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Famous TV Actors from Canada

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List of famous TV actors from Canada, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Canada has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Canadian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Canada this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Canada then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different TV actors, like Lani Billard and Lisa Ruddy.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Canadian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Canada?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Canada in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Canadian actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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    William Shatner

    Star Trek: The Original Series, Boston Legal
    William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and...  more

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    Tara Strong

    Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents
    Tara Lyn Strong (born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian-American actress who has provided...  more

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    Tabitha St. Germain

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Ed
    Tabitha St. Germain, known as Tabitha or Kitanou St. Germain, is an American-Canadian actress,...  more
  • 4

    Henry Corden

    The Flintstones, The Flintstone Kids
    Henry Corden (January 6, 1920 – May 19, 2005) was a Canadian-born American actor, voice actor...  more
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    Laura Vandervoort

    Smallville, V
    Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known...  more

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    Cree Summer

    Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures
    Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress,...  more
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    Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Entourage, ThunderCats
    Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui ( SHREE-kee; born December 10, 1975) is a Canadian film and...  more

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    WWE NXT, WWE Superstars
    William Jason Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian actor and retired professional...  more

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    Tricia Helfer

    Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice
    Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian actress, voice actress and former...  more

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    Kari Matchett

    Leverage, Covert Affairs
    Kari Matchett (born March 25, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as...  more
  • 11

    Maurice LaMarche

    Futurama, Animaniacs
    Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian....  more
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    Malin Åkerman

    The Comeback, Trophy Wife
    Malin Maria Åkerman (born 12 May 1978) is a Swedish-American actress, model and singer. Born...  more

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    Alan Thicke

    Married... with Children, Growing Pains
    Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian...  more

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    Grace Park

    Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-0
    Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian actress who played Cylon model Number Eight,...  more

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    Nathan Fillion

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly
    Nathan Fillion (; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor, known for...  more

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    Pamela Anderson

    Home Improvement, Baywatch
    Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress, model and animal...  more


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    Andrea Roth

    Blue Bloods, Ringer
    Andrea Roth (born September 30, 1967) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her...  more
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    Leslie Nielsen

    Police Squad!, Kung Fu
    Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian,...  more

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    Matthew Perry

    Friends, Go On
    Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and...  more

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    Jessalyn Gilsig

    Vikings, Boston Public
    Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig (born November 30, 1971) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in...  more
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    Peter Cullen

    The Transformers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
    Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the...  more

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    Lorne Greene

    Bonanza, Roots
    Lorne Hyman Greene, (born February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio...  more

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    Evangeline Lilly

    Lost, Reviews on the Run
    Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She gained popular...  more

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    Scott McNeil

    Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution
    Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in...  more
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    Matt Frewer

    Eureka, The Pink Panther Show
    Matthew George Frewer (born January 4, 1958) is a Canadian-American actor, singer, voice...  more

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