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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Star Trek: The Original Series, Boston Legal, Star Trek: The Animated Series William Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain ...more

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Tara Strong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, The Powerpuff Girls Tara Lyn Charendoff Strong is a Canadian and American actress who has done work in numerous films and television series, both live-action and animated. Many of her major voice roles include ...more

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Tabitha St. Germain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Ed, Edd n Eddy Tabitha St. Germain, formerly known as Paulina Gillis, is a Canadian actress, singer, voice artist, and comedienne. Tabitha is known for a variety of roles across many different shows.

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Henry Corden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Flintstones, The Flintstone Kids, Thundarr the Barbarian Henry Corden was a Canadian-born American actor and voice artist best known for taking over the role of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed died in 1977. His official debut as Fred's new voice was ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Smallville, V, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi ...more

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Cree Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures, Inspector Gadget Cree Summer Francks, best known as Cree Summer, is an American Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer. She is best known for her role as college student Winifred "Freddie" Brooks ...more

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Emmanuelle Chriqui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Entourage, ThunderCats, Tron: Uprising Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam ...more

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Christian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
WWE NXT, WWE Superstars, Impact Wrestling Christian Cage is a film actor.

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Tricia Helfer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice, The Super Hero Squad Show Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.

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Kari Matchett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Leverage, Covert Affairs, Invasion Kari Matchett is a Canadian actress. She played Mariel Underlay in Invasion, Lisa Miller in 24, and Kate Filmore in the cult favorite science fiction movie Cube 2: Hypercube. She recently ...more

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Maurice LaMarche is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Futurama, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche is a Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian. He is best known for voicing The Brain in Animaniacs and its spin-off as well as Inspector Gadget in the franchise of the ...more

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Malin Åkerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Comeback, Trophy Wife, Childrens Hospital Malin Maria Åkerman is a Swedish Canadian actress, model and singer. She is best known as an actress, first making appearances in several Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had ...more

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Married... with Children, Growing Pains, I'm in the Band Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father ...more

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-0, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng ...more

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Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the ...more

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Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Home Improvement, Baywatch, Days of Our Lives Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the ...more

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Andrea Roth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Blue Bloods, Ringer, Highlander: The Series Andrea Roth is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Janet Gavin, the wife of main character Tommy Gavin, on the FX television series Rescue Me, and, before that, the ...more

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Police Squad!, Kung Fu, Due South Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in ...more

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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Friends, Go On, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright known for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom Friends. Along with starring ...more

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Jessalyn Gilsig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Vikings, Boston Public, Snoops Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory ...more

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Peter Cullen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
The Transformers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Voltron Peter Claver Cullen is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the original voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other appearances, as well, ...more

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
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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Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Lost, Reviews on the Run Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She won multiple Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost. ...more

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Scott McNeil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution, ReBoot Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has provided voices to many characters in animated shows, most ...more

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Matt Frewer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Eureka, The Pink Panther Show, The Stand Matthew George "Matt" Frewer is a Canadian American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is known for portraying the 1980s icon Max ...more

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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 crime 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