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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

    Bret Hart

    Age: 63
    Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler,...  more

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  • Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceCanada, Alberta, Division No. 6, Alberta, Rocky View No. 44

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  • Rhiannon Fish

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Rhiannon Marie Fish (born 14 March 1991) is an Australian actress best known for her role as...  more
  • James Gosling

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    James Arthur Gosling, OC (born May 19, 1955) is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as...  more
  • Lanny Poffo

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Lanny Mark Poffo (born December 28, 1954), better known by his ring names "Leaping" Lanny...  more
  • Morris Panych

    BirthplaceCanada, Calgary

    Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor....  more
  • Douglas Falconer

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Douglas Falconer is a film producer....  more
  • David Hart Smith
    Harry Francis Smith (born August 2, 1985) is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently...  more
  • Alison Redford

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Alison Merrilla Redford, (born March 7, 1965) is a Canadian lawyer and former politician. She...  more
  • Rod Cameron

    Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Rod Cameron may refer to: Rod Cameron (actor), Canadian actor Rod Cameron (footballer),...  more
  • John Gibson

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

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  • Alan van Sprang

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Alan van Sprang (born June 19, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Sir Francis...  more
  • Karl Moffat (born July 31, 1959), known by his ring name Jason the Terrible, is a Canadian...  more
  • Herbie Lewis

    Herbie Lewis

    Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Herbert Albert "Herb" Lewis (April 17, 1906 – January 20, 1991) was a Canadian professional...  more
  • Jan Zwicky

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Jan Zwicky (born 10 May 1955) is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician....  more
  • Simone Bailly
    Simone Bailly is a Canadian actress best known for her television roles in Battlestar...  more
  • Todd McFarlane

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Todd McFarlane (; born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic book creator and entrepreneur, best...  more

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  • Erin Mouré

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Erín Moure (born 1955 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian poet and translator of poetry from...  more
  • Byron MacGregor

    Dec. at 47 (1948-1995)

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Byron MacGregor (March 3, 1948 – January 3, 1995) was a Canadian news anchor and news...  more
  • David Chernushenko

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    David Chernushenko (born June 1963) is a politician, professional speaker, sustainability...  more
  • Peter Lougheed

    Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Edgar Peter Lougheed, , ( LAW-heed; July 26, 1928 – September 13, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer...  more
  • Desmond Morton

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Desmond Dillon Paul Morton (born 1937) is a Canadian historian who specializes in the history...  more
  • BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Robert D. Hare, C.M. (born 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a researcher in the field of...  more
  • BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Warren Shouldice is a retired Canadian freestyle skier. Over his career, Shouldice has earned...  more
  • Ivan Head

    Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Ivan Leigh Head (July 28, 1930 – November 1, 2004) was a Canadian lawyer, legal scholar, and...  more