Canadian actors who were born in 1988

Here are 12 famous actors from Canada were born in 1988:

Ryan Cooley

Ryan Cooley (May 18, 1988 Orangeville-) is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his role as J.T. Yorke on the popular Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cooley began his acting career at a young age and landed his breakout role on Degrassi in 2001. He played the role of J.T. for six seasons until the character was tragically killed off in a school stabbing in 2007.

After leaving Degrassi, Cooley appeared in a few other TV shows and films including HBO's original series, Sensitive Skin, and the Canadian indie film, Four Chords and a Gun. He also pursued a degree in creative writing at York University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2014.

Despite his success as an actor, Cooley has chosen to take a step back from the limelight and focus on his writing career. He currently works as an editor and copywriter and has published a few short stories and essays. However, he remains well-loved by fans of Degrassi, who still remember his bright smile and infectious energy as J.T. Yorke.

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Michael Cera

Michael Cera (June 7, 1988 Brampton-) also known as Michael Austin Cera, Mike, Michael Céra or Michael Cara is a Canadian actor, musician, voice actor, screenwriter, film director, television producer, television director and film score composer.

He rose to fame in the mid-2000s for his role as George Michael Bluth in the critically acclaimed television show "Arrested Development". He later gained further recognition for his roles in hit comedies such as "Superbad", "Juno" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". In addition to his acting career, Cera is also a talented musician, having released several albums and performed in a number of bands. He has also lent his voice to various animated projects, including "The Lego Batman Movie" and "Sausage Party". Despite his success in Hollywood, Cera has remained down-to-earth and is well-liked by fans and colleagues alike for his humble and witty personality.

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Erik Knudsen

Erik Knudsen (March 25, 1988 Toronto-) otherwise known as Eric Knudsen, Erik Jake Knudsen or Erik Kenneth William Knudsen is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his roles in various popular TV series and movies. Knudsen started his acting career at the age of twelve, when he appeared for the first time on Canadian television series "Real Kids, Real Adventures". He then went on to appear in the hit TV series "Degrassi: The Next Generation" as the character Dale, which gained him popularity across the country.

Knudsen then transitioned into movies, starring in films such as "Scream 4", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", and "Bon Cop, Bad Cop". He also starred in the TV series "Continuum" and "Orphan Black", playing the roles of Alec Sadler and Detective Art Bell respectively.

Aside from acting, Knudsen is a philanthropist and has worked with various charities such as the World Wildlife Fund, where he supports environmental and conservation efforts.

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Adam Butcher

Adam Butcher (October 20, 1988 Cambridge-) is a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career at a young age appearing in local theater productions. Butcher gained widespread recognition for his lead role in the critically acclaimed film "Saint Ralph" (2004) which earned him several awards including a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He has since appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including "Manson, My Name Is Evil" (2009) and "Played" (2013). In addition to his acting career, Butcher is also an accomplished musician and has released several albums. He continues to act and create music, and is regarded as one of Canada's most promising young talents.

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Mark Rendall

Mark Rendall (October 21, 1988 Toronto-) is a Canadian actor.

Mark Rendall began acting at a young age, making his debut in the film "The In-Laws" at the age of ten. He gained critical acclaim for his role in the film "Childstar" where he played the lead role of Taylor Brandon Burns.

In addition to his work in film, Rendall has also appeared in several popular television shows such as "Supernatural" and "30 Rock". He is also an accomplished voice actor, having lent his voice to characters in animated shows such as "Arthur" and "Total Drama".

Rendall is known for his versatility and range as an actor, having portrayed characters of various ages and backgrounds throughout his career. He continues to work and find success in both film and television.

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Justin Nozuka

Justin Nozuka (September 29, 1988 Queens-) otherwise known as Justin Tokimitsu Nozuka is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

He is of Japanese descent and grew up in a musical family. Nozuka began writing his own songs at a young age and gained popularity with his debut album "Holly" which was released in 2007. His music style is a fusion of folk, soul, and blues, with a touch of R&B.

Nozuka has released several albums over the years, including "You I Wind Land and Sea" in 2010 and "Ulysses" in 2014. He has also performed at various music festivals around the world and has collaborated with artists such as George Nozuka, his brother, and RZA, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Aside from music, Nozuka has also pursued acting and has appeared in films such as "Eggplant" and "The Secret Lives of Dorks." He has also made television appearances in shows like "Blue Bloods" and "Saving Hope."

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Reece Thompson

Reece Thompson (November 22, 1988 White Rock-) also known as Daniel Reece Thompson, Reece Daniel Thompson, Reese Thompson or Doc Thompson is a Canadian actor and voice actor.

He is best known for his roles in various films such as "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", "Rocket Science", and "Dreamcatcher". Thompson began his acting career in 2005 when he landed the role of the younger version of Jesse James in the historical western film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". He later went on to star in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama "Rocket Science", which earned him a nomination for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. In addition to his film work, Thompson has also lent his voice to various animated television series such as "Numb Chucks" and "Puppy Dog Pals".

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Robbie Amell

Robbie Amell (April 21, 1988 Toronto-) a.k.a. Robert Patrick Amell, Robbie Patrick Amell, Rob Amell, Picky, Hollywood or Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his roles in popular TV shows such as The Tomorrow People, The Flash, and Upload. Robbie Amell was born in Toronto to a family with a history in the entertainment industry - his mother was a former actress with an extensive background in professional dance, and his cousin is actor Stephen Amell. He began his acting career in 2005 with a small role in the children's TV series Runaway, and has since appeared in various film and television productions. Outside of acting, Amell is a big advocate for animal welfare and has actively supported organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society.

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Kerry Michael Saxena

Kerry Michael Saxena (October 8, 1988 Toronto-) is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his supporting roles in popular television series such as "The Boys", "The Expanse", "Designated Survivor", and "12 Monkeys". Kerry was born and raised in Toronto, Canada to parents who were both immigrants from India. He began acting at a young age and attended drama school in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles to further his career. Kerry is also an accomplished voice actor, lending his voice to characters in popular video games such as "Assassin's Creed Unity" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege". In addition to his acting work, Kerry is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken openly about his own struggles with anxiety and depression.

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Boris Malagurski

Boris Malagurski (August 11, 1988 Subotica-) is a Canadian screenwriter, film director, film editor, cinematographer, film producer, film score composer, production designer and actor.

Malagurski is best known for his politically charged documentaries, such as "The Weight of Chains" (2010), "The Weight of Chains 2" (2014), and "The Other Side of Everything" (2017), which explore the political and social issues of the former Yugoslavia. He has also directed several feature films, including "Kosovo: A Moment in Civilization" (2013) and "In Praise of Nothing" (2017), and has won numerous awards for his work. In addition to his filmmaking career, Malagurski is also an activist, campaigning for social and political change in his native Serbia and elsewhere. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

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Shawn Dou

Shawn Dou (December 15, 1988 Xi'an-) otherwise known as Dou Xiao, Xiao Dou or Dòu Xiāo is a Canadian actor.

He is best known for his work in Chinese television dramas and films. Dou Xiao made his acting debut in the 2008 Chinese television series "The Queens" and then went on to star in various successful dramas such as "Scarlet Heart", "Love O2O" and "Princess Agents". He has won several awards for his performances including the Best Actor award at the 23rd Shanghai Television Festival for his role in the drama "Diamond Lover". In addition to his acting career, Dou Xiao is also a singer and has released several singles. He graduated from the Vancouver Film School in Canada before pursuing his acting career in China.

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Organik (November 20, 1988 Bolton-) is a Canadian rapper and actor.

He is best known for founding the popular battle rap league, KOTD (King of the Dot), which has become one of the largest and most respected battle rap leagues in the world. As a rapper, Organik has released several albums and mixtapes, including "Annihilation" and "The Worst of Organik". He has also acted in the films "Bodied" and "The After Party". Organik is considered a pioneer of the battle rap scene and has played a significant role in its growth and evolution. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he is also an entrepreneur and has launched several businesses, including a cannabis delivery service.

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