Handsome Canadian Actors

by Loubr | created - 30 Aug 2013 | updated - 12 Oct 2017 | Public

I created this list a long time ago and have neglected it ever since. Whenever I get an email from IMDB saying that new comments have been made, I usually add whomever they have suggested. I realize there are a lot of people missing, though. Maybe someday I'll review the list and add more people...

1. Rhys Ward

Actor | The 100

Rhys Ward was born on September 6, 1989 in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The 100 (2014), The Returned (2015) and State of Syn (2013).

2. Jordan Weller

Actor | Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Jordan Weller is an American actor, writer, and artist. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City where he received the Vincent D'Onofrio Scholarship and Award, as well as the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. After being cast by Robert Redford to play ...

3. Douglas Smith

Actor | Big Little Lies

Douglas Smith was born on June 22, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Douglas Alexander Smith. He is an actor and composer, known for Big Little Lies (2017), The Alienist (2018) and Big Love (2006).

4. Aleks Paunovic

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Aleks Paunovic was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to a Croatian mother and Serbian father. The result of this remarkable blend of bloodlines is the 6'5" ruggedly handsome actor appearing on screens around the world at a rapidly escalating rate.

Acting came to Aleks while he was onstage in his hometown ...

5. Allan Hawco

Actor | Republic of Doyle

Allan Hawco (Actor, Writer, Executive Producer) is one of the country's most recognizable stars, whose wide range of talents appeal to audiences of all ages. He has the unique ability to connect to the audience as an actor and from behind the scenes, as a writer and producer. He was born on Bell ...

6. Mark O'Brien

Actor | Ready or Not

Mark O'Brien is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. He is an English major with a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His mother was a nurse and his father a truck driver. Mark also has three older sisters. He married actress Georgina Reilly on January 6, 2013 after meeting...

7. Paul Gross

Actor | Due South

Paul Gross is the elder of two brothers. He was an Army brat; his father, Bob Gross, was a Tank Commander in the Canadian Army. As a consequence Paul and his family moved around a lot: he has lived in Canada, the U.S, England and Germany. Paul was introduced to acting in his early teens, while the ...

8. Joel Thomas Hynes

Actor | Cast No Shadow

Joel Thomas Hynes is a multi-disciplinary artist (screenwriter, novelist, actor, filmmaker and musician), from Newfoundland, Canada. He is the creator, lead actor and an executive producer on the critically acclaimed CBC comedy series Little Dog. Hynes is the author of numerous novels, stage-plays ...

9. Graham Abbey

Actor | Defendor

Graham Abbey is known for his work on Defendor (2009), Take This Waltz (2011) and Covert Affairs (2010).

10. Graham Wardle

Actor | Heartland

Graham Wardle was born on September 6th, 1986 in Mission, British Columbia. He was raised in New Westminister, near Vancouver with his five siblings. At the age of twelve, Graham landed his first TV role in The Sentinal. He later went on to appear in TV shows such as, The Outer Limits (2001), Life ...

11. Chris Potter

Actor | The Pacifier

Toronto native, Chris Potter, is a veteran of the film & television industry.

Having appeared in over 450 episodes of various programs (including the Lead of 8 television series), in 10 feature films, in excess of 20 TV movies, and having directed 15 television episodes, Chris is without a doubt one...

12. Nathaniel Arcand

Actor | Pathfinder

2019 Nathaniel featured in the CBS Television show FBI: Americas Most Wanted as Clinton Skye. Nathaniel is a highly respected actor. He got his start, starring in a few smaller roles for local independent filmmakers, Nathaniel's big break came when he auditioned for the role of William MacNeil in ...

13. Gabriel Hogan

Actor | Tacoma FD

Gabriel William Hogan is a classically trained actor. He has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen. He resides with in Southern California with his wife actress Inga Cadranel and their 2 children. A gifted and ...

14. Torrance Coombs

Actor | Reign

Torrance Coombs was born on June 14, 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Reign (2013), Battlestar Galactica (2004) and Endgame (2011). He was previously married to Alyssa Campanella.

15. Jack Knight

Actor | Heartland

Jack Knight is an actor, known for Heartland (2007), Flashpoint (2008) and Street Time (2002).

16. Stephen Amell

Actor | Arrow

Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto,...

17. Jeff Roop

Actor | Backcountry

Jeff was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. His Mom was French Canadian and his Dad from the Maritimes. He left law school to attend theater school - at the Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia, and Carnegie Mellon University. Shortly thereafter, he founded the critically acclaimed Arbat Theatre Company...

18. Ian Tracey

Actor | Continuum

Ian Tracey was born on June 26, 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Continuum (2012), Open Range (2003) and Timecop (1994).

19. George Canyon

Actor | Man of Steel

George Canyon is an actor, known for Man of Steel (2013), Christmas Miracle (2012) and Heartland (2007).

20. Rob Stewart

Actor | Sweating Bullets

Rob was born in Canada in 1961 and when he was still a child he loved to play hockey and dreamed of becoming a professional player. However at the age of 17 he became badly injured while playing hockey and he lost a kidney. He had to give up his dream of becoming a professional hockey player and so...

21. Tim Rozon

Actor | Flashpoint

Tim Rozon's first major role was playing heartthrob, Tommy Quincy, opposite Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandevoort for four seasons on the teen drama series Instant Star for TeenNick (USA) and CTV (CANADA). In Befriend and Betray for Shaw TV (CANADA), Tim played series lead Alex Caine, a gang ...

22. Jesse Hutch

Actor | Batwoman

Jesse Hutch sits across from me with a relaxed posture and easy smile. Some say he reminds them of a young Tom Cruise or Matt Damon. I see the resemblance, not just in physical appeal but in mannerism. Hutch is approached about the preference of directors chair he would like to sit in, he chooses ...

23. Yannick Bisson

Actor | Murdoch Mysteries

Yannick Bisson was born on May 16, 1969 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Yannick D. Bisson. He is an actor and producer, known for Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Anything for Jackson (2020) and Year by the Sea (2016). He has been married to Chantal Craig since May 26, 1990. They have three children.

24. Jonny Harris

Writer | Still Standing

Jonny Harris has appeared regularly at The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC Radio's Madly Off in All Directions and The Debaters. He has appeared as both a stand-up and sketch comic at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival. He has been a guest writer for the award-winning ...

25. Peter Stebbings

Actor | Defendor

Peter Stebbings holds an extensive acting career spanning over 20 years. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, born on February 28, 1971, Peter's screen career began in 1989 after spending time cultivating his craft in theatre at age 12. He is perhaps best known to local audiences of his...

26. Hugh Dillon

Actor | Yellowstone

January 14 2020, The Paramount Network ordered straight to series 'Mayor of Kingstown.' The series comes from co-creator and executive producer Taylor Sheridan along with co-creator and executive producer Hugh Dillon.

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Hugh Dillon earned notoriety in his multi-platinum punk...

27. David Paetkau

Actor | Flashpoint

David Paetkau was born on November 10, 1972 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as David E. Paetkau. He is an actor and producer, known for Flashpoint (2008), Goon (2011) and Man of Steel (2013). He has been married to Evangeline Duy since February 28, 2009.

28. Sergio Di Zio

Actor | Flashpoint

Sergio Di Zio was born in Toronto, Canada. Beth's Father; The Queen's Gambit (2020), Coach Columbo; Grand Army (2020), Rogue; Patrick Finnegan; Rogue (2015-2017), Michelangelo "Spike" Scarlatti; Flashpoint (2008-2012) . Root of the Problem (2019), Georgetown (2018), Miss Sloane (2017), The Walk (...

29. Mark Taylor

Sound_department | 1917

Mark Taylor was born on December 1, 1966 in Farnborough, Kent, England. He is known for his work on 1917 (2019), The Martian (2015) and Casino Royale (2006).

30. Seth Rogen

Producer | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

31. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool 2

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...

32. Ryan Gosling

Actor | La La Land

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

33. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

34. Michael Cera

Actor | Superbad

Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Italian (from Sicily). Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated...

35. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...

36. Joshua Jackson

Actor | The Affair

Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of...

37. Jay Baruchel

Actor | Goon

Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on ...

38. Patrick J. Adams

Actor | Suits

A "master artist" according to Variety and "tour-de-force" according to Backstage, Patrick J. Adams has starred as a fraudulent lawyer, a superhero, a veteran, a pro tennis player, and dozens of other memorable characters on stage and screen. For seven seasons Adams has charmed audiences worldwide,...

39. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

40. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

41. Shawn Ashmore

Actor | X2

Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron Ashmore in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births ...

42. David Sutcliffe

Actor | Gilmore Girls

David Sutcliffe was born June 8, 1969 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He grew up in Grimsby and St. Catharines, Ontario. His childhood and teen years were spent dedicated to sports. He began acting while attending the University of Toronto when a lower-back injury forced him to quit the varsity...

43. Aaron Ashmore

Actor | Veronica Mars

Aaron was born one minute before his twin, Shawn Ashmore, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of homemaker Linda and manufacturing engineer Rick. When they were 10, their mother was a part of a club called the "Multiple Births Association," or as Aaron likes to call it, "The ...

44. Derek Edwards

Writer | The Debaters

Derek Edwards is a writer and actor, known for The Debaters (2011), The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (2002) and One Week (2000).

45. Jonathan Keltz

Actor | Entourage

Jonathan Lippert Keltz was born in New York City, to Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, the co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions. He remained in the city through pre-school before moving upstate to Woodstock, New York, where he attended Poughkeepsie Day ...

46. Giacomo Gianniotti

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Giacomo Gianniotti was born in Rome, Italy. He immigrated with his family at a young age and grew up in Toronto Canada. Giacomo splits his time in the year between Toronto, Rome, and LA, working in stage, film, and television. He is a bilingual actor working both in English and Italian. He ...

47. Nathan Fillion

Actor | Castle

Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...

48. Jeff Wahl

Actor | Goon

Jeff Wahl is known for his work on Goon (2011), Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010) and Wild Cherry (2009).

49. David James Elliott

Actor | Trumbo

David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David William Smith. He is an actor and producer, known for Trumbo (2015), JAG (1995) and Exploding Sun (2013). He has been married to Nanci Chambers since October 8, 1992. They have two children.



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