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Famous People From New Brunswick

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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
age 83
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
George Edwin King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
George Edwin King Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 69
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 71
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
age 89
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
age 64
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 Dec. 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 37
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
age 62
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
Dec. 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 58
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 Dec. 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
Bev Vincent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From New Brunswick
age 57
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 68
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
Dec. 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
age 82
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
Dec. 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