We don't all go out of our way to research actors backgrounds when we become obsessed with a new show, but it's always fun to find a connection between you and a celebrity. It's also cool to find out that your fave show is repping Canadians in their cast. Here are some TV show characters that are from Canada. 

Canadians are making their way into the television industry faster than ever and it's easy to miss the ones that have snuck their way onto our screens. You probably didn't even know these characters were Canadian, so enjoy!

Grey's Anatomy 

Over Grey's Anatomy's 15 seasons, they've had a fair share of Canadians in their cast, but there are currently two Canadians who still work at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Both Caterina Scorsone, also known as Amelia Shepherd, and Giacomo Gianniotti, also known as Andrew Deluca, are from Toronto! 

The Good Place 

The Good Place is probably one of the best comedies on television right now and they also have a Canadian connection! Manny Jacinto who plays Jason Mendoza is from Vancouver. He's even an alumnus of the University of British Columbia!

The Umbrella Academy 

Not only was this Netflix series filmed in Toronto, but one of their superheroes are Canadian! Ellen Page who plays Vanya Hargreeves is from Halifax. 

Killing Eve 

Speaking of past Canadians on Grey's Anatomy, this Killing Eve star was once repping Canada in scrubs. Now Sandra Oh (born in Ottawa) plays Eve Polastri on the British thriller. 

Beverly Hills, 90210

Jason Priestley was born in Vancouver! He's returning to play, Brandon Walsh, for the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 nineteen years after the original.


The Netflix series You took us all by surprise with how terrifying social media could be. It also made us obsessed with how evil Peach Salinger (Shay Mitchell) was. Shay is, surprise, Canadian! She was born in Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. If you haven't watched You, Shay was also on Pretty Little Liars!  

Stranger Things 

There's nothing strange about being Canadian but there are Canadians in Stranger Things! Finn Wolfhard plays Mike Wheeler on the hit Netflix series. He was born and still lives in Vancouver! 


Riverdale is another show that is filmed in Canada and has a Canadian cast member! Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz, was born in Ottawa! She actually got her start on a Canadian show, The Latest Buzz, that aired on Family Channel. 

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