Favorite Actors from Canada

by of_angel_city | created - 08 Aug 2014 | updated - 04 Jul 2015 | Public

1. Michael Ironside

Actor | Starship Troopers

Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in ...

2. Michael Hogan

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Michael Hogan, a prospector's son, was born in Northern Ontario. He trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he met his future wife, actress Susan Hogan (nee King). They worked as a package until their their children, Jennie Rebecca Hogan (actress), Gabriel Hogan (actor), and Charlie...

3. Graham Greene

Actor | The Green Mile

Graham Greene was born on June 22, 1952 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on The Green Mile (1999), Wind River (2017) and Dances with Wolves (1990). He has been married to Hilary Blackmore since December 20, 1990.

4. Eric Schweig

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Eric Schweig was born on June 19, 1967 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada as Ray Dean Thrasher. He is an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Tom and Huck (1995) and Big Eden (2000).

5. 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...

6. Shane Kippel

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Shane Kippel was born on June 4, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Shane Warren Kippel. He is an actor, known for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Dog Pound (2010) and Degrassi: Minis (2005).

7. Adam Beach

Actor | Windtalkers

Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...

8. 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,...

9. Ty Olsson

Actor | X2

Ty Olsson was born on January 28, 1974 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Tyler Olsson. He is an actor, known for X2: X-Men United (2003), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). He was previously married to Leanna Nash.

10. 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 ...

11. 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 Unspeakable (2019).

12. Dewshane Williams

Actor | Defiance

Dewshane Williams is an actor, known for Defiance (2013), The Expanse (2015) and The Story of Luke (2012).

13. Donnelly Rhodes

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Royal Manitoba Theatre ...

14. 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 ...

15. Rick Moranis

Actor | Parenthood

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

16. 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.

17. Aaron Pearl

Actor | Man of Steel

Aaron Pearl, (born May 11, 1972 in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada) came to screen notice in 1996 with the romantic sports drama Annie O (1995). During that same year, Aaron found supporting roles in such TV-movies as Susie Q (1996), Home Song (1996) and Titanic (1996). Contrasting his strong ...

18. Michael Shanks

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Michael Shanks was born on December 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Garrett Shanks. He is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Continuum (2008) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Lexa Doig since August 2, 2003. They have two ...

19. Adam Copeland

Actor | Vikings

Adam Copeland is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who wrestled as Edge in the WWE. He starred as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series Haven on Syfy. He also starred as a recurring character on the History Channel series Vikings. Canadian-born, Copeland's ...

20. 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 ...

21. Fulvio Cecere

Actor | The Age of Adaline

Fulvio Cecere was born on March 11, 1960 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Age of Adaline (2015), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and Chaos (2005).

22. Will Sasso

Actor | The Three Stooges

Will Sasso was born in Ladner, British Columbia (a suburb of Vancouver), to a family of Italian descent. He grew up respecting comedy of all styles, thanks in part to an unhealthy relationship with the family television that began when Will was around two or three. With his mind consequently bent, ...

23. Brett Dier

Actor | Jane the Virgin

Brett Dier is an actor best known for his roles as Luke Matheson on both Ravenswood (2013) and Pretty Little Liars (2010). He's now playing Michael Cordero on Jane the Virgin (2014). Brett is quite versatile: He plays the piano and guitar, is fluent in French, break dances, practices parkour, and ...

24. Christopher Jacot

Actor | Slasher

Christopher Jacot was born on June 30, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Slasher (2016), Going the Distance (2004) and Eureka (2006).

25. Devon Bostick

Actor | Okja

Devon Bostick was born on November 13, 1991 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Okja (2017), Being Charlie (2015) and The 100 (2014).

26. Paul Campbell

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Paul Campbell was born in the late seventies to Karen and Bruce Campbell who gave him his name along with a few other things like shelter and hope. As a child he showed plenty of promise. Unfortunately it turned out to be a rash that would haunt him well into his teens. At age 18 Paul struck up a ...

27. 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...

28. Shawn Ashmore

Actor | X2

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

29. Aaron Ashmore

Actor | Killjoys

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 ...

30. Alan Van Sprang

Actor | Immortals

Alan Van Sprang was born on June 19, 1971 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Immortals (2011), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Narc (2002).

31. Ryan Robbins

Actor | Sanctuary

Ryan Robbins was born on November 26, 1972 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Ryan John Currier. He is an actor, 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 ...

32. Alessandro Juliani

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Alessandro Juliani presently makes his living as an actor, voice actor, singer, composer, and sound designer. He once commanded the Battlestar Galactica for 27 minutes. He frequently lends his voice to the animated programs that your kids/grand-kids/socially awkward uncles currently binge. He was ...

33. Jake Epstein

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Jake Epstein is a Canadian actor, singer and writer. He began his acting career in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in a production of 'Our Town and then played the Artful Dodger in Cameron Mackintosh's 'Oliver' at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He soon made his way to the small screen ...

34. 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, ...

35. Mike Lobel

Actor | Suck

Michael Ryan "Mike" Lobel (born March 7, 1984) is a Canadian actor.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he is the oldest of three siblings.

At a young age he began showing interest in music and visual arts which drew him to Etobicoke School of the Arts. He attended ESA from 1998 to 2003, first majoring...



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