Famous People Born In Evanston

Vote for Your Favourite People Born In Evanston

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Bill Murray
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Deadpan Delivery)
Bill Murray
49
Birthdate: September 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo

Famous American actor, Bill Murray, began as a comedic performer and gained fame with the variety show, Saturday Night Live, and movies, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters. Later, his seriocomic roles in movies like Rushmore, Lost in Translation and St. Vincent earned him rave reviews. The actor has also lent his voice to many animation movies like Garfield and The Jungle Book.

 2 
Charlton Heston
(Actor and Political Activist )
Charlton Heston
39
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 5, 2008

Charlton Heston was an American actor whose cinematic legacy became the subject of an 11-film retrospective titled Cinematic Atlas: The Triumphs of Charlton Heston. Also a political activist, Charlton Heston was one of the few Hollywood actors to criticize racism in the 1950s and 1960s; he was also a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement.

 3 
John Cusack
(Actor Known for His Unconventional Roles)
John Cusack
22
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer

John Cusack started his career as a teen actor. He is known for his unconventional choice of films. Grosse Pointe Blank, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, The Raven and The Grifters are some of his notable films. He is also known as an activist and has often taken a strong stand on issues like war, drone usage, civil liberties, press freedom and whistleblowers.

 4 
Eddie Vedder
(Musician, Songwriter, Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the Rock Band ‘Pearl Jam’)
Eddie Vedder
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Pearl Jam lead singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder went from being a hotel security guard to being ranked 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Best Lead Singers of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been a vocal supporter of environmental initiatives and abortion rights.
 5 
Jake Johnson
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role as ‘Nick Miller’ in the TV Series ‘New Girl’)
Jake Johnson
17
Birthdate: May 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

As a huge fan of the Second City improv troupe during his growing up days, Jake Johnson aspired to become a comedian. It was this aspiration that made him achieve what he has achieved today as an actor and comedian in the American film industry.

 6 
Seth Meyers
(Host of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' and Former Cast Member of 'Saturday Night Live;)
Seth Meyers
20
Birthdate: December 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Seth Adam Meyers is best known as the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers. He was a writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live and won several awards for his work, including a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He also hosted SNL’s Weekend Update segment.
 7 
Brian Doyle-Murray
(Actor & Comedian)
Brian Doyle-Murray
8
Birthdate: October 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Brian Doyle-Murray, older brother of comedian Bill Murray, is best known for his roles in movies such as Caddyshack, Ghostbusters II, and Scrooged. He has voiced The Flying Dutchman in SpongeBob SquarePants has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Saturday Night Live.
 8 
Anders Holm
(Comedian, Actor)
Anders Holm
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
William Petersen
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Gil Grissom’ in the Drama Series ‘Crime Scene Investigation’)
William Petersen
5
Birthdate: February 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
William Petersen is best known for his SAG Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated role of Gil Grissom in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and also earned three Emmy nominations for producing the show. He has also appeared in the film To Live and Die in L.A. and is an avid stage actor.
 10 
William Christopher
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
William Christopher
6
Birthdate: October 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 31, 2016

William Christopher was an American comedian and actor remembered for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Also known for his charity work, Christopher devoted his free time to the National Autistic Society, a British charity for autistic people. In 1985, he co-wrote Mixed Blessings, a memoir about raising his autistic son.

 11 
Zach Gilford
(Actor)
Zach Gilford
9
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Erik Spoelstra
(American Former Basketball Player and Head Coach of the NBA Team 'Miami Heat')
Erik Spoelstra
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Erik Spoelstra, who is of Filipino descent, created history when in 2008 he became the head basketball coach of Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, making him the first Asian-American head coach of the four major North American sports leagues. When Miami Heat won in 2012, he became the first Asian-American head coach to win a NBA championship.

 13 
Lecy Goranson
(Actress)
Lecy Goranson
10
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Daniel Sunjata
10
Birthdate: December 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 15 
Willie Geist
(Presenter, Television presenter)
Willie Geist
4
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Reiko Aylesworth
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 17 
Ruby Wax
(Actress)
Ruby Wax
3
Birthdate: April 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 18 
Barbara Harris
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 21, 2018
 19 
Safiye Sultan
(Wife of Murad III)
Safiye Sultan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Died: 1618 AD
 20 
Seth Gordon
(Film director)
Seth Gordon
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
 21 
Ajay Naidu
(Actor, Television actor)
Ajay Naidu
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 22 
John Naber
(American Former Competitive Swimmer and Five-Time Olympic Medalist)
John Naber
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius

John Naber is an American retired competitive swimmer, sports broadcaster, writer, and motivational speaker. Naber won four gold medals and a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. A former world record-holder, Naber was honored with the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award in 1977. In 1982, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

 23 
Jessie Mueller
(Actress)
Jessie Mueller
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
(Monarch)
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
4
Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 15, 2006
 25 
Peter Ueberroth
(American Sports and Business Executive Known for His Involvement in the Olympics and in Major League Baseball)
Peter Ueberroth
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo

A trusted business leader since 1959, Peter Ueberroth shot to fame when he became the President of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and successfully held the 1984 Summer Olympics. Later in the same year, he became the Commissioner of Baseball. Also the Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2008, he remains equally active in corporate world.

 26 
Tom Neal
(Actor)
Tom Neal
0
Birthdate: January 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 7, 1972
 27 
Richard Powers
(Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer)
Richard Powers
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: June 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
 28 
Grant Shaud
(Actor)
Grant Shaud
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
 29 
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
(Emir of Kuwait)
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
4
Birthdate: May 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 13, 2008
 30 
Stephanie Izard
(American Chef and Television Personality Best Known as the First Female Chef to Win Bravo’s Top Chef)
Stephanie Izard
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 31 
Michael Omartian
(Record producer, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Conductor)
Michael Omartian
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 32 
Jim Hart
(American football player)
Jim Hart
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Gahan Wilson
(Cartoonist, Writer)
Gahan Wilson
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 34 
Starr Faithfull
(Socialite)
Starr Faithfull
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 6, 1931
 35 
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans
(Noble)
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1670
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 10, 1726
 36 
Drew Pearson
(American journalist)
Drew Pearson
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 1, 1969
 37 
Walter Kerr
(Writer)
Walter Kerr
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 9, 1996
 38 
Laurens Hammond
(American Engineer and Inventor Who Created the Electronic Keyboard Instrument Known as the 'Hammond Organ')
Laurens Hammond
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 1, 1973

American engineer and inventor Laurens Hammond garnered the first of his 110 patents for a barometer, while still in his teens. He left the Gray Motor Company job after inventing a silent spring-driven clock. His inventions in the ensuing years include, most notably the Hammond organ, the Hammond clock, and Novachord, often regarded as the world's first commercial polyphonic synthesizer.

 39 
Harry M. Weese
(Architect)
Harry M. Weese
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1998
 40 
Sozomen
(Historian)
Sozomen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 0400 AD
Died: 0450 AD
 41 
Edmund Phelps
(Economist)
Edmund Phelps
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
 42 
Sæberht of Essex
(King of Essex)
Sæberht of Essex
0
Birthdate: 0604 AD
Died: 0616 AD
 43 
Chris Waller
(Artistic gymnast, Coach)
Chris Waller
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Inspired by Nadia Comaneci at the 1976 Olympics, as a 7-year-old, Chris Waller later joined the American Academy of Gymnastics, where he was trained by Leonard Isaacs. Though diagnosed with a defective heart valve, he went on to become a Pan American Games gold medalist and an Olympian.

 44 
Sæmundr fróði
(Priest)
Sæmundr fróði
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1056 AD
Died: 1133 AD
 45 
Setthathirat
(King)
Setthathirat
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1534
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1571 AD
 46 
Mary Wise
(American Volleyball Player and College Volleyball Coach)
Mary Wise
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
 47 
Richard Whitcomb
(Aeronautical engineer)
Richard Whitcomb
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 13, 2009
 48 
Anthony St Leger
(Politician)
Anthony St Leger
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1496 AD
Died: March 16, 1559
 49 
Bob Belden
(Saxophonist)
Bob Belden
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 20, 2015
 50 
João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
(Statesman)
João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 20, 1876

João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun, 1st Duke of Saldanha was a Portuguese statesman and marshal. From 1820 until his death in 1876, Saldanha was one of the most influential personalities of politics and war in Portugal. He also played an important role in the Liberal Wars and served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1825.