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Is Ryan Reynolds actually Vancouver's favourite actor? Vancouverites weigh in

Vancouver is the hometown of many famous folk.
Vancouver locals weigh in on their favourite Vancouverite actor, including Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Michael J. Fox, Finn Wolfhard, Cobie Smulders, Jason Priestly, and more.

Is Ryan Reynolds actually Vancouver's favourite Vancouverite actor?

Dubbed Hollywood North for its buzzing film industry, Vancouver is also the hometown of many famous folk.

The list of Vancouver-born actors includes Canadian icon Michael J. Fox, recognizable celebrities Seth Rogen and Finn Wolfhard, and popular actors Jason Priestly, Cobie Smulders, and Kristen Kreuk, among many more. 

Yet, Ryan Reynolds is still Vancouver's favourite actor. 

Nearly half of those who voted, 46 per cent to be exact, opted for Reynolds. 

Vancouverites' second most favourite actor is Michael J. Fox. Even Reynolds is a Fox fan.

Seth Rogen came into fourth place, ranking below the third most popular poll option "none of these actors" by one per cent.

The remaining actors garnered between one and two percent of votes, with Cobie Smulders and Jason Priestly receiving around three percent of votes each. 

Shae Mitchell and Alexander Ludwig tied for Vancouverites' least favourite actor. 

Here is the complete ranking of Vancouverites' favourite Vancouver actor:

  1. Ryan Reynolds
  2. Michael J. Fox
  3. Seth Rogen 
  4. Jason Priestly
  5. Cobie Smulders
  6. Kristen Kreuk
  7. Joshua Jackson
  8. Carrie Anne Moss
  9. Sarah Goldberg and Finn Wolfhard (tied)
  10. Shae Mitchell and Alexander Ludwig (tied) 

Vancouver Is Awesome polled 864 Vancouver Is Awesome readers and asked the question: Who is your favourite Vancouver actor?

The poll ran from 1/31/2023 to 2/4/2023. Of the 864 votes, we can determine that 384 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Ryan Reynolds 46.09 % local, 45.25 % total    
Seth Rogen 6.25 % local, 7.64 % total    
Cobie Smulders 3.13 % local, 3.13 % total    
Jason Priestly 3.39 % local, 2.08 % total    
Alexander Ludwig 0.26 % local, 0.69 % total    
Michael J Fox 22.92 % local, 26.74 % total    
Joshua Jackson 2.08 % local, 1.50 % total    
Finn Wolfhard 0.52 % local, 0.23 % total    
Kristin Kreuk 2.34 % local, 1.50 % total    
Carrie Anne Moss 1.56 % local, 1.50 % total    
Shae Mitchell 0.26 % local, 0.35 % total    
Sarah Goldberg 0.52 % local, 0.23 % total    
None of these actors 7.81 % local, 6.71 % total    
A different Vancouver actor 2.86 % local, 2.43 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult Vancouver Is Awesome readers that are located in Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 3.33%, 19 times out of 20.

Vancouver Is Awesome uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

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