Ed McNamara

Ed McNamara (21 June 1921 – 11 October 1986) was a Canadian film actor.[1] He appeared in more than forty films from 1941 to 1986.[2]

Edward Francis McNamara
Born21 June 1921
Died11 October 1986(1986-10-11) (aged 65)
Years active19411986
Spouse(s)Peg Dixon

At the 27th Canadian Film Awards in 1976, McNamara and his costar Hugh Webster jointly won the Canadian Film Award for Best Actor in a Non-Feature for their performances in For Gentlemen Only,[3] and McNamara received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor at the 7th Genie Awards in 1986, for his performance in Bayo.[4] In the same year, he received the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement.[1]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1976 For Gentlemen Only
1976 Find the Lady
1976 Goldenrod Jake
1979 The Black Stallion
1985 Bayo Phillip Longlan
Year Title Role Notes
1961-1964 Playdate 3 episodes
1962 Scarlett Hill
1966-1969 Rocket Robin Hood Little John (voice) 52 episodes
1986-1987 Red Serge Abe Farwell 12 episodes


  1. "Ed McNamara". The Canadian Encyclopedia, June 10, 2012.
  2. "Award-winning actor who loved his work Ed McNamara is dead". Montreal Gazette. October 15, 1986. p. 60. Retrieved January 4, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  3. Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1.
  4. "Genie movies something to celebrate". Toronto Star, March 16, 1986.
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