My Favorite Canadian Actorsby jgiles-367-954534 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Favorite Canadian Actors in Film and TV
Actor | Godzilla
Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, he grew up in London, Ontario, with a year and a half in Brisbane, Australia. He apprenticed at the Stratford Festival after graduating from the University of Windsor. Now living near Vancouver, British Columbia, he and his wife, actress Peg Christopherson, ...
Actor | Jumanji
After graduating from the University of Vermont and attending Columbia University Graduate School in New York, Malcolm Stewart made his Broadway debut in "Dracula" with Frank Langella. Other Broadway shows include "Bedroom Farce" and "Torch Song Trilogy". He is a licensed pilot, a proud father of a...
Actor | Polaroid
Keenan Tracey is an actor and musician based in Los Angeles. He was born in 1991 on July 22nd in Canada, and spent much of his early life moving around the world, living in South Africa, Israel, Egypt and Amsterdam. He was introduced to film at a young age by his father who is also an actor, who ...
6. Art Hindle
Actor | Porky's
Born in Halifax to a Royal Canadian Navy father, Art's mother soon had him back in their home town of Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in the "Beaches" of Toronto a big fan of Elvis Presley and rock n' roll. Although shy as a child, he grew to be a rebellious and independent teenager. This lead him to ...
8. Ari Cohen
Actor | It
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ari Cohen made his big screen debut in Guy Maddin's cult hit, Archangel (1990) and has worked steadily since in film, television and live theater. Recent films include Patricia Rozema's Mouthpiece (2018), It (2017), and It Chapter Two (2019). Molly's Game (2017),...
Actor | The Invisible
Canadian-born actor Kevin McNulty, can be described as being a prolific performer of film and television. Born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, Kevin grew up in Rossland, British Columbia. He studied music and acting at Washington State University and graduated from Studio 58, Langara ...
10. Lochlyn Munro
Actor | Riverdale
Lochlyn Munro started his acting career after a serious sports injury ended his dream of playing professional hockey. A talented musician, Lochlyn turned his attention to the performing arts. While playing music in various clubs around Vancouver, British Columbia, Lochlyn studied drama and ...
13. 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 ...
Actor | Trick
A US, Canadian and UK citizen, Christian was born in Toronto Ontario to Marnie Neve, an Amsterdam-born psychologist and yoga instructor, and Gerry Campbell, a Glasgow-born english and drama teacher. He is an actor, producer and director known for the Showtime Emmy Award winning movie Reefer Madness...
16. Robert Moloney
Actor | Power Rangers
Robert Moloney is a professional actor based in Vancouver, Canada. Known for his versatility, Robert maintains a busy career in film, television, and theatre. Originally from Calgary AB, Robert started acting in High School (Sir Winston Churchill), before moving to Vancouver to study drama at the ...
18. 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...
19. 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 ...
20. 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: ...
21. 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, ...
23. Bruce Greenwood
Actor | Star Trek
Bruce Greenwood was born on August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Québec, Canada as Stuart Bruce Greenwood. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Trek (2009), Thirteen Days (2000) and I, Robot (2004). He has been married to Susan Devlin since 1985. They have one child.
24. Phil Hartman
Actor | NewsRadio
Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, ...
25. Eugene Levy
Actor | Waiting for Guffman
Eugene Levy is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer. He has appeared in more than 60 motion pictures to date, eight of which having topped the $100M mark. The box office success of films such as Bringing Down The House, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and Father Of The Bride Part II have ...
26. 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)...
27. 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...
28. Mike Myers
Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively.
Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he ...
29. 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 ...
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...
31. Martin Short
Martin Short was born on March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Martin Hayter Short. He is an actor and writer, known for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Inherent Vice (2014) and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He was previously married to Nancy Dolman.
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 ...
33. David Lewis
David James Lewis was born and raised in Vancouver BC. As a child his parents took him to the drive-in to watch Jaws. Not only was he scarred mentally from entering the water for the next decade, he was also bitten by the movie bug. Upon leaving high school he was lucky enough to step into the film...
35. Alf Humphreys
Actor | X2
Alf Humphreys was born on April 3, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Alfred E. Humphreys. He was an actor and writer, known for X2: X-Men United (2003), First Blood (1982) and My Bloody Valentine (1981). He was married to Elizabeth Moss. He died on January 31, 2018 in Stratford, Ontario.
36. Shane Meier
Actor | The Matthew Shepard Story
Shane began his film career when he was 12, as Clint Eastwood's son in Unforgiven (1992). He got a chance to play his childhood idol on television by portraying a "young MacGyver" for a few of episodes of MacGyver (1985). He was short-listed, and brought to Los Angeles by Steven Spielberg to ...
37. Campbell Lane
Actor | Dreamcatcher
Campbell Lane was born on July 15, 1935 in Montreal, Québec, Canada as Campbell Francis Lane. He was an actor, known for Dreamcatcher (2003), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007). He was married to Diane Lane. He died on January 30, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
38. Frank C. Turner
Actor | Are We There Yet?
Frank C. Turner is an actor and iconographer born in Wainwright, Alberta and now living in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He received his theatrical training at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1975 with a BFA. For the first few years after graduation he acted in theatres across western ...
39. Paul Campbell
Actor | Battlestar Galactica
Paul Campbell was born in the late seventies to Karen and Bruce Campbell who gave him his name along with a few other things like shelter and hope. As a child he showed plenty of promise. Unfortunately it turned out to be a rash that would haunt him well into his teens. At age 18 Paul struck up a ...
40. Kaj-Erik Eriksen
Actor | The Commish
Kaj-Erik Eriksen (pronounced "kai-erik") begin his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of six. After only a few jobs as an extra and a couple of small speaking roles, He got his first big break when he landed a part in the independent film "Quarantine". Shortly after, Kaj had ...
41. Ken Pogue
Actor | The 6th Day
Pogue was an actor of film and television. He is probably best known to many as Major Jonathan B. Clack in the late-night series Adderly. Pogue played a broad range of characters over his long career. He was cast as a bad guy a lot of the time, but later played aging spouses, parents, or ...
42. Noel Fisher
Noel Fisher has become one of the entertainment industry's most sought after and versatile performers, bringing to life memorable characters on the big and small screens over the past few years. Fisher's film and television credits include starring as Michelangelo in Paramount Pictures summer hit "...
43. Michael Shanks
Actor | Stargate SG-1
Michael Shanks was born on December 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Garrett Shanks. He is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Continuum (2008) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Lexa Doig since August 2, 2003. They have two ...
44. Devon Sawa
Actor | Final Destination
Devon started his career as a young actor in Vancouver, Canada. First in the theater, and then moving onto smaller roles on TV. His breakout role was the title character in the Universal motion picture, Casper. He went on to star in many more films during his teens such as Now and Then, Little ...
45. Robin Dunne
Actor | Sanctuary
Robin Dunne was born on November 19, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Sanctuary (2008), Just Friends (2005) and The Big Hit (1998). He has been married to Farrah Aviva since July 2016. He was previously married to Heidi Lenhart.
47. Mark Camacho
Actor | X-Men: Days of Future Past
Mark Camacho was born on April 12, 1964 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Punisher: War Zone (2008) and Shattered Glass (2003). He has been married to Pauline Little since June 4, 1988. They have two children.
50. 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; ...
52. Martin Doyle
Actor | Man of the Year
Martin Doyle, who hails from Toronto, is an accomplished actor, acting coach/teacher, public speaker, and businessman with over thirty-five years experience in the advertising, entertainment and communication fields. A 1974 graduate of York University, he has an Honours degree in Fine Arts. Martin ...
53. Serge Houde
Actor | 50/50
Serge Houde is a Canadian Character Actor who's made a career out of playing good guys and bad guys. Case in point: he played Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character's father suffering from Alzheimer's in the feature 50/50 (2011), and he also portrayed the volatile Mafia Boss Sam Giancana opposite Tom ...
55. Henry Czerny
Actor | Mission: Impossible
Henry Czerny was born on February 8, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1996), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The Pink Panther (2006). He has been married to Claudine Cassidy since 2001. They have one child.
56. Brennan Elliott
Actor | UnREAL
Brennan Elliott was born on March 24, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for UnREAL (2015), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) and Curse of Chucky (2013). He has been married to Cami Elliottouple since 2011. They have two children.
57. John Ralston
Actor | Ready or Not
John Ralston is best known for starring in HBO Canada's quietly subversive Living in Your Car (2010) as corporate huckster Steve Unger; foul-mouthed, right-wing news hatchet man Danny McClure in Ken Finkleman's sharply satirical Good God (2012); and as everyone's favorite Dad, George Venturi, on ...
59. Lawrence Dane
Actor | Scanners
Lawrence Dane is an exceptionally fine, versatile and shamefully underrated Canadian character actor who's equally adept at both comedy and drama alike. Tall and lean, with silver gray hair, a gaunt face and a distinguished air about him, Dane is often cast as smooth business executives, physicians...
60. Chris Potter
Actor | The Pacifier
Toronto native, Chris Potter, is a veteran of the film & television industry.
Having appeared in over 450 episodes of various programs (including the Lead of 8 television series), in 10 feature films, in excess of 20 TV movies, and having directed 15 television episodes, Chris is without a doubt one...
63. Antonio Cupo
Actor | American Mary
Antonio Cupo was born in Vancouver, Canada and spent his early years honing his acting skills on the stages of community theaters. His Latin roots gave him a on-screen charisma that did not go unrecognized as he was was hired by fashion moguls Calvin Klein and Salvatore Ferragamo. For a couple ...
65. Rick Roberts
Actor | Man of the Year
As a Canadian actor with a consistent presence in television work, Rick Roberts began his career in 1992. His first screen role was with an episode of "Beyond Reality", followed by other varied film and television appearances. Rick achieved more lasting work on the series "Traders" from 1996-1998. ...
66. Chad Willett
Actor | The Good Doctor
Chad Willett is an American / Canadian actor known for Beyond (2017), Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014), The Chronicle (2001), Joan of Arc (1999), The Cape (1996) and Alive (1993). Chad also produced the film Becoming Redwood (2012), and is producing the game franchise Gears of War with ...
68. Stephen McHattie
Actor | Pontypool
Stephen McHattie was born on February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada as Stephen McHattie Smith. He is an actor and director, known for Pontypool (2008), The Fountain (2006) and Watchmen (2009). He is married to Lisa Houle. They have three children. He was previously married to Meg Foster...
72. Ty Olsson
Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes
Ty Olsson was born on January 28, 1974 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Tyler Olsson. He is an actor, known for War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), X2: X-Men United (2003) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). He was previously married to Leanna Nash.
73. Donnelly Rhodes
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Royal Manitoba Theatre ...
74. Rick Ducommun
Actor | Spaceballs
Once an overweight comic from Canada, Rick Ducommun slimmed down in the late 1980s and went on to tackle solid co-starring roles in feature films and TV, as well as headline several HBO and other pay-cable specials.
Ducommun grew up on a farm, the son of an entrepreneur father with whom he did not ...
76. Paul McGillion
Actor | Stargate: Atlantis
The sixth of seven children, Paul's family emigrated to Canada from Paisley, Scotland when he was just 2 years old. He returned to Scotland during his early teens for a few years before heading back to Canada. Paul has a degree in Teaching and while studying at University, got involved in various ...
77. 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...