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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.
  • William Shatner1

    William Shatner

    Star Trek: The Original Series, Boston Legal

    BirthplaceCôte Saint-Luc, Canada


    William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and...  more

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  • Tara Strong2

    Tara Strong

    Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America,Canada

    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

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Tabitha St. Germain, known as Tabitha or Kitanou St. Germain, is an American-Canadian actress,...  more
  • Henry Corden4

    Henry Corden

    The Flintstones, The Flintstone Kids

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Henry Corden (January 6, 1920 – May 19, 2005) was a Canadian-born American actor, voice actor...  more
  • Laura Vandervoort5

    Laura Vandervoort

    Smallville, V

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


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

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  • Cree Summer6

    Cree Summer

    Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress,...  more
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui7

    Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Entourage, ThunderCats

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada


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

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  • Christian8


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

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  • Tricia Helfer9

    Tricia Helfer

    Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice

    BirthplaceDonalda, Canada


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

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  • Kari Matchett10

    Kari Matchett

    Leverage, Covert Affairs



    Kari Matchett (born March 25, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as...  more
  • Maurice LaMarche11

    Maurice LaMarche

    Futurama, Animaniacs

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


    Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian....  more
  • Malin Åkerman12

    Malin Åkerman

    The Comeback, Trophy Wife

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalityCanada, Sweden

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

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  • Alan Thicke13

    Alan Thicke

    Married... with Children, Growing Pains

    BirthplaceKirkland Lake, Canada


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

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  • Grace Park14

    Grace Park

    Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-0

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian actress who played Cylon model Number Eight,...  more

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  • Nathan Fillion15

    Nathan Fillion

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada


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

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  • Pamela Anderson16

    Pamela Anderson

    Home Improvement, Baywatch

    BirthplaceLadysmith, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America, Canada

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


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  • Andrea Roth17

    Andrea Roth

    Blue Bloods, Ringer

    BirthplaceWoodstock, Canada


    Andrea Roth (born September 30, 1967) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her...  more
  • Leslie Nielsen18

    Leslie Nielsen

    Police Squad!, Kung Fu

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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

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  • Matthew Perry19

    Matthew Perry

    Friends, Go On

    BirthplaceWilliamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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

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  • Jessalyn Gilsig20

    Jessalyn Gilsig

    Vikings, Boston Public

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada


    Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig (born November 30, 1971) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in...  more
  • Peter Cullen21

    Peter Cullen

    The Transformers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada


    Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the...  more

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  • Lorne Greene22

    Lorne Greene

    Bonanza, Roots

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada


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

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  • Evangeline Lilly23

    Evangeline Lilly

    Lost, Reviews on the Run

    BirthplaceFort Saskatchewan, Canada


    Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She gained popular...  more

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  • Scott McNeil24

    Scott McNeil

    Beast Wars: Transformers, X-Men: Evolution


    NationalityCanada, Australia

    Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in...  more
  • Matt Frewer25

    Matt Frewer

    Eureka, The Pink Panther Show

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

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

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