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Canada is the setting for many Hallmark movies. Even if the story is about activity in another city, Canada is the place that is actually seen in the movies.
Hallmark often uses Canada because it is less expensive to film movies there. About 75 percent of all Hallmark movies are produced in Canada because of the nice weather and tax incentives.
Below is a list and photos of actors who were born in Canada even though they live in the United States now.
Cindy Busby was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 18, 1983. The well-known actress dreamed of becoming an actress when she was a young child. She loved performing in front of an audience throughout elementary and high school. So, far, she has acted in 15 Hallmark movies. Fans love her in two movies with Ryan Paevey: Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Marrying Mr. Darcy. Paevey says there is a third Mr. Darcy movie is in the works.
Brooke D'Orsay was born on February 17, 1982 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her first Hallmark movie was How to Fall in Love in 2012. Since then, she has made a total of eight Hallmark movies with popular Hallmark leading men, including Eric Mabius, Wes Brown, Marc Blucas. Daniel Lissing, Trevor Donovan, Sam Page, Brendan Penny, and Kristoffer Polaha.
Brennan Elliott was born on March 24, 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Brennan is a very popular and well-loved actor who has performed in 23 Hallmark movies so far.
The actor has appeared in three Hallmark series. Lacey Chabert co-starred with him in over half of his Hallmark movies.
- Andie MacDowell in 3 Cedar Cove movies
- Brooke Shields in 3 Flower Shop Mystery movies
- Lacey Chabert in 14 The Crossword Mysteries movies
Paul Greene was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada on June 2, 1974. Before becoming an actor in 2010, he was a model and had already appeared in over 100 television commercials.
The handsome actor's first Hallmark movie was Perfect Match which premiered on June 20, 2015 with co-star Danica McKellar. So far, he has starred in 17 Hallmark movies.
Paul proposed to Kate Austin in May 2019. They became the parents of a baby boy they named Austin on December 12, 2021.
Stephen Huszar was born on January 24, 1984 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He began acting in 2004, but his first Hallmark movie did not come about until his 2011 movie, Time After Time. He has made a total of eleven Hallmark movies.
The actor says he is both an introvert and an extrovert because he is passionate about spending time alone as well as exploring the world. He enjoys being on the water surfing, sailing, and paddle boarding.
Pascale Hutton was born on June 14, 1979 in Creston, British Columbia. She began acting in 2003, and her first Hallmark movie was in 2014 when she had a supporting role in When Calls the Heart. She also appeared in When Hope Calls in 2019. So far, she has performed in nine Hallmark movies.
Pascale's last Hallmark role was Paige Marshall in You Had Me at Aloha in 2021. She was also the executive producer of the movie.
Tyler Jeffrey Hynes was born in Toronto, Canada on May 6, 1986. He began acting in 1994 when he was only eight years old. By the time he was 13 years old, he was getting leading roles in movies.
To date, Tyler has made eleven Hallmark movies and has co-starred with some popular Hallmark leading ladies, such as Cindy Busby, Lacey Chabert, Taylor Cole, Erin Krakow, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Autumn Reeser.
Jessica Lowndes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 8, 1988. She is an actress and singer. She became known as an actress when she starred in the teen drama series 90210. Before joining the Hallmark Family, she has already appeared on other networks such as Lifetime.
Jessica has acted in seven Hallmark movies after performing in Merry Matrimony with Christopher Russell in 2015. It is interesting that he was her very first Hallmark movie co-star, and so far he has been her last one in their 2021 movie, High Flying Romance.
Lowndes and Russell have since moved on over to the GAC Family channel along with several others from the Hallmark Family.
Stephen Lund was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on born January 9, 1989. Before starting a career in 2009. Steve played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He had to end his hockey career in 2008 because he had encountered a series of concussions.
Lund has appeared in six Hallmark Channel movies. His first one was Best Christmas Party Ever in 2014.
Thomas Luke Macfarlane was born in London, Ontario, Canada on January 19, 1980. On June 12, 2018, the handsome actor and singer became a naturalized American citizen.
Luke began his acting career in 2003 after studying drama at Juilliard in New York City. He is one of the popular actors on the Hallmark channel. He has performed in 12 Hallmark movies. His first one The Memory Book in 2014.
Cameron Mathison was born on August 25, 1969, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. After receiving a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1993, he began acting as a model. He completed many commercials in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He was so successful at modeling that he began taking acting courses.
The model turned actor got the leading role of Ryan Lavery on All My Children on ABC from 1997 until 2011. Currently, he is acting in the role of Drew Cain on ABC's General Hospital.
Mathison acted in 16 Hallmark movies from 2013 until he left in 2021 to be on the GAC Family network.
Kevin McGarry was born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada on March 19, 1985. Not only is he a talented actor, but he is also a director and a writer.
He has been in a total of seven Hallmark movies, one Christmas special, and three seasons of When Calls the Heart since 2015.
His most recent movie was The Wedding Veil which premiered in January 2022. He was in the first installment of the trilogy with Lacey Chabert, Autumn Reeser, and Alison Sweeney.
Chris McNally is also known as Christopher McNally. He was born on November 8, 1988 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduation, Chris knew he wanted to make acting his career. Therefore, he trained at Railtown Actors Studio.
His acting career started in 2005. His first Hallmark movie was not until 2016. So far, he has had a role in 13 Hallmark movies, including When Calls the Heart. He auditioned for two roles, but playing the part of Lucas Bouchard is the biggest role of his acting career.
Brendan James Penny was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 9, 1978. His first Hallmark movie was Along Came a Nanny in 2014. He has a total of 12 Hallmark movies to his credit.
If things were left up to Brendan, he would continue to perform in Hallmark movies forever. Back in 2017, he told TV Goodness in an interview that he would act in Hallmark movies for the rest of his life if they let him.
Kimberley Sustad was born as Kimberley Starmer in Ottawa, Canada on May 17, 1987. The actress has appeared in more than 30 movies and television series, including a total of 15 Hallmark movies. Her first Hallmark movie was A Bride for Christmas in 2012.
Kimberley started dating Scot Sustad when they were both students at Trinity Western. They got married in 2004. They are proud parents of twin daughters named Vienna and Ari, born in June 2017.
Andrew William Walker was born in Montreal, Quebec on June 9, 1979. He has been part of the Hallmark Family since 2012. He has had a leading part in 22 Hallmark movies.
Andrew and Cassandra Troy eloped in 2013 because they wanted to save money for their dream business to produce bottles of fresh, cold-pressed juices. They have two sons, West Byron Walker, born in July 2015, and Wolf Reinhard Walker, born in December 2019. They named their juice company Little West after their oldest son and because they love living in the West.
Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on born February 7, 1973. Even though he and his new wife live in California, he says he will always be a Canadian cowboy. He is known for his role on the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2000.
Victor has appeared in14 movies, including Love Blossoms in 2017 with Shantel VanSanten before they got married in October 2021.
Hallmark Actors Not Born in Canada
Hallmark has about 80 or more actors and actresses. To read about those not born in Canada, feel free to check out Hallmark Actors and Actresses on Facebook.