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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
Bret Hart age 60 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
Ted Cruz age 47 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
Rhiannon Fish 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
James Gosling age 62 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
Lanny Poffo age 61 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
Morris Panych age 65 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
Douglas Falconer age 66 Douglas Falconer is a film producer.

David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Calgary
David Hart Smith age 32 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
Alison Redford 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
Rod Cameron Died 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
John Gibson age 37 John Gibson is a luger.

Alan van Sprang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Alan van Sprang age 46 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
Jason the Terrible age 57 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 Died 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
Jan Zwicky age 62 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 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
Todd McFarlane 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
Erin Mouré age 62 Erín Moure is a writer, poet and translator.

Byron MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Byron MacGregor Died 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
David Chernushenko age 54 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
Peter Lougheed Died 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
Desmond Morton age 81 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
Robert D. Hare age 84 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
Warren Shouldice age 34 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
Ivan Head Died 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

Keith Hart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Keith Hart age 65 Keith William Hart is a Canadian retired firefighter and professional wrestler. He is one of the sons of Stu Hart, CM.

Karen Connelly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Karen Connelly age 49 Karen Marie Connelly is a Canadian travel writer, novelist and poet who has written extensively about her experiences living in Greece, Thailand and Canada.

John Kucera is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Calgary
John Kucera age 33 John Kucera is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Canada. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he raced in all five alpine disciplines, focusing on the speed events of downhill and super-G. Kucera is a ...more

Alexa Borden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Alexa Borden age 23

Morris Shumiatcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Morris Shumiatcher Died at 87 (1917-2004) Morris Cyril "Shumy" Shumiatcher, OC SOM QC was a Canadian lawyer best known for his contribution to the field of human rights and civil liberties. Born in Calgary, Alberta, a son to ...more

Danielle Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Danielle Smith age 47 Marlaina Danielle Smith, MLA is a Canadian politician and a former journalist. Smith served as leader of the Wildrose Party from October 2009 to December 17, 2014 when she resigned to cross the ...more

Erik Everhard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Erik Everhard age 41 Erik Everhard is the stage name of Mitchell Hartwell, a Canadian pornographic actor and director, known for gonzo pornography films.

Nancy Huston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Nancy Huston age 64 Nancy Louise Huston, OC is a Canadian-born novelist and essayist who writes primarily in French and translates her own works into English.

Jann Arden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Jann Arden age 56 Jann Arden is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Esi Edugyan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Esi Edugyan age 41 Esi Edugyan is a Canadian novelist.

Robert Cohen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Robert Cohen Rob Cohen is a film director.

Mark Rypien is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Mark Rypien age 55 Mark Robert Rypien is a retired professional football player, a quarterback in the National Football League. He is the first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the NFL and win the Super Bowl ...more

Douglas Century is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Douglas Century Douglas Century is a Canadian author and journalist. He was educated at Princeton University.

Sarah Podorieszach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Sarah Podorieszach age 28 Sarah Podorieszach is a Canadian-born, Italian luger who has competed since 2001 and for Italy since 2005. She finished 11th in the women's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. ...more

Harvey Locke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Harvey Locke age 58 Harvey Locke is a conservationist, writer, and photographer. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the ...more

Brandon Firla is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Brandon Firla Brandon Firla is a Canadian actor and comedian, currently best known for his role as Clark Claxton on the television sitcom Billable Hours. In season 4 of Little Mosque on the Prairie in late ...more

Michael Keusch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Michael Keusch age 63 Michael Keusch is a film and television director and screenwriter.

Steve Bell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Steve Bell age 57 Steve Bell is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is among the best-known Christian musicians in Canada and is an accomplished songwriter and ...more

Mike Rogers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Mike Rogers age 63 Michael R. Rogers is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played five seasons in the World Hockey Association, followed by seven seasons in the National Hockey League, from 1979–80 to ...more

Kyle Nissen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Kyle Nissen age 38 Kyle Nissen is a freestyle skier.

Paul Brandt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Paul Brandt age 45 Paul Rennée Belobersycky is a Canadian country music artist, known professionally as Paul Brandt. Growing up in Calgary, he was a pediatric RN at the time of his big break. In 1996, he ...more

Roy Jenson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Roy Jenson Died at 80 (1927-2007) Roy Jenson was a Canadian American actor.

Billy Chow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Billy Chow age 59 Billy Chow, is a Canadian-Hong Kong film actor, kickboxer, martial artist, and entrepreneur and is also keen Boxing and Muay thai practitioner. Chow is the former WKA world kickboxing champion. ...more

Owen Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Owen Hargreaves age 37 Owen Lee Hargreaves is an English former footballer. Hargreaves was known as a hard-working and "solid defensive midfielder who worked tirelessly to win the ball" and provide his ...more

Jay Beagle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Calgary
Jay Beagle age 32 Jay Beagle is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.