Canadian actors who were born in 1929

Here are 13 famous actors from Canada were born in 1929:

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929 Toronto-) a.k.a. Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, CC or Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian voice actor and actor. He has one child, Amanda Plummer.

Plummer is best known for his role as Captain von Trapp in the 1965 film adaptation of "The Sound of Music." He has had a long and successful career in film, television, and theater, spanning over seven decades. He has won numerous awards for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2010 for his role in "Beginners," making him the oldest actor to ever win an Oscar. Plummer has also been a prominent voice actor, lending his voice to a variety of animated films and television shows. In addition to his acting career, Plummer is an accomplished author and has written several books, including the memoir "In Spite of Myself." He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968 and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Marc Favreau

Marc Favreau (November 9, 1929 Montreal-December 17, 2005) was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his work on the children's television show "Sol et Gobelet" which aired in Quebec from 1959 to 1964. Favreau wrote, directed, and starred in the show, which became a beloved classic in Quebec and helped to shape the cultural identity of the province. In addition to his work in television, Favreau was also a prolific stage actor and playwright, founding the Theatre de Carton in Montreal in 1951. He continued to act and write throughout his career, earning numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Canadian theatre and television. Favreau passed away in 2005 at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of creativity and artistic excellence.

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Lee Patterson

Lee Patterson (March 31, 1929 Vancouver-February 14, 2007 Galveston) was a Canadian actor.

Patterson began his acting career in theatre in Canada before moving to England in the late 1950s to pursue a career in film and television. He appeared in a number of popular British TV shows including "The Avengers," "Z Cars," and "The Sweeney." His film credits include "Room at the Top" and "The Dirty Dozen."

In the 1970s, Patterson moved to the United States and continued to work in film and TV, appearing in shows like "Dallas" and "Dynasty." He also had a recurring role on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives."

In addition to acting, Patterson was also a painter and exhibited his artwork in galleries in the United States and Europe.

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Shane Rimmer

Shane Rimmer (May 28, 1929 Toronto-) is a Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriter.

He is best known for his role as the submarine captain in the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" and as the voice of Scott Tracy in the popular television series "Thunderbirds."

Rimmer began his career in London, England, where he worked on stage and also acted in television and film. He appeared in many British TV shows and popular films such as "Dr. Strangelove" and "Batman Begins."

In addition to his acting credits, Rimmer also worked as a screenwriter on a number of projects, including the TV series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons."

Rimmer was also a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he served as a wireless operator air gunner. He eventually moved back to Canada in the 1980s, where he continued to work in film and TV, voicing characters in animated shows such as "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends."

Throughout his career, Rimmer worked alongside many famous actors and filmmakers, and he was well-respected in the industry for his talent and professionalism.

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Peter Breck

Peter Breck (March 13, 1929 Rochester-February 6, 2012 Vancouver) a.k.a. Joseph Peter Breck, Buddy, Jobie or Joseph was a Canadian actor. His child is called Christopher Breck.

Peter Breck began his acting career in the 1950s and rose to fame in the 1960s with his portrayal of the hot-headed Nick Barkley in the popular western TV series, "The Big Valley." He also appeared in numerous films, including "Benji" and "Shock Corridor," and made guest appearances on several popular TV shows like "Maverick," "The Twilight Zone," and "Perry Mason." Breck was known for his intense, dramatic performances and was beloved by fans for his charismatic presence. In addition to his acting career, he was also a talented writer and artist. Breck passed away in Vancouver in 2012 at the age of 82.

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Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke (March 8, 1929 Vancouver-October 21, 2006 West Vancouver) otherwise known as Daryl James Duke was a Canadian film director, film producer, film editor and actor.

Duke was best known for his work on Canadian television, where he produced and directed many prestigious programs, including The Nature of Things, Front Page Challenge, and The Tommy Hunter Show. He also directed several high-profile feature films, including Payday (1973), The Silent Partner (1978), and Hard Feelings (1982). In addition to his work in film and television, Duke was also a respected teacher and mentor, having taught at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Film Centre. He received numerous awards and honours throughout his career, including two Canadian Screen Awards and the Order of Canada.

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Neil Vipond

Neil Vipond (December 24, 1929 Toronto-) also known as Neil C. Vipond is a Canadian actor.

He started his career in the entertainment industry as a radio host and then transitioned to acting. Vipond appeared in a number of television shows and films throughout his career. Some of his most notable roles include "Istochnik (The Spring)" (1964), "Henderson Kids" (1985), and "Bliss" (1995). Additionally, he was a founding member of the Toronto Free Theatre and served as the artistic director of the company from 1972 to 1976. Vipond is also a recipient of the Order of Canada, which is one of the highest civilian honors awarded by the Canadian government.

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Neil McCallum

Neil McCallum (May 20, 1929 Hanley-April 26, 1976 Thatcham) also known as Neil Mc Callum was a Canadian actor, screenwriter, film producer and television producer.

Born in Hanley, Saskatchewan, McCallum began his career in the film industry as a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He later moved to England where he worked on several television productions, including the popular BBC series, "Doctor Who". In the 1960s, McCallum started his own production company, Falcon Films, which produced several successful movies, including "The Ipcress File" (1965) and "The Billion Dollar Brain" (1967) starring Michael Caine.

In addition to producing and writing, McCallum also acted in several films, including "The Shakedown" (1960) and "Call Me Bwana" (1963). His most notable role, however, was as the villainous Dr. Who in the 1965 film "Dr. Who and the Daleks".

McCallum died tragically in a car accident in Thatcham, England in 1976 at the age of 46. Despite his short career, he left a lasting impact on the film industry, and his work continues to be celebrated by film aficionados to this day.

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Alan Crofoot

Alan Crofoot (June 2, 1929 Toronto-March 5, 1979 Dayton) was a Canadian actor and opera singer.

Crofoot began performing in his teens and gained recognition for his rich baritone voice. He appeared in numerous stage productions and operas in both Canada and the United States, including performances with the Canadian Opera Company and the New York City Opera. He also made several appearances on Canadian television shows in the 1950s and 1960s.

In addition to his successful performance career, Crofoot was also a respected voice teacher, working with students at several colleges and universities. He was known for his dedication to his students and his willingness to help them succeed. Crofoot died unexpectedly at the age of 49 while on tour in the United States. He is remembered as a talented performer and educator who made significant contributions to the world of opera and vocal performance.

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Don Mason

Don Mason (September 8, 1929 Canada-January 20, 1980 Mississauga) was a Canadian voice actor and actor.

Mason started his career as a radio announcer in the early 1950s in Windsor, Ontario. He later moved to Toronto and began working in theater, both as an actor and a director. In the 1960s, he began providing voices for cartoons and commercials, and became one of the most sought-after voice actors in Canada. He lent his voice to many beloved characters, such as the titular character in "The Red Baron" and Gargamel in "The Smurfs". He also provided the voice for the villainous Dr. Claw in the popular animated series "Inspector Gadget". In addition to his voice work, Mason also had a successful career as a character actor, appearing in several television shows and films throughout the 1970s. He was known for his deep, distinctive voice and his ability to bring gravitas to any role he played. Mason passed away in 1980 at the age of 50.

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Samson Burke

Samson Burke (April 8, 1929 Montreal-) otherwise known as Samuel Burke, Sam Burke, Sammy Berg, Samson Burk or Mr Canada is a Canadian actor, bodybuilder, swimmer and wrestler.

He is best known for his work in bodybuilding and was the first Canadian to win the Mr. Canada bodybuilding competition in 1948. In addition to bodybuilding, Burke was also a successful wrestler and won several championships throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He also competed internationally in swimming, winning several medals in the Commonwealth Games.

As an actor, Burke appeared in several films and television shows including "Titus Andronicus" (1955), "My Living Doll" (1964) and "The Changeling" (1980). He also made appearances in commercials and appeared in a number of popular sitcoms such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Three's Company".

In addition to his career in entertainment, Burke was active in politics and was a candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party in the 1974 Canadian federal election. He continued to be active in the bodybuilding and fitness worlds throughout his life, serving as a judge in several bodybuilding competitions and publishing a book on fitness in 1991 called "The Secret of Health and Strength".

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Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan (March 21, 1929 Sault Ste. Marie-September 29, 1986 Clinton) also known as "Indian" Joe Nolan or Indian Joe was a Canadian ice hockey player and actor.

Nolan played in the NHL for various teams including the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the Stanley Cup three times during his career, twice with Detroit and once with Chicago.

After retiring from hockey, Nolan turned to acting and appeared in several films including "The Longest Yard" and "Gus." He also had a recurring role on the TV series "The White Shadow."

Nolan was known for being one of the few Native American players in the NHL during his time and was a proud member of the Ojibwe tribe. He was inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Sid Krofft

Sid Krofft (July 30, 1929 Montreal-) a.k.a. Cydus Yolas, Sid and Marty Krrofft's Puppets or Sid is a Canadian film producer, writer, actor, television producer and puppeteer.

Sid Krofft is best known for his collaboration with his brother, Marty Krofft. Together, they created a number of popular children's television shows and characters throughout the 1960s and 1970s, such as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour," and "Land of the Lost."

The brothers' productions were known for their psychedelic colors, whimsical characters, and fantastical plots that often featured anthropomorphic animals and talking puppets. Krofft and his brother were also pioneers of the "live-action puppet" genre, which blended live actors with puppet characters.

Krofft continued to work in the entertainment industry throughout his career, producing a number of variety shows and specials for television, including "The Donny & Marie Show" and "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters." He also worked as a writer and actor, with small roles in films such as "Young Frankenstein" and "The Brady Bunch Movie."

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