OTR male character actors (Canadian)

by info-2697 | created - 17 Jun 2011 | updated - 21 Jun 2011 | Public


1. 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 ...

"Big Love" (2010-2011) Kid Stuff: "Battlestar Gallactica," "Flash Gordon"

2. 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 ...

Kid Stuff: "How to Train Your Dragon," "Night at the Museum," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

3. Yannick Bisson

Actor | Murdoch Mysteries

Yannick Bisson was born on May 16, 1969 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Anything for Jackson (2020) and Year by the Sea (2016). He has been married to Chantal Craig since May 26, 1990. They have three children.

"The Murdoch Mysteries" (2010-2011) Kid Stuff: "Roxy Hunter" TV movie series (4), "Animal 2"

4. JR Bourne

Actor | The Exorcism of Emily Rose

JR Bourne was born on April 8, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and executive, known for The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Thir13en Ghosts (2001) and On the Corner (2003).

Kid Stuff: "Teen Wolf" (2011 series)

5. Christian Campbell

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...

"Big Love" (2011), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2011) Kid Stuff: "Max Steel" TV series

6. Chuck Campbell

Actor | Jason X

Chuck Campbell was born on August 5, 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Jason X (2001), In the Mouth of Madness (1994) and Superstar (1999). He has been married to Jennifer Kitchen since July 14, 2012.

"Sanctuary" (2008-2009 series) Kid Stuff: "Superstar," "Genius"

7. Tom Cavanagh

Actor | Ed

Golden Globe-nominated actor / director Tom Cavanagh can be seen acting in and directing Warner Bros.' The Flash (2014) on the CW. He additionally just completed post-production on his short film Tom and Grant (2018) which he wrote, directed and starred in opposite his "The Flash" co-star Grant ...

"Scrubs" (2002-2009) series Kid Stuff: "How to Eat Fried Worms," "Breakfast with Scot"

8. Warren Christie

Actor | Apollo 18

Warren Christie was born on November 4, 1975 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Apollo 18 (2011), Alphas (2011) and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008). He has been married to Sonya Salomaa since 2007.

"Alpha" (2011 series) Kid Stuff: "Samurai Girl," "Magic Flute Diaries"

9. Michael Cram

Actor | The Girlfriend Experience

Michael Cram was born on July 11, 1968 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Girlfriend Experience (2016), Every Day (2018) and Flashpoint (2008).

"Flashpoint" (2008-2011 series) Kid Stuff: "Girls Best Friend," "Sue Thomas F.B.Eye"

10. Antonio Cupo

Actor | American Mary

Antonio Cupo was born in Vancouver, Canada and spent his early years as a stage performer. With interests in psychology and acting, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia earning a Bachelor of Arts degree while beginning his career as an actor. A later move to Los Angeles offered many ...

"L'ombra del Destino" (2011 TV series) Kid Stuff: "The Lizzie McGuire Movie"

11. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | True Story

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 ...

"24" Kid Stuff: "American Dad," "Charmed"

12. Hugh Dillon

Actor | Mayor of Kingstown

January 2020, Paramount Network ordered straight to series 'Mayor of Kingstown.' The series comes from co-creator and executive producer, Academy Award nominated director Taylor Sheridan, along with co-creator and executive producer Hugh Dillon. Executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, and co-starring ...

"Flashpoint" (2008-2011), "Durham County" Kid Stuff: "Degrassi: The Next Generation"

13. Colin Ferguson

Actor | Eureka

Colin Ferguson was born on July 22, 1972 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Eureka (2006), Because I Said So (2007) and Haven (2010).

"Eureka" (2006-2011) Kid Stuff: "Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray," "Life's a Beach"

14. Nicholas Lea

Actor | Vertical Limit

Nicholas Lea was born on June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Vertical Limit (2000), The X-Files (1993) and Chaos (2005).

"V" (2009-2010) Kid Stuff: "Kyle XY"

15. Anthony Lemke

Actor | Dark Matter

Anthony Lemke is best known for portraying "Three" (Marcus Boone) on Syfy's action-drama Dark Matter.

Lemke was born in Ottawa, Canada and studied theatre at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada, Ontario. In 2000, he landed his first series regular role as the mercenary "Marcus Grisham" in...

"The Listener" (2009) Kid Stuff: "You Lucky Dog" (2010 TVM)

16. 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)...

"The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2009-2010) Kid Stuff: "Pound Puppies"

17. Dylan Neal

Actor | Fifty Shades of Grey

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 ...

"Smallville" Kid Stuff: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"

18. Tahmoh Penikett

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

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, ...

"Dollhouse" (2009-2010) Kid Stuff: "Mortal Kombat: Legacy, "Titan Maximum"

19. Barry Pepper

Self | 'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. 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"

20. Chris Potter

Actor | X-Men '97

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...

"Heartland" Kid Stuff: "The Pacifier"

21. Ryan Robbins

Actor | Sanctuary

Ryan Robbins was born on November 26, 1972 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Sanctuary (2008), Apollo 18 (2011) and Spectral (2016). He has been married to Karyn Michelle Baltzer since 2014. They have one child. He was previously married to Rebecca ...

"Sanctuary," "Caprica" Kid Stuff: "Mortal Kombat: Legacy," "Battlestar Galactica"

22. Carlo Rota

Actor | The Boondock Saints

Where are you from? Is a popular question that Carlo has no rapid answer for. He was born in the U.K and raised in Italy, Hong Kong, the Bahamas and Canada. Add a family history that spans Spain, France, Italy, and time spent in Argentina, India, Morrocco, and you have pan-cultural on a good day, ...

"Little Mosque on the Prairie," "24" Kid Stuff: "SGU Stargate Universe"

23. Christopher Shyer

Actor | The Core

Christopher Shyer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to Shirley Hannah Marie, a cosmetician and Dennis Lemoine Johnston, a mechanic. The youngest of 6 children, and a nomad since he was 9, Shyer made his Canadian television debut in "Riverdale" (1997), CBC's answer to the long running Soap ...

"V" Kid Stuff: "Cinderella: Single Again"

24. Kavan Smith

Actor | Stargate: Atlåntis

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...

"Eureka," "Human Target" Kid Stuff: "See Spot Run"

25. 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...

"Barney's Version," "Felicity" Kid Stuff: "Goosebumps," "Nancy Drew"

26. Sebastian Spence

Actor | First Wave

He is most notably recognized today as "Cowboy" Cliff Harting in Hallmark Channel's original television series "Cedar Cove," based on the books by award-winning author Debbie Macomber (series began in 2013)

Not to be typecast, Sebastian has become one of the most sought-after actors in Vancouver, BC...

"Dress to Kill" Kid Stuff "Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts," "Battlestar Galactica"

27. 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...

"Lie to Me," "Private Practice" Kid Stuff: "Sticks and Stones"

28. Elias Toufexis

Actor | Star Trek: Discovery

Elias grew up in Montreal and now lives in Los Angeles.

Elias has played dozens of major characters on television in shows like Star Trek: Discovery, FBI, FBI Most Wanted, Criminal Minds, The Expanse, Supernatural, Lost Girl, Alphas, Shadowhunters, Stargate: Atlantis

He is one of the busiest ...

"Smallville," "Eureka" Kid Stuff: "Flash Gordon," "Max Steel"

29. Victor Webster

Actor | Workin' Moms

A familiar face to film and television audiences, Victor Webster is an established actor with an impressive list of credits. Most recently, he joined the cast of the Netflix/CBC comedy "Workin' Moms," playing Mike Bolinski for two seasons. He's also recently filmed a large recurring arc on the ...

"Castle," "NCIS" Kid Stuff: "Charmed," "Harper's Island"

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