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10 Famous People You Didn't Even Know Were From Buffalo [LIST]

10 Famous People You Didn’t Even Know Were From Buffalo [LIST]

We know the big names of famous people who are from Buffalo, right?

Such as Rick James, Tim Russert, Wolf Blitzer, Nick Bakay, Rob Gronkowski and the Goo Goo Dolls…but it turns out, there are a TON of famous people from Western New York.

Here are 10 famous people you may not have even known were from Buffalo:

1Jeffrey Duncan Jones

Jeffrey Jones might not sound familiar, but trust me, you know him.

Remember Principal Edward Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Yup, that was Jones. Born right here in Buffalo.

2Christine Baranski

Baranski has been one of Hollywood‘s most reliable actresses for nearly 40 years.

She’s known for roles in films such as Life with Mikey, The Ref, The Odd Couple II, Bowfinger and the Jim Carrey version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She’s also a singer.

3Brian McKnight

One of RB’s best vocalists, Brian McKnight has released 13 albums since 1992.

4Sorrell Booke

Booke was known as the man who played Boss Hogg in the hit TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard. He graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo back in 1948.

5Wendie Malick

Malick is another well-known actress in Hollywood.

She’s been in films such as Scrooged, Apollo 11, Racing Stripes and Adventureland.

Here’s Wendie talking about her growing up in Buffalo on the Late Late show from 2013.

6Christian Laetnner

Christian Laettner is known as hitting the greatest game-winning shot in NCAA Basketball history.

He went on to play 13 years in the NBA. Laettner is from Angola to be exact.

7Orel Hershiser

Orel was one of baseball’s best pitchers from 1983-2000 and then became a baseball TV analyst after his career.

8Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai is the current Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. He’s the first Indian American to do so.

He was born in Buffalo and later moved to Kansas.

9William Sadler

William Sadler has been an actor in Hollywood for almost 40 years and he went to Orchard Park High School.

He’s acted in countless films but one of his best-known roles was Heywood in The Shawshank Redemption…yes, Heywood is from Buffalo!

10Don Criqui

Criqui called NFL games for 47 years on NBC and CBS. He’s broadcasted many Bills games for CBS over his broadcasting career.