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Ontario Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.

  • Lee Aaron singer
  • Bryan Adams singer, songwriter
  • John Alcorn singer
  • Dawud Wharnsby Ali singer, songwriter, educator
  • Gene Andrusco songwriter
  • Charles "Charlie" Angus writer, politician
  • Paul Anka singer, songwriter
  • William "Will" Arnett actor
  • Charlotte Arnold actress
  • John Arpin composer, entertainer
  • Harvey Atkin actor
  • Margaret Atwood poet, author
  • Dan Aykroyd actor, comedian
  • Steve Bacic actor (born in Croatia)
  • Sir Frederick Banting doctor, nobel laureate
  • Matthew Barber singer, songwriter
  • Barenaked Ladies music group
  • Jonathan "Jay" Baruchel actor
  • Edward Bear music group
  • Robert Beatty actor
  • Samantha Bee actress, comedian
  • Roz Bell singer, songwriter
  • Willie P. Bennett singer, songwriter
  • Mario Bernardi conductor, pianist
  • Laura Bertram actress
  • Dave Bidini musician, author
  • Justin Bieber singer
  • William "Billy" Bishop world war 1 flying ace
  • Jully Black singer, songwriter
  • Rachel Blanchard actress
  • Lloyd Bochner actor
  • Roberta Bondar astronaut, neurologist
  • Kristin Booth actress
  • Christopher "Chris" Britton actor
  • James Cameron director, producer, screenwriter
  • Neve Campbell actress
  • Nicholas "Nick" Campbell actor, filmmaker
  • John Candy actor
  • James "Jim" Carrey actor
  • Alex Carter actor
  • Thomas "Tom" Cavanagh actor
  • Michael Cera actor
  • Sarah Chalke actress
  • Susan Clark actress
  • Paul Coffey hockey player
  • Carla Collins actress, comedian
  • Andrea Joy "A.J." Cook actress
  • Christina Cox actress, stuntwoman
  • Matt Craven actor
  • Wendy Crewson actress
  • David Cronenberg film director
  • Hume Cronyn actor


  • Jennifer Dale actress
  • Richard "Rick" Danko musician, singer
  • Robertson Davies author, playwright, journalist
  • William Bruce Davis actor
  • Nicole deBoer actress
  • Hugh Dillon musician, actor
  • Nina Dobrev actress (born in Bulgaria)
  • Lexa Doig actress
  • Cindy Dolenc actress
  • Marie Dressler actress
  • Robin Duke actress, comedian
  • Kevin Durand actor
E - F
  • Maude Eburne actress
  • David James Elliott actor
  • Richard "Rik" Emmett musician
  • Ralph Endersby actor
  • Jacob "Jake" Epstein actor
  • Gary Farmer actor
  • Ivan Graeme Ferguson filmmaker, co-inventor imax
  • David "Dave" Foley actor
  • Megan Follows actress
  • Rainbow Sun Francks actor, songwriter
  • Matthew "Matt" Frewer actor (born in U.S.)
  • John Kenneth Galbraith economist, author
  • Victor Garber actor
  • Frank Gehry architect
  • Ryan Gosling actor, musician
  • Glenn Gould pianist
  • Aubrey Drake Graham singer, actor
  • Michael Thomas "Tom" Green actor, comedian
  • Rick Green comedian
  • Graham Greene actor
  • Lyon "Lorne" Greene actor
  • Wayne Gretzky hockey player, coach
  • Shenae Grimes actress
  • Peter Gzowski broadcaster, writer, reporter

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