OTR male character actors (Canadian)

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Steve Bacic
Actor, X2
A leading man who is just as comfortable playing scary villains or comic sidekicks, Steve Bacic has gone from strength to strength culminating into a half-decade of non-stop work. Shortly after he moved from his home town of Windsor, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia, he landed a guest-starring role on the TV series 21 Jump Street...
“ "Big Love" (2010-2011)
Kid Stuff: "Battlestar Gallactica," "Flash Gordon" ” - Margery Walshaw
Jay Baruchel
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 the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ Kid Stuff: "How to Train Your Dragon," "Night at the Museum," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "The Murdoch Mysteries" (2010-2011)
Kid Stuff: "Roxy Hunter" TV movie series (4), "Animal 2" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ Kid Stuff: "Teen Wolf" (2011 series) ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Big Love" (2011), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2011)
Kid Stuff: "Max Steel" TV series ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Sanctuary" (2008-2009 series)
Kid Stuff: "Superstar," "Genius" ” - Margery Walshaw
Tom Cavanagh
Actor, Ed
Thomas Cavanagh was born on October 26th, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, the second-oldest of five children. His close-knit family moved to Ghana, Africa when Tom was six. His father educated teachers there. The family moved back to Canada before Tom started high school (which he attended in southern Quebec)...
“ "Scrubs" (2002-2009) series
Kid Stuff: "How to Eat Fried Worms," "Breakfast with Scot" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Alpha" (2011 series)
Kid Stuff: "Samurai Girl," "Magic Flute Diaries" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Flashpoint" (2008-2011 series)
Kid Stuff: "Girls Best Friend," "Sue Thomas F.B.Eye" ” - Margery Walshaw
Antonio Cupo
Antonio Cupo was born in Vancouver, Canada, on 10 January 1978. His father, Manlio, comes from a small town in Italy named Palomonte and his mother, Lucia, was born in Barletta. The Cupo family emigrated to Canada in 1968. Antonio is the youngest of three children. He has an older brother, Sabato, and an older sister...
“ "L'ombra del Destino" (2011 TV series)
Kid Stuff: "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" ” - Margery Walshaw
Chris Diamantopoulos
Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV and Film...
“ "24"
Kid Stuff: "American Dad," "Charmed" ” - Margery Walshaw
Hugh Dillon
Actor, Flashpoint
Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon earned notoriety as the lead singer in the multi-platinum punk rock band, the Headstones. It was early on in the band's success when Hugh caught the attention of legendary filmmaker Bruce McDonald (Highway 61, Roadkill)...
“ "Flashpoint" (2008-2011), "Durham County"
Kid Stuff: "Degrassi: The Next Generation" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Eureka" (2006-2011)
Kid Stuff: "Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray," "Life's a Beach" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "V" (2009-2010)
Kid Stuff: "Kyle XY" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "The Listener" (2009)
Kid Stuff: "You Lucky Dog" (2010 TVM) ” - Margery Walshaw
Eric McCormack
Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (the same school Mike Meyers 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)...
“ "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2009-2010)
Kid Stuff: "Pound Puppies" ” - Margery Walshaw
Dylan Neal
Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Oakville, just west of Toronto, where he spent the remainder of his childhood. As a young student, he attended the prep school, Appleby College, where he was introduced to the game of squash. Dylan quickly fell in love with the sport and was soon playing for Canada at an international level...
“ "Smallville"
Kid Stuff: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" ” - Margery Walshaw
Tahmoh Penikett
He is the son of former Yukon premier Anthony David John Penikett (Tony). A graduate of the Victoria Motion picture school, Tahmoh also studied at the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. Tahmoh and his family (his father, and his twin sisters Sarah and Stephanie) make their home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“ "Dollhouse" (2009-2010)
Kid Stuff: "Mortal Kombat: Legacy, "Titan Maximum" ” - Margery Walshaw
Barry Pepper
Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of three sons. 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...
“ "The Kennedys" (TV mini series)
Kid Stuff: "Princess Kaiulani" ” - Margery Walshaw
Chris Potter
Actor, Heartland
Born in Toronto, Potter discovered a love of acting in school but never considered pursuing it as a career. Eventually he worked as a stockbroker in Europe and in Canada, while continuing to perform in amateur theater productions. He caught the attention of Martha Henry, one of Canada's leading actresses...
“ "Heartland"
Kid Stuff: "The Pacifier" ” - Margery Walshaw
“ "Sanctuary," "Caprica"
Kid Stuff: "Mortal Kombat: Legacy," "Battlestar Galactica" ” - Margery Walshaw
Carlo Rota
Carlo Rota recently made the move from Canada to Los Angeles to advance his acting career in the United States. He is best known to American audiences for his five seasons as Mick Schtoppel on the USA Network's smash hit La Femme Nikita. Joel Surnow, executive producer of the show, created this role specifically for him...
“ "Little Mosque on the Prairie," "24"
Kid Stuff: "SGU Stargate Universe" ” - Margery Walshaw
Christopher Shyer
Actor, J. Edgar
Canadian born Christopher Shyer hails from Downsview, Ontario. The youngest of 6 children, Shyer spent years working in theater before making his television debut playing the neighborhood tom cat handyman in a Canadian soap called Riverdale (1997). In the following year he starred in the feature film The Falling at the Toronto International Film Festival...
“ "V"
Kid Stuff: "Cinderella: Single Again" ” - Margery Walshaw
Kavan Smith
Kavan was born in Edmonton, Alberta and both he and his brother were raised by his father when his parents divorced. He excelled in many sports as a child focusing on football and martial arts. During his teenage years he cultivated a love for performing with a friend. They would often skip school to record and rehearse skits they would eventually take public on local buses and to shopping centers...
“ "Eureka," "Human Target"
Kid Stuff: "See Spot Run" ” - Margery Walshaw
Scott Speedman
Actor, Underworld
Scott Speedman was born in London, England, to Scottish parents, Mary (Campbell), a primary school teacher, and Roy Speedman, a department store buyer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was an aspiring swimmer and held a record amongst the best for distance freestyle, unfortunately, an accident put that career path on hold forever...
“ "Barney's Version," "Felicity"
Kid Stuff: "Goosebumps," "Nancy Drew" ” - Margery Walshaw
Sebastian Spence
Actor, First Wave
As the son of playwrights Janis Spence and Michael Cook, Sebastian Spence was destined to an auspicious career in the world of acting from the beginning. He was bitten by the acting bug at an early age, and his first role in "The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later" was met with critical acclaim. Following this role...
“ "Dress to Kill"
Kid Stuff "Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts," "Battlestar Galactica" ” - Margery Walshaw
David Sutcliffe
Actor, Cracked
David Sutcliffe was born June 8, 1969 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He grew up in Grimsby and St. Catharines, Ontario. His childhood and teen years were spent dedicated to sports. He began acting while attending the University of Toronto when a lower-back injury forced him to quit the varsity basketball team. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998.
“ "Lie to Me," "Private Practice"
Kid Stuff: "Sticks and Stones" ” - Margery Walshaw
Elias Toufexis
Elias Toufexis has become an actor with a fan base and cult following around the world. He has played dozens of major characters on television in shows like. Bitten, Lost Girl, Alphas, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Eureka, Houdini & Doyle and particularly memorable characters on Supernatural and The Expanse Elias has amassed quite a following in the Science Fiction/Fantasy community...
“ "Smallville," "Eureka"
Kid Stuff: "Flash Gordon," "Max Steel" ” - Margery Walshaw
Victor Webster
Actor, Mutant X
Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the summer of 1973 Victor and his family moved to San Clemente, Ca. where he attended high school. After graduation he attended Saddleback Junior College, and then went on to become a stockbroker. He later owned and operated an import/export company, and then slowly transitioned into acting after moving to Los Angeles in 1998...
“ "Castle," "NCIS"
Kid Stuff: "Charmed," "Harper's Island" ” - Margery Walshaw