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Famous People From Montreal

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List of famous people from Montreal, 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 Montreal, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Montreal 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 Montreal, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People here include everything from Melissa Auf der Maur to Matthew Bissonnette.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Montreal?" or "Which celebrities were born in Montreal?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Norma Shearer

    Norma Shearer

    Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian American actress and...  more
  • Maryse Ouellet

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Maryse Mizanin (; née Ouellet; born January 21, 1983) is a Canadian-American professional...  more
  • David Rakoff

    David Rakoff

    Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer...  more
  • Gregory Chamitoff

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Gregory Errol Chamitoff (born 6 August 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an engineer and...  more
  • Henry Mintzberg

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Henry Mintzberg, (born September 2, 1939) is a Canadian academic and author on business and...  more
  • Bianca Beauchamp

    Bianca Beauchamp

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Bianca Stéphanie Beauchamp (French pronunciation: ​[bjanka stefani boʃɑ̃], born October 14,...  more
  • Mort Sahl

    Mort Sahl

    Age: 93

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Morton Lyon Sahl (born May 11, 1927) is an American comedian, actor, and social satirist,...  more
  • Robert MacNeil

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Robert Breckenridge Ware "Robin" MacNeil, OC (born January 19, 1931) is a Canadian-American...  more
  • Caroline Rhea

    Caroline Rhea

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Caroline Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who is best...  more


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  • Peter Cullen

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the...  more

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    #23 of 126 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#3 of 15 Voice Over Artists You Probably Didn't Know You Knew

  • David Emerson

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    David Lee Emerson, (born September 17, 1945) is a Canadian politician, financial executive,...  more
  • André Boisclair

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    André Boisclair (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃dʁe bwaklɛʁ]; born April 14, 1966) is a politician...  more
  • Claude Jutra

    Claude Jutra

    Dec. at 56 (1930-1986)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Claude Jutra (French pronunciation: ​[klod ʒytʁa]; March 11, 1930 – November 5, 1986) was a...  more
  • Kevin McDonald

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He...  more
  • Mark Robson

    Mark Robson

    Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)

    BirthplaceCanada, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec, Americas

    Mark Robson may refer to: Mark Robson (film director) (1913–1978), Canadian film director and...  more
  • Ben Weider

    Ben Weider

    Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Benjamin "Ben" Weider, (February 1, 1923 – October 17, 2008) was the co-founder of the...  more
  • Martin Brodeur

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a...  more
  • Steven Pinker

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist,...  more

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    #1660 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#368 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Mortimer Zuckerman

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman (born June 4, 1937) is a Canadian-born American media proprietor,...  more
  • Tarzan Tyler

    Tarzan Tyler

    Dec. at 58 (1927-1985)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Camille Tourville (December 4, 1927 - December 24, 1985) was a Canadian professional wrestler...  more
  • Georges Laraque

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Georges Edy Laraque (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ laʁak]; born December 7, 1976) is a Canadian...  more

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    #40 of 70 List of Black Hockey Players#11 of 53 The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

  • Colleen Dewhurst

    Colleen Dewhurst

    Dec. at 67 (1924-1991)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Colleen Rose Dewhurst (3 June 1924 – 22 August 1991) was a Canadian-American actress. She is...  more
  • BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer....  more
  • Conrad Black

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a...  more
  • August Schellenberg

    August Schellenberg

    Dec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    August Werner Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013) was a Canadian-born actor. He was...  more