List of people from Ontario

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This is a list of notable people who were either born or lived in Ontario, Canada, or have spent a large part or formative part of their career in that province.

Film, television, and voice actors[edit]

Name Notable for Connection to Ontario
Robbie Amell (born 1988) actor, best known for portraying the original incarnation of Firestorm in the TV series The Flash; cousin of Stephen born in Toronto
Stephen Amell (born 1981) actor, known for portraying the title character in the TV series Arrow, and Casey Jones in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016) born in Toronto
Will Arnett (born 1970) actor, voice actor, and comedian born in Toronto
Matt Austin (born 1978) actor from Power Rangers S.P.D. born in Toronto
Dan Aykroyd (born 1952) actor, musician, comedian, producer, and screenwriter from Saturday Night Live born in Ottawa
Peter Aykroyd (born 1955) actor, producer, and screenwriter from Saturday Night Live and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal born in Ottawa
Steve Bacic (born 1965) actor grew up in Windsor
Neve Campbell (born 1973) actress from the Scream series of horror movies born in Guelph
John Candy (1950–1994) actor from Home Alone and Uncle Buck born in Newmarket
Jim Carrey (born 1962) actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer from Batman Forever, Liar Liar and The Truman Show born in Newmarket
Michael Cera (born 1988) actor and musician from Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Superbad born in Brampton
Sarah Chalke (born 1976) actress from Scrubs and Roseanne born in Ottawa
Juan Chioran (born 1963) Argentine-born actor, voice actor, and singer known for his voice roles in Beyblade: Metal Fusion and Grossology lived in Toronto and Stratford
A. J. Cook (born 1978) actress from Criminal Minds and Final Destination 2 born in Oshawa, raised in Whitby
Paulo Costanzo (born 1978) actor from Royal Pains born in Brampton
Daniel DeSanto (born 1980) actor and voice actor from Mean Girls and Are You Afraid of the Dark? born in Toronto
Kevin Duhaney (born 1984) actor and rapper from Power Rangers Dino Thunder born in Whitby
Louis Ferreira (born 1966) actor grew up in North York
Victor Garber (born 1949) actor from The Flash and Titanic born in London
Ryan Gosling (born 1980) actor from The Notebook born in London
Graham Greene (born 1952) First Nations actor from Dances with Wolves and The Green Mile born in Ohsweken
Shenae Grimes (born 1989) actress from 90210 born in Toronto
Corey Haim (1971–2010) actor from The Lost Boys and Lucas born in Toronto
Jill Hennessy (born 1968) actress, starred in Crossing Jordan grew up in Kitchener
Jennifer Irwin (born 1975) actress from Superstar born in Toronto
Andrew Jackson (born 1963) actor and voice actor known for his voice roles in Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge and Beyblade: Metal Fusion born in Newmarket
Jeon So-mi (born 2001) Korean singer and TV personality, former member of I.O.I born in Toronto
Stana Katic (born 1978) actress from Castle born in Hamilton
Eugene Levy (born 1946) actor from the American Pie series of films born in Hamilton
Myrna Lorrie (born 1940) singer/songwriter/television personality born in Thunder Bay
Rachel McAdams (born 1978) actress from The Notebook born in St. Thomas
Scott McCord (born 1971) voice actor known for voicing Dan Kuso, the protagonist from Bakugan born in Sarnia
Eric McCormack (born 1963) actor from Will & Grace born in Toronto
Derek McGrath (born 1951) actor from My Secret Identity born in Timmins
Shay Mitchell (born 1987) actress from Pretty Little Liars born in Mississauga
Rick Moranis (born 1953) actor from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Ghostbusters born in Toronto
Al Mukadam (born 1985) actor from Radio Free Roscoe born in Toronto
Mike Myers (born 1963) actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer best known for voicing Shrek in the Shrek series of films born in Scarborough
Sophie Nélisse (born 2000) teen actress born in Windsor
Sandra Oh (born 1971) Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress born in Ottawa
Jeffrey Parazzo (born 1978) actor from Power Rangers Dino Thunder born in Toronto
Dan Petronijevic (born 1981) voice actor born in Scarborough
Mary Pickford (1892–1979) silent screen film star; co-founder of United Artists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences born in Toronto
Sarah Polley (born 1979) actress, writer, director, and political activist born in Toronto
David Reale voice actor known for voicing Kai Hiwatari in the Beyblade original saga born in Caledon
Kathleen Robertson (born 1973) actress from Beverly Hills, 90210 and Scary Movie 4 born in Hamilton
Kelly Rowan (born 1965) actress from The O.C. born in Ottawa
Corey Sevier (born 1984) actor born in Ajax
Martin Short (born 1950) actor, comedian, singer, writer, voice actor, and producer born in Hamilton
Jay Silverheels (1912–1980) First Nations actor best known for his role of Tonto on The Lone Ranger born in Brantford
John Stocker (born 1947) voice actor born in Toronto
Tara Strong (born 1973) voice actress born in Toronto
Dave Thomas (born 1949) actor and television writer born in St. Catharines
Chris Violette (born 1981) actor from Power Rangers S.P.D. born in Mississauga
Lisa Yamanaka (born 1983) voice actress born in Toronto


  • Troy Brooks (born 1972 in Chatham, Ontario) — painter


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Olympic athletes[edit]

Other notable celebrities[edit]

Bands, musicians, singers, and rappers[edit]


Scientists and physicians[edit]

Business people[edit]


See also[edit]


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