Favorite Canadian Celebs

by Ocean_Breeze | created - 06 Jun 2011 | updated - 04 Oct 2012 | Public

My listing for my favorite famous people from our famous neighbor to the North.

1. Danny Antonucci

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Danny Antonucci was born on February 27, 1957. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), Cartoon Sushi (1997) and Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999).

2. Jim Carrey

Actor | The Truman Show

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: ...

3. Pat Mastroianni

Actor | Degrassi Junior High

Pat Mastroianni was born on December 22, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Pasquale Mastroianni. He is an actor, known for Degrassi High (1987), Godzilla (1998) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). He has been married to Carmella since August 11, 2001.

4. Drake

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi (Sher) Graham, a Canadian Jewish educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials, for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose ...

5. 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 ...

6. Stacie Mistysyn

Actress | Degrassi Junior High

Stacie Mistysyn was born on July 23, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Degrassi High (1987), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and School's Out! (1992). She has been married to James Gallanders since August 29, 2009. They have two children.

7. Laura Bertram

Actress | Andromeda

Laura Bertram was born on September 5, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Laura Maureen Bertram. She is known for her work on Andromeda (2000), Ready or Not (1993) and 50/50 (2011).

8. 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 ...

9. Catherine O'Hara

Actress | Best in Show

Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV (1976). Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. Dave Foley

Actor | The Wrong Guy

Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the...

13. Colin Mochrie

Actor | This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Colin Andrew Mochrie was on born Nov. 30, 1957, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. His father, an airline maintenance executive, moved the family to Montreal, Canada, in 1964, and finally to Vancouver in 1969. When asked about his childhood, he said he tended to be a bit of a loner because of moving around ...

14. Brad Swaile

Actor | X-Men: Evolution

Brad has been acting since he was in middle school and high school. Upon graduating from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in British Columbia, Canada, he became involved with Vancouver Youth Theatre. Subsequently, he then became part of Tarlington Talent Agency. He landed his first voice role as Ace...

15. Matt Hill

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Matt Hill was born on January 19, 1968 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Kidô senshi Gundam Seed (2002) and Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999). He has been married to Kate Hill since 1989.

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. 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, ...

20. Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

21. Colm Feore

Actor | Chicago

Colm Feore was born on August 22, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Chicago (2002), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006). He has been married to Donna Feore since 1994. They have two children. He was previously married to Sidonie Boll.

22. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor is currently appearing in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He will soon star in Greg Berlanti's new Untitled DC Comics Superhero series for Warner Bros/CW. He has ...

23. Mike Myers

Actor | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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 ...

24. Jillian Barberie

Actress | Project X

Jillian Barberie was born on September 26, 1966 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada as Jillian Warry. She is an actress, known for Project X (2012), She Wants Me (2012) and V.I.P. (1998). She was previously married to Grant Reynolds and Bret Barberie.

25. Martin Short

Actor | The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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.

26. 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 ...

27. Sarah McLachlan

Soundtrack | Charlotte's Web

Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Sarah Ann McLachlan. She was previously married to Ashwin Sood.

28. Shania Twain

Soundtrack | Twister

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...

29. 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, ...

30. Ted Cole

Actor | Watchmen

Ted is an inductee into the Vancouver TheatreSports League and has over two decades of theatrical experience. He has worked for such diverse companies as the Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse and Pink Ink Theatre. He has also appeared in a number of American and Canadian films and TV ...

31. Scott McNeil

Actor | Dragon Ball Z

Scott McNeil was born on September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia. He is known for his work on Dragon Ball Z (1996), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) and Beast Wars: Transformers (1996).

32. Jill Hennessy

Actress | Crossing Jordan

Jill Hennessy was born on November 25, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Jillian Noel Hennessy. She is an actress, known for Crossing Jordan (2001), RoboCop 3 (1993) and Exit Wounds (2001). She has been married to Paolo Mastropietro since October 1, 2000. They have two children.

33. 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...

34. Céline Dion

Soundtrack | Titanic

Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...

35. Howie Mandel

Actor | Gremlins

The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired ...

36. Fefe Dobson

Soundtrack | It's a Boy Girl Thing

Fefe Dobson was born on February 28, 1985 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada as Feilica Lynn Dobson. She is an actress, known for It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), Raising Helen (2004) and Home Again (2012).

37. Alanis Morissette

Soundtrack | Dogma

Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 ...

38. Anne Murray

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Anne Murray is a major recording star. She has won numerous Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, as well as a number of Juno Awards in her native Canada. Anne lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children. She has sold over 24 million records. She is known for such hits as "Snowbird",...

39. Jason Priestley

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Jason Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Jason Bradford Priestley. He is an actor and producer, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Call Me Fitz (2010) and Cas & Dylan (2013). He has been married to Naomi Lowde-Priestley since May 14, 2005. They ...

40. Lani Billard

Actress | Stories We Tell

Lani Billard was born on June 20, 1979. She is an actress, known for Stories We Tell (2012), Owning Mahowny (2003) and Ready or Not (1993).

41. Paul Shaffer

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

Paul Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as Paul A. Shaffer. He is known for his work on This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Hercules (1997) and A Very Murray Christmas (2015). He has been married to Catherine Vasapoli since August 19, 1990. They have two children.

42. Rene Balcer

Writer | Law & Order True Crime

Rene Balcer was born on February 9, 1954 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Rene Chenevert Balcer. He is a writer and producer, known for Law & Order True Crime (2017), Above the Drowning Sea (2017) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

43. Jeremy Ratchford

Actor | Cold Case

Jeremy Ratchford was born on August 6, 1965 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Cold Case (2003), Leatherheads (2008) and Blue Murder (2001).

44. Tom Green

Actor | Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green was born on July 30, 1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada as Michael Thomas Green. He is a producer and actor, known for Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Road Trip (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He was previously married to Drew Barrymore.

45. Barbara Parkins

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place (1964) and Valley of the Dolls (1967). After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as ...