Canadian Olympic Team Official Website

Our favourite cameos by Canadian athletes

Our favourite cameos by Canadian athletes

By Callum Ng

After this week, Eugenie Bouchard has a much better chance of making a cameo on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Actor Jim Parsons, (Sheldon) is at Wimbledon and has been hanging out with #GenieArmy, check out our story on that.

After Bouchard advanced to her third Grand Slam semi-final this year, TSN asked Parsons if a cameo on his show might be possible. His reply was encouraging, and seemed more than simply gracious, “The only way I could possibly pay her back is to somehow get her on the show, if she even wants that,” exclaimed the Emmy-winning star. “Fair is fair, I would do what I could.”

Later, TSN reporter Mark Masters tells Genie what went down and her response is priceless. #OhMyGodHeSaidThat

Genie_BigBangIn honour of this grand possibility, here are a handful of other Canadian athletes who have made solid cameos:

Steve Nash – Entourage

The two-time NBA MVP meets Eric Murphy, (Kevin Connolly), in a chance encounter and offers some condolences for Eric’s apparent love-life issues. Nash_Entourage

Wayne Gretzky – D2: The Mighty Ducks

After winning their way to the finals, the boys of Team U.S.A. are congratulated by a supportive Gretz, which is albeit weird since they are, well, Team U.S.A. Gretzky_D2

Elvis Stojko – The Simpsons (Kill Gil, Volumes I & II)

The two-time Olympic silver medallist voices his own character in this random cameo, and his outfit is clearly the best part. Oh Classic Stojko.


Ken Read – Corner Gas

Just watch this:

Cam Neely – Dumb and Dumber

Ever wonder where ‘Kick his a–, Sea Bass!” came from? Hall-of-Famer and President of the Boston Bruins Cam Neely, that’s who.
Not really a cameo, we know, but priceless.

Paul Kariya – D3: The Mighty Ducks

Quote! “Size isn’t everything in hockey Josh…”



By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Canadian Olympic ID

Feature Poll

TO2015 Pan Am VenuesSee All

Venue Guide: Courtside at Canadian Tennis Centre

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 866 other followers

Get your free Olympic I.D.

Get your Olympic I.D. for early access to exclusive content, contests and email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.