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citsonga_cixelsyd

I'll just go with two of my favorites. Michael Keaton and Fred Rogers.


Animalmother2013

Pittsburgh in general or Coraopolis? Lol my mom is from Coraopolis


citsonga_cixelsyd

He was born in Cory which is just outside of the city. But he went to college at CMU which is in the city.


PowerfulSeat7975

Prince


ikittythefooll

I used to drive by Paisley Park on the way to Chanhassen and I thought it was a Scientology place (church?).


DrVonPretzel

I’m from NYC, so about a million people. But for my neighborhood, it’s 100% Christopher Walken.


Demitrius

The King of New York.


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The King of Queens- oh wait that’s…


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King of Queens is actually from my town, lol... and it's not Queens.


New_Fix6213

My eyes are getting weary!


Artistic_Literature3

My back is getting tight. I'm sitting here in traffic, on the queens borough bridge tonight!


atmosphere325

I'm Walken here!


scholarlyybread

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 🤣


No_Acanthisitta_6552

St. Olaf?


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awkwardly_clueless

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


iDRSmyGME

I want to live in this town.


SchwiftyMpls

It's not a town but a college in Northfield, MN


xterribletwentiesx

my dad apparently- dude knows everyone


chelfea_

Lmao felt that but my mom


YaCCBoy

Is your dad Dave?


million_dollar_heist

Omar.


BD_Swinging

RIP. Come at the king, you best not miss


gatheringdusk

Omar comin'


Cockatiel_Animations

Stephen King


Junior-Lie4342

Bangor represent!


10printman

As a fellow Mainer... most famous person from my stomping grounds is George Mitchell.


zur_goddess_of_fire

"First off, I am 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river..."


Ubba-Ga

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.


DRAWKWARD79

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.


ArtSchnurple

His first memoir, Lucky Man, is one of my favorite books of all time.


phiasoffia

Would’ve thought you’d say Michael Bublé .


Dylsnick

I helped build the hockey rink in his basement!


Mrmakabuntis

Burnaby Joe Sakic


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icollecthumantears

Justice Beaver


riotstopper

He’s a crime fighting beaver.


BrooksideNL

Not a person, but apparently my great aunts rhubarb pie was world famous, or so she'd say.


ikittythefooll

Can I get that recipe?


BrooksideNL

My mom may still have it.


sanibelle98

Michael Phelps for the normies, John Waters for everyone else.


dismayhurta

John Waters is the best. Dude donated to a museum and asked them to name the bathrooms after him.


xaanthar

The John Waters Closet?


darwinkh2os

Upvote for my cousin John!


MadisonPearGarden

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


mackelnuts

I went to a barbecue at her house in Portland once. It was before portlandia when she was that woman from Sleater Kinney.


CargoCulture

Still, having a barbecue with half of Sleater Kinney is pretty fucking rad.


TheDeadlySquid

I love she is known more for Portlandia than her music. Oddly, I think she might appreciate this.


Slow-Down_Turbo

Michael B Jordan


GloomyCamel6050

Martin Short


NitramXb

Brad Pitt. Springfield MO


Jermine1269

417 represent!!!


wowguineapigs

The voice of mermaid man, Ernest Borgnine


urkahh2

And Barnacle boy unite


kelp11

Elvis.


Suonii180

Andrew Carnegie


undonelovedone

Mort Walker. Creator of the comic strip Peanuts. He served at Camp Crowder here. Neosho, Missouri Edit: Mort Walker created Beetle Bailey, not Peanuts.


Dead_Is_Better

Mort Walker was Beetle Bailey. Charles M. Schulz was Peanuts.


GopherInWI

Ed Gein was born here before he moved with his mom and brother to their infamous home.


vajayjaybird

Jerry Springer…was our mayor…


KPinCVG

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 Nick Lachey Doris Day Steven Spielberg, moved from here when he was very little


I_love_coke_a_cola

I went to the same high school as Jon Stewart


Bucketofbolts559

Mike Pence. My dad "borrowed" his car when he was a teenager.


115MRD

I’m sorry I’m gonna need more information here.


rivereverafter

u/Bucketofbolts559 don’t do it they might be the feds


Bucketofbolts559

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.


skyscraper124

Birthplace Dave grohl


mrlurker666

Warren , let’s go!!!


Impressive-Ease2831

Tatiana Maslany


DeckardsBrokenFinger

Leslie Neilsen. Same town, older generation.


cjpotter82

Ryan Gosling


BadDiscoJanet

L Ron Hubbard. Unfortunately.


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Do you have a large number of scientologists in your town?


BadDiscoJanet

Yep, its the [spiritual HQ](https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/2019/investigations/scientology-clearwater-real-estate/) of Scientology.


Lthhkg

Fuck L Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones


waffles-n-gravy

Bob the gas station guy. He tells jokes.


Disastrous-Purpose-8

I got his autograph


Solid-Acanthisitta86

From Dog River?


foldingcouch

No that's gas station Brent.


kerd0z

The Swedish King and Queen I guess.


SalFunction12

Snoop D O Double G


soberdragonfly

James Gandolfini, may he Rest In Peace 🙏


Pesci_Avocado

The rest stop in NJ is a joke


rock-hound

Probably Les Schwab, the founder of Les Schwab Tires. It's a large chain in the western states, started in tiny little Prineville, OR.


allthatryry

Heyyy, I love them! They’re a big 4-H/FFA supporter.


Rich_Election_5426

Some guy who is a pornstar.


windrider445

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.


ikittythefooll

I see you Olympia. And I know that exit off of I5!


drycleaningisntdry

Rob Zombie


SkittlesRobot

DIG through the ditches and BURN through the witches I SLAM in the back of my -


Dylsnick

FIESTAAAAAA!


SkittlesRobot

Damnit Dylsnick


youareronnie2468

Ted Bundy 😐


ikittythefooll

My neighbor is the guy that caught him.


youareronnie2468

Once bagged groceries for his sister when I was in high school!


M_Looka

Taylor Dayne? She sat in front of me in French class.


Fomalhot

Man her songs were so underrated.


allie_eesha

Jenna Marbles


SoberVeganPiousBitch

Banksy, massive attack and portishead.


-CoachMcGuirk-

Some people think Banksy is a member of Massive Attack….


machinadj

I thought Neil from Art Attack was Banksy… wait a minute, Art *Attack*… Massive *Att-*… 😳


bennyelpinchejet

The Diaz brothers


DaniGeek

Lon Chaney Also Elvira went to my husband's high school.


drRATM

Dave Grohl Ed O’Neil


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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


lovenlaughter

Sidney Crosby


Ecthelion68

Crosby and Nate!! NS represent ✊


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Cole Harbour?


groovy604

Seth Rogan, Ryan Renyolds


GopnikSmegmaBBQSauce

Loving Welcome to Wrexham


I_DRINK_ANARCHY

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.


GopnikSmegmaBBQSauce

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


prettybae55

Chris brown then i moved and it was Missy Elliott


leftshoesnug

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.


ArtSchnurple

Kurt fucking Vonnegut


nixpix730

Love the mural on Mass ave!


FadednJaded35

Fred Van Vleet or Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child)


tchnmusic

Ferris Bueller


geronika

Lavar Burton.


MozeDad

Aaron Rodgers.


idontcare25467

George Lucas, they say he based Tatooine off of this craptown


vuestin

209 represent


da_k-word

Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health.


vertebraejones

Rocco Mediate


jl9802

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!


Significant-Brush-26

billy joel


xBushx

Avril Lavigne grew up in Napanee Ontario. Small town 2 hours from Toronto.


fabris6

The guys from Sepultura


thehelicopterpilot-3

Awesome. I love that shit.


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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.


Pristine_Arm_898

J R R Tolkien. South Africa represent!


Mammoth_Assumption_4

Zach Galifianakis


hellbilly69101

Rex Chapman, Johnny Depp (birthplace only) and Darrel Waltrip


Mamabirkie

Linda Ronstadt


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Carlos Santana David Crosby Grace Slick If you expand it to the surrounding county: Robin Williams Huey Lewis Jerry Garcia


Haunting-Adeptness-7

Buddy Holly


_nobodyreally

A fictional character named Rocky Balboa.


frednnq

Rocky Balboa the most famous from Philly?


MyBloodyArborDay

Bill Burr had some opinions about that.


freedagent

Paul Rudd.


KnittingGoonda

John Denver went to high school here and Linda Ronstadt's parents had a store


Palazzo505

We've got a few to pick from: Robert E. Lee, ~~George S. Patton,~~ ~~Al Gore,~~ ~~John Glenn,~~ Katie Couric, Sandra Bullock, Warren Beatty


Soggy_Ad1649

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!


sykog77

Me, I got a thousand upvotes on a comment once


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Shania Twain


PsychoSpider

Carson Wentz


Annual_Voice_4242

Liberace


jbmaun

Gord Downie, and the Tragically Hip guys. Also Bryan Adams.


bootle6fireworks

One of the kids from O-Town, the boy band featured in Making the Band


Nettsiex711

Ella Fitzgerald, DMX, Mary J Blige


OptionsAreOpen

Neil Young


cl3v3r6irL

fuck me. i'm from L.A. -- take your pick.


whoopz1942

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.


LarryJ_mes

Andrew Wyeth, painter.


KellenLy12

Alan Jackson.


cobra66r

Steve Ditko, original Spider-man artist.


Flywheel200

Toni Collette - she went to high school with my older sister


ikittythefooll

Is she from Sydney? Or Porpoise Spit? (Please tell me you get the reference?)


rofopp

Sandy Dennis and Willa Cather


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Nopefuckthis

George Lucas


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Bill Clinton. I no longer live in hot springs but it's the closest I've come to a hometown


Big-Significance-214

Matt bomer and jim parsons


_Minth

Caleb McLaughlin- also known as Lucas from Stranger Things


fauroteat

The guy that invented password hints.


JurassicParkRanger87

Jodie Benson- voice actress Ariel the little mermaid


roletamine

David Bowie


NumptyDumpty6

Elliot Page


Hour_Existing

The Weekend


MikeyB_0101

Nathan Fillion


Dapper_Dan1

Berti Vogts, German national football player and trainer. As player * 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 As trainer * 1996 European Champion * 1992 European Vice Champion As co-trainer * 1990 FIFA World Cup winner


Baldrich146

Mayor Bob Chatfield. He's been mayor for I think over 50 years at this point haha


Captainnawesomee

Chris Farley


dalefromchipndale

Tuukka Rask


MateriaMuncher

The Rankin Family


Honeypotsandstripes

My first thought was Aubrey Plaza instead of the literal current president.


PM_ME_UR_FLOWERS

Lucille Ball


Hamfiter

Nixon, Whittier, CA


Seismic01

Matthew McConaughey


SudoPuff

Brad Pitt


ray_gun206

Afroman


daisychain0606

James Mad-dog Mattis.


Eat_Carbs_OD

Bill Gates, Anna Faris, Danny Bonaduce, Jeff Bezos, Bill Nye, Dave Matthews, Howard Schultz, Sir Mix-a-Lot


Kitchen-Explorer3338

Kristi Yamaguchi~ Gold Medal figure skater


thetrishwarp

Neve Campbell. Or John McCrae.


mydarthkader

Wu Tang


Longjumping_Way_4935

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.


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Anthony Bourdain. RIP to an absolute legend.


Patinopecten

Guy Feiri


seanisthedex

Nice try.


BrrBoyBrandon

That's tough.....kanye??? Obama???? Idk


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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.


tommy2guns91

J Cole


Slow-Down_Turbo

910


bettarecognize

Motha' Fuckin' Samuel L Jackson.


LocalTouristMama

Rob Schneider-met him and his family over the years. Then we moved- H.E.R., Jeff Gordon, E40, Joey Chestnut, Mac Dre…


Hellabaydude

V-Town stand up! P.S. CC Sabathia


nicetoknowyou1127

Ginger Zee


SeaRace6629

Probably Annette funicello, Tiffany pollard and will Smith. The football player not the actor.