Canadian actors who were born in 1918

Here are 7 famous actors from Canada were born in 1918:

Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman (May 15, 1918 Montreal-October 19, 2009 Manhattan) was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Martha Graham Wiseman.

Wiseman was best known for his role as the villainous Dr. No in the first James Bond film, "Dr. No" (1962). He also appeared in other films such as "The Unforgiven" (1960) and "Viva Zapata!" (1952), as well as on Broadway in productions such as "Detective Story" and "In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer." Despite his success in acting, Wiseman was known to be a private person and rarely granted interviews. In his later years, he lived in New York City where he continued to work in theater and film until his death in 2009.

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Barry Morse

Barry Morse (June 10, 1918 Shoreditch-February 2, 2008 London) a.k.a. Herbert Morse, Herbert "Barry" Morse or The most hated man in America was a Canadian actor, film director, author and writer. His children are called Hayward Morse, Melanie Morse MacQuarrie and Barry Richard Charles Morse.

Morse trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and went on to work for the Old Vic and later the Stratford Festival in Canada. He appeared in a number of films, including "Kings of the Sun" and "The Changeling", but is best known for his work on television. Morse played the role of Lt. Gerard in the hit TV series "The Fugitive" and also appeared in "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", and "Space: 1999". He was also a successful author, writing several books on acting and directing, as well as a memoir titled "Remember With Advantages". Morse was awarded the Order of Canada in 1993 for his contributions to Canadian theatre and television.

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Percy Rodriguez

Percy Rodriguez (June 13, 1918 Montreal-September 6, 2007 Indio) also known as Percy Rodrigues was a Canadian actor and voice actor. He had two children, Gerald Rodriguez and Hollis Rodriguez.

Percy Rodriguez had a prolific career in both film and television. He made his debut in the film "The Lost Moment" in 1947 and later had notable roles in "The Dirty Dozen," "Beneath the Planet of the Apes," and "The Serpent and the Rainbow." On television, he had guest appearances on popular shows such as "Mission: Impossible," "Star Trek," and "The Twilight Zone."

Rodriguez was also known for his voice-over work, lending his distinct voice to commercials, documentaries, and animated series. He was the voice of the U.S. Army for many years, and also narrated the opening of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Aside from his acting career, Rodriguez was also involved in social activism, serving as a president of the American Screen Actors Guild for several years. He passed away in Indio, California in 2007 at the age of 89.

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Tom Daly

Tom Daly (April 25, 1918 Toronto-September 18, 2011 Westmount) was a Canadian film director, film producer, film editor, actor and screenwriter.

Daly began his career in the Canadian film industry in the 1940s, working as an assistant editor and assistant director on a number of films. He eventually moved into directing, and went on to direct films such as "The Kidnapping of the President" and "The Mask of Sheba". Daly also produced and edited many of his own films. In addition to his work in film, he was also a respected actor, appearing in films such as "The War Lover" and "The Carpetbaggers". Throughout his career, Daly was known for his technical expertise and his creative vision, and he earned praise from both audiences and critics alike. After his retirement from filmmaking in the 1980s, Daly remained active in the film community, mentoring young filmmakers and serving as a judge for film festivals.

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John McLiam

John McLiam (January 24, 1918 Alberta-April 16, 1994 Los Angeles) a.k.a. John Williams was a Canadian actor. His child is called Claire McLiam.

John McLiam started his acting career in the 1950s with minor roles in TV series like "Hallmark Hall of Fame" and "Kraft Television Theatre." He gained recognition for his role as Sheriff Buckmaster in "Two Rode Together" (1961) starring James Stewart and Richard Widmark. John McLiam also appeared in many other popular films such as "In Cold Blood" (1967), "First Blood" (1982), and "The Blob" (1988). McLiam was also a talented playwright and wrote several plays, including "End as a Man," which was later adapted into a movie. In addition to acting, John McLiam was a professor at the University of Southern California where he taught theater arts. He passed away in 1994 due to complications from heart surgery.

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Ivor Francis

Ivor Francis (October 26, 1918 Toronto-October 22, 1986 Sherman Oaks) was a Canadian actor and teacher. He had four children, Genie Francis, Shelley Francis, Ivor Francis Jr and Kenny Francis.

Ivor Francis began his acting career in Toronto before moving to England to further his acting education. He worked in various productions in London before returning to Canada in the early 1950s. Francis appeared in numerous films throughout his career, notably in "The Bobo" (1967), "Amityville II: The Possession" (1982), and "The Final Countdown" (1980).

In addition to his work as an actor, Francis was also a respected acting teacher. He taught at various institutions, including the University of Southern California and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. His students included notable actors such as Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, and Geena Davis.

Throughout his career, Ivor Francis was highly regarded for his professionalism and dedication to his craft. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 67, leaving behind a legacy as both an accomplished actor and an influential teacher.

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Gordon Tanner

Gordon Tanner (July 17, 1918 Toronto-August 3, 1983 Canada) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1940s, appearing in numerous Canadian films and television shows. He was best known for his roles in the TV series "The Forest Rangers" and "Wojeck". Tanner was also a talented stage actor, performing in productions such as "Our Town" and "The Glass Menagerie". In addition to his acting work, he was also a respected acting teacher, with many of his students going on to successful careers in the entertainment industry. Tanner passed away in 1983 at the age of 65, but his contributions to Canadian film and theatre continue to be remembered and celebrated.

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