Famous Canadians

There are a lot of famous Canadians, and below is only a small representation of them. There are too many excellent hockey players and musicians to mention so you won't find any in this list...but searching on the web should give you tons of information!

See my Canadian Authors page for information about other great Canuck writers!


Anderson, Pamela - Actress (Baywatch)
Aykroyd, Dan - Actor, Comedian (SNL, Blues Brothers)
Atwood, Margaret - Author (The Handmaid's Tale, Bodily Harm)
Bailey, Donavan - Athlete (track and field)
Bain, Conrad - Actor (Postcards from the Edge, Diff'rent Strokes)
Bateman, Robert - Painter
Bellows, Gil - Actor (Ally McBeal, The Assistant)
Black, Conrad - Publisher (owns papers world wide)
Blanchard, Rachel - Actress (Clueless TV series, Iron Eagle IV)
Browning, Kurt - Champion Figure Skater
Bujold, Genevieve - Actress (Dead Ringers, Coma)
Burr, Raymond - Actor (Perry Mason, Ironside)
Burroughs, Jackie - Actress (The Grey Fox, Anne of Green Gables)
Cameron, James - Director (Titanic, The Terminator)
Campbell, Neve - Actress (Party of Five)
Candy, John - Actor, Comedian (SNL, SCTV)
Cardinal, Tantoo - Actress (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall)
Carr, Emily - Painter, Writer
Carrey, Jim - Actor, Comedian (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar)
Carrier, Roch - Author (La Guerre, Yes Sir)
Cattrall, Kim - Actress (Star Trek VI, Outer Limits)
Chong, Thomas - Actor, Comedian (Cheech and Chong, McHale's Navy)
Cohen, Leonard - Author, Musician (Suzanne, Beautiful Losers)
Cronenberg, David - Director, Writer (The Fly, Dead Ringers)
Cronyn, Hume - Actor (Shadow of a Doubt, Cocoon)


Doohan, James - Actor (Star Trek, Loaded Weapon 1)
Dewhurst, Colleen - Actress (Anne of Green Gables, Murphy Brown)
Egoyan, Atom - Director (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter)
Elliott, David James - Actor (JAG)
Evangelista, Linda - Super Model
Flatman, Barry - Actor (Open Season, The Cutting Edge)
Foley, David - Actor, Comedian (Kids in the Hall, Newsradio)
Follows, Megan - Actress (Anne of Green Gables, Reluctant Angel)
Fox, Michael J. - Actor (Spin City, Family Ties)
Francks, Don - Actor (Dinner at Fred's, Harriet the Spy)
Frewer, Matt - Actor (Max Headroom, Star Trek:NG)


Garber, Victor - Actor (Titanic, First Wives Club)
Garneau, Marc - Astronaut
Gerussi, Bruno - Actor (Beachcombers, The Hitman)
Goodyear, Scott - IndyCar driver
Gosling, James - Programmer (inventor of Java)
Greene, Graham - Actor (Maverick, Dances With Wolves)
Greene, Lorne - Actor (Bonanza)
Gross, Paul - Actor (Due South, Whale Music)
Hadfield, Chris - Astronaut
Haim, Corey - Actor (The Lost Boys, Snowboard Academy)
Hall, Monty - Game Show Host (Let's Make a Deal)
Hartman, Phil - Actor, Comedian (SNL, Newsradio)
Hennessy, Jillian - Actress (Law and Order, Dead Ringers)
Henstridge, Natasha - Actress (Species, Maximum Risk)
Henning, Doug - Magician
Ironside, Michael - Actor (Scanners, Total Recall)
Ito, Robert - Actor (Quincy, War Between Us)


Jackson, Joshua - Actor (Dawson's Creek, Scream 2)
Jenkins, Ferguson - Baseball player (Hall of Fame pitcher)
Jennings, Peter - Journalist (ABC World News Tonight)
Jewison, Norman - Director (Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar)
Johnston, Lynn - Cartoonist (For Better of For Worse)
Kidder, Margot - Actress (Superman)
Kirshner, Mia - Actress (Mad City, Crow: City of Angels)
Kotcheff, Ted - Director (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Joshua Then and Now)
Kuzyk, Mimi - Actress (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law)
Laure, Carole - Actress (Get Out Your Hankerchiefs, La tete de Normande St-Onge)
Laurence, Margaret - Author (The Diviners, The Stone Angel)
Levy, Eugene - Actor, Comedian (SNL, SCTV)
Lillie, Beatrice - Actress (Exit Smiling, On Approval)
Little, Rich - Impressionist


MacDonald, Norm - Actor, Comedian (SNL, Dirty Work)
MacInnes, Angus - Actor (Judge Dredd, Witness)
Mandel, Howie - Actor, Comedian (St. Elsewhere, Bobby's World)
Maxwell, Lois - Actress (Dr. No, A View to a Kill)
McCarthy, Sheila - Actress (Die Hard 2, Beautiful Dreamers)
McCrae, John - Poet, Physician (In Flanders Fields)
McCulloch, Bruce - Actor, Comedian (Kids in the Hall, Dog Park)
McDonald, Kevin - Actor, Comedian (Kids in the Hall, The Wrong Guy)
McKinney, Mark - Actor, Comedian (Kids in the Hall, SNL)
Michaels, Lorne - Producer, Writer (Kids in the Hall, SNL)
Montgomery, Lucy Maude - Author (Anne of Green Gables)
Moranis, Rick - Actor, Comedian (SCTV, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
Mowat, Farley - Author (Never Cry Wolf)
Munro, Alice - Author
Myers, Mike - Actor, Comedian (SNL, Austin Powers)
Nelligan, Kate - Actress (The Prince of Tides, U.S. Marshals)
Nielsen, Leslie - Actor (The Naked Gun, Forbidden Planet)
O'Hara, Catherine - Actress, Comedienne (SCTV, Home Alone)
Ontkean, Michael - Actor (The Rookies, Twin Peaks)
Orser, Brian - figure skater


Payette, Julie - Astronaut
Penfield, Wilder - Neurosurgeon (electrical stimulation of the brain)
Perry, Matthew - Actor (Friends)
Pickford, Mary - Actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy, Coquette)
Pinsent, Gordon - Actor, Writer (The Rowdy Man, Due South)
Plummer, Christopher - Actor (The Sound of Music, 12 Monkeys)
Polley, Sarah - Actress (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter)
Priestley, Jason - Actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Eye of the Beholder)
Progosh, Tim - Actor (Back in Action, Adventures of Sinbad)
Qualen, John - Actor (Casablanca, Anatomy of a Murder)
Reeves, Keanu - Actor (Johnny Mnemonic, Speed)
Richler, Mordecai - Author (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Joshua Then and Now)


Sawa, Devon - Actor (Cool Dry Place, Wild America)
Schaffer, Paul - Musician (Late Night with David Letterman)
Schnarre, Monika - Actress, Model (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Shatner, William - Actor (Star Trek, TJ Hooker)
Shaver, Helen - Actress (The Craft, Desert Hearts)
Short, Martin - Actor, Comedian (SNL, SCTV)
Shuster, Frank - Comedian (Wayne and Shuster)
Singer, Marc - Actor (V, Guardian)
Smith, Steve - Actor, Comedian (The Red Green Show)
Steen, Jessica - Actress (Armageddon, Trial and Error)
Stoyko, Elvis - figure skater
Sutherland, Donald - Actor (M*A*S*H, Ordinary People)
Sutherland, Kiefer - Actor, Director (A Few Good Men, A Time to Kill)
Thicke, Alan - Actor (Hope and Gloria, Growing Pains)
Thomas, Dave - Actor, Comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
Thompson, Scott - Actor, Comedian (Kids in the Hall)
Tilly, Jennifer - Actress (Liar Liar, Bound)
Tilly, Meg - Actress (The Big Chill, Body Snatchers)
Trebek, Alex - Actor, Game Show Host (Spy Hard, Jeopardy)
Tweed, Shannon - Actress (Falcon Crest, Singapore Sling)


Vernon, John - Actor (Animal House, Dirty Harry)
Villeneuve, Gilles - Formula One driver
Villeneuve, Jacques - IndyCar driver (1997 Formula One World Champion)
Wayne, Johnny - Comedian (Wayne and Shuster)
Waxman, Al - Actor (Cagney & Lacey, King of Kensington)
Wincott, Jeff - Actor (Profile for Murder, The Undertaker's Wedding)
Wincott, Michael - Actor (Alien: Resurrection, The Crow)
Wiseman, Joseph - Actor (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Dr. No)
Wray, Fay - Actress (King Kong, Summer Love)
Zegers, Kevin - Actor (Traders, Air Bud)


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