Hamilton-born Eugene Levy named ‘companion’ of Order of Canada

Legendary Hamilton-born actor and comedian Eugene Levy has just received a prestigious promotion through the Order of Canada

The 76-year-old Levy, best known today for his work on the hit CBC comedy series Schitt’s Creek, is one of 99 Order of Canada appointees as selected by the Governor General in recognition of significant contributions to the country. 

In fact, Levy – who was first appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011 – has been promoted to the ranking of ‘companion,’ which is the honour’s highest possible rank. 

Levy has received the honour “for elevating the stature of Canadian television on the international stage as an acclaimed actor and producer,” according to a release from the Order of Canada. 

Born in Hamilton in 1946 and a graduate of McMaster University, Levy has since become one of Canada’s most prominent actors and comedians, known largely for his work in TV shows like SCTV, the American Pie movies, and his regular appearances in Christopher Guest mockumentary films.

Levy has also won a bevy of entertainment awards including Canadian Screen Awards and Primetime Emmy wins for his work on Schitt’s Creek

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Lead image: Schitt’s Creek (CBC)

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