Let’s Hear It For Canada!

Happy Canada DayJuly first is the day that Canada celebrates their independence. It is also called “Dominion” Day.  One thing that pop culture can be thankful for is the wealth of talent that has come from our Northern neighbors. Here is Chitownstarconnections tribute to Canadian actors.

Nathan3We start off with that ruggedly handsome writer-detective Rick Castle or Nathan Fillion , star of ABC’s “Castle”

Stana-Katic Here is his partner and lady love, Kate played by another Canadian , Stana Katic

60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles She is a total bad ass and Canadian as well. It’s Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Jim_Carrey-Started out as a funny man on the groundbreaking “In Living Color.”  , now he is a movie super star Jim Carrey

s_0kim_cattrall Here is the girl who put the SEX in “Sex and the City” Kim Cattrall as naughty girl Samantha.

Shatner Best known as the first captain of the Star Trek franchise, Canadian William Shatner has shared his talent in many ways.

JasonStill a hottie, it’s Jason Priestley ! Brandon from the original 90210.

Brendon Fraser Brendan Fraser has done movies and television as well

Cobie SmudlersShe may not be the “mother” , but she seems to have stolen all our hearts. It’s Cobie Smulders who proudly salutes her homeland on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.”

Caroline RheaCaroline Rhea makes with the funny. She was great as one of Sabrina’s aunts on “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”

cory-monteithAttention GLEEKS! One of our show’s faves is from Canada. It’s the super talented and hot Cory Monteith. Lucky Lea!

M8DGHTW EC002 Dan Ackroyd made his way from Toronto Second City to the historic first cast of SNL.  He has played such great roles in such movies as “The Blues Brothers” and “Ghostbusters.”

Dave_Foley Dave Foley was a member of the Canadian comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall”  He has appeared in many television and movie roles as well.

donald sutherland mash 70Donald Sutherland will be best known for his role in the original movie M*A*S*H*

Kefer SutherlandAnd his son , Kiefer , will always be known as Jack from “24”

Eric McCormackFirst coming into our hearts as Will Truman, Eric McCormack takes on a different kind of a role as Dr Daniel Pierce on TNT’s “Perception”

Micahel J Fox The role that defined him as an actor was Alex P Keaton. He is also a survivor. Despite his illness, Michael J Fox returns to his former NBC in “The Michael J Fox Show.”

Neve-CampbellHere is a lady that has done her share of screaming. It’s Neve Campbell, “Sydney” in Wes Craven’s successful horror series.

Eugene-LevyHere is a man who shares a little too much about sex, it’s Eugene Levy as Jim’s dad in the “American Pie” movies.

Gloria ReubenGloria Reuben played the dedicated and caring Jeannie on the late great “ER”

howie_mandelFirst bursting on the scene on “St Elsewhere”  , Howie Mandel helps to prove weekly that “America’s Got Talent.”

John CandyHe was a “lean, mean , fighting machine” in “Stripes.  The late great comedian , John Candy was also from Canada

kianu_rivze_5 Handsome Keanu Reeves also hails from the North

Mike MeyersSaluting our Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks, it’s Wayne or Mike Myers, another SNL alum

nia-vardalos-my-big-fat-greek-wedding-and-ian-gomez-cougar-town-met-at-chicagos-second-cityHere is Canadian Nia Vardalos with her husband “Cougar Town’s Andy” Ian Gomez.

Pamela AndersonNo she is not a California girl, she’s Canadian. It’s that Babe of the Beach Pamela Anderson

Phil HartmanHe made us laugh and he will be remembered. The late Phil Hartman

private-practice-stf05-epi15-90-sekunden-08-ABC-StudiosCaterina Scorsone of “Private Practice” also hails from the North.  Here she is with her big brother, the delicious “Derek” Shepherd

Rick-Moranis-GhostbustersCanadians must love to tackle ghosts. Here is another Ghostbuster, Rick Moranis

Ryan Reynolds This is quite nice …Ryan Reynolds

sarah_chalkeSarah Chalke first made her mark as Roseanne’s eldest, but she will always be remembered as the klutzy, unsure, and sexy Dr Elliot Reade on “Scrubs”

Seth Rogan“Freaks and Geeks” was a stepping stone for so many young actors. Seth Rogen was one of those future stars

willarnettleadCanada seems to be sending their funniest to America. This includes Will Arnett

VictorGarber From “Alias” to “Titanic” Victor Garber has done it all. Currently he is the husband to Lisa Kudrow on “Showtime’s ” Web Therapy.”

tom_cavanaghPaired with a fellow Canadian in “Trust Me.”  , Tom Cavanaugh has made audiences laugh and cry Tom Green“To eat or not to eat?” Tom Green made us laugh and aware with his own battle with cancer

The_Whole_Ten_Yards_20531_MediumNatasha Henstridge stole two mens hearts in “The Whole Nine Yards.”

MattyAnd finally, it’s Jen’s fave…he is an actor, writer, director, producer, and now a crusader for drug abuse.  It’s the LA Kings biggest fan …Matthew Perry

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Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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