Murray Westgate

Canadian actor

Murray Westgate (April 16, 1918 – August 27, 2018) was a Canadian actor.[1] He was best known for his longtime role as a television pitchman in Canadian commercials for Esso on Hockey Night in Canada in the 1950s and 1960s.

Murray Westgate
Born(1918-04-16)April 16, 1918
DiedAugust 27, 2018(2018-08-27) (aged 100)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1940s–1991
Spouse(s)Alice Hill (? - 1983)

He was also known for his roles in Blue City Slammers and for his role in the adaptation of Two Solitudes, as the Prime Minister of Canada.[2]


  1. "DIDN'T YOU USE TO BE...? MURRAY WESTGATE: Canada's most famous Esso dealer never pumped a gallon". The Globe and Mail, September 18, 1987.
  2. "Westgate, Murray (1918- )". Canadian Communications Foundation, November 2002.

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