Famous People Born In Hamilton

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Eugene Levy
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Film ‘A Mighty Wind’ and the Sitcom 'Schitt's Creek')
Eugene Levy
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Birthdate: December 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Mainly known for his comic roles, Canadian actor Eugene Levy has had a career spanning over six decades, with Splash, Father of the Bride, Waiting for Guffman, American Pie and American Pie 2 being some of his memorable films. He has also acted in television and found success with the hit series, Schitt's Creek. He is also a writer and director.

 2 
Stana Katic
(Known for Her Portrayal of 'Detective Kate Beckett' in the TV Series 'Castle')
Stana Katic
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Birthdate: April 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

Stana Katic is a Canadian-American actress known for playing Kate Beckett on the crime-comedy-drama TV series Castle. Apart from acting in films and TV series, Katic also works toward protecting the environment; in 2010, she established the Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to abandon personal vehicles for a day to reduce the impact of personal vehicles on the environment.

 3 
Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')
Neil Peart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 7, 2020

Neil Peart was a Canadian songwriter, author, and musician. Best known as the drummer of the popular rock band Rush, Peart was nicknamed The Professor for his technical proficiency. In 1983, Neil Peart became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer publication's Readers Poll Hall of Fame.

 4 
Martin Short
(Canadian-American Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Martin Short
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Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Actor/comedian Martin Short is best known for his work on the shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also appeared in movies such as Father of the Bride and voiced characters in films such as Madagascar 3. He earned a Tony for his performance in the play Little Me.
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Kathleen Robertson
(Actress best known for her roles as Tina Edison in the Canadian sitcom Maniac Mansion (1990–1993) and as Clare Arnold in the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–1997))
Kathleen Robertson
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 6 
Jack Kent Cooke
(Businessman)
Jack Kent Cooke
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 6, 1997
 7 
Wendy Crewson
(Canadian Actress and Producer)
Wendy Crewson
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Birthdate: May 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus

Wendy Crewson is a Canadian actress best known for playing Dr. Leslie Abbott in the 1991 American drama film The Doctor. Crewson has also been an important TV actress, earning two Canadian Screen Awards and six Gemini Awards so far. In 2016, she was honored with the prestigious Earle Grey Award for her significant body of work.

 8 
Nick Cordero
(Actor)
Nick Cordero
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Birthdate: September 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 5, 2020
 9 
Nicole Appleton
(Actor, Singer)
Nicole Appleton
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Inanna Sarkis
(Actress)
Inanna Sarkis
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

Inanna Sarkis is a Canadian actress and social media personality. She is best known for her portrayal of Molly Samuels in the 2019 romantic drama film, After. She has also released a couple of non-album singles, namely No Beauty in War and Best You'll Ever Have.

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Manjul Bhargava
(Mathematician)
Manjul Bhargava
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
 12 
Sarah Nurse
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Forward)
Sarah Nurse
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Ray Emery
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Ray Emery
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 15, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Jonathan Frid
(Film actor)
Jonathan Frid
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 14, 2012
 15 
Stan Rogers
(Canadian Folk Musician and Songwriter)
Stan Rogers
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 2, 1983

Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers is remembered both for his baritone voice and for his 6’4” frame. The rock bassist was initially mistaken for Gordon Lightfoot for his singing style. He died in an unfortunate fire on an Air Canada flight in Ohio at age 33.

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Luke Kirby
(Actor)
Luke Kirby
2
Birthdate: June 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Ken Dryden
(Politician, Ice hockey player)
Ken Dryden
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Nicole Arbour
(YouTuber, Comedienne)
Nicole Arbour
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Canadian comedian, singer, and YouTuber Nicole Arbour was named Wired magazine’s Hottest Geek. She has been a cheerleader for the NBA team Toronto Raptors and later also worked as a cheerleading choreographer. She was part of the series Howie Do It. Her video Dear Fat People dragged her into controversy.
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Jason Jones
(Actor)
Jason Jones
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Birthdate: June 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
 20 
Kia Nurse
(Basketball player)
Kia Nurse
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Catherine McKenna
(Politician)
Catherine McKenna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
 22 
Darnell Nurse
(Ice hockey defenceman)
Darnell Nurse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
Angela Featherstone
(Actress)
Angela Featherstone
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Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Pat Quinn
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player)
Pat Quinn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 23, 2014

Popularly known as The Big Irishman, coach Pat Quinn initially played as a defenseman for teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs. Later, as a coach, he led Team Canada to multiple gold medals. He also led both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks to Stanley Cup finals.

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Marty McSorley
(Actor, Ice hockey player, Film actor)
Marty McSorley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Patrick McKenna
(Canadian Comedian and Actor Best Known for His Role on the Television Series 'The Red Green Show')
Patrick McKenna
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Birthdate: May 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Andrea Horwath
(Leader of the Opposition in Ontario)
Andrea Horwath
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Renata Fast
(Canadian Ice Hockey Defencemen)
Renata Fast
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 29 
Dave Sim
(Cartoonist)
Dave Sim
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Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
 30 
Alena Sharp
(Canadian Professional Golfer)
Alena Sharp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Steve Rolls
(Canadian Professional Boxer)
Steve Rolls
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Theo Corbeanu
(Canadian Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Theo Corbeanu
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Bob Young
(Entrepreneur)
Bob Young
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1954 AD
 34 
Ian Thomas
(actor, songwriter)
Ian Thomas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Ion Croitoru
(Canadian Professional wrestler)
Ion Croitoru
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 21, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Wade MacNeil
(Singer)
Wade MacNeil
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
 37 
Steve Paikin
(Canadian Journalist, Author and Documentary Producer)
Steve Paikin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
 38 
Sheila Copps
(Journalist, Politician, Autobiographer, Writer)
Sheila Copps
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 39 
Toller Cranston
(Canadian Figure Skater)
Toller Cranston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 24, 2015

Apart from being a popular figure skater who won an Olympic bronze, a World bronze, and 6 Canadian championships, Toller Cranston was also a talented painter. He once supported his skating career by painting. Following his death, his twin brothers and sister fought a bitter legal battle over his estate.

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Jessica Rakoczy
(Canadian Professional Boxer)
Jessica Rakoczy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Teal Bunbury
(Canadian Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Teal Bunbury
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Harry Crerar
(Military General)
Harry Crerar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 1, 1965
 43 
Louis Nirenberg
(One of the Most Outstanding Mathematicians of the 20th Century)
Louis Nirenberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 26, 2020

Louis Nirenberg was a Canadian-American mathematician. He is counted as one of the most outstanding mathematicians of the 20th century. He specialized in the field of partial differential equations. He extensively collaborated with Shmuel Agmon and Avron Douglis to extend the Schauder theory. He was the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Bôcher Memorial Prize. 

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Karen Kain
(Ballet Dancer)
Karen Kain
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Steve Christie
(Former Canadian American Football Placekicker)
Steve Christie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 46 
Diane Finley
(Politician)
Diane Finley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
 47 
Robert Stanley Weir
(Canadian judge and poet)
Robert Stanley Weir
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 20, 1926

Robert Stanley Weir was a Canadian judge and poet. He is best known for writing the English lyrics to the national anthem of Canada, O Canada. He was trained as a teacher and lawyer. Over the course of his successful legal career, he was appointed a municipal court judge. He published several poems in magazines and book collections. 

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Frank Harold Spedding
(Chemist)
Frank Harold Spedding
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 15, 1984
 49 
Jim Young
(American-Canadian Former Football Player)
Jim Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Jessie Tarbox Beals
(Photographer)
Jessie Tarbox Beals
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 23, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 30, 1942