Stars With Michigan Connections

Ken Jeong was born in Detroit. He is a licensed physician, but you might know him for his comedy. You can spot him in "The Hangover Part III."
Ken Jeong, Lamorne Morris, Sean Kingston, Swizz Beatz, Adrienne Bailon Visit BET's "106 & Park"
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY)Ken Jeong visits BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Ricard/Getty Images)
Ken Jeong was born in Detroit. He is a licensed physician, but you might know him for his comedy. You can spot him in "The Hangover Part III."
James Earl Jones is another University of Michigan alum. You might recognize his voice, as he was the voice of Darth Vader.
2012 Marian Anderson Award Gala
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Actor James Earl Jones attends the 2012 Marian Anderson awards gala at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on November 19, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
James Earl Jones is another University of Michigan alum. You might recognize his voice, as he was the voice of Darth Vader.
Recurring Survivor contestant Rupert Boneham was born in Detroit.
2010 CBS UpFront
NEW YORK - MAY 19: Survivor's Rupert Boneham attends the 2010 CBS UpFront at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center on May 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Recurring Survivor contestant Rupert Boneham was born in Detroit.
Robert Wagner has been in many different films ranging from Titanic to Austin Powers. Currently, you can see him in NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. He, too, was born in Detroit.
NCIS
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 28: "Sins of the Father"-- After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner, right) is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night on NCIS, on the CBS Television Network. Pictured in a behind the scenes shot are Pauley Perrette and Robert Wagner. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
Robert Wagner has been in many different films ranging from Titanic to Austin Powers. Currently, you can see him in NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. He, too, was born in Detroit.
James Caan played football for Michigan State University. Recently, he guest starred on his son's show Hawaii Five-0. His son, Scott Caan, plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams.
Hawaii Five-0
HONOLULU - FEBRUARY 9: "Lekio" -- James Caan and son, Scott Caan, behind the scenes of HAWAII FIVE-0. James Caan guest stars as Tony Archer, a retired NYPD bomb expert who is now a private investigator on Oahu, who crosses paths with Five-0 when they investigate the death of a famous talk radio DJ, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Feb. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Norman Shaprio/CBS via Getty Images)
James Caan played football for Michigan State University. Recently, he guest starred on his son's show Hawaii Five-0. His son, Scott Caan, plays Detective Danny "Danno" Williams.
Martin Klebba was born in Troy, Michigan. Recently, he was in "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "The Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" World Premiere - Arrivals
Martin Klebba (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
Martin Klebba was born in Troy, Michigan. Recently, he was in "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "The Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
CBS 62 has many stars with Michigan ties. Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck was born in Detroit.
Screening And Panel Discussion Of CBS' "Blue Bloods"
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actor Tom Selleck arrives to a screening and panel discussion of CBS's "Blue Bloods" at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
CBS 62 has many stars with Michigan ties. Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck was born in Detroit.
You might recognize Michigander Elizabeth Reaser as Esme from the wildly successful "Twilight" series. She was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Elizabeth Reaser
HONG KONG, CHINA - DECEMBER 12: (CHINA MAINLAND OUT)Elizabeth Reaser and Jamie Campbell Bower attended charity premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 on Wednesday December 12, 2012 in Hong Kong, China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
You might recognize Michigander Elizabeth Reaser as Esme from the wildly successful "Twilight" series. She was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Kristen Bell was born in Huntington Woods, MI. Currently, she is working on making the "Veronica Mars" movie which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Dax Shepard (L) and actress Kristen Bell arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Kristen Bell was born in Huntington Woods, MI. Currently, she is working on making the "Veronica Mars" movie which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
Dax Shepard, fiance to Kristen Bell, and an actor in his own right, also came from Michigan. He was born in Milford, Michigan.
NBC's "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (L-R) Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
Dax Shepard, fiance to Kristen Bell, and an actor in his own right, also came from Michigan. He was born in Milford, Michigan.
Lucille Ball, the star of I Love Lucy, spent some of her childhood growing up in Wyandotte, Michigan. Who knew?
I Love Lucy
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 12: Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in the I LOVE LUCY episode, "Lucy Becomes a Sculptress." Season 2, episode 15. Original air date, January 12, 1953. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Lucille Ball, the star of I Love Lucy, spent some of her childhood growing up in Wyandotte, Michigan. Who knew?
Lucy Liu wasn't born in Detroit, but she did study at the University of Michigan. She stars as Joan Watson on our hit new series, Elementary.
Lucy Liu Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Actress Lucy Liu visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on January 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Lucy Liu wasn't born in Detroit, but she did study at the University of Michigan. She stars as Joan Watson on our hit new series, Elementary.
David Burtka was born in Livonia and raised in Canton. He also studied at the University of Michigan. He has since appeared on his partner's CBS show, How I Met Your Mother.
Tommy Hilfiger New West Coast Flagship After Party
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Neil Patrick Harris (L) and David Burtka attend Tommy Hilfiger New West Coast Flagship Opening After Party at a Private Club on February 13, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
David Burtka was born in Livonia and raised in Canton. He also studied at the University of Michigan. He has since appeared on his partner's CBS show, How I Met Your Mother.
15 = The only version of "The Evil Dead" that isn't banned in Germany had 15 minutes cut from it.
15 = The only version of "The Evil Dead" that isn't banned in Germany had 15 minutes cut from it.
ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 30: Actor Bruce Campbell promotes "Evil Dead" on the Sony panel at WonderCon Anaheim 2013 - Day 2 at Anaheim Convention Center on March 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Flint native Terry Crews can be spotted in a variety of films ranging from "Bridesmaids" to "The Expendables 2."
"Arrested Development" Bluth's Original Banana Stand Second Location New York City Opening
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Actor Terry Crews attends the "Arrested Development" Bluth's Original Banana Stand Second Location New York City Opening at Columbus Circle on May 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/Getty Images)
Flint native Terry Crews can be spotted in a variety of films ranging from "Bridesmaids" to "The Expendables 2."
Born in Detroit, David Ramsey is a star on our sister station CW50's Arrow...and on CBS 62's Blue Bloods.
The CW Network's New York 2013 Upfront Presentation
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Actor David Ramsey attends The CW Network's New York 2013 Upfront Presentation at The London Hotel on May 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
Born in Detroit, David Ramsey is a star on our sister station CW50's Arrow...and on CBS 62's Blue Bloods.
Justin Bartha, another star of "The Hangover," has Michigan ties. He was not born in Michigan, but grew up in West Bloomfield.
The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Justin Bartha attends The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Justin Bartha, another star of "The Hangover," has Michigan ties. He was not born in Michigan, but grew up in West Bloomfield.
Judge Greg Mathis was a Michigan judge before he became a television judge. Watch him now on our sister station CW50.
Mayor Brenda Lawrence Birthday Celebration
Judge Greg Mathis attends Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence's Birthday Celebrations at a Private Residence on October 20, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.
Judge Greg Mathis was a Michigan judge before he became a television judge. Watch him now on our sister station CW50.
Tom Welling played Clark Kent on Smallville. He was born in Okemos, MI.
Celebrity Sightings In New York City - May 6, 2011
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actor Tom Welling leaves the "Live With Regis And Kelly" taping at the ABC Lincoln Center Studios on May 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Tom Welling played Clark Kent on Smallville. He was born in Okemos, MI.
Actress Judy Greer is proud to be from Detroit. She has guest starred on many different television shows and appeared in her fair share of romantic comedies.
Premiere Of Netflix's "Arrested Development" Season 4 - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29: Actress Judy Greer arrives at the TCL Chinese Theatre for the premiere of Netflix's "Arrested Development" Season 4 held on April 29, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Judy Greer is proud to be from Detroit. She has guest starred on many different television shows and appeared in her fair share of romantic comedies.
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