Marc Messier

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For the former hockey player, see Mark Messier.

Marc Messier (born August 16, 1947 in Granby, Quebec) is a Canadian actor and filmmaker.

Background[edit]

Messier's 30-year acting career included the participation in several well-known films and television series.

After finishing his studies and developed his acting skills in college, he played in various theatrical shows across the province of Quebec plays including "Broue". It was in 1972, that he debuted his acting career in La Vie Rêvée and would make his first appearance in a television series in 1974 in Avec le temps.

Messier's most extensive role was in the two-decade old television series Lance et Compte in which he played the role of Marc Gagnon, an all-star hockey player for the fictional NHL team of the Quebec National, a copycat version of the defunct Quebec Nordiques (now Colorado Avalanche). After his retirement, Gagnon went on to coach the team during two separate; the first starting during the second season and again during the fourth season of the called : Lance et Compte : Nouvelle generation. Messier played the role of Gagnon for the series six seasons from 1986 to the latest one in 2006 called Lance et Compte : La revanche and the three subsequent seasons until 2012.

Messier also played the role of Bob in all four chapters of the popular Quebec film Les Boys, the story of a hockey team from a senior's league.

He also played roles in other important films such as Jesus of Montreal and Le Sphinx and television series such as Les Voisins, La Petite Vie, Omertà and Urgence.

In addition of playing a role in the film Le Sphinx which played in 1995, he also co-produced it with Les Boys producer Louis Saia. Messier played in several other movies that was produced by Saia during his lengthy career.

Selected filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Le Sphinx Réal Prescott
1989 Jesus of Montreal

TV[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Les Boys Bob
1987 Les voisins Bernard
1986 Lance et Compte Marc Gagnon

Awards[edit]

Messier's most productive year was in 1988 in which he won two Gemini awards for best lead male role and best male supporting role for his participation in Lance et Compte and Les Voisins. His role in Les Boys also gave nominations for best male actor in the Jutras awards in 1999 and 2002.

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