Germain Houde (born December 14, 1952) is a Quebec Genie Award-winning actor. He is predisposed by his physique to playing tough-guy parts; his screen characters have ranged from cruel criminals to corrupt policemen. A graduate of the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Québec, Houde spent his early years in theatre including time with an experimental troupe in England. His first cinematic role, a courageous one indeed, was in Anne Claire Poirier’s acclaimed Mourir à tue-tête, where he played the vicious rapist. He has won two Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his roles in Les bons débarras and Un Zoo la Nuit.
His other roles have included the television series Omerta, Les Filles de Caleb and Les Invincibles, and the films Prettykill, Terminal City Ricochet, A Scream from Silence, Léolo and 2 Frogs in the West.
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