12 celebrities who are rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs

  • The Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 11.

  • There are plenty of celebrities from both Missouri and Kansas who root for the Chiefs.

  • Taylor Swift is the latest A-lister to join Chiefs Kingdom.

Taylor Swift has been on-hand to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, at multiple Chiefs games.

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate the Chiefs' AFC Championship win.Patrick Smith/Getty Images

To date, Swift has attended 12 Chiefs games since her relationship with Kelce became public in September 2023 — though they reportedly started dating in July.

If she makes it to the Super Bowl on Sunday — which she can, as helpfully explained by an episode of "The West Wing" — it will be her 13th game (her lucky number, as any Swiftie could tell you).

Even though Swift was born a Philadelphia Eagles fan, she has wholeheartedly embraced the Chiefs, even changing the lyrics to her song "Karma" to "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me."

Brad Pitt wore a Chiefs hat at the 2020 SAG Awards ahead of the team's appearance in the Super Bowl that year.

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Brad Pitt at the 2020 SAG Awards.Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Pitt was born in Oklahoma before moving to Springfield, Missouri, which is about 160 miles from Kansas City.

At the SAG Awards 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.

"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 in-person to watch the Kansas City Chiefs win the 2022 AFC Championship game and the 2023 Super Bowl.

Paul Rudd at the Super Bowl LVII Pre-Show held at State Farm Stadium
Paul Rudd at the Super Bowl LVII Pre-Show held at State Farm Stadium.Christopher Polk/Variety/Getty Images

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 wanted 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.

He ended up getting his wish, watching the Chiefs beat the Eagles in person last February.

Melissa Etheridge sang the national anthem at a Chiefs game in 2019.

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Melissa Etheridge sings the national anthem before the AFC Championship game.John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service/Getty Images

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."

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Jason Sudeikis reacts before a game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.Jason Hanna/Getty Images

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.

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Rob Riggle banged the Kansas City Chiefs ceremonial drum prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.Jason Hanna/Getty Images

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 2024 post with the caption, "Congratulations @chiefs on ANOTHER AFC Championship game! Soooooo proud of the Chiefs and the way they played tonight!"

Henry Cavill is a Chiefs fan because Superman is from Kansas.

Henry Cavill as Superman standing in Smallville.
Henry Cavill as Superman.Warner Bros. Pictures

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."

He even attended a game at Arrowhead Stadium in 2017, calling the energy inside "colossal" on Facebook.

"SNL" star Heidi Gardner was born and raised in Kansas City.

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Heidi Gardner, a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," walks the sidelines prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.David Eulitt/Getty Images

Gardner was able to fit in not one, but two Chiefs shout-outs during a 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 cohost, 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."

She got (part of) her wish — Kelce hosted "SNL" in March 2023, and she even got to play Kelce's ex-girlfriend in a sketch.

Eric Stonestreet's Instagram is filled with Chiefs content.

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Kansas City Chiefs fan and actor Eric Stonestreet during the NFL AFC West game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.William Purnell/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

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.

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David Koechner attends the division match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.Leon Bennett/Getty Images

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.

Rapper Tech N9ne performs during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVII victory parade on February 15, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rapper Tech N9ne performs during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVII victory parade in Kansas City, Missouri.Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images

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.

In 2022, 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.

Last year, Tech N9ne was one of the musicians who performed at the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade.

"American Idol" winner David Cook performed the national anthem with his brother at a 2008 home game.

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"American Idol" winner David Cook (right) sings the national anthem with brother Andrew Cook (left) before the game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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 in 2020. "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."

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