- The Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12.
- There are plenty of celebrities from both Missouri and Kansas who root for the Chiefs.
- Paul Rudd is one of the most famous Chiefs fans — he was on hand to watch their 2020 Super Bowl win.
Brad Pitt wore a Chiefs hat at the 2020 SAG Awards ahead of the team’s appearance in the Super Bowl that year.
Pitt was born in Oklahoma before moving to Springfield, Missouri, which is about 160 miles from Kansas City.
At the award ceremony in January 2020, a couple of Chiefs fans felt inclined to toss the “Bullet Train” star a hat repping the team — and without missing a beat, Pitt put on the cap. You can watch a video of Pitt catching the hat here.
“Two of our fave things came together that day: a Chiefs win after all these years — they’re going to the Super Bowl! And Brad Pitt — a Missouri native — supporting them! It was a dream come true. I’m just in awe. Something I’ll never forget — ever,” one of the fans told IN Kansas City magazine.
Paul Rudd was on hand to witness the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2022 AFC Championship game.
Rudd moved to Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, when he was 10 years old. He went on to attend the University of Kansas, and he still reps his home state to this day — even if the Chiefs technically are from Missouri.
The “Ant-Man” star told People he hopes to watch the 2023 Super Bowl in person, even though it can be a stressful experience to have a “vested interest” in the outcome. “I just want to be elated at the end of the game,” he said.
Melissa Etheridge sang the national anthem at a Chiefs game in 2019.
Etheridge hails from Leavenworth, Kansas, which is right on the Kansas-and-Missouri border and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
In addition to singing the national anthem in Arrowhead Stadium, Etheridge has written original music inspired by her love of the Chiefs. In 2022, she wrote the song “Chocolate Cake,” dedicated to Chiefs coach Andy Reid who wanted to celebrate a Super Bowl win with a chocolate cake.
Jason Sudeikis regularly shouts out Kansas City on “Ted Lasso.”
Sudeikis considers Overland Park, Kansas, (a suburb of Kansas City) his hometown. In fact, Sudeikis and Paul Rudd went to the same high school in Overland Park.
The “Ted Lasso” star then got his start in comedy in the Kansas City scene before moving to Chicago.
In the show, Lasso is from Kansas and used to be a football coach at Wichita State University. He frequently wears merch from Kansas City restaurants and is a big fan of the barbecue scene.
When asked how he felt about exposing a huge population to the charms of Kansas City, he told The Kansas City Star, “I think the Royals and the Chiefs and Charlie Parker and Janelle Monáe and Don Cheadle, and many, many other artists and people far greater than myself have added to that knowledge.”
He added, “Kansas City just is part of my soul.”
Rob Riggle has been spotted at many Chiefs games over the years.
Riggle grew up in Overland Park, just like Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. He went on to attend the University of Kansas before joining the Marine Corps.
The “Holey Moley” host frequently posts about his love of the Chiefs on Instagram, including a January 2023 post with the caption, “Congratulations @chiefs on another AFC Championship!!! I’m so proud of you guys!!! #lovekansascity #superbowl2023 #amazinggame.”
Henry Cavill is a Chiefs fan because Superman is from Kansas.
Smallville, Superman’s hometown, was established to be in Kansas in the first “Superman” movie in 1978, and most stories about Clark Kent have stuck with that location (though some have moved it around, and Metropolis, his home base, is in Illinois).
Cavill, who is British, shared that his Chiefs fandom comes from his time as the Man of Steel on an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“I’m a Chiefs fan, yes,” he told Kimmel in 2019. “I spend a lot of time over here, obviously, and I’d been watching some American football. I started to like the sport, and I realized I had to choose a team. And the only way I could choose a team was with something that was never gonna change,” he continued.
“The one thing which won’t ever change in my life is the Superman aspect of it. And I figured, Superman’s from Kansas … people in Kansas support the Chiefs, it all just added up.”
“SNL” star Heidi Gardner was born and raised in Kansas City.
Gardner was able to fit in not one, but two Chiefs shout-outs during the January 28, 2023, episode of “SNL.” At the end of her appearance on “Weekend Update,” she yelled “Go Chiefs” multiple times. Then, during the goodnights portion of the show, Gardner wore a bright-red dress emblazoned with the Chiefs logo.
Back in September 2022 on an episode of Bill Simmons’ podcast, Gardner said that she wants Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce to co-host “SNL” as a duo.
“It’s like my biggest dream, and I wish they would do a Mahomes/Kelce co-host, because I think Travis Kelce is actually hilarious, super charismatic, and he would balance just the part of like Mahomes that might be a little more reserved or nervous,” she said. “I think they’d be a great double duo.”
Eric Stonestreet’s Instagram has been filled with Chiefs content recently.
The “Modern Family” star grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, making him a lifelong Chiefs fan.
Stonestreet has attended many Chiefs games over the years, and he even banged the ceremonial drum at Arrowhead Stadium. He was there in person in 2023 when the Chiefs clinched their Super Bowl spot, posting a video of the mayhem on Instagram.
David Koechner isn’t shy about wearing his Chiefs fandom.
Koechner grew up in Tipton, Missouri, which is about 120 miles from Kansas City. He went on to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia.
In 2022, the “Anchorman” star co-hosted the Big Slick KC, a charity event in Kansas City, alongside fellow Chiefs fans Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, and Eric Stonestreet.
Tech N9ne is an important figure in Kansas City’s rap scene, and he loves the Chiefs.
Tech N9ne recorded the song “Red Kingdom” in 2019, and it has since become an unofficial anthem for Chiefs fans, as its lyrics are all about Chiefs, its players, and Kansas City’s football domination. He even performed it in the city after the team’s Super Bowl win in 2020.
Last year, to hype fans up before the Chiefs’ Christmas Eve home game, the rapper released “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with an accompanying animated music video.
“American Idol” winner David Cook performed the national anthem with his brother at a 2008 home game.
The same year the Blue Springs, Missouri, native won “American Idol,” he was asked to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Arrowhead Stadium. Blue Springs is one of the many Kansas City suburbs on the Missouri side of the city.
Cook frequently posts about his love for the Chiefs on Instagram, including about how he was sad to miss the Chiefs’ victory parade in Kansas City. “Bummed to be missing the @chiefs parade in KC today, but I got a little bit of a work travel day,” he wrote. “I’ll scream super loud on the plane to celebrate. Should go well.”