MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

Here are the most famous Canadians and what they are famous for.  Their last names start with letters H-L.  You can find more famous Canucks if you check under specific categories (music, actors, etc.).   Or you can click on a name for more information about that Canadian.



MOST  FAMOUS  CANADIANS

  H

Hadfield, Chris - Astronaut (commander International Space Station)

Hall, Monty  -  TV Host ("Let's Makea Deal") 

Hansen, Rick - Athlete ("Man In Motion")
Hart, Bret - Wrestler ("The Hitman",  5-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion , 2-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion)
Hart, Corey - Singer ("Sunglasses at NIght", "Never Surrender")
Hartman, Phil - Comedian (Saturday Night Live) 
Healey, Jeff - Musician/Songwriter ("Angel Eyes", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps") 
Hennessey, Jill -  Actress (Law & Order, Crossing Jordan)

Henning, Doug - Magician/Illusionist ("Doug Henning's World of Magic")
Hill, Dan -  Singer/Songwriter ( "Sometimes When We Touch")

Hill, Lawrence - Author ("The Book of Negroes")

Hiller, Arthur - Film/Television Director ("Love Story", "The Out-of-Towners", "Plaza Suite")

Holmes, Mike -  Contractor/Humanitarian (Host of TV Show "Holmes on Homes", started The Holmes Foundation)

Hopps, Jack - Inventor (First artificial pacemaker in 1951)

Horton, Tim - Hockey Player (21 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, co-founder of Tim Horton's Coffee chain) 
Howe, Gordie - Hockey Player (26 seasons in the NHL, 5 seasons in the WHL, named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players")
Hull, Bobby - Hockey Player  (23 years in the NHL and WHL, named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players")

MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

  I

Click to edit table header
Innis, Harold -  Economic Historian ( The Fur Trade in Canada, Empire and Communications)

Ironside, Michael - Actor (Scanners, Top Gun, Total Recall, The Flash)

Irving, Edward A. - Scientist ( provided the first physical evidence of continental drift)

Irwin, Mark - Cinematographer (Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The Fly)

Ito, Robert - Actor (Quincy, M.E., Falconcrest)

MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

  J

Click to edit table header
Jackson, Tom - Actor ("North of 60")

Jennings, Peter  -  Television Host (ABC News)
Jepsen, Carly Rae - Singer (Placed 3rd onCanadian Idol in 2007, Tug of War, Call Me Maybe)
Jewison, Norman - Movie Director/Producer (Founder of Canadian Film Centre, "In the Heat of the Night", "Fiddler on the Roof")

Johnston, Lynn -  Cartoonist (Creator of comic strip "For Better or For Worse")

FAMOUS CANADIANS

   K

Gadon, Sarah - Actress (Alias Grace)
Katic, Stana - Actress (Castle,  Absensia)

Keeler, Ruby  - Actress/Dancer ("42nd Street")
Kidder, Margot - Actress (Lois Lane in Superman film series with Christopher Reeve)
Kielburger, Craig - Author/Activist (co-founder of Free the Children, Me to We, and We Day)

Kinsella, W.P.  - Author ("Shoeless Joe" - later made into movie "Field of Dreams")
Kirshner, Mia - Actress (TV series The L-Word and 24)

K'naan - Musician/Songwriter ("Wavin' Flag")
Krall, Diana - Singer/Pianist/Songwriter (only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums)
Kreviazuk, Chantal - Musician/Singer/Songwriter ("Surrounded", "All I Can Do", "Leaving on a Jet Plane")

FAMOUS CANADIANS

  L

Click to edit table header
Lang, k.d. - Singer/Songwriter ("Constant Craving", "Miss Chatelaine", "Hallelujah")
Lanois, Daniel - Musician/Producer ( produced albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson)
Lavigne, Avril - Singer/Songwriter (3rd-best-selling Canadian female artist of all time, behind Celine Dion and Shania Twain)
Leacock, Stephen - Writer/Humorist ( Best-known English-speaking humorist in the world (1915-1925)
Lemieux, Mario - Hockey Player ("Super Mario" played 17 NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, multiple award winner)
Levy, Eugene - Actor/Director (Toronto's Second City, American Pie, TV Series Schitt's Creek)
Lightfoot, Gordon - Singer/Songwriter (considered Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend)
Lilly, Evangeline - Actress (TV series Lost, The Hobbit film series, Ant-Man)
Linkletter, Art - TV Host ("People Are Funny" and "Kids Say the Darndest Things")
Little, Rich - Voice Impressionist (James Mason, Richard Nixon,[Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart)