Handsome Canadian Actors

by Loubr | created - 30 Aug 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

I created this list a long time ago and have neglected it ever since. Whenever I get an email from IMDB saying that new comments have been made, I usually add whomever they have suggested. I realize there are a lot of people missing, though. Maybe someday I'll review the list and add more people...

1. Rhys Ward

Actor | The Returned

Rhys Ward was born on September 6, 1989 in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Returned (2015), A Midsummer's Nightmare (2017) and iZombie (2015).

2. Jordan Weller

Actor | Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Jordan Weller is a Canadian born actor. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia where he also began working in films, television and theatre. He attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City where he received the Vincent D'Onofrio ...

3. Douglas Smith

Actor | The Alienist

Douglas Smith was born on June 22, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Douglas Alexander Smith. He is an actor and composer, known for The Alienist (2018), Vinyl (2016) and Big Love (2006).

4. Aleks Paunovic

Actor | This Means War

Aleks Paunovic was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to a Croatian mother and Serbian father. The result of this remarkable blend of bloodlines is the 6'5" ruggedly handsome actor appearing on screens around the world at a rapidly escalating rate.

Acting came to Aleks while he was onstage in his hometown ...

5. Allan Hawco

Actor | Republic of Doyle

A native of the Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, he is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Hawco is one of the country's most exciting stars. As co-creator, Hawco was the show-runner, wrote, executive produced and stared in the hit CBC television drama/comedy "Republic of ...

6. Mark O'Brien

Actor | Halt and Catch Fire

Mark O'Brien is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. He is an English major with a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His mother was a nurse and his father a truck driver. Mark also has three older sisters. He married actress Georgina Reilly on January 6, 2013 after meeting...

7. 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 ...

8. Joel Thomas Hynes

Actor | Orphan Black

Joel Thomas Hynes is an award winning actor, writer and director from Newfoundland, Canada. He's been working creatively in the film and television industry since his early twenties and is known for both comedy and drama, usually playing darker, bad boy roles - social misfits, outcasts, criminals ...

9. Graham Abbey

Actor | Defendor

Graham Abbey is known for his work on Defendor (2009), Covert Affairs (2010) and Casino Jack (2010).

10. Graham Wardle

Actor | In the Land of Women

Graham Wardle was born in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for In the Land of Women (2007), Heartland (2007) and Supernatural (2005). He has been married to Alison since April 2015.

11. Chris Potter

Actor | The Pacifier

Chris Potter was born in Toronto, Canada. He grew up in London, Ont. As a child, his parents instilled in him, a love of academics, art and athletics. He was in his 20's before he realized this. His professional acting career began seemingly overnight. He was 'discovered' in an amateur play and ...

12. Nathaniel Arcand

Actor | Pathfinder

Nathaniel Arcand was born on November 13, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Pathfinder (2007), American Outlaws (2001) and The Revenant (2015).

13. Gabriel Hogan

Actor | I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine

Gabriel William Hogan is a classically trained actor. He has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen. He resides with in Southern California with his wife actress Inga Cadranel and their 2 children. A gifted and ...

14. Torrance Coombs

Actor | Reign

Torrance Coombs was born on June 14, 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Reign (2013), Battlestar Galactica (2004) and Drawing Home (2016). He has been married to Alyssa Campanella since April 2, 2016.

15. Jack Knight

Actor | Heartland

Jack Knight is an actor, known for Heartland (2007), Flashpoint (2008) and Loonie (2007).

16. Stephen Amell

Actor | Arrow

Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto,...

17. Jeff Roop

Actor | Backcountry

Jeff was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. While pursuing a finance degree at McGill University he began taking acting classes and performing in college and local plays. He attended theater school at the Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia, and at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, ...

18. Ian Tracey

Actor | Continuum

Ian Tracey was born on June 26, 1964 in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Continuum (2012), Timecop (1994) and Da Vinci's Inquest (1998).

19. George Canyon

Actor | Man of Steel

George Canyon is an actor, known for Man of Steel (2013), Christmas Miracle (2012) and Heartland (2007).

20. Rob Stewart

Actor | Sweating Bullets

Rob was born in Canada in 1961 and when he was still a child he loved to play hockey and dreamed of becoming a professional player. However at the age of 17 he became badly injured while playing hockey and he lost a kidney. He had to give up his dream of becoming a professional hockey player and so...

21. Tim Rozon

Actor | Flashpoint

Tim Rozon's first major role was playing heartthrob, Tommy Quincy, opposite Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandevoort for four seasons on the teen drama series Instant Star for TeenNick (USA) and CTV (CANADA). In Befriend and Betray for Shaw TV (CANADA), Tim played series lead Alex Caine, a gang ...

22. Jesse Hutch

Actor | Arrow

Sharing the same birthplace as Marvel character Wolverine, Jesse James Hutch was born in Alberta, Canada. At the age of ten he watched his first film, the animated movie "The Hobbit", and was instantly hooked on the art of story telling. Throughout high school Jesse was known as "Hardcore" Hutch, ...

23. 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.

24. Jonny Harris

Writer | Still Standing

Jonny Harris has appeared regularly at The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC Radio's Madly Off in All Directions and The Debaters. He has appeared as both a stand-up and sketch comic at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival. He has been a guest writer for the award-winning ...

25. Peter Stebbings

Actor | Defendor

Peter Stebbings holds an extensive acting career spanning over 20 years. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, born on February 28, 1971, Peter's screen career began in 1989 after spending time cultivating his craft in theatre at age 12. He is perhaps best known to local audiences of his...

26. Hugh Dillon

Actor | Flashpoint

Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon earned notoriety in his multi-platinum punk rock band. It was early in the band's success when Hugh caught the attention of filmmaker Bruce McDonald, who cast him in the 1996 film Hard Core Logo. Quentin Tarantino saw ...

27. David Paetkau

Actor | Man of Steel

David Paetkau was born on November 10, 1972 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as David E. Paetkau. He is an actor and producer, known for Man of Steel (2013), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) and Final Destination 2 (2003). He has been married to Evangeline Duy since February 28, 2009.

28. Sergio Di Zio

Actor | Flashpoint

Sergio Di Zio was born in Toronto, Canada. Detective Patrick Finnegan; Rogue (2015-), Michelangelo "Spike" Scarlatti; Flashpoint (2008-2012) . Miss Sloane (2017), Rupture (2016), The Walk (2015), Flash of Genius(2008) The Lookout (2007). Awards: 2011 Gemini for Best performance by an Actor in A ...

29. Mark Taylor

Sound_department | The Martian

Mark Taylor was born on December 1, 1966 in Farnborough, Kent, England. He is known for his work on The Martian (2015), Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).

30. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

31. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen (1990), a ...

32. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

33. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

34. Michael Cera

Actor | Superbad

Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga...

35. 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...

36. 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...

37. 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 ...

38. Patrick J. Adams

Actor | Suits

A "master artist" according to Variety and "tour-de-force" according to Backstage, Patrick J. Adams has starred as a fraudulent lawyer, a superhero, a veteran, a pro tennis player, and dozens of other memorable characters on stage and screen. For six seasons Adams has charmed audiences worldwide, ...

39. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

40. 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 ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

41. Shawn Ashmore

Actor | X2

Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron 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 Association ...

42. David Sutcliffe

Actor | Gilmore Girls

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...

43. Aaron Ashmore

Actor | Veronica Mars

Aaron was born one minute before his twin, Shawn Ashmore, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of homemaker Linda and manufacturing engineer Rick. When they were 10, their mother was a part of a club called the "Multiple Births Association," or as Aaron likes to call it, "The ...

44. Derek Edwards

Writer | The Debaters

Derek Edwards is a writer and actor, known for The Debaters (2011), The Red Green Show (1991) and The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (2002).

45. Jonathan Keltz

Actor | Entourage

Jonathan Lippert Keltz was born in New York City, to Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, the co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions. He remained in the city through pre-school before moving upstate to Woodstock, New York, where he attended Poughkeepsie Day ...

46. Giacomo Gianniotti

Actor | Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Giacomo Gianniotti was born in Rome, Italy June 19th, 1989. He immigrated with his family at a young age and grew up in Toronto. Giacomo splits his time in the year between Toronto, Canada and Rome, Italy, working in: stage, film, and television. He is a bilingual actor working both in English and ...

47. 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 ...

48. Jeff Wahl

Actor | Goon

Jeff Wahl is known for his work on Goon (2011), Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II (2012) and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010).

49. David James Elliott

Actor | Trumbo

David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David William Smith. He is an actor and director, known for Trumbo (2015), JAG (1995) and The Storm (2009). He has been married to Nanci Chambers since 1992. They have two children.