Great or Good Canadian

by Shelley1987 | created - 26 Aug 2011 | updated - 18 Mar 2019 | Public

1. Berton Churchill

Actor | Stagecoach

Berton Churchill was born on December 9, 1876 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Stagecoach (1939), Judge Priest (1934) and The County Chairman (1935). He was married to Harriet Gardner. He died on October 10, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA.

Born: December 9, 1876 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Died: October 10, 1940 (age 63) in New York City, New York, USA

  • an actor who was much in demand appearing in more than 125films

2. William Bertram

Director | The Old Maid's Baby

William Bertram was born on January 19, 1880 in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada as Benjamin Switzer. He was an actor and director, known for The Old Maid's Baby (1919), Neal of the Navy (1915) and The Phantom Buster (1927). He was married to Jean. He died on May 1, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Born: January 19, 1880 in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada Died: May 1, 1933 (age 53) in Los Angeles, California, USA

3. Charles Arling

Actor | Back to God's Country

Charles Arling was born on August 22, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charles F. Parr. He was an actor, known for Back to God's Country (1919), The Striped Bathing Suit (1912) and Droppington's Devilish Deed (1915). He died on April 21, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Born: August 22, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Died: April 21, 1922 (age 41) in Los Angeles, California, USA

  • actor of the silent era. He appeared in 111 films between 1909 and 1922

4. Al Christie

Producer | Mrs. Plum's Pudding

Al Christie began his career in 1909 with the Nestor Company. In 1912 he was put in charge of production for a series of westerns. By 1916 he had set up his own production company that produced comedy two-reelers and occasionally a full-length feature. He was the brother of producer/director ...

Born: October 23, 1881 in London, Ontario, Canada Died: April 14, 1951 (age 69) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Producer | Director | Writer
  • 773 producer credits to his name

5. Florence Lawrence

Actress | Not Like Other Girls

Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were ...

Born: January 2, 1890 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Died: December 28, 1938 (age 48) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films

6. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

Born: April 8, 1892 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Died: May 29, 1979 (age 87) in Santa Monica, California, USA

7. Nell Shipman

Actress | The Grub Stake

Canadian-born actress, writer, producer and animal trainer Nell Shipman was best known for writing and acting in several James Oliver Curwood stories and for her portrayals of strong, adventurous women, with many of her productions being filmed in Canada. Her son, Barry Shipman, became a prolific ...

Born: October 25, 1892 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Died: January 23, 1970 (age 77) in Cabazon, California, USA

8. Beatrice Lillie

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually ...

Born: May 29, 1894 in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada Died: January 20, 1989 (age 94) in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK

9. Chief Dan George

Actor | Little Big Man

Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicised as 'Dan Slaholt') to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3 in North Vancouver. His last name was changed to 'George' when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5, where the use of his native ...

Born: July 24, 1899 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Died: September 23, 1981 (age 82) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicized as Dan Slaholt).


  • Son of tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve No. 3 in North Vancouver.

10. Ben Blue

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Ben Blue was a movie and TV comedian born on September 12, 1901, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Emigrating to the US, he became a dance instructor and dance school owner, as well as a nightclub proprietor. He began his film career in short subjects for Warner Brothers in 1926, and later worked at the...

Born: September 12, 1901 in Montréal, Québec, Canada Died: March 7, 1975 (age 73) in Hollywood, California, USA

  • movie and TV comedian

11. Norma Shearer

Actress | The Divorcee

She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies. She spent much money on eye doctor's services trying to ...

Born: August 10, 1902 in Montréal, Québec, Canada Died: June 12, 1983 (age 80) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

12. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

Born: September 15, 1907 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada Died: August 8, 2004 (age 96) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

13. Art Linkletter

Actor | Champagne for Caesar

Art Linkletter was born on July 17, 1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada as Gordon Arthur Kelly. He is known for his work on Champagne for Caesar (1950), Philippine Adventure (1964) and The Danny Thomas Show (1953). He was married to Lois Foerster. He died on May 26, 2010 in Bel-Air, California,...

Born: July 17, 1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Died: May 26, 2010 (age 97) in Bel-Air, California, USA

14. Glenn Ford

Actor | Superman

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school...

Born: May 1, 1916 in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Portneuf, Québec, Canada Died: August 30, 2006 (age 90) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

15. Raymond Burr

Actor | Rear Window

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He ...

Born: May 21, 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Died: September 12, 1993 (age 76) in Geyserville, California, USA

  • Actor | Production Manager | Director

16. Ann Rutherford

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in...

Born: November 2, 1917 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Died: June 11, 2012 (age 94) in Beverly Hills, California, USA

17. James Doohan

Actor | Star Trek

James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as James Montgomery Doohan. He is known for his work on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita ...

Born: March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Died: July 20, 2005 (age 85) in Redmond, Washington, USA

  • Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek (1966) and seven of the Star Trek films

18. Leslie Nielsen

Actor | Airplane!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of ...

Born: February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Died: November 28, 2010 (age 84) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

19. James Randi

Actor | Wonderama

James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, ...

Born: August 7, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

20. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister...

Born: December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

21. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner was born ...

Born: March 22, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

22. Shirley Douglas

Actress | Dead Ringers

Shirley Douglas was born on April 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is known for her work on Dead Ringers (1988), Lolita (1962) and Wind at My Back (1996). She was previously married to Donald Sutherland.

Born: April 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Mother of Kiefer Sutherland and Rachel Sutherland.

23. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

Born: July 17, 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

24. Tommy Chong

Actor | Up in Smoke

Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Thomas B. Kin Chong. He is an actor, known for Up in Smoke (1978), Zootopia (2016) and Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980). He has been married to Shelby Chong since 1975. They have four children. He was previously married to ...

Born: May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

25. Anna Ferguson

Actress | End of Days, Inc.

Anna Ferguson was born on October 22, 1938 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for End of Days, Inc. (2015), Heartland (2007) and Old Stock (2012).

Born: October 22, 1938 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada

26. David Cronenberg

Director | The Fly

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

Born: March 15, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

27. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

Born: March 16, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada

28. John Candy

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...

Born: October 31, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Died: March 4, 1994 (age 43) in Durango, Mexico

29. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

Born: July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

30. Rosemary Dunsmore

Actress | Orphan Black

Canadian star of stage, screen and television; has appeared in and directed numerous stage productions including "Wuthering Heights", "The Attic", "The Pearls", "The Glass Menagerie" and received the Masque Award for her performance in the Montreal production of "Wit."

In 1990, she was named by ...

Born: July 13, 1952 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

31. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

Born: August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

32. Wendy Crewson

Actress | Air Force One

Wendy Crewson was born on May 9, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Wendy Jane Crewson. She is an actress and producer, known for Air Force One (1997), The Covenant (2006) and Room (2015). She was previously married to Michael Murphy.

Born: May 9, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

33. Shannon Tweed

Actress | Detroit Rock City

Shannon Tweed was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She rose to stardom as Miss November 1981 for Playboy magazine. In 1982, Shannon began her film career and also appeared in the soap opera Falcon Crest (1981). She became Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was briefly involved ...

Born: March 10, 1957 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

34. Kim Coates

Actor | Goon

Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other ...

Born: February 21, 1958 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

35. Shaun Johnston

Actor | Heartland

Shaun Johnston was born on September 9, 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Heartland (2007), Mentors (1998) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).

Born: September 9, 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

36. Paul Gross

Actor | Due South

Paul Gross is the elder of two brothers. He was an Army brat; his father, Bob Gross, was a Tank Commander in the Canadian Army. As a consequence Paul and his family moved around a lot: he has lived in Canada, the U.S, England and Germany. Paul was introduced to acting in his early teens, while the ...

Born: April 30, 1959 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

37. Wanda Cannon

Actress | The 6th Day

Wanda Cannon was born on January 12, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for The 6th Day (2000), The Final Cut (2004) and My Secret Identity (1988).

Born: January 12, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

38. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

Born: March 11, 1961 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

39. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

Born: June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

40. Jim Carrey

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

Born: January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

41. Enrico Colantoni

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), Veronica Mars (2004) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...

Born: February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

42. Peter Outerbridge

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

Outerbridge, together with two older sisters and two older brothers, grew up in Toronto, Ontario. While his father practiced law, his mother studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He comes from a family of artists, as his uncle (though not by blood) was opera singer Jon Vickers, and his ...

Born: June 30, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

43. Pamela Anderson

Actress | Barb Wire

Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST, to young newlywed parents who are still married. Her ancestry includes Finnish, English, and Volga German. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson ...

Born: July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

44. Eric Schweig

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Eric Schweig was born on June 19, 1967 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada as Ray Dean Thrasher. He is an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Tom and Huck (1995) and Big Eden (2000).

Born: June 19, 1967 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

45. Michael Greyeyes

Actor | Blood Quantum

Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, scholar and founding artistic director of Signal Theatre. He is Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His film work includes the role of Sitting Bull in "Woman Walks Ahead," (A24/ DirecTV) co-starring Jessica Chastain and...

Born: June 4, 1967 in Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • is Plains Cree from the Muskeg Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada.

46. James Allodi

Director | Call Me Fitz

James Allodi was born on February 26, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a director and actor, known for Call Me Fitz (2010), The Uncles (2000) and The Best Laid Plans (2014).

Born: February 26, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

47. Yannick Bisson

Actor | Murdoch Mysteries

Yannick Bisson was born on May 16, 1969 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Yannick D. Bisson. He is an actor and producer, known for Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Year by the Sea (2016) and Casino Jack (2010). He has been married to Chantal Craig since May 26, 1990. They have three children.

Born: May 16, 1969 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

48. Nathan Fillion

Actor | Castle

Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...

Born: March 27, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

49. Jay Baruchel

Actor | Goon

Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on ...

50. Elisha Cuthbert

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24 (2001); Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door (2004) and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax (2005). She was voted the sexiest ...

Born: November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

51. Missy Peregrym

Actress | Stick It

Born in Montréal, Québec, Missy lived most of her life in Surrey, British Columbia, with her father, a minister; her mother; and two sisters. She began her career in front of the camera at age 18, when she started modeling. The print advertisements soon turned into commercials for Mercedes Benz, ...

52. Jewel Staite

Actress | Firefly

Born in White Rock, BC, Canada. Spent first three years of life in Maui. Started out modeling, was recommened to act at age 6. Won best actor in "Meeting Dad", a Vancouver Film School short.

53. Neve Campbell

Actress | Scream

Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five (1994). Described as TV's ...

54. Kristin Kreuk

Actress | EuroTrip

Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber Secondary School. Although she did some stage work in school, she ...

55. A.J. Cook

Actress | Final Destination 2

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

56. Sandra Oh

Actress | Sideways

Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-Nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet ...

57. Sarah Chalke

Actress | Scrubs

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her ...

58. Joshua Jackson

Actor | The Affair

Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of...

59. Estella Warren

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Estella Warren was a synchronized swimmer from the age of 7 until 17 in her native Canada. She moved away from home at 12 to train for the Canadian National Team. She was the Canadian National Champion for three years and represented her country at the World Aquatic Championship, where she placed ...

60. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...

61. Barry Pepper

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. When Barry was five years old, ...

62. Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

63. Zachary Bennett

Actor | Maudie

Zachary Bennett was born on February 17, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Maudie (2016), The Umbrella Academy (2019) and Designated Survivor (2016).

64. Jessalyn Gilsig

Actress | The Stepfather

Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre ...

65. Shawn Ashmore

Actor | X2

Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron Ashmore in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births ...

66. Justin Chatwin

Actor | Dragonball Evolution

On the big screen, Chatwin recently appeared in Warner Bros.' Dax Shepard-directed feature, CHIPS, in which he stars opposite Vincent D'Onofrio And Michael Pena. He has also wrapped production on four independent films: THE SCENT OF RAN & LIGHTENING, along with Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Will ...

67. Laurie Holden

Actress | Dragged Across Concrete

Laurie Holden is best known to audiences as Andrea in the hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead. However, Laurie's big acting break came much earlier in her career, starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the critically acclaimed TNT mini-series Young Catherine. Since that auspicious beginning, she has ...

68. Jessica Lowndes

Actress | A Mother's Nightmare

Jessica Lowndes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1988. She studied at the Pacific Academy in Surrey. Jessica is an actress and an aspiring Singer. She has written 4 known songs: "Never Lonely", "Break", "Fly Away" and "Goodbye". This last one was heard in an episode of the series ...

69. Rachel Blanchard

Actress | Fargo

Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...

70. Michael Ironside

Actor | Starship Troopers

Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in ...

71. Mayko Nguyen

Actress | ReGenesis

Mayko Nguyen was born in 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReGenesis (2004), Anon (2018) and Going the Distance (2004).

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

72. Brendan Fehr

Actor | Roswell

Brendan Fehr was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He and his two sisters were raised by his mother, a case manager at the Stony Mountain Correctional Institute. In Vancouver for a wedding in 1997, he dropped by Look Talent Management to inquire about quick-cash modelling assignments. Manager ...

73. Alison Pill

Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Alison is a Canadian born TV, film and theater actress.

She was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her father, who is Estonian, is a financier. She attended Vaughan Road Academy, and decided she wanted to be an actor when she was age 10. She was a member of the Toronto Children's Chorus and was chosen to ...

74. Gregory Smith

Actor | Everwood

Gregory Edward Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Terrea (Oster), an American-born actress, and Maurice Smith, a British-born film producer. His brother is actor Douglas Smith.

Gregory has starred in over 25 feature films, including The Patriot (2000), opposite Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger; ...

75. Shenae Grimes-Beech

Actress | Scream 4

Shenae Grimes-Beech was born on October 24, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Shenae Sonya Grimes. She is known for her work on Scream 4 (2011), The Cross Road (2008) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). She has been married to Josh Beech since May 10, 2013. They have one child.

76. Matt Frewer

Actor | Watchmen

Matt Frewer has been travelling all over North America in recent months filming recurring roles. In Vancouver as Carnage in Netflix's sci-fi drama Altered Carbon (2018); in Montreal (opposite Dennis Quaid) as Anthony Bruhl in NBC's Timeless (2016); in Toronto as Paul Rice in Crackle's The Art of ...

77. Mia Kirshner

Actress | The Black Dahlia

Mia Kirshner was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 25, 1975, to Etti, a teacher, and Sheldon Kirshner, a journalist. Her father is of Polish Jewish descent and her mother is a Bulgarian Jewish immigrant. Mia had a middle class upbringing and graduated from the prestigious McGill University with a...

78. Jessica Steen

Actress | Armageddon

A native of Toronto, Canada, Jessica Steen is probably best known in the U.S. for having been a regular on two short-lived TV series: the critically acclaimed Homefront (1991) and the science fiction show Earth 2 (1994). She also appeared opposite Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld (1989)) in ...

Born: December 19, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

79. Rick Moranis

Actor | Parenthood

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

80. Christina Cox

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David ...

81. Eric McCormack

Actor | Will & Grace

Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (the same school Mike Myers attended) and also attended Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate, named after Canada's first Prime Minister. With the support of his parents (his father was also an aspiring actor)...

82. Tamara Taylor

Actress | Serenity

Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...

83. Zack Ward

Actor | Freddy vs. Jason

Zack Ward was born in 1970. He wanted to act, but his mom, an actress herself, wanted her son to be normal, and would not let him. Finally, his brother intervened, allowing Zack the chance to act. After a year of the small stuff, he got his first big audition for the '80s classic A Christmas Story ...

84. Carmen Moore

Actress | Blackstone

Carmen has had an extensive career in film and television for over 25 years, with prominent roles in many fan favourite shows.

With a start in local theatre in Vancouver she quickly gained recognition with a couple of Jesse nominations. Auditions for film started a slew of guest starring and ...

85. Rossif Sutherland

Actor | River

Rossif Sutherland is a Canadian actor, son of Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette, who got his acting debut in a short film he directed while studying at Princeton University after his lead actor was a no-show on the first day of shooting.. Encouraged by his father, Rossif studied with Harold ...

86. Michelle Thrush

Actress | Pathfinder

Michelle Thrush was born on February 6, 1967 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is known for her work on Pathfinder (2007), Blackstone (2009) and Dead Man (1995).

87. Nathaniel Arcand

Actor | Pathfinder

2019 Nathaniel featured in the CBS Television show FBI: Americas Most Wanted as Clinton Skye. Nathaniel is a highly respected actor. He got his start, starring in a few smaller roles for local independent filmmakers, Nathaniel's big break came when he auditioned for the role of William MacNeil in ...

88. Roseanne Supernault

Actress | Blackstone

Roseanne Supernault is an Actress originally from East Prairie Metis Settlement, Canada. Born in northern Alberta to a Politician Father and Artist Mother, her eclectic upbringing included classical training in art, theatre, and dance; practicing and sustaining her cultural hunting & land rights as...

89. Gordon Tootoosis

Actor | Legends of the Fall

A Canadian actor of Cree and Stoney descent, Gordon Tootosis made his film debut in the western film Alien Thunder (1974) with Donald Sutherland and Chief Dan George. Tootoosis provided memorable performances in television and movies, including the role of 'One Stab' in Legends of the Fall (1994), ...

90. Tantoo Cardinal

Actress | Wind River

Actress Tantoo Cardinal, a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada recognizes Cardinal for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada.

Arguably the most widely recognized Native Actress of her ...

91. Adam Beach

Actor | Flags of Our Fathers

Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...

92. Sarah Podemski

Actress | Tin Star

Sarah Podemski is an actress and producer, known for Tin Star (2017), Between (2015) and Cashing In (2009).

93. Kaniehtiio Horn

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kaniehtiio 'Tiio' Horn is a Canadian actress from Kahnawake, the Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal. Since graduating from Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program in 2005 she has established herself as a versatile actress with roles on television including the multipe award-winning comedy ...

94. Julian Black Antelope

Actor | Hold the Dark

Julian Black Antelope (nicknamed JBA), is a Canadian actor of First Nations/Central American and Irish descent who first entered the film and television arena in 2004 on DreamWorks/TNT's epic six-part mini-series Into the West (2005) alongside First nations Canadian icon, Graham Greene. A ...

95. Ashley Callingbull

Actress | Blackstone

Ashley Callingbull is a Cree First Nations woman from Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta.

She appears in the Gemini award winning television series Blackstone. Ashley is also featured in CBC's 8th Fire Series and the Catch The Dream series. The loss of some very close family members have led Ashley to ...

96. Greg Bryk

Actor | Saw V

Greg Bryk was born in 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for Saw V (2008), Shoot 'Em Up (2007) and Poor Boy's Game (2007). He has been married to Danielle Nicholas since March 9, 1996. They have three children.

born in 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

97. Maxim Roy

Actress | October Faction

Maxim is a multi-award nominated actress who has most recently starred in the English version of the mold-breaking police drama 19-2, leading to a Canadian Screen Award nomination for her role. She has garnered four Lead Actress Gemini nominations for the hugely popular series O'. In addition to ...

Born: March 7, 1972 in Rigaud, Québec, Canada

98. Sarah Strange

Actress | ReGenesis

Sarah Strange was born on September 6, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReGenesis (2004), Da Vinci's Inquest (1998) and The L Word (2004).

Born: September 6, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

99. Katharine Isabelle

Actress | Ginger Snaps

Katharine Isabelle was born Katharine Isobel Murray in Vancouver, British Columbia to Graeme Murray, an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his special effects work on the television series The X-Files (1993) and Gail Murray, an amateur Vancouver writer and producer...

Born: November 2, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

100. Karen LeBlanc

Actress | Ransom

Karen LeBlanc is an actress, known for Ransom (2017), Frontier (2016) and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018).



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