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

This list contains people like Suzie LeBlanc and John J. Adams.

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

Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Donald Sutherland age 81 - Donald McNichol Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans 50 years. Sutherland is well known for playing a diverse range of characters, both leading and supporting, in acclaimed ...more

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George Edwin King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
George Edwin King Died at 62 (1839-1901) - George Edwin King was a Canadian lawyer, politician, second and fourth Premier of New Brunswick, and puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. King was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and ...more

Henry Emmerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Henry Emmerson Died at 61 (1853-1914) - Henry Robert Emmerson, PC was a New Brunswick lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. Henry Emmerson was educated at Amherst Academy, Mount Allison Academy, St. Joseph's College, ...more

Brett Somers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Brett Somers Died at 83 (1924-2007) - Brett Somers was a Canadian-American actress, singer, and comedian who was born in Canada and raised in Maine. She was best known as a panelist on the 1970s game show, Match Game, and for her ...more

John D. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John D. Wallace age 68 - John D. Wallace (born March 26, 1949) is a Canadian politician and a Conservative member of the Canadian Senate. He was appointed on the advice of Stephen Harper to the Senate on 22 December

Cayouche is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Cayouche age 69 - Réginald Charles Gagnon, known as Cayouche, is an Acadian singer-songwriter of Acadian French country music. He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick on the eastern coast of Canada.

Rob Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Rob Young Rob Young is a Canadian sound engineer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Sound for the film Unforgiven. He has worked on over 100 films since 1975.

Antonine Maillet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Antonine Maillet age 87 - Antonine Maillet, PC CC OQ ONB FRSC is an Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. She was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick and lives in Montreal, Quebec. Following high school, she received ...more

Rick Bowness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Rick Bowness age 60 - Richard Gary Bowness is Canadian former National Hockey League right winger and previously associate coach with the Vancouver Canucks. On June 3, 2013, Bowness was hired by Tampa Bay Lightning ...more

Harlan Carey Brewster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Harlan Carey Brewster Died at 48 (1870-1918) - Harlan Carey Brewster was a politician in British Columbia, Canada. Brewster arrived in British Columbia in 1893, and had various careers working on a ship and then in a cannery. He eventually ...more

Ryan Jimmo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Ryan Jimmo age 34 - Ryan Jimmo is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes as a Light Heavyweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2007, Jimmo mostly fought in Canada, as ...more

Lyse Doucet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Lyse Doucet age 60 - Lyse Marie Doucet OBE is a Canadian journalist who is the BBC's Chief International Correspondent and an occasional Contributing Editor. She presents on BBC World Service radio and BBC World ...more

Bliss Carman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Bliss Carman Died at 68 (1861-1929) - Bliss Carman FRSC was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years. In ...more

Mike Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Mike Allen age 55 - Michael Allen, better known as Mike Allen, is a Canadian politician. He was elected to represent the riding of Tobique—Mactaquac as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the House of ...more

W. A. C. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
W. A. C. Bennett Died at 79 (1900-1979) - William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC, OC was the 25th Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia. With just over 20 years in office, Bennett was and remains the longest-serving premier in ...more

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Bev Vincent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Bev Vincent age 55 - Bev Vincent is best known as the author of The Road to the Dark Tower, the Bram Stoker Award nominated, authorised companion to Stephen King's Dark Tower series and The Stephen King Illustrated ...more

Francis Alexander Anglin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Francis Alexander Anglin Died at 68 (1865-1933) - Francis Alexander Anglin PC was the seventh Chief Justice of Canada from 1924 until 1933. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, one of 9 children of Parliamentarian Timothy Anglin, and elder ...more

Gerald Merrithew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Gerald Merrithew Died at 73 (1931-2004) - Gerald Stairs "Gerry" Merrithew PC CD, born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, was an educator, provincial and federal politician, and statesman. Merrithew graduated from the New ...more

John Douglas Hazen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John Douglas Hazen Died at 77 (1860-1937) - Sir John Douglas Hazen, PC, KCMG was a politician in New Brunswick, Canada. Known by his second name, Douglas, he entered politics in 1885 when he was elected as an alderman in Fredericton, New ...more

John B. McNair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John B. McNair Died at 79 (1889-1968) - John Babbitt McNair, CC was the 23rd premier of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada from 1940 to 1952. He worked as a lawyer, politician and judge. Born in Andover, New Brunswick, he graduated ...more

John Peters Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John Peters Humphrey Died at 90 (1905-1995) - John Peters Humphrey, OC was a Canadian legal scholar, jurist, and human rights advocate. He is most famous as the author of the first draft of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

David Adams Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
David Adams Richards age 66 - David Adams Richards, CM, ONB is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, three ...more

Jack Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Jack Mackenzie Died at 96 (1888-1984) - Chalmers Jack Mackenzie, CC CMG MC FRS FRSC was a Canadian civil engineer, chancellor of Carleton University, president of the National Research Council, first president of Atomic Energy of ...more

Sharon Pollock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Sharon Pollock age 80 - Sharon Pollock, OC FRSC is a Canadian playwright, actor, director, who lives in Calgary, Alberta. She has been Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary, Theatre New Brunswick and Performance Kitchen ...more

Eldon Rathburn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Eldon Rathburn Died at 92 (1916-2008) - Eldon Davis Rathburn was a composer from the community of Queenstown, in Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. Called "the dean of Canadian film composers," Rathburn composed music for ...more

Guy LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Guy LeBlanc age 56 - Guy LeBlanc is a Canadian keyboardist and composer. He leads his own progressive-rock band - Nathan Mahl, and has been a member of the British progressive band Camel since 2000. He produces and ...more

Kevin Munroe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Kevin Munroe age 45 - Kevin Andrew Munroe is a Canadian-born filmmaker and artist, now an American citizen. His best-known work is that of writer and director of TMNT, where he also had a cameo appearance as a diner ...more

John Babington Macaulay Baxter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John Babington Macaulay Baxter Died at 78 (1868-1946) - John Babington Macaulay Baxter, PC was a New Brunswick lawyer, jurist and the 19th Premier of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick. Baxter served in the Canadian Army and was the author of ...more

Thomas Miller Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Thomas Miller Bell Died at 73 (1923-1996) - Thomas Miller Bell was a Canadian politician, lawyer and barrister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party to represent the riding of ...more

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Bobby Hachey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Bobby Hachey Died at 74 (1932-2006) - Bobby Hachey was a singer, musician, actor and television host.

Lemuel John Tweedie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Lemuel John Tweedie Died at 68 (1849-1917) - Lemuel John Tweedie was a Canadian politician. His law partner in Chatham, New Brunswick for a time was Richard Bedford Bennett, later Prime Minister of Canada; and for a time Max Aitken was his ...more

Roméo LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Roméo LeBlanc Died at 82 (1927-2009) - Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc PC CC CMM ONB CD was a Canadian journalist, politician, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 25th since Canadian Confederation. LeBlanc was ...more

Lenah Higbee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Lenah Higbee Died at 67 (1874-1941) - Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee, was a pioneering Canadian-born United States Navy chief nurse, who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I, best known for being the ...more

Arthur D. Ganong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Arthur D. Ganong Died at 83 (1877-1960) - Arthur Deinstadt Ganong was a Canadian businessman and politician. He was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick into a chocolate making family and would serve as president of Ganong Bros. Limited ...more

Edmond Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Edmond Blanchard Died at 60 (1954-2014) - Edmond P. Blanchard, QC was a Canadian jurist and politician. Blanchard was born in Atholville, New Brunswick. He studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he earned a ...more

Allison Dysart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Allison Dysart Died at 82 (1880-1962) - Albert Allison Dysart was a New Brunswick politician, lawyer and judge. Dysart was born in Cocagne, New Brunswick and was educated at University of St. Joseph's College in Memramcook, the ...more

Elisabeth Harvor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Elisabeth Harvor age 80 - Erica Elisabeth Arendt Harvor is a Canadian novelist and poet who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the daughter of Danish immigrants who made pottery by hand, Harvour ...more

Marilyn Trenholme Counsell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Marilyn Trenholme Counsell age 83 - Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, ONB is a former Canadian Senator and Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1997 to 2003.

Denis Côté is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Denis Côté age 43 - Denis Côté is an independent filmmaker and producer living in Quebec, of Brayon origin. His experimental films have been shown at major film festivals around the world. He studied ...more

Eric Keenleyside is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Eric Keenleyside age 58 - Eric Keenleyside is a Canadian actor. He lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife, Peg, and their two children. He was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, grew up in London, ...more

John Ralston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
John Ralston age 51 - John Ralston is an actor.

Stompin' Tom Connors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Stompin' Tom Connors Died at 77 (1936-2013) - Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors, OC was one of Canada's most prolific and well-known country and folk singer-songwriters. Focusing his career exclusively on his native Canada, ...more

Chris Eaton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Chris Eaton Chris Eaton is the founder and lead vocalist of Toronto-based indie rock band Rock Plaza Central, as well as a novelist.

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Rodney Weston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Rodney Weston age 53 - Rodney H. Weston is a businessman and politician in New Brunswick, Canada. He is the current Member of Parliament for Saint John. He previously represented Saint John-Fundy in the Legislative ...more

Andrew George Blair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Andrew George Blair Died at 63 (1844-1907) - Andrew George Blair, PC KC was a Canadian politician in New Brunswick, Canada. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1878 after unsuccessful attempts in the ...more

Wayne Marston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Wayne Marston age 70 - Wayne L. Marston is the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament representing the Hamilton, Ontario riding of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek.

Joseph A. Day is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Joseph A. Day age 72 - Joseph A. Day is a Canadian politician. He has been a Canadian Senator since October 4, 2001. Day studied at College Militaire Royal Saint-Jean in 1963. He graduated from the Royal Military ...more

Andrew Rainsford Wetmore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Andrew Rainsford Wetmore Died at 72 (1820-1892) - Andrew Rainsford Wetmore was a New Brunswick politician, jurist, and a member of a prominent United Empire Loyalist family. Wetmore entered politics in 1865 with his election to the colonial ...more

Margaret Doody is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Margaret Doody age 77 - Margaret Anne Doody is a Canadian author of historical detective fiction and feminist literary critic. She is professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame, and helped found the PhD in ...more

Scott Pellerin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
Scott Pellerin age 45 - Scott Jaque-Frederick Pellerin is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League between 1992 and 2004. Scott played high school at the Athol Murray ...more