Legendary Canadian actor Graham Greene was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame last December and celebrated the honour in Stratford last week with friends and family at a Hometown Stars event hosted by Canada’s Walk of Fame and Cineplex Entertainment.
Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars, presented by Cineplex, allows inductees to celebrate their induction in their hometown with a plaque mounted at a location of their choice. Greene has been living in Stratford since 2011 but is from Ohsweken.
According to Canada’s Walk of Fame website, Greene was born on June 22, 1952. After working several jobs, which included welding, carpentry and audio engineering, he took up acting. He travelled to England and South America where he performed in and taught theatre.
Greene has more than 100 film and television credits to his name, including The Crackwalker, Jessica, History of the Village of the Small Huts, and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing for which Greene won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor.
Greene then co-starred in Dances with Wolves, earning him an Oscar nomination. Since then his many film credits include, Die Hard with a Vengeance, North, Green Mile, Maverick, and Snow Dogs. Some of his many television credits include Exhibit A, Rocket Science, Wolf Lake, The Red Green Show, North of Sixty, and Dudley the Dragon, which awarded Greene two Gemini Awards.
“Greene resides outside Toronto with his wife, Hilary and a small army of cats where he continues to write, build boats, and continue working in the entertainment industry,” states the site.
Greene was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2015. His album, Listen to the Storyteller, won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. Greene was awarded the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Canadian Film and Television in 2004.
Previous Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars include David Suzuki, Viola Desmond, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Chris Hadfield, and Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue.
Greene was also the recipient of several Best Actor Awards for his roles in Skins, The Education of Little Tree, and Northern Exposure.