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Famous People From Newfoundland

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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Newfoundland?" or "Which celebrities were born in Newfoundland?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Shannon Tweed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 61
Shannon Lee Tweed is a Canadian actress and model. Tweed lives with her husband Gene Simmons, co-lead singer of the band Kiss, and their two children. Tweed is also known for Gene Simmons Family ...more
Seamus O'Regan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 48
Seamus O'Regan is a Canadian broadcast journalist from Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a correspondent with CTV National News, and a former co-host of Canada AM.
Moondog King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 56 (1949-2005)
Edward J. "Ed" White was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known as Moondog King of the Moondogs when he joined the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s. White won 48 ...more
Alan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 49
Alan Thomas Doyle is a Canadian musician and actor, best known for his work as one of the lead singers of Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea.
Gwynne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 75
Gwynne Dyer, OC is a London-based independent Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist and military historian. Dyer was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and joined the Royal Canadian Naval ...more
John Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 88
John Carnell Crosbie, PC, OC, ONL, QC is a retired provincial and federal politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Crosbie has served as a ...more
Bob Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 85
Robert Cecil "Bob" Cole CM is a Canadian sports television announcer and former competitive curler. He is known primarily for his work on Hockey Night in Canada.
Vincent P. Bryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 59 (1878-1937)
Vincent Patrick Bryan was an American composer and lyricist. In the 1903-1909 production of The Wizard of Oz he was called upon to introduce new songs in numerous revisions. with Theodore F. ...more
Mark O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 34
Mark O'Brien is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and film editor.
Hugh Abercrombie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 75 (1890-1965)
Captain Hugh Abercrombie Anderson MBE was a Canadian writer. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Anderson was the son of politician John Anderson. Following and education at Bishop Feild College ...more
David Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 46
David Cochrane is a political reporter in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He works with CBC Television news program Here and Now and with CBC Radio. Cochrane hosts the political television ...more
Amelia Curran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Amelia Curran is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was born and resides in St. John's. The National Post describes her music as “a bit like Leonard Cohen being channeled in a dusty saloon by ...more
Brandon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 29
Brandon Jones is a Canadian singer/song writer from Quispamsis, New Brunswick. He was a competitor on season 4 of Canadian Idol, and was eliminated on August 1, 2006, placing him 8th.
Anne Marie DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 49
Anne Marie DeLuise is a Canadian actress from St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. She is married to actor and director Peter DeLuise. On April 11, 2004, the couple's son named Jake Dominick was
Colin Greening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
age 32
Colin Peter Greening is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Greening plays for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, The Ottawa Senators drafted him in the 2005 NHL Entry ...more
Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morri... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)
Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris was a lawyer and Prime Minister of Newfoundland. Born in St. John's, the son of Edward Morris and Catherine Fitzgerald, he was educated at Saint ...more
Warren Norris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Warren Norris age 44
Warren Norris is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League. He has previously played in the American Hockey League and the ...more
Leah Callahan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Leah Callahan age 31
Leah Callahan is a female freestyle wrestler from Canada. Callahan was born in Newfoundland, grew up in Mackenzie, British Columbia, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. In 2012 Callahan ...more
Cluny MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Cluny MacPherson Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)
Cluny Macpherson, MD was a Physician and the inventor of the gas mask. During the First World War the German army used poison gas for the first time, against Allied troops at Ypres, Belgium in ...more
William Cormack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
William Cormack Dec. at 72 (1796-1868)
William Epps Cormack was a Scottish-Canadian explorer, philanthropist, agriculturalist and author, born St. John’s, Newfoundland. Cormack was the first European to journey across the interior of ...more
Edward Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Edward Roberts age 78
Edward Moxon Roberts, CM, ONL, QC is a Canadian politician and the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. The son of Dr. Harry and Katharine Roberts, he was educated at Holloway ...more
Terry Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Terry Ryan age 42
Terrence William James Ryan is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens eighth overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and played eight games with ...more
Shanawdithit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Shanawdithit Dec. at 28 (1801-1829)
Shanawdithit, also noted as Shawnadithititis, Shawnawdithit, Nancy April and Nancy Shanawdithit, was the last known living member of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland, Canada. Also remembered ...more
Ruby Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Ruby Holbrook age 88
Ruby Holbrook is an actress.
Ruth Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Ruth Lawrence
Ruth Lawrence is an actress.