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.

The WeekndThe Weeknd
(Singer)

16 February 1990

Scarborough

Aquarius

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Ottawa, Canada

Capricorn

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Pisces

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
(Actor)

09 June 1961

Edmonton, Canada

Gemini

Justin BieberJustin Bieber
(Singer-songwriter)

01 March 1994

London, Canada

Pisces

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds
(Actor)

23 October 1976

Vancouver, Canada

Libra

Stephen AmellStephen Amell
(Actor)

08 May 1981

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Canada

Libra

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
(Singer-Songwriter)

08 August 1998

Leo

Stephen HarperStephen Harper
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

30 April 1959

Leaside, Canada

Taurus

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell
(Actor)

21 April 1988

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)

21 May 1967

24 June 2007

Montreal, Canada

Taurus

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Capricorn

DrakeDrake
(Rapper)

24 October 1986

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Leo

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

London, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Michael CeraMichael Cera
(Actor)

07 June 1988

Brampton, Canada

Gemini

Wayne Douglas GretzkyWayne Gretzky
(Ice Hockey Player)

26 January 1961

Brantford

Aquarius

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
(Actor, Voice Actor)

19 April 1981

Vancouver, Canada

Aries

Deadmau5Deadmau5
(DJ)

05 January 1981

Niagara Falls, Canada

Capricorn

Michel TrudeauMichel Trudeau
(Pierre Trudeau's son)

02 October 1975

13 November 1998

Ottawa

Libra

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Leo

Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
(Professional Wrestler)

24 August 1944

Amherst, Canada

Virgo

Alexandre TrudeauAlexandre Trudeau
(Journalist)

25 December 1973

Ottawa

Capricorn

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
(Actor, Producer)

22 March 1931

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

Aries

Chad KroegerChad Kroeger
(Musician)

15 November 1974

Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
(Singer)

05 November 1959

Kingston

Scorpio

Italia RicciItalia Ricci
(Actress)

29 October 1986

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

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

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

25 May 1963

Scarborough

Gemini

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright)

03 October 1967

Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
(Ice Hockey Player)

07 August 1987

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Leo

Will ArnettWill Arnett
(Actor)

04 May 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

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

18 April 1953

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aries

Joe ClarkJoe Clark
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

05 June 1939

High River, Canada

Gemini

Steve NashSteve Nash

07 February 1974

Aquarius

Glenn FordGlenn Ford
(Actor)

01 May 1916

30 August 2006

Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Taurus

Adam GontierAdam Gontier
(Singer)

25 May 1978

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Terry FoxTerry Fox

28 July 1958

28 June 1981

Winnipeg, Canada

Leo

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

28 November 2010

Regina

Aquarius

Jean ChretienJean Chrétien
(Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat)

11 January 1934

Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada

Capricorn

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
(Business People)

14 September 1962

Varaždin, Croatia

Virgo

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
(Comedian, Actor)

24 May 1938

Edmonton

Gemini

John RobertsJohn Roberts
(Journalist)

15 November 1956

Toronto, Canada

Scorpio

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
(Canadian stand-up comedian)

17 October 1959

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Henry LauHenry Lau
(Singer)

11 October 1989

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Libra

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 July 1941

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Leo

Neal PeartNeil Peart
(Musician, Songwriter)

12 September 1952

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Albert BanduraAlbert Bandura
(Psychologist)

04 December 1925

Mundare

Sagittarius

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia
(Actor)

09 February 1992

Vancouver, Canada

Aquarius

Martin ShortMartin Short
(Actor)

26 March 1950

Hamilton

Aries

Drew SeeleyDrew Seeley
(Actor)

30 April 1982

Ottawa, Canada

Taurus

Rob FordRob Ford
(Former Mayor of Toronto)

28 May 1969

22 March 2016

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
(Film Director)

22 November 1923

17 August 2016

Edmonton, Canada

Scorpio

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
(American-Canadian television personality)

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
(Entrepreneur)

29 July 1928

Chaozhou

Leo

Hume CronynHume Cronyn
(Actor)

18 July 1911

15 June 2003

London, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Mr. MonkeyMr. Monkey
(YouTube Star, Viner)

30 April 2005

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

Toronto

Leo

James NaismithJames Naismith
(Invented Basketball)

06 November 1861

28 November 1939

Almonte

Scorpio

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

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Taurus

John TurnerJohn Turner
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

07 June 1929

Richmond, Surrey, England

Gemini

Calum WorthyCalum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)

28 January 1991

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Aquarius

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
(Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister)

20 October 1904

24 February 1986

Falkirk

Libra

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
(Former Ice Hockey Star)

05 October 1965

Montreal, QC, CANADA

Libra

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

21 February 1941

Alliston

Scorpio

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)

04 October 1978

Calgary

Libra

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki

24 March 1936

Vancouver

Aries

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Jaffa

Sagittarius

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
(Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat)

11 November 1937

Ottawa, Ontario

Scorpio

Alan YoungAlan Young
(Actor)

North Shields, England

Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
(Boxer)

01 August 1954

28 October 2006

Port Antonio

Leo

Bobby OrrBobby Orr

20 March 1948

Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson

15 August 1925

23 December 2007

Montreal

Leo

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

29 April 2006

Iona Station

Libra

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

12 July 1849

29 December 1919

Bond Head, Canada

Cancer

Brooks LaichBrooks Laich
(Ice Hockey Player)

23 June 1983

Wawota, Canada

Cancer

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

30 December 1869

28 March 1944

Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Craig KielburgerCraig Kielburger
(Canadian Author)

17 December 1982

Thornhill, Vaughan, Canada

Sagittarius

Rich LittleRich Little

26 November 1938

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sagittarius

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Virgo

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
(Physicist)

02 November 1929

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Tom ThomsonTom Thomson
(Artist)

05 August 1877

08 July 1917

Claremont

Leo

Norman BethuneNorman Bethune
(Physician)

03 March 1890

12 November 1939

Gravenhurst

Pisces

Julien KangJulien Kang
(Actor, Model)

11 April 1982

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France

Aries

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
(Economist)

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

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

16 September 1838

29 May 1916

Eramosa Township, Ontario, Upper Canada

Virgo

Johnny OrlandoJohnny Orlando
(YouTube star and ‘vlogger’)

24 January 2003

Ontario, Canada

Aquarius

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

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Capricorn

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

26 April 1912

26 January 2000

Manitoba, Canada

Taurus

DavidParodyDavidParody
(YouTube Star)

09 March 1991

Ottawa, Canada

Pisces

Doug HenningDoug Henning
(Magician)

03 May 1947

07 February 2000

Winnipeg

Taurus

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
(Former Sprinter)

16 December 1967

Manchester, Jamaica

Sagittarius

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