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List of notable or famous composers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Canada and even some popular composers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Canada is included when available.

These people, like Neil Young and Tom Green include images when available.

This historic composers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Canada?" These prominent composers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian composers.

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Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Canada
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Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality. Best known for his unique brand of comedy, Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green is also known for his roles in such ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Renfrew County, Americas, Pembroke

Profession: Film Score Composer, Rapper, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Tom Green Show, Subway Monkey Hour, Tom Green: Something Smells Funny, Tom Green: Tonsil Hockey

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#33 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Canada
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Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: Philadelphia, Almost Famous, American Beauty, Jerry Maguire

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#31 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#66 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#52 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#5 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Canada
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Robin Charles Thicke is an American-Canadian singer and songwriter. Thicke has worked with popular artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, K.Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige. Thicke has also been acknowledged for his work on popular albums such as ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: Despicable Me, The Rules of Attraction, Valentine's Day, Step Up 2: The Streets

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#93 on New American Idol Judge Picks

#11 on Famous Bad Boys You Think You Could Change Into Better Men

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Canada
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Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father of actor Brennan Thicke and singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada

Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: Married... with Children, Alpha Dog, Growing Pains, That's My Boy, Raising Helen, + more

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