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Link: 10 famous people (besides Drake) who got their start on Toronto kids’ shows

From Ed Conroy of the Toronto Star:

10 famous people (besides Drake) who got their start on Toronto kids’ shows
Here are eight appearances from stars that passed through some fairly foggy Toronto kids’ shows back in the day.

John Candy, Cucumber 

(TVOntario, 1972)

Cucumber (Children’s Underground Club of United Moose and Beaver for Enthusiastic Reporters) was a weekday afternoon children’s program that encouraged viewers to be expressive and creative. Hosted by Moose and Beaver, the Cucumber clubhouse also saw many visitors including an impossibly young John Candy, here playing superhero Weatherman in an episode all about — you guessed it — weather. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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