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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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Victor Webster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Continuum, Necessary Roughness, Mutant X
Victor Webster (born February 7, 1973) is a Canadian actor. He is known for being the second actor to play Nicholas Alamain on the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives from 1999-2000, the mutant ...more
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Lisa Ray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Murdoch Mysteries, Endgame, Top Chef Canada
Lisa Rani Ray is a Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. In 2005 she appeared in the Canadian film Water, which premièred at the Toronto ...more
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Jennifer Tilly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Out of Practice, Oh Madeline, Shaping Up
Jennifer Tilly is an American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She has a brother Steve and two sisters, Meg ...more
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, WWE Heat
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more
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Cory Monteith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Glee, The Assistants, Kaya
Cory Allan Michael Monteith was a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee. As an actor based in British Columbia, Monteith had minor ...more
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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Arrested Development, Up All Night, The Millers
William Emerson "Will" Arnett is a Canadian actor and comedian . He is most well known for his many comedic roles, including George Oscar Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested ...more
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Erica Durance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Smallville, Saving Hope
Erica Durance is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane in the WB/CW series Smallville. In 2012, Durance began starring in the medical drama series Saving Hope, ...more
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Kathleen Barr is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Ed, Edd n Eddy
Kathleen Barr is a Canadian voice actress. Her brother, Mark Lyle Barr, is a professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Damages, Merlin, SCTV Channel
Martin Hayter Short, CM is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. ...more
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Annick Obonsawin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Cyberchase, Angela Anaconda, Time Warp Trio
Annick Obonsawin is a Canadian voice actress and musician. She has played roles in many children's shows such as Inez in Cyberchase and Skunk in Franklin. She also played Slappy the Dummy in ...more
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Agam Darshi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Sanctuary, Dan for Mayor, Impact
Agam Darshi is an English-born actress, now based in Los Angeles.
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Callum Keith Rennie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Battlestar Galactica, The Killing, Californication
Callum Keith Rennie is an English-born Canadian television and film actor. He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the ...more
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Kristin Kreuk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Smallville, Beauty & the Beast, Law & Order: LA
Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress, known for her roles as Lana Lang in the Superman-inspired television series Smallville and as Laurel Yeung in the Canadian teen drama Edgemont. She has ...more
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Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood
Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making ...more
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Suleka Mathew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Red Widow, Men in Trees, Hawthorne
Suleka "Sue" Mathew is a Canadian actress, known for her portrayal of Dr. Sunita Ramen on the Canadian television series Da Vinci's Inquest. She was born in India and raised in ...more
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Ian James Corlett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Beast Wars: Transformers, ReBoot, Captain N: The Game Master
Ian James Corlett is a Canadian animation voice actor, screenwriter, television producer, author and musician. He is the creator of Studio B Productions' animated series Being Ian and Yvon of ...more
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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea, Breaker High
Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more
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Emmanuelle Vaugier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Two and a Half Men, CSI: NY, Lost Girl
Emmanuelle Vaugier is a Canadian film and television actress, and model. who has had recurring roles as Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, Mia on Two and a Half Men, Dr. Helen Bryce on ...more
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Jennifer Hale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Powerpuff Girls, Spider-Man, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Jennifer Hale is a Canadian-American actress and voice actress best known for her work in video game franchises including Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid, Spider-Man, ...more
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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his ...more
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Tamara Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
NCIS, Bones, Hidden Hills
Tamara Taylor is a Canadian television actress. Her most famous role is that of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, on the forensic drama Bones.
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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Two Guys and a Girl, The John Larroquette Show, Hillside
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more
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Erica Cerra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Eureka, Cold Squad, Hide and Seek
Erica Cerra is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Deputy Jo Lupo on the Syfy series Eureka.
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Shawn Ashmore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Following, The Super Hero Squad Show, Animorphs
Shawn Robert Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Jake in the television series Animorphs, Agent Mike Weston in the television drama series The ...more
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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Jetsons
Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States ...more