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22nd Apr '16 2:36:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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To the outside viewer (usually American), after you start watching a few Canadian-made shows, you start to notice something. Something ''weird''. Oh sure, HeyItsThatGuy is totally normal... but it starts getting odd when you're watching Canadian TV, and you start shouting "Hey! It's that Guy!"... ''every five minutes, at every actor''.

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To the outside viewer (usually American), after you start watching a few Canadian-made shows, you start to notice something. Something ''weird''. Oh sure, HeyItsThatGuy is totally normal... but it It starts getting odd when you're watching Canadian TV, and you start shouting "Hey! It's that Guy!"... ''every five minutes, at every actor''.
17th Jan '16 4:41:59 PM FordPrefect
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You see, in Canada, the government offers significant tax breaks and direct subsidies to Canadian-made TV shows, in exchange enforcing a "Canadian actors only" policy for the majority of roles. But there are only so many actors in Canada, especially young actors. The country already has a relatively small population to begin with (about 35 million, roughly a ninth of the US population), and when you narrow the actors down to a specific age group (between 15 and 30, like most of the ones below), and then combine ''that'' with the fact that Canada has become a very popular shooting location for American producers on a tight budget, you're only left with a tiny handful of actors. Additionally, most of these actors often stay in Canada for the rest of their careers (though not always by choice). That said, some have managed to break out it; notably, Creator/EllenPage and [[Music/{{Drake}} Aubrey Graham]].

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You see, in Canada, the government offers significant tax breaks and direct subsidies to Canadian-made TV shows, in exchange enforcing a "Canadian actors only" policy for the majority of roles. But there are only so many actors in Canada, especially young actors. The country already has a relatively small population to begin with (about 35 million, roughly a ninth of the US population), and when you narrow the actors down to a specific age group (between 15 and 30, like most of the ones below), and then combine ''that'' with the fact that Canada has become a very popular shooting location for American producers on a tight budget, you're only left with a tiny handful of actors. Additionally, most of these actors often stay in Canada for the rest of their careers (though not always by choice). That said, some have managed to break out it; notably, of it, notably Creator/EllenPage and [[Music/{{Drake}} Aubrey Graham]].
7th Jan '16 10:09:13 AM Prfnoff
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* In Australia, soaps ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' and ''Series/HomeAndAway'' tend to, together, have at some point featured pretty much every well-known actor the country produces. ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' is particularly notable for having starred Music/KylieMinogue, [[Series/{{House}} Jesse Spencer]], Creator/DichenLachman, Guy Pearce, Music/HollyValance and Music/DeltaGoodrem before they got famous.

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* In Australia, soaps ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' and ''Series/HomeAndAway'' tend to, together, have at some point featured pretty much every well-known actor the country produces. ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' is particularly notable for having starred Music/KylieMinogue, [[Series/{{House}} Jesse Spencer]], Creator/DichenLachman, Guy Pearce, Creator/GuyPearce, Music/HollyValance and Music/DeltaGoodrem before they got famous.
28th Oct '15 4:26:26 PM nombretomado
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You see, in Canada, the government offers significant tax breaks and direct subsidies to Canadian-made TV shows, in exchange enforcing a "Canadian actors only" policy for the majority of roles. But there are only so many actors in Canada, especially young actors. The country already has a relatively small population to begin with (about 35 million, roughly a ninth of the US population), and when you narrow the actors down to a specific age group (between 15 and 30, like most of the ones below), and then combine ''that'' with the fact that Canada has become a very popular shooting location for American producers on a tight budget, you're only left with a tiny handful of actors. Additionally, most of these actors often stay in Canada for the rest of their careers (though not always by choice). That said, some have managed to break out it; notably, Creator/EllenPage and [[{{Drake}} Aubrey Graham]].

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You see, in Canada, the government offers significant tax breaks and direct subsidies to Canadian-made TV shows, in exchange enforcing a "Canadian actors only" policy for the majority of roles. But there are only so many actors in Canada, especially young actors. The country already has a relatively small population to begin with (about 35 million, roughly a ninth of the US population), and when you narrow the actors down to a specific age group (between 15 and 30, like most of the ones below), and then combine ''that'' with the fact that Canada has become a very popular shooting location for American producers on a tight budget, you're only left with a tiny handful of actors. Additionally, most of these actors often stay in Canada for the rest of their careers (though not always by choice). That said, some have managed to break out it; notably, Creator/EllenPage and [[{{Drake}} [[Music/{{Drake}} Aubrey Graham]].
2nd Sep '15 8:02:04 PM BigBertha
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* '''[[Creator/HughDillon Hugh Dillon]]'''

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* '''[[Creator/HughDillon Hugh Dillon]]''''''Creator/HughDillon'''


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22nd May '15 5:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''MyBabysittersAVampire''

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* ''MyBabysittersAVampire''''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''
27th Feb '15 6:02:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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* '''MunroChambers'''

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* '''MunroChambers''''''Creator/MunroChambers'''
6th Feb '15 8:42:18 PM dcamm1987j
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** Not to mention Academy Award winner RusselCrowe and character actor [[Series/{{Entourage}} Alan]] [[Series/{{TheOC}} Dale]].

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** Not to mention Academy Award winner RusselCrowe RussellCrowe and character actor [[Series/{{Entourage}} Alan]] [[Series/{{TheOC}} Dale]].
6th Feb '15 8:41:28 PM dcamm1987j
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** Not to mention Academy Award winner RusselCrowe and character actor [[Series/{{Entourage}} Alan]] [[Series/{{TheOC}} Dale]].
29th Dec '14 7:23:56 PM DJ1992
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* ''John Ralston''

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* ''John Ralston'''''John Ralston'''
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