Jean Lapointe

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Jean Lapointe
Senator from Quebec
In office
June 13, 2001 – December 6, 2010
Preceded byFernand Roberge
Succeeded byLarry Smith
Personal details
Born(1935-12-06)December 6, 1935
Price, Quebec, Canada
DiedNovember 18, 2022(2022-11-18) (aged 86)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionActor, comedian, singer

Jean Lapointe, OC OQ (December 6, 1935 – November 18, 2022) was a Canadian actor, comedian and singer as well as a Canadian Senator.

Lapointe began his stage career as part of the duo Les Jérolas with Jérôme Lemay, performing in such venues as The Ed Sullivan Show and at the Olympia in Paris.

He launched his solo career in 1974 and performed on stage, albums and in two feature films. Most of his albums have been produced by Yves Lapierre.[1]

He was also a social activist who campaigned against alcoholism and drug abuse through his Jean Lapointe Foundation. Named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984, he was appointed to the Senate by Jean Chrétien in 2001, where he served as a Liberal until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 on December 6, 2010. In 2006, he was appointed an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

Lapointe was also a life member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and a member of the Stamp Advisory Committee of Canada Post.

In 2005, Lapointe was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards held in Montreal.[2]

Lapointe died on November 18, 2022, at the age of 86.[3][4]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Jean Lapointe owned the sprinter Diapason whose wins included the 1984 Nearctic Stakes and who was voted the Sovereign Award as that year's Canadian Champion Sprint Horse.[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Two Women in Gold (Deux femmes en or) Det. Poivrot
1971 The Master Cats (Les Chats bottés)
1973 O.K. ... Laliberté Louis
1974 Once Upon a Time in the East (Il était une fois dans l'est)
1974 The Apple, the Stem and the Seeds (La pomme, la queue et les pépins)
1974 Orders (Les Ordres) Clermont Boudreau
1975 A Woman Inflamed (Tout feu, tout femme) François Chartrand
1975 The Winner
1976 A Pacemaker and a Sidecar (L'Eau chaud, l'eau frette) Polo
1977 Bernie and the Gang (Ti-Mine, Bernie pis la gang) Bernie
1977 J.A. Martin Photographer (J.A. Martin photographe) Adhémar
1977 One Man Ben Legault Winner for Best Supporting Actor at the 28th Canadian Film Awards
1977 Angela M. Lebrecque
1978 Duplessis Maurice Duplessis TV miniseries, 7 episodes
1980 Hot Dogs (Les chiens chauds) Lawyer
1990 Ding et Dong Euclide
1990 An Imaginary Tale (Une histoire inventée) Gaston
1992 La Sarrasine Alphonse Lamoureux
1992 Montréal ville ouverte Judge Caron TV miniseries, 13 episodes
1994 René Lévesque Clochard TV series
1996 Never Too Late Woody
1998 Bouscotte Magloire St-Jean TV series
2000 The Bottle (La bouteille) Antoine
2001 A Girl at the Window (Une jeune fille à la fenêtre) Taxi driver
2003 Un gars, une fille Jean, uncle of Sylvie TV series, 2 episodes
2003 Les Immortels Adélard Major
2003 Clearing Skies (Une éclaircie sur le fleuve) The Father Short film
2004 Looking for Alexander (Mémoires affectives) Wilbrod Gadouas
2004 Lance et compte: La reconquête Himself TV series, 1 episode
2004 The Last Tunnel (Le dernier tunnel) Fred Giguère Winner for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Genie Awards
2008 Truffe
2009 The Canadiens, Forever (Pour toujours, les Canadiens!) Gerry Thibodeau
2010 Crying Out (À l'origine d'un cri) Grandfather
2010 Snow & Ashes Thomas
2014 Les beaux malaises Marcel Coiteau TV series, 2 episodes
2020 My Very Own Circus (Mon cirqua à moi) Guédille


  1. ^ "Yves Lapierre". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. ^ "2005 SOCAN AWARDS" Archived January 5, 2018, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Jean Lapointe s'éteint à 86 ans" (in French). TVA Nouvelles. 18 November 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Singer, comedian and former Quebec senator Jean Lapointe has died". CTV News. 18 November 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  5. ^ 2018 Woodbine Media Guide Archived October 15, 2020, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Past Award Winners Archived September 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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