Feb 04

Tuesday Tidbits: Famous People from Detroit

There are 701,475 people who call Detroit home, more than Seattle, Boston, Las Vegas or DC. We have listed some famous people that you had no idea were from Detroit.


Dean Cain

He was born in Mount Clemens, but he grew up in Detroit, until he and his family moved to Los Angeles.  Cain graduated from Princeton in 1988 with a BA degree in History; his senior thesis was titled “The History and Development of the Functions of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.”

Immediately after graduating, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, an NFL football team, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career before it began.

And that´s why in  1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. The series ran for four seasons, ending in 1997.

Do you remember those long hours watching “The New Adventures of Superman”?


Ed McMahon

He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson’s sidekick, announcer, and second banana on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995.

Do you remember him? Also, McMahon annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980.

McMahon is considered one of the greatest “sidekicks”, and he was born in Detroit!

Do you know any other Detroiter personality that we have not mentioned here? Feel free to leave a comment, or share this post!

Thanks to: Detroit Metro Times