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List of famous Canadian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Canada

There is no dearth of Canadian guys who hog the limelight in showbiz! Keanu Reeves, Justin Beiber, Ryan Gosling—the snowy country has produced so many hotties! However it would be wrong to assume that being a Canadian man is all about being handsome and hunky. For the record, Canada has produced some of the finest architects, scientists, philosophers, and economists along with Hollywood actors and pop stars. Canada is famous for its beautiful buildings that have been designed by architects like David Ewart, John Ostell, and Bruce Kuwabara. The nation is also known for its love of sports and has spawned many a famous sportsman among its citizens. In fact, it was a Canadian, James Naismith who invented the game of basketball.

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
(Science Fiction Author)

26 April 1912

26 January 2000

Manitoba, Canada

Taurus

Aaron FunkAaron Funk
(Electronic Musician)

11 January 1975

Winnipeg

Capricorn

Alan YoungAlan Young
(Actor)

North Shields, England

Albert BanduraAlbert Bandura

04 December 1925

Mundare

Sagittarius

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Alexander Henry the ElderAlexander Henry The Elder
(Explorer, Pioneer of British-Canadian Fur Trade)

31 July 1739

04 April 1824

New Brunswick

Leo

Ali VelshiAli Velshi
(Television host)

29 October 1969

Nairobi

Scorpio

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
(Endocrinologist)

30 November 1926

Wilno, Poland

Sagittarius

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
(Film Director)

22 November 1923

17 August 2016

Edmonton, Canada

Scorpio

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
(Sprinter)

30 December 1961

Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica[1]

Capricorn

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Jaffa

Sagittarius

Bertram BrockhouseBertram Brockhouse
(Physicist)

15 July 1918

13 October 2003

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Cancer

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
(Astronaut)

21 September 1945

Reykjavik

Virgo

Bobby OrrBobby Orr

20 March 1948

Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
(Singer)

05 November 1959

Kingston

Scorpio

Charles BestCharles Best
(Co-discoverer of insulin)

27 February 1899

31 March 1978

Washington County, Maine

Pisces

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
(Physician & Surgeon)

22 September 1901

12 January 1997

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Virgo

Christian CollinsChristian Collins
(YouTube Star)

18 April 1996

Canada

Aries

Christian DelGrossoChristian DelGrosso
(Vine/Internet Celebrity, Actor)

24 May 1993

Canada

Gemini

Crawford CollinsCrawford Collins
(Vine/Internet Celebrity)

15 April 1997

Calgary, Canada

Aries

Darren EspantoDarren Espanto
(Singer)

24 May 2001

Calgary, Canada

Gemini

David BrooksDavid Brooks
(Journalist)

11 August 1961

Toronto

Leo

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki

24 March 1936

Vancouver

Aries

DavidParodyDavidParody
(YouTube Star)

09 March 1991

Ottawa, Canada

Pisces

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
(Former Sprinter)

16 December 1967

Manchester, Jamaica

Sagittarius

Doug HenningDoug Henning
(Magician)

03 May 1947

07 February 2000

Winnipeg

Taurus

Edward DmytrykEdward Dmytryk
(Film Director)

04 September 1908

01 July 1999

Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada

Virgo

Evan FongEvan Fong
(Video game commentator)

31 May 1992

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

FaZe RainFaZe Rain
(YouTuber)

29 May 1996

Toronto, Canada

Gemini

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
(Actor)

23 December 2002

Vancouver, Canada

Capricorn

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

21 February 1941

Alliston

Scorpio

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)

04 October 1978

Calgary

Libra

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

Toronto

Leo

George StephenGeorge Stephen
(Scots-Quebecker Banker, Railway Executive in Canada and Businessman)

05 June 1829

29 November 1921

Dufftown, Banffshire

Gemini

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg
(Physical Chemist, Physicist)

25 December 1904

03 March 1999

Hamburg, Imperial Germany

Capricorn

Graser10Graser10
(YouTuber, Gamer)

16 January 1997

Canada

Capricorn

Henry TaubeHenry Taube
(Chemist)

30 November 1915

16 November 2005

Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada

Sagittarius

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)

05 October 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia

Libra

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Leo

James J. HillJames J. Hill
(Canadian-American railroad executive, Businessman)

16 September 1838

29 May 1916

Eramosa Township, Ontario, Upper Canada

Virgo

James NaismithJames Naismith
(Invented Basketball)

06 November 1861

28 November 1939

Almonte

Scorpio

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Capricorn

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

29 April 2006

Iona Station

Libra

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
(Chemist)

23 January 1929

Berlin, Germany

Aquarius

John TurnerJohn Turner
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

07 June 1929

Richmond, Surrey, England

Gemini

Johnny OrlandoJohnny Orlando
(YouTube star and ‘vlogger’)

24 January 2003

Ontario, Canada

Aquarius

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Ottawa, Canada

Capricorn

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Virgo

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

28 November 2010

Regina

Aquarius

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada)

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Taurus

Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
(Entrepreneur)

29 July 1928

Chaozhou

Leo

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
(Former Ice Hockey Star)

05 October 1965

Montreal, QC, CAN

Libra

Martin ShortMartin Short
(Actor)

26 March 1950

Hamilton

Aries

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown

Leo

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Virgo

Michael SmithMichael Smith (Chemist)
(Biochemist)

26 April 1932

04 October 2000

Blackpool, England

Taurus

Mike MyersMike Myers
(Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film Director)

25 May 1963

Scarborough

Gemini

Mr. MonkeyMr. Monkey
(YouTube Star, Viner)

30 April 2005

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
(Economist)

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Neal PeartNeil Peart
(Musician, Songwriter)

12 September 1952

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

NickNick
(YouTube & Social Media Personality)

30 December 1999

Canada

Capricorn

Nick BatemanNick Bateman
(Actor, Model, Instagram Star)

18 November 1986

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald

17 October 1963

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Norman BethuneNorman Bethune
(Physician)

03 March 1890

12 November 1939

Gravenhurst

Pisces

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson

15 August 1925

23 December 2007

Montreal

Leo

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 July 1941

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Leo

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
(Father of Medicare.)

23 June 1903

14 September 1992

Ottawa, Ontario

Cancer

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La VérendryePierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye
(An explorer)

17 November 1685

05 December 1749

Trois-Rivières

Scorpio

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Quebec

Libra

Rich LittleRich Little

26 November 1938

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sagittarius

Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
(Physicist)

02 November 1929

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician)

18 April 1953

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aries

Rob FordRob Ford
(Former Mayor of Toronto)

28 May 1969

22 March 2016

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
(Business People)

14 September 1962

Varaždin, Croatia

Virgo

Robert MundellRobert Mundell
(Economist)

24 October 1932

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
(Poet & Writer)

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Capricorn

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
(Author and Journalist)

28 August 1913

02 December 1995

Thamesville

Virgo

Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
(Chemist)

21 July 1923

Montreal, Canada

Cancer

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

London, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
(Singer-Songwriter)

08 August 1998

Leo

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
(Molecular Biologist)

07 May 1939

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Taurus

Snow ReactsSnow Reacts
(YouTube personality, Vlogger)

01 September 2000

Toronto, Canada

Virgo

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

30 December 1869

28 March 1944

Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
(Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat)

11 November 1937

Ottawa, Ontario

Scorpio

Steve NashSteve Nash

07 February 1974

Aquarius

Terry FoxTerry Fox

28 July 1958

28 June 1981

Winnipeg, Canada

Leo

Timothy FindleyTimothy Findley

30 October 1930

21 June 2002

Toronto, Ontario

Scorpio

Tom ThomsonTom Thomson
(Artist)

05 August 1877

08 July 1917

Claremont

Leo

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
(Comedian, Actor)

24 May 1938

Edmonton

Gemini

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
(Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister)

20 October 1904

24 February 1986

Falkirk

Libra

Will ArnettWill Arnett
(Actor)

04 May 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Pisces

William OslerWilliam Osler
(Professor of Medicine, Historian, Pathologist, Educator, Author, Practical Joker)

12 July 1849

29 December 1919

Bond Head, Canada

Cancer

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
(Actor, Producer)

22 March 1931

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Aries

Quote Of The Day

Intelligent and determined, the Canadians have contributed immensely to the fields of science and medicine. Canadian Major Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin upheld the ideals that his forefather Sir William Osler—the father of modern medicine—also a Canadian, stood for. Canadians have left their impact on several areas. Do you know that Abraham Pineo Gesner, the father of the petroleum industry, was also a Canadian? Browse this section to learn more about how the Canadian men have influenced the world.

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