Canadian actors who were born in 1924

Here are 8 famous actors from Canada were born in 1924:

Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid (December 2, 1924 Hamilton-April 14, 2012 Hamilton) a.k.a. John Herbert Frid was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his role as vampire Barnabas Collins in the original television series "Dark Shadows" which aired from 1966 to 1971. Frid started his acting career in the 1950s and had appeared in numerous theater productions, television series, and films including "Seaway," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," and "Murder, She Wrote." He was also a talented stage actor, often returning to his theatrical roots even after achieving success in film and television. Frid passed away in Hamilton, Ontario in 2012 at the age of 87.

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Don Harron

Don Harron (September 19, 1924 Toronto-) a.k.a. Donald Hugh Harron, don_harron, Charlie Farquharson, Donald Harron, Donald H. Harron, Donald H. Harron, OC OOnt or Harron, Don is a Canadian actor, journalist, composer, author, film director, comedian and screenwriter. He has two children, Mary Harron and Kelley Harron.

Don Harron's career spanned over six decades, during which he became one of Canada's most beloved entertainers. In addition to his work in television and film, Harron also had a successful stage career, appearing in productions across Canada and the United States. He was a regular on Canadian television, where he hosted and appeared in a number of shows, including "Hee Haw" and "The Red Green Show".

Harron was also an accomplished author, penning several books on Canadian culture and history. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Harron passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy as one of Canada's most revered entertainers.

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Lloyd Bochner

Lloyd Bochner (July 29, 1924 Toronto-October 29, 2005 Santa Monica) also known as Lloyd Wolfe Bochner was a Canadian actor. His children are called Hart Bochner, Paul Bochner and Johanna Courtleigh.

Bochner started his acting career in radio before transitioning to TV and cinema. He appeared in a variety of television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, and had recurring roles on several popular series such as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Dynasty." In addition to TV, Bochner appeared in over 70 films, including "Point Blank," "The Detective," and "The Naked Gun 2 ½." He was also a well-known voice actor and lent his voice to many animated shows and movies, including "Batman: The Animated Series." Bochner was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild and remained involved in the organization throughout his life. He passed away in 2005 from complications related to cancer.

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Sammy McKim

Sammy McKim (December 20, 1924 Vancouver-July 9, 2004 Burbank) also known as John Samuel McKim or Sam McKim was a Canadian actor. He had two children, Brian McKim and Matt McKim.

In addition to his acting career, McKim was also an accomplished artist and illustrator. He worked as a Disney artist for over 35 years, contributing to the design of numerous Disneyland rides and attractions. McKim is credited with creating the iconic map of Disneyland that was used for many years. He also illustrated numerous children's books and created art for advertising campaigns. McKim was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1995 for his contributions to the company.

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Les Lye

Les Lye (November 18, 1924 Toronto-July 21, 2009 Ottawa) a.k.a. Leslie Earnest Lye was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his work on the children's television show "You Can't Do That on Television," which aired from 1979 to 1990. Lye played several characters on the show, including the famous "barf bag" character. Aside from his work on the show, Lye also acted in several films and television shows throughout his career. He was also a voice actor, lending his voice to various characters in animated TV series and films. Lye was married to his wife, Ruth, for 64 years until his death in 2009.

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Sheldon Allman

Sheldon Allman (June 8, 1924 Chicago-January 22, 2002 Culver City) also known as Allman, Sheldon was a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, film score composer and composer. He had one child, Anne Allman Huddleston.

Allman began his music career in the 1950s, releasing several albums and successful singles such as "Crawl Out Through the Fallout" which was featured in the video game Fallout 3. He also sang the theme song for the popular TV show "George of the Jungle" in 1967. As an actor, he appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including "Let's Make Love" (1960) and "In Cold Blood" (1967). Allman also composed music for many films and TV shows such as "The Outer Limits" and "The Andy Griffith Show". In addition to his career in music and acting, Allman was a talented painter and sculptor.

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Paul Hébert

Paul Hébert (May 28, 1924 Thetford Mines-) otherwise known as Paul Hebert, Grand Old Man or Paul Hébert, OC, CQ is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his roles in Canadian television shows, such as Les Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut and Mont-Joye, as well as his work on stage. Hébert started his career in theatre in Montreal and went on to become a founding member of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. He has also appeared in several films, including Les Plouffe, for which he received a Genie Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In addition to his work in the arts, Hébert has been an advocate for French language and culture in Canada and was awarded the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec for his contributions to the field.

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Gerard Parkes

Gerard Parkes (October 16, 1924 Dublin-October 19, 2014) also known as Gerry Parkes, Gerard Parks or Gerard Thomas Parkes was a Canadian actor.

Parkes began his acting career in England before moving to Canada in the 1950s. He appeared in numerous television shows and films throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his role as Doc in the Jim Henson-produced television series "Fraggle Rock." Parkes also had a recurring role on the show "The Littlest Hobo." In addition to his acting work, Parkes was also involved in directing and producing theater productions. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 90.

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