- The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 12.
- There are many Missouri and Kansas celebrities supporting the Chiefs.
- Paul Rudd is one of the most famous Chiefs fans — he was there to watch their 2020 Super Bowl win.
Brad Pitt wore a Chiefs hat to the 2020 SAG Awards ahead of the team’s Super Bowl appearance earlier this year.
Pitt was born in Oklahoma before moving to Springfield, Missouri, which is about 160 miles from Kansas City.
At the January 2020 awards show, a bunch of Chiefs fans wanted to toss the ‘Bullet Train’ star to represent the team – and without missing a beat, Pitt donned the hat. You can watch a video of Pitt catching the hat here.
“Two of our favorite things came together that day: a Chiefs win after all these years – they’re going to the Super Bowl! And Brad Pitt – a native of Missouri – supports them! It was a dream come true. I’m just in awe of something I’ll never forget – alwaysone of the fans told IN Kansas City magazine.
Paul Rudd was on hand to catch the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2022 AFC Championship Game.
Rudd moved to Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, at the age of 10. He then attended the University of Kansas and continues to represent his home state to this day — even though the Chiefs are technically from Missouri.
The “Ant-Man” star told People that he hopes to see Super Bowl 2023 in person, although having a “legitimate interest” in the outcome can be a stressful experience. “I just want to be upbeat 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 sits right on the Kansas-Missouri border and is part of the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
In addition to singing the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium, Etheridge has written original music inspired by her love for 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 yells at Kansas City on “Ted Lasso.”
Sudeikis considers Overland Park, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) his hometown. In fact, Sudeikis and Paul Rudd attended the same high school in Overland Park.
The “Ted Lasso” star then got her start on the comedy scene in Kansas City before moving to Chicago.
On the show, Lasso is from Kansas and was a former football coach at Wichita State University. He frequently wears Kansas City restaurant merch and is a big fan of the BBQ scene.
When asked how he’s doing showing the charms of Kansas City to a massive populace, 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 have contributed much more to this knowledge than I have.”
He added, “Kansas City is just a part of my soul.”
Rob Riggle has been spotted at many Chiefs games over the years.
Riggle grew up in Overland Park, as did Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. He then attended the University of Kansas before joining the Marine Corps.
The Holey Moley host frequently posts on Instagram about his love for the Chiefs, including a January 2023 post with the caption: “Congratulations @chiefs on another AFC Championship!!! I am so proud of you!!! #lovekansascity #superbowl2023 #amazinggame.”
Henry Cavill is a Chiefs fan because Superman is from Kansas.
Smallville, Superman’s hometown, was founded in Kansas in the first “Superman” movie in 1978, and most of the stories about Clark Kent have remained in that location (although some have moved it and Metropolis, his home base, is in Illinois).
Cavill, who is British, shared that his Chiefs fandom dates back to his days as the Man of Steel on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“I’m a Chiefs fan, yes,” he told Kimmel in 2019. “Of course I spend a lot of time here and watched American football. I started to like the sport and I realized that I had to pick a team. And I could only pick a team with something that would never change,” he continued.
“The one thing that will never change in my life is the Superman aspect. And I was like, Superman is from Kansas… the people of Kansas support the Chiefs, it all added up.”
“SNL” star Heidi Gardner was born and raised in Kansas City.
Gardner was able to accommodate not one, but two Chiefs shout-outs on the January 28, 2023 episode of “SNL.” In the end of their performance On “Weekend Update” she shouted “Go Chiefs” several times. Then, during the bedtime portion of the show, Gardner wore a bright red dress Decorated with the Chiefs logo.
Back in September 2022, Gardner said on an episode of Bill Simmons’ podcast that she would like Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce to 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 really hilarious, super charismatic, and he would just balance out the Mahomes part, which maybe a little more reserved or nervous,” she said. “I think they would make a great doubles duo.”
Eric Stonestreet’s Instagram was recently filled with Chiefs content.
The “Modern Family” star grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, which made him a lifelong Chiefs fan.
Stonestreet has attended many Chiefs games over the years and even banged the ceremonial drum at Arrowhead Stadium. He was there in person when the Chiefs secured their Super Bowl spot in 2023 and posted a video of the chaos to 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 then attended the University of Missouri at Columbia.
In 2022, the “Anchorman” star co-hosted the Big Slick KC, a charity event in Kansas City, along with Chiefs fans Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and Eric Stonestreet.
Tech N9ne is a major figure in the Kansas City 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 the Chiefs, its players and Kansas City’s football dominance. He even performed it around town after the team’s Super Bowl win in 2020.
Last year, the rapper released “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with an accompanying animated music video to cheer up fans ahead of the Chiefs’ home game on Christmas Eve.
American Idol winner David Cook sang the national anthem with his brother at a home game in 2008.
That same year, the Blue Springs, Missouri native won “American Idol” and was asked to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Arrowhead Stadium. Blue Springs is one of Kansas City’s many suburbs on the Missouri side of the city.
Cook frequently posts on Instagram about his love for the Chiefs, including how sad he was to miss the Chiefs Victory Day Parade in Kansas City. “I’m disappointed I missed the @chiefs parade in KC today, but I had a little work travel day,” he wrote. “I’m going to scream super loud on the plane to celebrate. Should be fine.”