Famous Canadian T V & Movie Producers

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Hayden Christensen
(Best Known for His Role of 'Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader' in the 'Star Wars' Prequel Trilogy Films)
Hayden Christensen
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Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen, is best known for his role of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. However, many critics panned his acting in both the films. Shattered Glass, Awake, Jumper, Outcast, First Kill and The Last Man are some of his other notable films.

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Kiefer Sutherland
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the Fox Drama Series '24;)
Kiefer Sutherland
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Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

The son of famous Canadian actors, Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland followed in his parents' footsteps to become a famous actor. Apart from being a respected and decorated actor, Kiefer is also one of the controversy's favorite children, having been on the wrong side of the law several times.

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Will Arnett
(Canadian Actor, Comedian and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Gob Bluth’ in the TV Series ‘Arrested Development’)
Will Arnett
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Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Will Arnett is widely regarded as one of the most handsome and best-looking comedians of all time; he has been named in lists like Top 15 Sexiest Nerd Boys and The 20 Hottest New Faces in Comedy. Famous for his smooth baritone voice, Will is also a popular voice actor. In 2019, he became a Canada Walk of Fame inductee.

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Rick Moranis
(Actor & Comedian)
Rick Moranis
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Birthdate: April 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Rick Moranis is one of the most popular Canadian artists to make it big in the American film industry. Best known for playing father characters in children's films like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Rick proved to be a great father off-screen as he took a long break from his career to take care of his children, after the death of his wife.

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Robbie Amell
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role as ‘Stephen Jameson’ on the CW Series ‘The Tomorrow People’)
Robbie Amell
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Birthdate: April 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Robbie Amell is a Canadian-American actor who became a US citizen, along with his wife Italia Ricci, after moving to Los Angeles. Also a producer, Robbie has played an important role in many Canadian film productions. An ice hockey enthusiast, Robbie is currently a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, although he supported the Toronto Maple Leafs while growing up.

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Mackenzie Davis
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Smashed’, ‘Breathe In’, ‘The F Word’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’)
Mackenzie Davis
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Birthdate: April 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Mackenzie Davis is a Canadian actress who made headlines after being cast in the popular science-fiction film Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, she played a super soldier from the future. Mackenzie Davis serves as an inspiration to many young aspiring actors and actresses from Canada.

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Dan Levy
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'David Rose' on the CBC Sitcom 'Schitt’s Creek')
Dan Levy
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Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best known as David Rose from Schitt's Creek, Dan Levy, the son of actor Eugene Levy, is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, who has also been a writer, producer, and director. He came out as gay at 18 but only made it known to the media in a 2020 interview.

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Lorne Michaels
(Creator and Producer of 'Saturday Night Live')
Lorne Michaels
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Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is credited with creating and producing one of the most popular American TV sketch comedy and variety shows, Saturday Night Live. With 91 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards under his belt, Lorne Michaels holds the record for having the most nominations by an individual in the award show's history.

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Nora Fatehi
(Actress, Model, and Producer Known for Her Work in the Indian Film Industry)
Nora Fatehi
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Birthdate: February 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nora Fatehi is a popular figure in the Indian film industry. Although born and raised in Canada. Nora has worked in Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi language films. She was part of one of the highest-grossing Indian films ever - Baahubali: The Beginning. Apart from appearing in films, she has also made a mark in the TV industry.

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Mary Pickford
(One of the Most Popular Actresses of the 1910s and 1920s)
Mary Pickford
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Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 29, 1979

Academy Award-winning Canadian-American actor Gladys Marie Smith, better known by her pseudonym, Mary Pickford, was also one of the co-founders of Pickford–Fairbanks Studios and United Artists. She and 35 others co-founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was also known as "America's Sweetheart" of silent films.

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Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
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Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 28, 2023

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

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Michael Ironside
(Canadian Film Director, Producer, Actor, and Screenwriter)
Michael Ironside
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Birthdate: February 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Michael Ironside is a Canadian film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter. He achieved popularity in 1984, when he played a cynical anti-hero named Ham Tyler in the popular TV series, V: The Final Battle. Michael Ironside has also played important roles in popular films like Top Gun, Total Recall, and The Machinist.

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David Furnish
(Canadian Filmmaker, Producer and Director)
David Furnish
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Birthdate: October 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive David Furnish is an alumnus of the University of Western Ontario in London. He is openly gay and is married to English musician Sir Elton John. Along with his husband, he is co-chief of Rocket Pictures, a film production company. He also serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Sarah Polley
(Actress, Director)
Sarah Polley
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Birthdate: January 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Meaghan Rath
(Actress)
Meaghan Rath
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Birthdate: June 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Meaghan Rath is a Canadian actress known for her appearance in television series, such as Being Human, The Assistants, 15/Love, and Hawaii Five-0. In 2015, she won the prestigious Golden Maple Award under the Newcomer of the Year in a TV Series Broadcast in the U.S. category for her performance in the TV sitcom, New Girl.

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Catherine Reitman
(Actress)
Catherine Reitman
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Birthdate: April 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Catherine Reitman is an American-Canadian writer, actress, and producer. She is credited with creating and writing the popular Canadian television sitcom Workin' Moms, where she also portrays the role of Kate Foster. In 2017, the sitcom earned five Canadian Screen Award nominations in different categories.

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Tyson Kidd
(Canadian Retired Professional Wrestler)
Tyson Kidd
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Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Shauna Robertson
(Film Producer)
Shauna Robertson
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Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto

Shauna Robertson is a Canadian film producer best known for her association with American filmmaker Judd Apatow. From 1999 to 2008, Robertson produced several movies for Apatow Productions, including films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Superbad. She is often cited as the reason for including nudity in many of Apatow's films.

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Ivan Reitman
(Director Known for His Comedy Film ‘Ghostbusters’ & Owner of the ‘Montecito Picture Company')
Ivan Reitman
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Birthdate: October 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Komárno, Czechoslovakia
Died: February 12, 2022

Ivan Reitman is a screenwriter and film and TV producer and director. He is a co-owner of The Montecito Picture Company. He attended McMaster University, where he studied music. After being fired from his first job at a TV channel, he went on to produce stage productions. Later on, he began producing films as well. 

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Evan Goldberg
(Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian, and Director)
Evan Goldberg
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Birthdate: September 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Evan Goldberg is a Canadian screenwriter, comedian, and film and TV producer, and director.  He attended Point Grey Secondary School, where he befriended future actor Seth Rogen. The two men often collaborate and have worked together on projects, such as Superbad, Pineapple Express, and This Is the End. They won a Canadian Comedy Award for Superbad. 

 

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Ryan Stiles
(Best Known for his TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?')
Ryan Stiles
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Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Ryan Stiles is an American-Canadian comedian and actor. Stiles, whose forte is improvisational comedy, is known for his work in the TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Also known for his charity work, Stiles has been working hard to raise fund for children with burn injuries. Since 2009, he has raised over $500,000 for a foundation called the Burned Children Recovery Center.

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Gloria Reuben
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Jeanie Boulet’ on the TV Series ‘ER’)
Gloria Reuben
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Birthdate: June 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Gloria Reuben is a Canadian actress, singer, and producer. She is best known for playing Jeanie Boulet in the popular medical drama TV series ER, for which she received nominations at Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Also an activist, Gloria Reuben works towards raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. She also takes interest in issues, such as climate change.

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Jack L Warner
(Canadian-American Film Executive and Founder of ‘Warner Brothers. Studios’)
Jack L Warner
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Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9, 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

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Paul Haggis
(Director, screenwriter, and producer who won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for the 2004 film Crash)
Paul Haggis
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Birthdate: March 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Calum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Calum Worthy
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Birthdate: January 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actor Calum Worthy, best known for his roles in The Act and American Vandal, had started his career as a child actor. A prominent environment activist, he makes his fans aware about climate change through his social-media profiles and has been associated with the Climate Reality Project.

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Paul Gross
(Known for His Lead Role as Constable Benton Fraser in the Television Series ‘Due South')
Paul Gross
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Birthdate: April 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Paul Gross is a Canadian actor, director, producer, writer, and musician. He is best known for his association with the popular TV series Due South; in addition to playing the lead role of Constable Benton Fraser in the series, Gross also wrote and executive produced some of the episodes. Over the years, he has won many awards including Gemini Awards.

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Peter North
(Pornographic actor)
Peter North
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Birthdate: May 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Angus Sutherland
(Producer)
Angus Sutherland
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Birthdate: September 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Jean-Marc Vallée
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Birthdate: March 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: December 25, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Carly Pope
(Actress)
Carly Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Tyler Hynes
(Actor)
Tyler Hynes
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Birthdate: May 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Alyson Court
(Canadian Actress)
Alyson Court
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Birthdate: November 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Norman Jewison
(Canadian Film and Television Director, Producer and Founder of the 'Canadian Film Centre')
Norman Jewison
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Birthdate: July 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Alisha Newton
(Actress)
Alisha Newton
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Birthdate: July 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Saul Rubinek
(Known for His Television Roles, Notably Artie Nielsen on Warehouse 13, Donny Douglas on Frasier)
Saul Rubinek
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Birthdate: July 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany

Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian actor, director, and playwright. Encouraged to pursue acting by his parents, he enrolled at the Ottawa Little Theatre. After a successful Broadway career, he branched out to TV shows and films as well. He made his directorial debut with the black comedy film Jerry and Tom, earning a Sundance Film Festival award nomination. 

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Katherine Barrell
(Actress)
Katherine Barrell
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Birthdate: February 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Laura Harris
(Actress)
Laura Harris
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Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Hart Bochner
(Best Known for His Roles in the Movies: 'Die Hard', 'Breaking Away' and 'Rich and Famous')
Hart Bochner
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Birthdate: October 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Hart Bochner is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is known for playing prominent roles in films like Rich and Famous, Mad at the Moon, and Liberty Stands Still. Also known for his work on TV, Bochner has played important roles in popular TV series, such as War and Remembrance, The Starter Wife, and Too Old To Die Young.

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Les Stroud
(Musician)
Les Stroud
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Birthdate: October 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mimico
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Scott McGillivray
(Canadian Entrepreneur and TV Host Best Known as the Star & Producer of HGTV Series 'Income Property' & 'Buyers Bootcamp')
Scott McGillivray
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Birthdate: April 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

The star of hit HGTV series such as Income Property and Moving the McGillivrays, Scott McGillivray also owns real-estate and entertainment firms. He is also a Habitat for Humanity Canada ambassador and has penned bestselling home improvement and real-estate investing books. He divides time between his homes in Ontario and Florida.

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Mary Harron
(Film director, Film producer)
Mary Harron
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Birthdate: January 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
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Atom Egoyan
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
Atom Egoyan
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Birthdate: July 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Crystal Lowe
(Actress)
Crystal Lowe
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Birthdate: January 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Tove Christensen
(Known for producing the film Shattered Glass)
Tove Christensen
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Birthdate: February 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Roger Avary
(Screenwriter, Film director)
Roger Avary
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Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Flin Flon, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mike Clattenburg
(Director)
Mike Clattenburg
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Birthplace: Cole Harbour, Canada
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Peter Aykroyd
(Actor, Comedian)
Peter Aykroyd
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Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Colin Ferguson
(Actor, Director)
Colin Ferguson
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Birthdate: July 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mack Sennett
(Canadian-American Film Actor, Director, and Producer)
Mack Sennett
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Birthdate: January 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Canada
Died: November 5, 1960

Mack Sennett was a film actor, director, and producer. He specialized in comedy and was known as the 'King of Comedy'. Born in Canada in 1880, he moved to USA as a young man and entered the fledgling film industry as an actor. He found considerable success and went on to open Keystone Studios in Edendale. 

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Danny Antonucci
(Animator)
Danny Antonucci
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Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada