Lesser-Known Canadian Actors

by pcwarkentin | created - 02 Nov 2012 | updated - 28 Jul 2014 | Public

1. Stephen McHattie

Actor | Pontypool

Stephen McHattie was born on February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada as Stephen McHattie Smith. He is an actor and director, known for Pontypool (2008), The Fountain (2006) and Watchmen (2009). He is married to Lisa Houle. They have three children. He was previously married to Meg Foster...

2. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

3. Bruce Greenwood

Actor | Star Trek

Bruce Greenwood was born on August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Québec, Canada as Stuart Bruce Greenwood. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Trek (2009), Thirteen Days (2000) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). He has been married to Susan Devlin since 1985. They have one child.

4. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | The Three Stooges

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 ...

5. JR Bourne

Actor | Teen Wolf

JR Bourne was born on April 8, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David J. R. Bourne. He is an actor and director, known for Teen Wolf (2011).

6. Callum Keith Rennie

Actor | Born to Be Blue

Callum Keith Rennie was born in England, raised in Alberta, Canada and came late to acting - he discovered theatre in Edmonton at the age of 25. Starting out in university radio and working his way to the renowned Shaw Festival, Callum moved to Vancouver and quickly caught the eye of producers and ...

7. Tahmoh Penikett

Actor | Trick 'r Treat

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, ...

8. 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 ...

9. Tom Cavanagh

Actor | The Flash

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 ...

10. Kevin Durand

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Kevin Durand was born on January 14, 1974 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as Kevin Serge Durand. He is an actor, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), I Am Number Four (2011) and Robin Hood (2010). He has been married to Sandra Cho since October 1, 2010.

11. Greg Bryk

Actor | Saw V

Greg Bryk was born in 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for Saw V (2008), Shoot 'Em Up (2007) and Poor Boy's Game (2007). He has been married to Danielle Nicholas since March 9, 1996. They have three children.

12. Luke Kirby

Actor | Mambo Italiano

Luke Kirby was born on June 29, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Luke Farrell Kirby. He is an actor, known for Mambo Italiano (2003), Take This Waltz (2011) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002).

13. David Paetkau

Actor | Flashpoint

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 Flashpoint (2008), Goon (2011) and Man of Steel (2013). He has been married to Evangeline Duy since February 28, 2009.

14. Matthew Bennett

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Born and raised in Toronto, Matthew Bennett switched schools in grade 11 to attend Northern Secondary with the intent of pursuing a career in graphic arts. It was there that he happened upon the theatre program and quickly discovered his passion for acting and writing. After taking a year to work, ...

15. Enrico Colantoni

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Veronica Mars (2004). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...

16. Donal Logue

Actor | Blade

Donal Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and beloved actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where...

17. Louis Ferreira

Actor | Shooter

Louis Ferreira was born on February 20, 1966 in Terceira, Açores, Portugal as Luís Ferreira. He is an actor and producer, known for Shooter (2007), Saw IV (2007) and Motive (2013).

18. Michael Eklund

Actor | The Call

Michael Eklund was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada as Michael Scott Eklund. He is an actor and producer, known for The Call (2013), Errors of the Human Body (2012) and The Divide (2011). He was previously married to Megan Bennett.

19. 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.

20. Terry Chen

Actor | Jessica Jones

Terry Chen is a Pacific Islander born in Edmonton, Canada. He moved around growing up but was raised mainly on the West Coast. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in order to pursue his dream of being an actor, after two years traveling throughout Cuba and the Cayman Islands. He made his debut ...

21. Aaron Douglas

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Aaron Douglas was born on August 23, 1971 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) and The Mentor (2014).

22. 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).



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