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List of notable or famous television directors from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top television directors born in Canada and even some popular television directors who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian television directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These television directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known television director from Canada is included when available.

People include everything from Pamela Anderson to Kiefer Sutherland.

This historic television directors from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian television directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous television directors from Canada?" These prominent television directors of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian television directors.

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Aaron Woodley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 48
Aaron Woodley is a film and television director, screenwriter, and film editor.
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Adrienne Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 80
Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRAIC FRCPSC is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Clarkson ...more
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Al Waxman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
Dec. at 66 (1935-2001)
Albert Samuel Waxman, CM OOnt was a Canadian actor and director of over 1000 productions on radio, television, film, and stage. He is best known for his starring roles in the television series ...more
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Alan Gibson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
Dec. at 49 (1938-1987)
Alan Gibson was a Canadian director active in British film and television. Particularly notable for his work in horror, cinematic films directed by him include Journey to Midnight, Crescendo, ...more
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Allan Eastman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 70
Haldon Darryl Allan Eastman is a Canadian television director and executive producer. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Eastman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in ...more
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Alvin Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 92
Alvin Rakoff is a Canadian film and television director who has spent the bulk of his career in England and directed more than 100 television plays, as well as a dozen feature films and numerous ...more
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Amanda Tapping is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 53
Amanda Tapping is an English-born Canadian actress, producer and director. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series ...more
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Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 50
Andrew Miller is an actor.
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Angela Besharah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 36
Angela Besharah is a Canadian actor, director and producer.
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Art Hindle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 70
Arthur Hindle is a Canadian actor and director.
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Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 95
Arthur Hiller, OC is a Canadian television and film director, having directed over 33 major films during his 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the ...more
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Brenton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
Brenton Spencer is a Canadian film and television director. His television credits include Earth: Final Conflict, Andromeda, 21 Jump Street, Mutant X, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Sanctuary, ...more
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Brian McKenna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 74
Brian McKenna is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. He has been a frequent collaborator with his brother Terence McKenna, also a filmmaker, in particular on the 3-part series The Valour and the ...more
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Bronwen Hughes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
Bronwen Hughes is a Canadian film director. She was born in Toronto. A graduate of the Department of Film, York University she has directed commercials and feature films. Since 2006 most of her ...more
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Bruce McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 57
Bruce Ian McCulloch is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, and film director. McCulloch is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall, a popular Canadian comedy troupe, and as a ...more
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Bruce McDonald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 59
Bruce McDonald is a Canadian film and television director.
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Burt Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 83
Burt Metcalfe is a Canadian American television and film producer, director, and writer.
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Casey Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 43
Casey Walker is a television director, screenwriter and television producer.
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Craig Olejnik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 39
Craig Olejnik is a Canadian actor. He is best known as the lead actor in the television series The Listener as Toby Logan, a paramedic with the power to read minds by hearing others' thoughts ...more
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Daniel Petrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)
Daniel Mannix Petrie was a Canadian television and film director.
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Daniel Richler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 62
Daniel Richler is a Canadian arts and pop culture broadcaster and writer.
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Darrell Wasyk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 60
Darrell Wasyk is a Canadian film director.
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Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 56
David Scott "Dave" Foley is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio.
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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
age 69
David William "Dave" Thomas is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for portraying Doug McKenzie on SCTV as well as in the film Strange Brew, which he
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David Acomba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Television Directors from Canada
David Acomba
David Acomba is a Canadian television and film producer/director whose television programmes have been featured on CBS, ABC, PBS, CBC, CTV, BBC, Channel 4, Showtime, and HBO.