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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Ottawa.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Ottawa, with photos when available. These renowned Ottawa actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Ottawa, but everyone on this list grew up in Ottawa and considers it to be their home. This list includes Ottawa TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Ottawa then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Ottawa. Various bits of information are available for these Ottawa celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

TV actors here include everything from Brad Pitt to Sandra Oh.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Ottawa?" and "Who are the most famous Ottawa actors?"

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Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Grey's Anatomy, Arliss, Odd Job Jack Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role that earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as ...more

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Nicole Oliver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Martha Speaks, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Nicole Lyn Oliver is a Canadian actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Zoe Trent in Littlest Pet

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Donal Logue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Gotham Donal Francis Logue is a film & television actor, producer and writer. His notable roles include starring in the film The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, the sitcom Grounded for ...more

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Sarah Chalke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Scrubs, Roseanne, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, and ...more

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
You Can't Do That on Television, Rosie Live, Music in High Places Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Saturday Night Live, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, Soul Man Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more

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Elizabeth Hanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Beetlejuice, COPS, The Legend of Zelda Elizabeth Hanna is a Canadian film and television actress, most notable for her voice acting work in animated films. She later complemented her voice acting skills by becoming a speech-language ...more

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Kelly Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
X-Men: Evolution, Totally Spies!, Martin Mystery Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actress based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has provided numerous voices for cartoons and Japanese anime series. She is best known for being the voice ...more

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Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Kids in the Hall, Slings & Arrows, Wanda at Large Mark Douglas Brown McKinney is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his work in the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Following the run of their television series and feature ...more

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Bonanza, Roots, Battlestar Galactica Lyon Himan Green, OC, better known by the stage name Lorne Greene, was a Canadian actor and musician. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in ...more

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Ty Olsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Dragon Tales, Defying Gravity, Voltron Force Tyler "Ty" Olsson is a Canadian actor. He is best known for providing the voice of the dragon Ord in the PBS Kids television series Dragon Tales, and for portraying real life 9/11 ...more

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Christian Potenza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Total Drama, Total Drama World Tour, 6teen Christian Potenza is a Canadian actor and voice artist born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is best known for voicing Jude Lizowski on 6teen and for voicing Chris McLean on Total Drama.

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Maria Kanellis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
WWE Superstars, Outback Jack, Saturday Night's Main Event Maria Kanellis Bennett is an American professional wrestler also known simply as Maria. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment, and is working for Ring of Honor as the ...more

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Pink Panther Show, The Raccoons, Rich Little's Christmas Carol Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices," by voice actor Mel Blanc.

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Undeclared, DreamWorks Dragons, Popular Mechanics for Kids Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel is a Canadian actor and comedian. He plays Josh Greenberg, the main character, in the FXX comedy television series Man Seeking Woman, and played ...more

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Kelly Rowan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The O.C., Perception, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Kelly Rowan is a Canadian film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen in the US television series The O.C.

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Tom Cavanagh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Flash, Royal Pains, Love Monkey Thomas Patrick "Tom" Cavanagh is a Canadian actor best known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed, Love Monkey and Trust Me. He has also ...more

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Vik Sahay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Chuck, Sean Saves the World, You Can't Do That on Television Vikram "Vik" Sahay is a Canadian actor of Indian descent best known for playing Kevin Calvin on Radio Active and Lester Patel, a member of the Nerd Herd in the NBC television series ...more

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Emily Holmes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Into the West, Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Emily Holmes is a Canadian television and film actress. Holmes was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She has appeared in such television series as Night Visions, Mysterious Ways, The Dead Zone, Stargate ...more

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John Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, XIII: The Conspiracy, Rescue Heroes John Bourgeois is a bilingual actor, director, and educator.

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Rachel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Total Drama, The Kennedys, Republic of Doyle Rachel Wilson is a Canadian actress who is best known for her role as Heather on Total Drama and Tamira Goldstein on Breaker High.

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Paul Anka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put ...more

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Anthony Lemke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Listener, Queen Of Swords, Queen of Swords Anthony Lemke is a Canadian actor. Lemke is best known for portraying Brian Becker on the hit CTV series "The Listener", now in its fifth season; Ryan Lambert on the Showcase series ...more

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Adam Reid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Total Drama, You Can't Do That on Television, King Adam Greydon Reid is a Canadian actor, voice actor, director, and producer. He is best known as the voice actor for Wayne on 6Teen and Justin on Total Drama.

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Terry McGurrin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
6teen, Wayside, Medabots Terry McGurrin is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer from Ottawa, Ontario. Terry is perhaps best known for doing the voice of Jonesy Garcia in the TV show 6teen. He has also done voices in TV ...more

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Sonja Smits is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Odyssey 5, Street Legal, The Eleventh Hour Sonja Smits is a television actress who has played roles in many television series, including Falcon Crest, Airwolf, Odyssey 5, The Outer Limits, Street Legal, Traders, The Best Laid Plans and ...more

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Robin Brûlé is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Baxter, Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost, An American in Canada Robin Brûlé is a Canadian actress, who is best known for her role as Susan Hunter in the Roxy Hunter series.

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Jessica Holmes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Slime Time Live, Air Farce Live, The Holmes Show Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known for her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003, after starring in her own show, The Holmes Show in ...more

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Gordon Thomson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Dynasty Gordon Thomson is a Canadian actor. His most prominent role was in the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty playing the villainous Adam Carrington, son of Blake Carrington and Alexis Colby. He ...more

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Drew Seeley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Glory Daze, I Kissed a Vampire Drew Seeley is a Canadian actor, singer-songwriter and dancer. He has recorded many songs for the Walt Disney Company. He danced as a child in Ontario until he was about pre-teen age and then ...more

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Meredith Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Beach Girls, MythQuest Meredith Henderson is a Canadian actress best known for playing the title role in The Adventures of Shirley Holmes. She also had a leading role as wheelchair-using Cleo Bellows in the 2001 ...more

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K. C. Martel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Best Times, Mulligan's Stew Kevin Christopher Martel is a Canadian former child actor. He played Mike's friend Eddie on Growing Pains from 1985-1992.

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Craig Lauzon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Air Farce Live, The Toronto Show Craig Lauzon is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, and member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. His main caricatures on the Farce include George Stroumboulopoulos, John Baird, and Stephen ...more

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Bob McGrath is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Sesame Street, Sesame Unpaved Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath is an American singer and actor best known for playing the human character Bob Johnson on Sesame Street. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois. McGrath was named ...more

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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her next two albums ...more

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Peter Raymont is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Peter Raymont is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker and producer and the president of White Pine Pictures, an independent film, television and new media production company based in Toronto. ...more

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Melinda Shankar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Degrassi: The Next Generation, How to Be Indie Melinda Shankar is a Canadian actress of Indo-Guyanese descent. She is best known for playing Alli Bhandari in the Canadian teen television series Degrassi: The Next Generation and Indira ...more

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Holly Larocque is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Under the Umbrella Tree Holly Larocque is a Canadian actress and theatre performer. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Holly is perhaps best known for her role as Holly Higgins on the children's series Under the Umbrella Tree ...more

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Kyle Switzer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
15/Love Kyle Switzer is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for his role as Rick Geddes in TV show, 15/Love. He also had a supporting role in the first two episodes of the television comedy/drama ...more

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Heather Purnell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Heather Mary Purnell is a Canadian gymnast who represented Canada at the 2004 Olympic Games. She trained at Ottawa Gymnastics Centre with coaches Tobie Goreman and Lori Iurello and Matthew ...more

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Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 21 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, ...more

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Emma Rabbe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
My Sweet, Fat Valentina Emma Irmgard Marina Rabbe Ramírez is a Venezuelan television actress.

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Alejandro Abellan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Out of Order Alejandro Abellan is a Canadian film and television actor. The son of Spanish immigrants, his first role in the film industry was as Antonio Banderas's stand-in for the film The Thirteenth ...more

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Jen Gould is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Jennifer Gould is a film actress and singer.

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Tom Butler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Tom Butler is a Canadian actor who has starred in movies and on television series and in many television films. He best known for his television role on the science fiction series Sliders as ...more

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Walt Willey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
All My Children, Another World, Ryan's Hope Walt Willey is an American actor. He is best known for playing Jackson Montgomery on the soap opera All My Children from 1987 to 2011. Willey was born in Ottawa, Illinois and was a member of the ...more

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Alasdair Gillis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
You Can't Do That on Television

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Chad Connell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Chad James Connell is a Canadian actor. Connell is a graduate of Ryerson University's theatre program in Toronto. He began acting in local productions in Ottawa at the age of 11. His first ...more

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Trailer Park Boys Michael Jackson is a Canadian actor, grip and gaffer, best known for his acting role as "Trevor" in the comedy TV series Trailer Park Boys and the later film Trailer Park Boys: The ...more

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Denis Forest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Ottawa
Denis Forest was a Canadian character actor. He was known for portraying henchmen in Academy Award-nominated blockbusters The Mask and Cliffhanger. Denis died suddenly following a massive stroke ...more