List of Canadians of Italian descent


List of Canadians of Italian descent

This is a list of notable Canadians of Italian descent:

A

* Dominic Agostino (1959–2004) — Ontario politician
* Maria Augimeri — Toronto city councillor

B

* Marisa Ferretti Barth — Senator
* Rick Bartolucci — Ontario politician
* Paul Beraldo — ice hockey player
* Lorenzo Berardinetti — Ontario politician
* Mario Bernardi — conductor and pianist
* Todd Bertuzzi — ice hockey player
* Maurizio Bevilacqua —federal politician
* Dave Bidini — musician and writer
* Angelo Branca — British Columbian judge
* Adolfo Bresciano (aka Dino Bravo) (1949 – 1993) — wrestler
* Wally Buono —coach of British Columbia Lions

C

* Charles Caccia — former politician
* Leone Caetani — Prince of Teano, politician, Islamacist, author, linguist, world traveller
* Pietro Calendino — British Columbia politician
* Mike Cammalleri — ice hockey player
* Rick Campanelli — television personality
* Chris Campoli — ice hockey player
* Luigi Giovanni Vitale Capello (1843 – 1902) — painter
* Alfonso Caruana — criminal drug dealer
*Deanna Casaluce (1986 - ) television actress ("") [ [http://www.degrassi.tv/fan/actor.jsp?AID=1040] "What keeps you down to earth? My very big, tough-loving Italian family."]
* Anna-Marie Castrilli — Ontario politician
* Carlo Onorato Catelli (1849 – 1937) — businessman & founder of Catelli (1867)
* Cosimo Cavallaro — artist, filmmaker and sculptor
* Fulvio Cecere — actor
* Bob Chiarelli — (b.1941), mayor of Ottawa, Ontario.
* Peter Chiarelli — Boston Bruins general manager
* Rick Chiarelli — Ottawa city councillor
* Rita Chiarelli — blues singer
* Jason Chimera — ice hockey player
* Hayden Christensen — actor (Italian maternal grandmother)
* Dino Ciccarelli — retired ice hockey player
* Enrico Ciccone — retired ice hockey player; hockey player agent
* Carlo Colaiacovo — ice hockey player
* Enrico Colantoni — actor
* Mike Colle — Ontario politician
* Joe Comuzzi — politician
* Joseph Cordiano — Ontario politician
* Paulo Costanzo — actor
* Bobby Curtola — musician
* William Cusano — Quebec politician

D

* Scott D'Amore — professional wrestler
* Yvonne De Carlo — actress
* Anne Marie DeCicco-Best — mayor of London, Ontario
* Tony DeFranco — singer and musician Port Colborne, Ontario
* Pierre-Charles de Liette (1697 – 1749) — Colonial army officer in New France and Louisiana
* Giuseppe DeNatale — kickboxer
* Alex Delvecchio — ice hockey player
* Thomas Delvecchio (1758 – 1826) — businessman
* Leo Del Zotto — President of Tridel
* Daniel DeSanto — actor
* Eden Donatelli — Short Track Speedskater
* Caroline Di Cocco — Ontario politician
* Larry Di Ianni — mayor of Hamilton, Ontario
* Elio Di Iorio — Ontario municipal politician
* Rob DiMaio — ice hockey player
* Mary di Michele — poet and writer
* Consiglio Di Nino — Senator
* Odoardo Di Santo — Ontario politician
* Melissa DiMarco — actress
* Nick Discepola — politician
* John Anthony Donegani (1798 – 1868) — businessman and seigneur
* James DiSalvio — musician (Bran Van 3000)
* Sergio Di Zio, — actor

E

* Angelo Esposito, young ice hockey player.
* Phil Esposito — (b.1942), Ice hockey player, top NHL goalscorer of the 1960s and 1970s.
* Tony Esposito — (b.1943), a professional ice hockey goaltender.
* Linda Evangelista — supermodel

F

* Lara Fabian — singer
* Julian Fantino — former Toronto police chief and current Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner
* Gerome Fassio (1789 – 1851) — artist
* Rico Fata — ice hockey player
* Ray Ferraro — ice hockey player
* Joe Fontana — politician
* John Forzani — former Canadian Football League player and businessman
* Joe Fratesi — former mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
* Freeway Frank — Canadian Radio Personality
* Liza Frulla — politician

G

* Philip Gaglardi (1913 – 1995) — British Columbia politician
* Arturo Gatti (born April 15, 1972) Professional Boxer
* Alfonso Gagliano — ex-politician involved in the Sponsorship scandal
* Ken Georgetti — labour leader
* Bruno Gerussi (1928 – 1995) — actor
* Adam Giambrone — Toronto city councillor & New Democratic Party activist
* Mark Giordano — ice hockey player
* Giuseppe Gori — Ontario politician
* Jessica Grassia — musician, The Golden Dogs
* Albina Guarnieri — politician
* Garry Guzzo — Ontario politician

I

* Frank Iacobucci — former Supreme Court of Canada justice
* Tony Ianno — politician

J

* Alessandro Juliani — voice actor

L

* Filumena Lassandro — last woman to be exectued in Alberta
* Bob Lenarduzzi — soccer player and coach
* Laureano Leone — former Ontario politician
* Peter Li Preti — Toronto city councillor
* Johnny Lombardi — broadcasting executive
* Matthew Lombardi — ice hockey player
* Carmen Lombardo (1903 – 1971) — musician
* Guy Lombardo (1902 – 1977) — musician and band leader
* Roberto Luongo — ice hockey goalie

M

* Travis MacRae — musician
* Raine Maida — musician (Our Lady Peace)
* Giorgio Mammoliti — Ontario politician
*Mark Mancari (1985 - ) ice hockey right wing [ [http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/Junior/2005/03/11/957478.html] ""Being Italian, you're close to everyone in your family," he said. "Grandparents are probably the closest. You have your parents, but your grandparents are like a set of parents. They do everything for you.""]
* Nick Mancuso — actor
* Anthony S. Manera — former CBC president
* Rosario Marchese — Ontario politician
* Sergio Marchi — politician
* Pat Mastroianni — actor
* Bill Mauro — Ontario politician
* Diego G. Mazzone — Sales Management Professional, Physical Therapist, Businessman
* Mary Melfi novelist, poet, playwright
* Sam Merulla is a city councillor in Hamilton, Ontario
* Maria Minna — politician
* Misstress Barbara — disc jockey
* Guido Molinari (1933 – 21 February 2004) — artist
* Sergio Momesso — ice hockey player
* Joe Morselli — Quebec businessman involved in the Sponsorship scandal
* Jerry Morabito Hamilton Ontario/ Fort Lauderdale Florida:NASA Space Act Award winner.

N

* Guido Nincheri (1885 – 1973) — artist
* Roberto Noce, Q.C. — Lawyer (Miller Thomson LLP); Edmonton City Councillor
* Frances Nunziata — Toronto city councillor
* John Nunziata — politician

O

*Alexandra Orlando (1987 - ) — rhythmic gymnast [ [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:tsAkQYFiR0MJ:ca.news.yahoo.com/s/22032006/2/sports-rhythmic-gymnast-alexandra-orlando-aiming-six-golds-commonwealth-games.html%26printer%3D1+%22Alexandra+Orlando%22+Italian&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=1] ""I'm Italian," she said. "My family loves to dance and everyone's very passionate about everything that we do. We're very loud and we talk with our hands.""]

P

* Massimo Pacetti — politician
* Matthew Palleschi — professional soccer player
* Al Palladini (1943 – 2001) — politician
* Joe Pantalone — Toronto city councillor
* Sarina Paris — singer
* Michael Peca — ice hockey player
* Anthony Perruzza — Ontario politician
* Joe Peschisolido — politician
* Paul Peschisolido — professional soccer player
* Angelo Pienovi (1773-1845) — painter
* Frank Pietrangelo — ice hockey player
* Fernando Pisani — ice hockey player
* Claudio Polsinelli — former Ontario politician
* Carly Pope — actress
* Monica Proietti (1939 – 1967) (aka Machine Gun Molly) — bank robber
* Carmen Provenzano (1942 – 2005) — politician
* Dina Pugliese — Toronto television personality
* Sandra Pupatello — Ontario politician
* Ida Pusateri — Toronto high end grocery store owner

R

* Domenic Racco — mobster
* Mike Racco — mobster
* Rick Ravanello — Actor
* Mark Recchi — ice hockey player
* Karen Redman — politician
* Mike Ricci — ice hockey player
* Nino Ricci — writer
* [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=41141 Michele Rigali] (1841 – 1910) — sculptor
* Tony Rizzo — Ontario politician
* Pietro Rizzuto (1934 – 1997) — businessman and Senator
* Vito Rizzuto — mobster
* David Rocco — actor & producer
* Anthony Rota — politician
* Carlo Rota — Actor
* Adamo Ruggiero — Actor

* Ivana Santilli — singer
* Lino Saputo — businessman and billionaire
* Will Sasso — actor and comedian
* Ray Scapinello — ice hockey player
* Francis Scarpaleggia — politician
* Mario Sergio — Ontario politician
* Tony Silipo — former Ontario politician
* Greg Sorbara — Ontario politician
* Martina Sorbara — singer-songwriter
* Jean-Fernand Spagniolini (1704 – 1764) — physician in New France
* Jason Spezza — ice hockey player
* Paul Stalteri — soccer player (Italian father) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Stalteri]

T

* Martin Tielli — musician and artist
* Rick Tocchet — ice hockey player
* Sylvana Palma Tomaselli
* Henri de Tonti (1649 – 1704) — explorer in New France
* Alphonse de Tonty (1659 – 1727) — explorer in New France
* Anna Maria Tremonti — journalist and CBC radio announcer
* Domenic Troiano (1946 – 2005) — musician
* Marty Turco — ice hockey goaltender

V

* Michael Vadacchino — politician
* Tony Valeri — politician
* Gino Vannelli — musician
* Joe Volpe — politician

Z

* Giuliano Zaccardelli — former Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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