Dan Bigras

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Dan Bigras
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Dan Bigras, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
17 June 2013
Background information
Born (1956-12-23) 23 December 1956 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupations musician, actor
Years active 1983–present
Website www.danbigras.com

Dan Bigras (born 23 December 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a francophone rock singer and actor from Canada. He was discovered by Gerry Boulet in 1983, and his first album Ange Animal was released in 1990.

He is the spokesman of Refuge des Jeunes de Montréal (meaning Refuge of Montreal's young people), an agency to help homeless and at-risk youth. The organisation produces le show du Refuge each year.

He has appeared as a film actor since 1997's J'en suis!. Bigras was seen nationally in a pair of CBC miniseries dramas about Canadian biker gangs called The Last Chapter (2002), and The Last Chapter II: The War Continues (2002), as Roots Racine, the impetuous leader of the Montreal chapter of the Triple Sixers, a fictional group loosely based on the Hells Angels. These series were produced in English and French.[1] He was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Song, "L'Astronaute", for the movie La Rage de l'ange.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Ange Animal (1990)
  • Tue-moi (1992)
  • Les Immortels (1993)
  • Le Fou du diable (1995)
  • Le Chien (1998)
  • 2000 et un enfant (1999)
  • Bigras 1992/2002 Tout (2003)
  • Fou (2005)
  • Fan (2009)

Filmography[edit]

  • J'en suis! (1997)
  • Rivière-des-Jérémie (2001) - TV series
  • Le ring intérieur (2002)
  • Tag - Épilogue (2002) - TV series
  • The Last Chapter (2002) - TV miniseries
  • The Last Chapter II: The War Continues (2003) - TV miniseries
  • Les guerriers (TV-2004)
  • Idole instantanée (2005)
  • La Rage de l'ange (2006)
  • 3 saisons (2009)
  • 30 vies (2010)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Last Chapter at CBC Television
  2. ^ "The 2007 Genie nominees". Jam!/Canoe. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 

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