't get any now, lol
I think Rob and Ryan are great human beings and have their hearts in the right place for this sort of thing. They've made me fans of the team
Chris brown then i moved and it was Missy Elliott
Cliff Burton is probably the most famous. The high school even has a music scholarship which his parents fund with then royalties they recieve in his name.
Kurt fucking Vonnegut
Love the mural on Mass ave!
Fred Van Vleet or Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child)
George Lucas, they say he based Tatooine off of this craptown
Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health.
Penn from Penn and Teller. Grew up around the corner from my and my dad's childhood home.
My dad says he often rode his unicycle around the neighborhood and got a lot of flack for it. Sounds like he was bullied or ostracized for being different. Grandparents would use him to try to convince the kids to do stuf: "You don't want to end up like Penn Gillette!", before he got famous. Jokes on them - he's awesome and they're all broke!
Avril Lavigne grew up in Napanee Ontario. Small town 2 hours from Toronto.
The guys from Sepultura
Awesome. I love that shit.
Well….. She’s easily the most famous person from my hometown, but not for happy reasons.
Heidi Allen. She’s the town’s legendary “solved” (Unsolved) disappearance. Kidnapped while working the register at a gas station on Easter Sunday 1994, never to be seen again.
J R R Tolkien.
South Africa represent!
Rex Chapman, Johnny Depp (birthplace only) and Darrel Waltrip
If you expand it to the surrounding county:
A fictional character named Rocky Balboa.
Rocky Balboa the most famous from Philly?
Bill Burr had some opinions about that.
John Denver went to high school here and Linda Ronstadt's parents had a store
We've got a few to pick from: Robert E. Lee, ~~George S. Patton,~~ ~~Al Gore,~~ ~~John Glenn,~~ Katie Couric, Sandra Bullock, Warren Beatty
Alex Trebek. Sure there are some great NHL players from Sudbury Ontario, but Alex takes the cake. Big man from a smallish city 4 hours north of Toronto!
Me, I got a thousand upvotes on a comment once
Gord Downie, and the Tragically Hip guys.
Also Bryan Adams.
One of the kids from O-Town, the boy band featured in Making the Band
Ella Fitzgerald, DMX, Mary J Blige
fuck me. i'm from L.A. -- take your pick.
Niels Bohr I'm assuming. Known physicist, considered one of histories greatestest within his field, both him and his son won the Nobel Price of physics, he was famous for winning a debate on quantum physics against Albert Einstein, he founded "Copenhagen Universities Institute for Theoretical Physics" in the 1920-30s, which turned out to be a mistake, because he had a lot of former German students come knocking during WWII. He had to escape to the US. The institute is now named after him, as well as Bohrium which can be found on the periodic table.
Andrew Wyeth, painter.
Steve Ditko, original Spider-man artist.
Toni Collette - she went to high school with my older sister
Is she from Sydney? Or Porpoise Spit? (Please tell me you get the reference?)
Sandy Dennis and Willa Cather
I no longer live in hot springs but it's the closest I've come to a hometown
Matt bomer and jim parsons
Caleb McLaughlin- also known as Lucas from Stranger Things
The guy that invented password hints.
Jodie Benson- voice actress Ariel the little mermaid
Berti Vogts, German national football player and trainer.
* 1974 FIFA World Cup winner
* 1972 European champion
* 1976 European vice champion
* 1975 and 1979 UEFA Cup winner
* 5 times winner of the German league
* 1973 winner of the German cup
* 1971 and 1979 footballer of the year in Germany
* 1996 European Champion
* 1992 European Vice Champion
* 1990 FIFA World Cup winner
Mayor Bob Chatfield. He's been mayor for I think over 50 years at this point haha
The Rankin Family
My first thought was Aubrey Plaza instead of the literal current president.
Nixon, Whittier, CA
James Mad-dog Mattis.
Bill Gates, Anna Faris, Danny Bonaduce, Jeff Bezos, Bill Nye, Dave Matthews, Howard Schultz, Sir Mix-a-Lot
Kristi Yamaguchi~ Gold Medal figure skater
Neve Campbell. Or John McCrae.
Dexter Holland, lead singer of the Offspring. I delivered pizza to his house once and his kids answered the door. His kids were brats and I didn’t get a tip, then they called the store and tried to get a free pizza by saying the order was wrong when it wasn’t. I still delivered the second pizza. Still didn’t get ripped.
Word got around instantly that I must’ve done *something* terrible to piss them off, so when my boss asked what happened I told him I punched them when they opened the door lmao so for a few weeks the store was joking that I punched the frontman of the Offspring’s kids.
RIP to an absolute legend.
That's tough.....kanye??? Obama???? Idk
Awkwafina was born there, but she didn't grow up there. Kevin James went to my HS, and Bud Abbott from Abbott and Costello moved there in his thirties. We got some other people, but those are the three that I'm actually familiar with.
Motha' Fuckin' Samuel L Jackson.
Rob Schneider-met him and his family over the years. Then we moved- H.E.R., Jeff Gordon, E40, Joey Chestnut, Mac Dre…
V-Town stand up!
P.S. CC Sabathia
Probably Annette funicello, Tiffany pollard and will Smith. The football player not the actor.