Top Ten Greatest Canadian Actors


The Top Ten

1 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, more.

Jim Carrey is very talented at what he does. It is acting, but only one form. It's a very bodily type of acting and humour. He has gone a long way from sleeping in his car.

He's the only well known actor on this list! But he is the best. He's the funniest actor (along with Adam Sandler) ever.

Jim Carrey would be a great voice for Ganondorf - especially if he gave Ganondorf the same voice as Disney's version of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Jim Carrey I think has a great and hilarious personality, his roles will make you laugh ( for sure) and his just very strange

V 9 Comments
2 Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves

Good looking and a great actor! I have enjoyed most of the movies that he has acted in. No need to worry that this guy isn't playing his love scenes straight. Great to watch him in action and just as wonderful to watch his more verbal roles.

Good looking, and he can act.

Shut up Reeves and get off my screen

3 Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer

He is number one; and it's completely plausible.

V 1 Comment
4 Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd

There is no way Dan deserves to be 17. I strongly think he should've made the top five. - BKAllmighty

5 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

How dare he be #7! Long live Michael! And Marty...I guess. - dureckl

He is cool in back to the future

Again, long live Michael! -

Long live Michael!

V 1 Comment
6 Seth Rogen Seth Rogen Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. He has more.

I don't know why... but he's my favorite


7 Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
8 William Shatner William Shatner William "Bill" Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian.

Any idea of the cultural impact this man has had on America?

Star Trek plus my favourite documentary

V 1 Comment
9 Mike Myers


Wayne's world? Austin Powers? Even inglorious basterds was great... He was an acting genius!

Mike Meyers would be great voice acting Dr. Neo Cortex whereas Cortex has the same voice as Shrek.

V 2 Comments
10 Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams more.

The Contenders

11 John Candy John Candy John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

Keanu reeves was born on Hawaii haha. John Candy, Canadian Bacon, best movie of all time (huge exaggeration) - ChickaChickaSlimShady

V 1 Comment
12 Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland

He's awesome in 24. It really takes a great actor to convincingly play a man who both interrogates terrorists and has a soft, human side (esp. when Bauer had to cradle his dead wife).

He was awesome in 24. I mostly like the way he always shouts damn it. But he is the best actor of all time.

13 Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, more.

Hmm. He is so sexy and a great actor!

14 Jay Baruchel
15 Ellen Page Ellen Page

She is a fantastic actress

16 Michael Cera
17 Bruce Greenwood Bruce Greenwood Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. He is generally known for his roles as American presidents in Thirteen Days and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Ben Stevenson in Mao's Last Dancer, and for his role as Captain Christopher Pike in J.J. Abrams's Star Trek more.

He is known for his roles as U.S. presidents and this is an honor.
In 'Thirteen Days' - as President John F. Kennedy.
In 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' - as President of the United States. - Metal_Treasure

18 Martin Short Martin Short
19 Cory Monteith

Haters suck cory was a guy you guys are just jealous I miss cory rip my angel lea misses you

Great actor, great singer, great guy! RIP

Cory was an amazing actor, and person. He changed and saved so many lives, including mine.
Love you forever, Cory. Rest in peace.

CORY:( I love you! - Amy_st269

V 2 Comments
20 Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

How was he not on the list before I put him on, Firefly/Serenity, Halo, Castle, etc

21 Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis is an actor from Quebec, Canada, known for his lead role as Michael in 'La Femme Nikita' T.V. series, partnering with Peta Wilson (as Nikita).
22 Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland

One of the best

23 Shawn Ashmore
24 Alexander Ludwig Alexander Ludwig Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor, singer and model. His notable film credits include The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Lone Survivor, Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, and The Hunger Games.
25 Stephen Amell Stephen Amell Stephen Adam Amell is a Canadian actor. He is best known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
26 Evangeline Lilly Evangeline Lilly Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost.
27 Matthew Perry

Like, from Friends? He was Canadian?

28 Avan Jogia Avan Jogia Avan Tudor Jogia is a Canadian actor, activist and director, perhaps best known for his role as Beck Oliver in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, and as Danny Desai in the ABC drama television series Twisted – a role which earned him nominations at the 2013 and 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
29 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.

Justin Bieber is not great he is a idiot

30 Burkely Duffield
31 Callum Keith Rennie
32 Paul Gross
33 David James Elliott
34 Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
35 Jason Roy-Léveillé
36 Guy Jodoin
37 Michel Côté
38 Patrick Huard
39 Hayden Christen

Cute blonde guy from Toronto, ON part Scandinavian part Italian part British descent. He is famous for Anakin Skywalker role in Starwars. Born on 19.4.1981,Vancouver, because.

40 Kim Cattrall Kim Cattrall Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actor. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series Sex and the City, for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
41 Stana Katic Stana Katic Stana Katic (born 26 April 1978) is a Canadian-American film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Kate Beckett on the ABC series Castle. Katic was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 2011 BuddyTV named Stana Katic as No. 1 on its list of "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011".
42 Neve Campbell Neve Campbell Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream.
43 Nina Dobrev Nina Dobrev Nina Dobrev (born January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress and model, best known for her role as Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009-2015, 2017). She also portrayed Mia Jones on the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006-2009).
44 Peter Outerbridge Peter Outerbridge Peter Outerbridge is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ari Tasarov in the CW action series Nikita, Dr.
45 Victor Garber Victor Garber Victor Joseph Garber is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. He is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic, and Ken Taylor, Canadian Ambassador more.
46 Tara Strong Tara Strong Tara Strong is a Canadian–American actress who has done work in numerous films and television series, both live-action and animated.
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Canadian Actors and Actresses with the Best Looks Top Ten Best Canadian Voice Actors Top Ten Canadian TV Actors Top Ten Best Canadian Bands Top Ten Canadian Stereotypes

List Stats

300 votes
46 listings
7 years, 57 days old

Top Remixes

1. Dan Aykroyd
2. John Candy
3. Jim Carrey
1. Ryan Gosling
2. Rachel McAdams
3. Jim Carrey
1. Dan Aykroyd
2. Christopher Plummer
3. Jim Carrey


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.