We all know that the American Pickers originate in LeCLaire, Iowa, but they're not the only celebrities with roots in the midwest. Actors, athletes, and all scores of famous people have ties to the Quad Cities and the surrounding areas.

Some of these names have stronger connections to the area than others. Some were born and raised here while others lived here briefly, as little as six months in a couple cases (but hey, we'll take it). Either way, hopefully they remember their time here fondly!

Check out our compilation, which is by no means exhaustive of Quad City famous people. Some of the names there just might surprise you.