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Famous People From Calgary

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List of famous people from Calgary, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Calgary, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Calgary you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Calgary, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples of people on this list: Wes Walz, Rudy Linterman and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Calgary?" or "Which celebrities were born in Calgary?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 61
Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, writer and actor. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation ...more

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 48

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rafael Edward Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican ...more

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Rhiannon Fish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 27

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rhiannon Marie Fish (born 14 March 1991) is an Australian actress best known for her role as April Scott on Home and Away. Her first television role was Lisa Jeffries in Neighbours. Fish later ...more
James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 63

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

James Arthur Gosling, OC (born May 19, 1955) is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the founder and lead designer behind the Java programming language.
Lanny Poffo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 64

Birthplace: Canada, Calgary

Lanny Mark Poffo (born December 28, 1954), better known by his ring names "Leaping" Lanny Poffo and The Genius is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, motivational speaker, poet ...more
Morris Panych is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 66

Birthplace: Canada, Calgary

Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor.
Douglas Falconer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 67

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Douglas Falconer is a film producer.
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 33
Harry Francis Smith (born August 2, 1985) is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently working for Major League Wrestling as Davey Boy Smith Jr. Smith is a former three-time IWGP Tag ...more
Alison Redford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 53

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Alison Merrilla Redford, (born March 7, 1965) is a Canadian lawyer and former politician. She was the 14th Premier of Alberta, having served in this capacity from October 7, 2011, to March 23, ...more
Rod Cameron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rod Cameron may refer to: Rod Cameron (actor), Canadian actor Rod Cameron (footballer), English footballer Roderick Cameron, Canadian-American businessman
John Gibson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 38

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

John Gibson is a luger.
Alan van Sprang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 47

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Alan van Sprang (born June 19, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Sir Francis Bryan in the series The Tudors, appearing in the Living Dead films of George A. Romero and for playing ...more
Jason the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 58
Karl Moffat (born July 31, 1959), known by his ring name Jason the Terrible, is a Canadian professional wrestler who has worked with Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling as well as Canadian Rocky ...more
Herbie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Herbie Lewis Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Herbert Albert "Herb" Lewis (April 17, 1906 – January 20, 1991) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. ...more
Jan Zwicky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 63

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Jan Zwicky (born 10 May 1955) is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician.
Simone Bailly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Calgary

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Simone Bailly is a Canadian actress best known for her television roles in Battlestar Galactica, The L Word, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, and Da Vinci's Inquest, and in the video game Need for ...more
Todd McFarlane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 57

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Todd McFarlane (; born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic book creator and entrepreneur, best known for his work as the artist on The Amazing Spider-Man and as the writer and artist on the ...more
Erin Mouré is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 63

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Erín Moure (born 1955 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian poet and translator of poetry from languages which include French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish to English. She is the ...more
Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 47 (1948-1995)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Byron MacGregor (March 3, 1948 – January 3, 1995) was a Canadian news anchor and news director.
David Chernushenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 55

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

David Chernushenko (born June 1963) is a politician, professional speaker, sustainability consultant, and documentary filmmaker in Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the Ottawa City Council in ...more
Peter Lougheed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Edgar Peter Lougheed, , ( LAW-heed; July 26, 1928 – September 13, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985 as a Progressive ...more
Desmond Morton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 82

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Desmond Dillon Paul Morton (born 1937) is a Canadian historian who specializes in the history of the Canadian military, as well as the history of Canadian political and industrial relations. ...more
Robert D. Hare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 85

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Robert D. Hare, C.M. (born 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a researcher in the field of criminal psychology. He developed the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-Revised), used to assess cases ...more
Warren Shouldice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Age: 35

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Warren Shouldice is a retired Canadian freestyle skier. Over his career, Shouldice has earned twelve podium finishes at World Cup events. His best result came in 2011, when he won the World ...more
Ivan Head is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Ivan Leigh Head (July 28, 1930 – November 1, 2004) was a Canadian lawyer, legal scholar, and civil servant. He was an influential foreign policy adviser of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Born in ...more