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.
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.
Cedric Alan Smith, actor, writer, musician (born at Bournemouth, England 21 Sept 1943). Cedric Smith is well known in Canada as decent and goodhearted farmer Alec King in the longrunning TV series Road to Avonlea, and is also a successful stage performer and prolific television and film actor.
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, actor (b at Toronto 13 Dec 1929). Christopher Plummer, a great-grandson of Prime Minister Sir John Abbott, is an international star who has worked widely on the stage, in film and on television in the US, Britain and Canada.
Colleen Dewhurst, actress (born at Montréal 3 June 1926; died at Wisboro, NY 22 Aug 1991). Her family moved to the US Midwest when she was 5. She made her professional debut in The Royal Family (NY 1946), while still a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
August Werner Schellenberg, actor (born 25 July 1936 in Montréal, QC; died 15 August 2013 in Dallas, TX).
William Shatner, actor, author, director (b at Montréal 22 March 1931). William Shatner is best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series. The son of a clothing manufacturer, Shatner grew up in Montréal, where he began acting at summer camp at the age of 6.
Timothy Findley, OC, O Ont, writer, actor, playwright (born 30 October 1930 in Toronto; died 20 June 2002 in Brignoles, France).
Lorena Gale, actor, playwright, activist (born 9 May 1958 in Montréal, QC; died 21 June 2009 in Vancouver, BC).
Yanna McIntosh (born 1970 in Jamaica). McIntosh is one of Canada's pre-eminent stage actors, known for her dramatic range and fiery intensity. She has also had an active career in television.
Shelton L. Brooks. Songwriter, pianist, comedian, actor, b Amherstburg, near Windsor, Ont, 4 May 1886, d Los Angeles, California, 6 Sep 1975. Brooks played organ and piano at home as a boy, and attended his preacher father's Nazery African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Arlene Duncan, actor, singer, songwriter (born in Oakville, Ontario). Arlene Duncan is an award-winning actress and singer who has worked extensively in theatre, television, radio and film, but is perhaps best-known for her role as the conservative and crotchety café owner Fatima Dinssa on the hit CBC Television series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” (2007–12).
Kenneth Clifford Welsh, actor (born at Edmonton 30 March 1942). Kenneth Welsh's reputation as one of Canada's hardest-working actors is well earned, with more than 40 years of experience stretching from Stratford and Broadway to Canadian films and television and Hollywood blockbusters.
Rosemary Dunsmore, actor, director (born 13 July 1952 in Edmonton, Alberta). An accomplished actor, director and theatre instructor, Rosemary Dunsmore has enjoyed a long and successful career in Canada, the US and Europe.
Sandra Miju Oh, actor, producer (born 20 July 1971 in Nepean, ON).
In New York he became a regular on and off Broadway, establishing a singing/acting career in such productions as Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd and They're Playing Our Song. Victor Garber has been nominated 4 times for a Tony Award, for Damn Yankees, Lend Me a Tenor, Deathtrap and Little Me.
Jean-Louis Millette, actor (born 4 January 1935 in Montréal, QC; died 29 September 1999 in Montréal).
Jean Duceppe, actor and theatre director (born 25 October 1923 in Montréal, QC; died 7 December 1990 in Montréal).
Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows, actor (b at Toronto 14 March 1968). Megan Follows began acting as a toddler, sharing the stage with her parents and siblings.
Colm Joseph Feore, actor (b at Boston, Massachusetts 22 August 1958).
Colin Andrew Mochrie, actor, comedian, writer, director (b at Kilmarnock, Scotland 30 Nov 1957). Colin Mochrie has a dry, languid approach to comedy that few of his contemporaries can match or even imitate.
Michael Healey's career as a playwright began in 1996 when he premiered a one-act solo performance called Kicked at the Fringe of Toronto Festival.
His early roles came in the form of a recurring character named Jayesh on the short-lived though surprisingly entertaining nighttime soap opera Metropia, and that of city councillor Shakil Khan on the revamped Da Vinci's City Hall.