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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 Hart is a Canadian writer, actor and retired professional wrestler. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler, he has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling ...more

Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 48
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from ...more

Rhiannon Fish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 27
Rhiannon Marie Fish is a Canadian-born Australian actress best known for her role as April Scott on Home and Away. Fish was born in Canada and relocated to Australia with her family when she was ...more

James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 63
James Arthur Gosling, OC is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language.

Lanny Poffo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 64
Lanny Mark Poffo, better known by his ring names "Leaping" Lanny and The Genius is a Canadian-American professional wrestler. Poffo was born in Calgary, Canada, to Angelo Poffo, an ...more

Morris Panych is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 66
Morris Stephen Panych is a Canadian playwright, director and actor. Panych was born in Calgary and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the ...more

Douglas Falconer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 67
Douglas Falconer is a film producer.

David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 33
Harry Smith is a Canadian professional wrestler. He is currently working for the Japanese professional wrestling promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling under the ring name Davey Boy Smith, Jr.. A ...more

Alison Redford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 53
Alison Merrilla Redford, QC is a Canadian lawyer and former politician. She was the 14th Premier of Alberta, Canada, having served in this capacity from October 7, 2011, to March 23, 2014. ...more

Rod Cameron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)
Rod Cameron was a Canadian-born film and television actor whose career extended from the 1930s to the 1970s. He appeared in horror, war, action and science fiction movies, but is best remembered ...more

John Gibson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 38
John Gibson is a luger.

Alan van Sprang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 47
Alan van Sprang is a Canadian actor best known for playing Sir Francis Bryan in the series The Tudors and for appearing in the Living Dead films of George A. Romero. He has many other television ...more

Jason the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 58
Karl Moffat, known by his ring name Jason the Terrible, is a Canadian professional wrestler who was a veteran of Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling as well as Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling and ...more

Herbie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Herbie Lewis Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)
Herbert Albert "Herb" Lewis was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. He was born in Calgary, Alberta. ...more

Jan Zwicky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 63
Jan Zwicky is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician. She received her BA from the University of Calgary and earned her PhD at the University of Toronto in 1981 where her studies ...more

Simone Bailly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Calgary
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
Todd McFarlane is a Canadian cartoonist, artist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn. In the late 1980s and early ...more

Erin Mouré is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 63
Erín Moure is a writer, poet and translator.

Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 47 (1948-1995)
Byron MacGregor was a Canadian news anchor and news director.

David Chernushenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 55
David Chernushenko is a politician, professional speaker, sustainability consultant and documentary filmmaker in Ontario, Canada. He was elected to Ottawa City Council in the 2010 municipal ...more

Peter Lougheed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)
Edgar Peter Lougheed, PC CC AOE QC, was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the tenth Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985 as a Progressive Conservative. Lougheed was the grandson of ...more

Desmond Morton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 82
Desmond Dillon Paul Morton, OC, FRSC, CD 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
Robert D. Hare, C.M., is a researcher in the field of criminal psychology. He developed the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, used to assess cases of psychopathy. Hare advises the FBI's Child ...more

Warren Shouldice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Calgary
age 35
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)
Ivan Leigh Head, OC was a Canadian lawyer, legal academic, and civil servant. He was an influential foreign policy adviser of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he received ...more