All about Canadian culture, from people and language to food, drink, books, music, and film

Daily Life

From health care and education, to local eating and shopping, to festivals and things to do, get the scoop on life in Canada

Housing, Jobs, & Money

Finding a home, working, saving, and investing in Canada – here’s how


What you need to know to live in, work in, or immigrate to Canada. Citizenship information, too.


Travel ideas and tips for visiting, touring, and deciding where to live in Canada.

Home » Culture

Perry Mason was Canadian

Submitted by on June 19, 2009 – 8:01 amNo Comment

Perry MasonThose of you who are old enough to remem­ber the Perry Mason Show may know it as an iconic American detec­tive pro­gram. This long-​​running TV series, star­ring Raymond Burr as the epony­mous Los Angeles lawyer, aired from 1957 to 1966.

But you may be sur­prised to learn that Burr, who’s widely known as an American actor, was actu­ally a Canadian. Raymond Burr was born in 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, out­side of Vancouver.

Raymond Burr was just named one of the 2009 inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Toronto ver­sion of the stars-​​on-​​the-​​sidewalk Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This year’s other Canadian hon­orees include Toronto-​​born come­dian Howie Mandel, singer-​​songwriter Tom Cochrane (born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba), and children’s book author Robert Munsch. Writer of such con­tem­po­rary kids’ clas­sics as The Paper Bag Princess and Love You Forever, Munsch is actu­ally an American expat; he was born in Pittsburgh but has lived most of his adult life in Ontario.

You can get a list of Canada’s other Walk of Fame inductees here.

Comments are closed.