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Canadian Actors in United States

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  • Laura Vandervoort
    Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the...
  • Donald McNichol Sutherland
    Donald McNicol Sutherland is a Canadian character actor with a film career spanning over 50 years. Some of Sutherland's more notable movie roles included offbeat warriors in such war movies as The Di...
  • Yvonne De Carlo (1922 - 2007)
    From Wikipedia: Born: Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Died January 8, 2007 (aged 84) in Woodland Hills, California, U.S. Years active: 1941–1995 ...
  • Raymond Massey (1896 - 1983)
    Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian/American actor. Early life Massey was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Anna (née Vincent), who was American-born, and Ch...
  • William Shatner
    Read Wikipedia Bio Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal, T.J. Hooker and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working today. His distinctive voice and cadenc...

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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