Notre Dame is one of the most storied programs in all college football. Entering its 126th year on the gridiron, the Irish have accumulated a large and diverse following.
Although the school has been a target of criticism—dare I say envy—over the last few decades for their NBC contract and lack of a conference affiliation, the Irish faithful remain unswayed.
While at times it can be lonely for those of us outside the major Irish fan hubs, rest assured Notre Dame faithful, you are in good company.
From Rudy to Knute Rockne: All-American, Hollywood has engaged in a perpetual love affair with the Fighting Irish. Several celebrities, including outspoken television personality Regis Philbin and rocker Jon Bon Jovi have all sported the blue and gold.
Let's take a look at the top five celebrity fans of the Fighting Irish.
*Rankings for this list are based on: 1. the level of celebrity the candidate possesses, and; 2. how vocal they are about their love of the Fighting Irish.