Seattle’s famous “12th man” consists of your everyday, diehard Seahawks fans, but there are also high-profile celebrities who cheer on the football team from Seattle. From a number of comedians to Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Seattle faithful is littered with famous faces and names.
Some are Seattle born and raised, while others had different avenues that brought them to newly-renamed Lumen Field. Here are some of the most famous Seahawks fans.
Born and raised in Seattle, Rainn Wilson -- most famously known as Dwight Schrute from the NBC hit comedy series “The Office” -- is a diehard Seattle Seahawk fan. The actor partied with the Seahawks after Seattle’s win in London in 2018, and he crashed the Seahawks virtual draft party last year.
There’s no question: He is no assistant-to-the-Seahawks-superfan; Wilson is the Seahawks superfan.
One of the stars of the comedy series “Community,” McHale was also born and raised in Seattle. The comedian and actor joined Rainn Wilson in crashing the Seahawks draft party in 2020, and the two have taken to Twitter to get other Seahawks faithful ready for games. When the Russell Wilson trade rumors began to swirl, McHale, like most Seahawks fans, didn’t buy into it.
McHale played football at the University of Washington, where he was, in his own words, “the worst Husky tight end ever.” Thankfully for McHale, he just has to worry about being a 12, not one of the 11 on the field.
Staying on the theme of comedic actors, Ferrell became a Seahawk fan by way of Pete Carroll. The two got acquainted during Carroll’s time at USC, where Ferrell also went to school, and Ferrell began rooting for his pal once he was hired by Seattle. Oh, and Ferrell was a member of the team for a short period of time. OK, not really: He impersonated Greg Olsen during one of Seattle’s virtual meetings, but hey, it was pretty convincing.
McCready, the lead guitarist for the rock band Pearl Jam, has often frequented the Seattle sports scene, playing the national anthem at Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders FC games. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had the honor of raising the infamous “12” flag at a Seahawks game in 2019. Outside of shredding it on the guitar, McCready also had the chance to play a little ball at then-CenturyLink Field, participating in a flag football tournament to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
Bryan Murphy contributed to this story.