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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 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

Birthplace: Côte Saint-Luc, Canada

Nationality: Canada

William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and singer. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of 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

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Tara Lyn Strong (born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian-American actress who has provided voice-over work for animation and video games and has performed in live-action. Her 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

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Tabitha St. Germain, known as Tabitha or Kitanou St. Germain, is an American-Canadian actress, comedian and singer. She 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

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Henry Corden (January 6, 1920 – May 19, 2005) was a Canadian-born American actor, voice actor and singer, best known for taking over the role of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed's death in 1977. ...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

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun ...more

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Cree Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Cree Summer Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures, Inspector Gadget

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress, comedian and singer. She is known for playing Winifred "Freddie" Brooks on the NBC sitcom A ...more

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Emmanuelle Chriqui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Entourage, ThunderCats, Tron: Uprising

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui ( SHREE-kee; born December 10, 1975) is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as ...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
William Jason Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler, best known for his time with WWE under the ring name Christian, a shortened version of his ...more

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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

Birthplace: Donalda, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian actress, voice actress and former model. She is best known for playing the Cylon model Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined ...more

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Kari Matchett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Leverage, Covert Affairs, Invasion

Birthplace: Canada

Nationality: Canada

Kari Matchett (born March 25, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as Apartment Hunting (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), Men with Brooms (2002), Cypher (2002), Civic Duty ...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

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian. He has voiced Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up Extreme Ghostbusters, 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

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Canada, Sweden

Malin Maria Åkerman (born 12 May 1978) is a Swedish-American actress, model and singer. Born in Stockholm to Swedish parents, she was raised in Ontario, Canada, where the family relocated ...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

Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, comedian, game and talk show host. He is the father of singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, ...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

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian actress who played Cylon model Number Eight, especially the significant copies Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" ...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

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Nathan Fillion (; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor, known for the leading roles of Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds on Firefly and its film continuation ...more

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Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Pamela Anderson Home Improvement, Baywatch, Days of Our Lives

Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress, model and animal rights activist. Anderson is best known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and for her work on ...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

Birthplace: Woodstock, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Andrea Roth (born September 30, 1967) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Janet Gavin, the wife of main character Tommy Gavin, on the FX television series Rescue Me ...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

Birthplace: Regina, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than ...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

Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom ...more

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Jessalyn Gilsig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Vikings, Boston Public, Snoops

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig (born November 30, 1971) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in television series, e.g. as Lauren Davis in Boston Public, Gina Russo in Nip/Tuck, Terri Schuester in ...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

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other incarnations ...more

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Lorne Greene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Canada
Bonanza, Roots, Battlestar Galactica

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Lorne Hyman Greene, (born February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and ...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

Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She gained popular acclaim for her first leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost (2004–10), which garnered her a ...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

Birthplace: Australia

Nationality: Canada, Australia

Scott McNeil is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most well-known Canadian voice actors of all time, ...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

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Matthew George Frewer (born January 4, 1958) is a Canadian-American actor, singer, voice artist and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is best known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom and ...more

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