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Canadian Actors in United States

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  • Kelly Rowan
    Kelly Rowan (born October 26, 1965) is a Canadian film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen in the US television series The O.C. Early lif...
  • John Candy (1950 - 1994)
  • Rick Moranis
    Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter and songwriter. He came to prominence in the sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the 1980s and l...
  • Fay Wray (1907 - 2004)
    Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian–American actress and the first ever scream queen. In 1928, director Erich von Stroheim cast Wray as the main female ...
  • Gloria Reuben
    Gloria Reuben is a Canadian singer and actress of film and television, known for her role as Jeanie Boulet on the popular medical drama ER and for her role of Rosalind Whitman in the TV show Raising th...

This project focuses on Canadian actors that made it big in the United States. In most cases, people did not know or recognized them as Canadians.

Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood

Canadian expatriate actors in the United States

List

Jack Carson (1910–1963), actor

Al Christie (1881–1951), co-founder of Christie Film Company, director/producer/screenwriter

Charles Christie (1880–1955), co-founder of Christie Film Company; builder of Hollywood's first luxury hotel

Breton Churchill (1876–1940), actor

Yvonne De Carlo

Sam De Grasses (1875–1953), actor

Joe De Grasse (1873–1940), director

Fifi D'Orsay (1904–1983), actress

Marie Dressler (1869–1934), Academy Award for Best Actress

Douglass Duck-billed (1889–1974), moving and television actor

Deanna Durbin

Allan Dwan (1885–1981), director, producer, screenwriter

Glenn Ford (1916–2006), actor

Michael J. Fox

Huntley Gordon (1887–1956), actor

Walter Huston (1884–1950), Academy Award winning actor

Ruby Keeler, (1909–1993), dancer, actress

Barbara Kent (1906- ), actress

Florence La Badie (1888–1917), actress

Florence Lawrence (1886–1938), "America's first movie star"

Beatrice Billie (1894, 1989), actress

Gene Lockhart (1891–1957), actor

Del Lord (1894–1970), comedy director

Wilfred Lucas (1871–1940), director, screenwriter, actor

Henry MacRae (1876–1944), director, producer, screenwriter, actor

Howie Mandel

Raymond Massey (1896–1983), actor

Louis B. Mayer (1885–1957), co–founder of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Motion Picture Studios[3]

Joyce Meadows

Sidney Olcott (1873–1949), director

Jack Pickford (1896–1933), actor, Hollywood's first "Bad Boy"

Lottie Pickford (1893-1936), actress

Mary Pickford (1892–1979), "America's Sweetheart," Academy Award for Best Actress, co–founder of United Artists

Walter Pidgeon (1897–1984), actor

Marie Prevost (1898–1937), actress

Mack Sennett (1880–1960), director, known as the "King of Comedy"

William Shatner

Athole Shearer (1900–1985), actress, wife of director Howard Hawks

Douglas Shearer, (1899–1971), sound director/designer, winner of seven Academy Awards

Norma Shearer (1902–1983), Academy Award for Best Actress

Nell Shipman (1892–1970), actress, writer, producer

Jay Silverheels (1912–1980), actor known for his portrayal of Tonto, sidekick to the Lone Ranger

Alexis Smith

Jack Warner (1892–1978), co-founder of Warner Brothers

Joseph Wiseman (1918–2009), actor

Fay Wray (1907–2004), actress

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