Greek Canadians

Greek Canadians

ethnic group
group= Greek Canadians

Alex Karzis [
poptime= 215,110 [] Statistics Canada, Census 2001 - Selected Ethnic Origins1, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data
popplace=Ontario, Montreal, Western Canada, Halifax Regional Municipality
rels=Predominantly Orthodox, Protestant [ [] (Statistics Canada, Census 2001 - Selected Demographic and Cultural Characteristics (105), Selected Ethnic Groups (100), Age Groups (6), Sex (3) and Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) for Population, for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas 1 , 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data)]
langs=English, French, Greek
related=Greeks, Greek Americans

Greek Canadians are Canadian citizens of Greek origin. According to the 2001 Canadian Census, there were 215,105 Canadians who claimed Greek ethnicity.

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry



* Pan Bouyoucas, Montreal based author, finalist for The Governor General’s Literary Award, 2001


*Thalia Assuras, Anchor/Reporter
*John Daperis, Montreal Greek radio founder and ethnic radio pioneer
*Athena King, newscaster on Naked News
*Steve Kouleas, Sports Anchor/Reporter
*Steve Makris, Technology columnist
*Costas Maragos, CBC News, Saskatchewan Anchor/Reporter
*Maria Panopalis, Host of the Halifax edition of Breakfast Television
*George Stroumboulopoulos, Host of CBC Newsworld's "The Hour", former MuchMusic VJ
*Antonia Zerbisias, "Toronto Star" columnist
*Ernie Afaganis [retired] -CBC-TV Sports/Olympics anchor
*Ioanna Roumeliotis, CBC Newsworld reporter


*Dimitri Antonaras, Greek Hockey National Goaltender player for Olympiacos
*George Athans, water-skier
*Chris Chelios, NHL player for Detroit Red Wings. Is American but played in Canada.
*Cleon Daskalakis, NHL player for Boston Bruins is American.
*Tom Kostopoulos, NHL player
*Anna Kourapia, badminton player
*Nick Kypreos, former NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
*Teddy Kyres, QMJHL player for McGill Redmen
*Nicolas Macrozonaris, 100 m sprinter
*Ted Papadopoulos, golfer
*Vickie Panos, played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1944
*Kenny Stamatopolous, soccer player, former Toronto FC and Kalamata goalie
*Trish Stratus (aka Patricia Anne Stratigias), Former Professional wrestler
*Brett Hart-Former Pro Wrestler, Multiple World Champion in WWF & WCW-Greek Ancestory-Mother is Half greek as is published in his Autobiography-"Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling"

*Mike Zigomanis, NHL Hockey Player
*Dave Sapunjis, CFL all-star receiver for Calgary Stampeders
*Lou Cavalaris, legendary thuroughbred racehorse trainer
*Chris Christoforou, leading stanardbred driver
*Alexandre Despatie, Olympic silver medalist diver, is 1/4 Greek through one of his grandparents.


*Panagiotis (Peter) Mitoulas, documentary, fine art photographer. Born on February 21 1976 in Toronto, Canada. Featured in numerous publications in North America, South America and Europe.


*Eleni Bakopanos, Former Liberal MP for Saint-Denis
*Staff Barootes, Former Conservative Senator
*Marie Bountrogianni, Liberal MPP for Hamilton Mountain since 1999
*John Cannis, Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre since 1993
*Tony Clement, politician
*Philippe Gigantès, Former Liberal Senator
*Maurine Karagianis, New Democratic Party of British Columbia MLA, former Esquimalt, British Columbia municipal councillor
*Jim Karygiannis, Liberal MP for Scarborough—Agincourt since 1988
*Constantine George Mitges, Former PC MP, first Greek elected federally
*George Samis, Former Ontario New Democratic Party MPP, first Greek elected in Canada to a Legislature
*Christos Sirros, former Quebec Liberal MNA and provincial cabinet minister
*Pana Merchant, Current Liberal Senator from Saskatchewan
*Gerry Sklavounos, Current Liberal Member of the Québec National Assembly


*Nicholas Salamis, Performed more than 10,000 religious ceremonies until age 90 for Greek Montrealers


*Mike Lazaridis, Founder of and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), and creator of BlackBerry.


*Thea Andrews - actress now in US on Entertainment Tonight. Family originates from Macedonia, Greece
*Arkadia, Popular Greek Canadian Band [ [ Arkadia - Welcome to Arkadia the Band official website ] ]
*Alex Carter, Actor
*Alex Karzis, Canada Greek-Canadian Actor, voiceover artist,musician and singer. He also sins and plays bass in the band The Giant Baby.
*John Colicos, Actor ("Star Trek", "Battlestar Galactica")
*Elias Koteas, Actor ("Crash")
*Billy Mavreas, Cartoonist
*Kanaris Paraskevopoulos, Producer ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding")
*Teresa Stratas, soprano
*Leon Leontaridis, Tenor, Canadian Tenors & Destino
*Angelo Tsarouchas, Comedian/Actor "It's all Greek to Me Comedy Show"
*Nia Vardalos, Actress, screenwriter ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding")
*Constantine Meglis, Basso profondo, operatic bass
*Pavlo, musician
*Bz Jam, hip hop artist [ [ - Bz jam the Greek Hip hop artist - Vancouver - Hip Hop / Rap / R&B - ] ]
*Peter Kelamis, Comedian

ee also

* Canada-Greece relations


External Links

* [ Greek-Canadians] - A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Canadians.

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