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Shaun Johnston

Shaun Johnston, actor (born in Ponoka, AB). Shaun Johnston is an award-winning actor who embodies a stoic Western archetype similar to Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Glenn Ford.


Hugh Davidson

Hugh Hanson Davidson, administrator, broadcaster, composer, writer (born 27 May 1930 in Montréal, QC; died 14 July 2014 in Victoria, BC).

Peter Charles Newman

Peter Charles Newman, journalist, author, newspaper and magazine editor (b at Vienna, Austria 10 May 1929).

Peter Newman (Interview)

At 75, Peter C. Newman still exercises the powers that have made him Canada's most influential journalist for much of the last five decades.


Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas, actor, activist (b at Weyburn, Sask 2 Apr 1934). Shirley Douglas was born to parents Irma née Dempsey and former Baptist minister Tommy Douglas, who is celebrated across Canada as the leader of the first socialist government in North America, and the "father of medicare."

Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy, actor, director, producer, writer (born at Hamilton, Ont 17 Dec 1946). Eugene Levy has made his name primarily playing supporting comedic roles on television and in film, with performances ranging from straight deadpan to camp hilarity.

Jason Priestley

Jason Bradford Priestley, actor, director, producer (born at Vancouver 28 Aug 1969). Jason Priestley, who graduated from Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver, is best known for his work in American film and television.

Kim Cattrall

After Universal Studios bought out Preminger's contract a year later, Cattrall appeared in numerous television programs including Charlie's Angels and Starsky and Hutch, and the CBC drama Crossbar (1979) with Brent CARVER.

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen, actor, author (b at Regina 11 Feb 1926, d at Fort Lauderdale, Fla 28 Nov 2010). Leslie Nielsen was a veteran of more than 100 motion pictures and 1500 television appearances.

Luba Goy

 Born of Ukrainian parents in Germany, en route to Belgium, Goy immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951 and grew up in Ottawa.

Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly, née Margaret Elizabeth Chan, actor, author (born at Long Beach, Ca 14 Feb 1960). Meg Tilly was brought up on the isolated Texada Island in the Strait of Georgia. She began her career as a dancer but switched to film after a back injury.

Pascale Bussières

Pascale Bussières, actress (b at Montréal 27 June 1968). Pascale Bussières had no experience in the acting profession when Micheline LANCTÔT recruited her to play a suicidal adolescent in Sonatine (1983), and she attained star status through television with her title role in the mini-series Blanche.

Mort Sahl

Morton Sahl, standup comedian, actor (born at Montréal 11 May 1927). Mort Sahl, whose parents were American, was brought up in California. After high school he served in the air force before earning a degree in city management and engineering from the University of Southern California in 1953.

Moses Znaimer

Moishe Znaimer, OOnt, media executive, promoter, actor (born 1942 in Kulab, Tajikistan). One of Canada’s most ambitious, influential and polarizing media moguls, Moses Znaimer is an innovative pioneer of independent broadcasting in Canada. He is responsible for such Canadian specialty channels as City-TV, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, MusiMAX, MuchMoreMusic, Bravo, SexTV and VisionTV. He is also president of MZ Media, which operates the Toronto classical music station 96.3FM, and the founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited, a lifestyle and media brand that advocates for the rights of aging Canadians. Znaimer has also been an outspoken supporter of assisted suicide in Canada.

Alberta Watson

​Faith Susan Alberta Watson, actor (born 6 March 1955 in Toronto, ON; died 21 March 2015 in Toronto).

Jonathan Crombie

​Jonathan Crombie, actor (born 12 October 1966 in Toronto, ON; died 15 April 2015 in New York, New York).

Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels, actor (born on 26 May 1919 on the Six Nations reserve; died on 5 March 1980 in Woodland Hills, California). Silverheels is perhaps best known for his role as Tanto in the Lone Ranger films.

Jayne Eastwood

From the early 1970s to the mid-1980s Eastwood appeared in stage productions of works by Michel TREMBLAY, Tom Stoppard, and Neil Simon, by such companies as Theatre in the Dell, Toronto Arts Productions, Centrestage Company, and Toronto Truck Theatre.

Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey (William) Anderson. Radio producer, critic, b Winnipeg 26 Apr 1928; BA (Winnipeg) 1951; M PH history (London) 1960. Though not a practising musician, he studied organ and piano with Hugh Bancroft and became an authority on British composers.

Ed McNamara

Ed McNamara, actor (born 1921; died 11 October 1986 in Toronto, ON). Ed McNamara performed on stage in Toronto and worked in radio before his career in television and feature films.

Neil Crone

Crone taught high school drama and English while performing in Theatresports and Big City Improv. He accepted a spot in Toronto's famed Second City Touring Company and before long moved on to the prestigious Second City Mainstage.

Neil Munro

Neil Munro, actor, director, playwright (b at Musselburgh, Scotland 1 Jan 1947, d at London, Ont 13 July 2009). Neil Munro emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 9 years old and enrolled in the NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL in Montréal in 1964.

Nell Shipman

Nell (née Helen Barham) Shipman, screenwriter, actor, director, producer, author (born in Victoria, British Columbia on 25 Oct 1892; died in Cabazon, California on 23 Jan 1970). Nell Shipman's first starring role in a major film was in the silent movie God's Country and the Woman (1916), which was an overnight success. Starring roles in 10 other films, mostly for Vitagraph, were followed by a seven-year contract offer from Samuel Goldwyn in 1917.

Neve Campbell

Neve Adrianne Campbell, actor, producer (born 3 October 1973 in Guelph, ON). Neve Campbell grew up in Toronto and attended the Earl Haig Secondary School in that city.