Adam Reuben Beach, actor (born at Ashern, Man 11 Nov 1972). Adam Beach was raised on the Dog Creek Reserve near Ashern and began his career at age 16 when he attended the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.
Alan Thicke, actor, writer, producer, composer (born 1 March 1947 in Kirkland Lake, ON; died 13 December 2016 in Los Angeles, California).
Albert Millaire, stage and film actor, director (b at Montréal 18 Jan 1935).
Albert Samuel Waxman, "Al," TV and movie performer, director (b at Toronto 2 Mar 1935; d there 17 Jan 2001). As Larry King, the title character of CBC-TV's situation comedy King of Kensington (1975-80), he became one of Canada's most familiar actors.
Alexander Knox, actor, novelist, playwright (b at Strathroy, Ont 16 Jan 1907; d at Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK 25 Apr 1995). Alexander Knox was educated at the University of Western Ontario, and first appeared on the American stage with the Boston Repertory Theatre in 1929.
Alexis Smith, born Gladys Smith, actor (born at Penticton, BC 8 Jun 1921; died at Los Angeles, CA 9 Jun 1993). Alexis Smith, tall and beautiful, made her debut on stage in Canadian summer stock theatre in BC and subsequently studied drama at the Los Angeles City College in California.
Allan A.W. Hawco, actor, writer, producer (born 28 July 1977 in Goulds, NL).
Amanda Tapping, actor, director, producer (born at Rochford, Essex, UK 28 Aug 1965). Amanda Tapping moved to Ontario with her family as a young child. She excelled in the sciences and performing arts while in grade school and graduated from the North Toronto Collegiate Institute in 1984.
Amulette Garneau, born Huguette Laurendeau, actor (b at Montréal 11 Aug 1928, d there 7 Nov 2008). A discreet and humble personality, this wonderful actor nevertheless had a brilliant career on Québec screens and stages for nearly 50 years.
Andrea Martin, actress, writer (born at Portland, Maine 15 January 1947).
Andrew (Andy) Jones, actor, writer (b at St John's 15 Jan 1948). Andy Jones studied drama at the universities of Toronto and Alberta, acting in campus productions.
Anna Helene Paquin, actor (born at Winnipeg 24 Jul 1982). Anna Paquin's family moved to Wellington, New Zealand, when she was 4 years old.
Ann-Marie MacDonald, playwright, actor, novelist, (born at Baden-Baden, West Germany 29 Oct 1958).
Arsinée Khanjian, actor (b at Beirut, Lebanon 6 Sept 1958). Arsinée Khanjian grew up in Beirut and attended Armenian National and Catholic schools until she was 17 years old, when her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Montréal.
Barbara Chilcott, actor (born Barbara Chilcott Davis in Newmarket, Ont 1923). As a child and young woman in Toronto, Chilcott studied acting with Josephine Barrington and dancing with Bettina Byers at Academy Ballet, and attended Tamara Dakarhanova's School of the Theatre in Mount Kisco, NY.
Barbara Hamilton, actress (born at Kingston, Ont 11 Dec 1926; died at Toronto 7 Feb 1996).
Ben Blue, born Benjamin Bernstein, actor (born 12 September 1901 in Montréal, QC; died 7 March 1975 in Hollywood, California). Ben Blue, a superb, sad-faced, rubber-limbed mime and dancer, began his 50 years in show business at 15 years old as a chorus boy in a Montréal tryout of George M. Cohan's musical comedy Irene.
Brendan James Fraser, actor (born at Indianapolis, Indiana 3 Dec 1968). Brendan Fraser was born to Canadian parents and attended Upper Canada College in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1987. Acting began to appeal to the young Fraser after a visit to London's West End theatre district.
Brent Butt, comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer (born at Tisdale, Sask 3 Aug 1966). Brent Butt has parlayed his amiable brand of "coffee shop" humour into a career as a bona fide television star and one of Canada's most successful and recognizable comedians.
Bruce McCulloch, actor, director, writer (born at Edmonton 12 May 1961). Bruce McCulloch attended Mount Royal College in Calgary, where he studied journalism and public relations.
Bruno Gerussi, actor (born at Medicine Hat, Alta 1928; died at Vancouver, BC 21 Nov 1995). He is well known as the actor who played Nick Adonidas on "The Beachcombers," one of the longest-running and most successful series in CBC television history.
Callum Keith Rennie, actor (born at Sunderland, England 14 Sept 1960). Callum Keith Rennie, one of Canada's most compelling actors, moved to Edmonton at the age of four.
Carole Champagne, known as Carole Laure, OC, actress, singer, director, screenwriter, producer (born 5 August 1948 in Shawinigan, QC).
Carrie-Anne Moss, actor (born at Burnaby, BC 21 Aug 1967). Carrie-Anne Moss began her career as a model after moving from Canada's west coast to Toronto at the age of 18.
Catherine O'Hara, actor, writer, singer (born 4 March 1954 in Toronto, ON). O’Hara is known for her work on SCTV, as well as her roles in films such as Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. She has received many awards, including an Emmy, Gemini and Genie, and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.