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TV Squad Ten: Canadians who shine on US TV

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 9th 2009 5:01PM
Cobie SmuldersIn case you didn't know, I'm Canadian. That being said, I watch tons and tons of American TV, partially because our main English channels -- CTV and Global, just to name two -- mostly air US shows. And, let's admit it, I enjoy a lot the shows created by my friends south of the border.

Since there are more TV shows produced in the US and because actors can make more money down south, a lot of Canadian actors go to the USA. to work (or try to get work in a US show shot in Vancouver or Toronto). Here I present you with ten Canadian actors currently starring in lead roles in various primetime US TV shows. Did you know these ten actors were not from the US?

TV Squad: Top Canadians on U.S. TV

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Bill

How could William Shatner not be on this list? He gave us one of the top 10 TV Characters of all time in Captain Kirk.

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March 16 2009 at 10:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fowak

Truly, truly disappointed that Taylor Kitsch of Friday Night Lights wasn't mentioned.

March 15 2009 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ronnie

I THINK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS SECRETLY A KENYAN.

March 14 2009 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Croppy Cait

What a surprise!!! Another third world toilet trying to shove their trash down our throats.
Brahahahahahahahahahaha

March 14 2009 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan

WHERE'S KIEFER SUTHERLAND?????

March 14 2009 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arggg

Yeah, yeah. What about the "secret" Australians and Brits who dominate the airwaves? Just watch "Without a Trace" - it has two Aussies, a Brit and a Puerto Rican, three of whom try to speak in an American accent, one of whom actually succeeds. It's kind of amusing.

Sometimes I wonder how many actual U.S. citizens there are on TV today.

March 14 2009 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MamaFrog

What about hunkalicious Taylor Kitsch, who plays bad boy Tim Riggins on the fabulous "Friday Night Lights"?

March 11 2009 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim Anderson

what did Keifer Sutherland ever do to you to be left of this list?

March 10 2009 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Isabelle Carreau

I went for people who were born in Canada. Kiefer was born in England.

March 10 2009 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Argus

By that logic Tommy Douglas isn't Canadian either. (See what I did there?)

March 10 2009 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Morjana Coffman

Amanda Tapping and David Hewlett were both born in England, but now live in Canada and are Canadian citizens.

What about Michael Shanks?

March 10 2009 at 3:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Landon VanBuskirk

Sarah chalke Is a babe

March 10 2009 at 2:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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