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



Abbott, Scott - Inventor ("Trivial Pursuit" with Chris Haney)
Able, Sid - Hockey Player (Hockey Hall of Fame, 3 Stanley Cups, named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history)
Adams, Bryan - Musician, Singer, Songwriter (Juno and Grammy Award winner, wrote "Everything I Do, I Do It For You")
Agosta, Meghan - Hockey Player (Canada's National Women's Hockey Team, 3 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal)
Allen, Bruce - Music Manager (Bachman-Turer Overdrive, Bryan Adams, Michael Buble)
Anderson, Melissa Sue - Actress (Laura Ingalls: Little House on the Prairie, naturalized Canadian citizen in 2007)

Anderson, Pamela - Actress (Baywatch)

Anka, Paul - Singer/Songwriter (Teen Idol, wrote Diana, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, My Way)
Apps, Gillian - Hockey Player (Canada's National Women's Hockey Team, 3 Olympic Gold Medals, 3 World Championships)
Apps, Syl - Hockey Player (Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948,  named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history)
Apps, Syl Jr. - Hockey Player (10 seasons in the National Hockey League with New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh)
Arbour, Al - Hockey Player (NHL player, coach, executive, Hockey Hall of Fame)
Arbour, Louise - UN High Commissioner For Human Rights, Chief Prosecutor Int'l Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda & former Yugoslavia

Arcand, Nathaniel - Actor (North of 60, Heartland, Blackstone)
Armstrong, George - Hockey Player (21 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, captain for 13 years).
Arnett, Will - Actor (Arrested Development, The Waiting Game, Monster-in-Law)

Ashmore, Aaron - Actor (Smallville, Warehouse 13, Killjoys, The Stone Angel)

Ashmore, Shawn - Actor (Iceman in X-Men and its sequels, Smallville, Animorphs TV series, Frozen)
Atwood, Margaret - Author (The Handmaid's Tale, Surfacing, Alias Grace, The Circle Game)
Aykroyd, Dan - Actor (Saturday Night Live, Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters)

Ayres, Benjamin - Actor (Saving Hope, Less Than Kind, jPod)



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Bachman, Randy - Musician (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

Bailey, Ace - Hockey Player (Toronto Maple Leaf,  Hockey Hall of Fame)

Bailey, Donovan - Sprinter (Held world record for 100 metres.  Gold Medal at 1996 Olympic Games)

Bain, Conrad - Actor (Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.  Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude)

Balsillie, Jim - Businessman (Co-Founder of Research In Motion (RIM, BlackBerry)

Banting, Frederick - Medical Scientist (Discovered Insulin, youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine )

Barilko, Bill - Hockey Player (4 Stanley Cups with Toronto Maple Leafs.  Last goal he scored won the Leafs the Cup)

Baruchel, Jay - Actor (The Trotsky, She's Out of My League, The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

Bateman, Robert - Painter (featuring wildlife in its natural habitat)

Beach, Adam - Actor (Flags of Our Fathers, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,  Arctic Air)

Bee, Samantha - Comedian (The Daily Show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)

Béliveau, Jean - Hockey Player (Montreal Canadiens 20 seasons, Hockey Hall of Fame, 1 of 100 Greatest NHL players of all time)

Bellows, Gil - Actor (Shawshank Redemption, The Agency, Ally McBeal, Smallville)

Bethune, Norman - Physician (battle front surgeon, pioneer in health care, brought modern medicine to rural China) 
Bieber, Justin - Recording Artist (Never Say Never, Baby, Let Me Love You, Sorry, Love Yourself)

Black, Conrad - Newspaper Publisher (Hollinger International once the world's third-largest English-language newspaper empire)

Bochner, Lloyd - Actor (Cecil Colby on Dynasty, voiceover work Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures)

Bondar, Roberta - Astronaut (Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space)
Boyd, Liona - Classical Guitartist ("First Lady of the Guitar", 5 times Classical Guitar Musician of the Year)
Browning, Kurt - Skater (Four time Canadian figure skating champion and four time World Champion)
Brueggergosman, Measha - Opera Singer (Grand Prize Montreal International Musical Competition, First Prize: ´s-Hertogenbosch)

Bublé, Michael - Singer-Songwriter (Juno and Grammy Award Winner, Crazy Love, Home, Haven't Met You Yet)
Bujold, Geneviève - Actress (Anne of a Thousand Days, The Trojan Women, Kamouraska, Dead Ringers)
Burr, Raymond - Actor (Perry Mason, Ironside)

Burroughs, Jackie - Actress (Stratford Festival, TV Series - Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea)



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Cameron, James - Filmmaker (The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, Avatar)
Campbell, Neve - Actress (Scream, Catwalk, Party of Five, House of Cards)
Candy, John - Actor (Toronto's Second City, SC TV, Stripes, Home Alone, Uncle Buck, Canadian Bacon)

Cardinal, Tantoo - Actress (Dances with Wolves, Black Robe, North of 60, Blackstone)

Cariou, Len - Actor (Sweeney Todd, Blue Bloods)

Carr, Emily - Artist, Writer  (Autumn in France, The Indian Church, Blunden Harbour, Klee Wyck, The Book of Small)

Carrey, Jim - Actor (In Living Color, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask)

Carson, Jack - Actor (Gentleman Jim, The Hard Way, Mildred Pierce, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Cattrall, Kim - Actress (Rosebud, Porky's, Police Academy, Sex and the City, Sensitive Skin)

Cavanagh, Tom - Actor (Providence, Ed, Scrubs, The Flash)

Cera, Michael - Actor (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Arrested Development, Juno)

Chaykin, Maury - Actor (Nero Wolfe, My Cousin Vinny, Whale Music, Stargate SG-1, Owning Mahowny, Less Than Kind)

Cheecho, Jonathan - Hockey Player (NHL, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators,)

Cherry, Don - Hockey Player/Coach/ Writer/Commentator (Hockey Night in Canada, Boston Bruins)

Chong, Tommy - Actor (Cheech and Chong comedy albums, That 70's Show, Dharma and Greg)

Christensen, Hayden - Actor (Life as a House, Star Wars Episode II & III, Shattered Glass, Awake)

Clayton-Thomas, David - Singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Spinning Wheel, When I Die)

Cochrane, Tom - Musician (Red Rider, Life is a Highway)

Cockburn, Bruce - Musician (Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws, Wondeirng Where the Lions Are, If I Had a Rocket Launcher)

Cohen, Leonard - Musician (Suzanne, Bird on the Wire, Sisters of Mercy, Waiting for a Miracle, Hallelujah)

Colantoni, Enrico - Actor (Veronica Mars, Flashpoint Remedy, Person of Interest)

Connors, Stompin Tom - Musician (Sudbury Saturday Night, The Hockey Song played at every Toronto Maple Leafs home game)

Coupland, Douglas - Author (Generation X, Life After God, Microserfs)

Crewson, Wendy - Actress (The Doctor, The Good Son, Air Force One, Away From Her, Room, 24, Saving Hope)

Cronenberg, David - Director (Scanners, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Crash)

Cronyn, Hume
- Actor (The Seventh Cross, Polonius, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hawaii Five-O)

Crosby, Sidney - Hockey Player (First overall NHL pick in 2005, regarded as best player in NHL today)

Cullis-Suzuki, Severn - Environmental Activist ("The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes")

Cummings, Burton - Musician (Lead singer for The Guess Who, American Woman, Share the Land, Laughing, These Eyes)

Curtola, Bobby - Singer/Teen Idol (Indian Giver, Aladin, Fortune Teller)

Cuthbert, Elisha
- Actress (Kim Bauer on 24, Old School, Happy Endings)