Canadian actors who deceased at age 57

Here are 6 famous actors from Canada died at 57:

Jonathan Welsh

Jonathan Welsh (April 3, 1947 St. Catharines-January 27, 2005 Belleville) was a Canadian actor. His children are called Hilary Welsh, Owen Welsh and Julia Welsh.

Welsh began his career on stage and appeared in numerous Canadian theatrical productions before transitioning to television and film. Some of his most notable film credits include "The Return of Count Yorga" (1971), "The Terminal Man" (1974) and "The Clonus Horror" (1979).

On television, Welsh was best known for his role as Dr. Michael Halliday on the Canadian medical drama series "The Whiteoaks of Jalna" (1972-1973). He also appeared on popular shows such as "The Littlest Hobo," "Street Legal" and "The X-Files."

In addition to his acting career, Welsh was a respected acting teacher and was known for his work coaching actors in the Toronto area. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 57, leaving behind a legacy as a versatile performer and passionate educator of the craft.

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Perry Banks

Perry Banks (April 24, 1877 Victoria-October 10, 1934 Santa Barbara) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in 1902 and appeared in over 150 films throughout his career. Some of his notable films include "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), "Intolerance" (1916) and "The Ten Commandments" (1923). Banks was known for his versatility, often playing a wide range of characters including villains, cowboys, and comedic foils. He was also a founding member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to his acting work, Banks was an active member of the community, serving as a mayor of Santa Barbara from 1926 until 1929. Banks passed away in 1934 due to complications from a heart attack.

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Zal Yanovsky

Zal Yanovsky (December 19, 1944 Toronto-December 13, 2002 Kingston) also known as Zalman Yanovsky, Yanovsky, Zal, Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky, Lovin' Spoonful or The Lovin' Spoonful was a Canadian songwriter, musician, singer, actor, film score composer and restaurateur. He had one child, Zoe Yanovsky.

He died in myocardial infarction.

Zal Yanovsky was best known as a founding member of the popular rock band The Lovin' Spoonful. He played lead guitar and sang backing vocals for the band. Yanovsky was also responsible for co-writing some of the band's biggest hits, including "Do You Believe in Magic" and "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice". During the band's heyday in the mid-1960s, Yanovsky became known for his distinctive look, which included long hair, a bushy mustache, and colorful clothing. After leaving the band in 1967, Yanovsky moved to Canada and pursued a solo career, as well as a career in acting and film scoring. In the 1980s, he opened a successful restaurant in Kingston, Ontario, called Chez Piggy. Throughout his life, Yanovsky remained a beloved figure in the music industry, celebrated for his talent, authenticity, and unique personality.

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Harry Ham

Harry Ham (May 25, 1886 Greater Napanee-July 27, 1943 Beverly Hills) a.k.a. Harry Breden Ham or Harry Hamm was a Canadian actor.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

Harry Ham started his acting career in Vaudeville and made his way to Hollywood. He appeared in over 70 films, including "The Perils of Pauline" (1914), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), and "It Happened One Night" (1934). In addition to his film career, Ham also acted on Broadway and in radio programs. He is considered one of the early pioneers of Hollywood and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson (October 29, 1953 Midland-January 8, 2011 Toronto) a.k.a. Peter Thomas Donaldson was a Canadian actor.

He died in lung cancer.

Peter Donaldson was best known for his work in theatre, particularly as a member of the acting troupe at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. He appeared in over 60 productions during his tenure at the Stratford Festival, where he was known for his powerful performances and distinctive voice. He also appeared in numerous films and television shows over the course of his career, including roles in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "The Red Green Show". In addition to his acting work, he was also a respected theatre teacher and mentor, and taught at both York University and Ryerson University in Toronto. Despite his battle with cancer, Donaldson continued to act and teach until shortly before his death in 2011.

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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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