Jean Piat (born 23 September 1924) is a French actor and writer.
Piat was born in Lannoy, Nord. He enlisted in the Comédie-Française on 1 September 1947, and became a member on 1 January 1953. He left the Comédie-Française on 31 December 1972, and became an honorary member the following day. He is an officer in the Légion d'honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a grand officer in the Ordre national du Mérite. He was married to actress Françoise Engel (who died in 2005), and is a professor in the dramatic arts of the Simon Course.
Roles in the Comédie-Française
- Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas (An usher, Gudiel, an alguazil, Don Manuel Aeias, Don César de Bazan)
- Man of LaMancha (Don Quixote)
- Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (A guard, Bellerose, a musketeer, Cadet, Brissaille, Jodelet, Cyrano
- Pierre Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville (Figaro)
- Molière's The Miser (La Flèche)
- Eugène Marin Labiche's The Voyage of Mister Perrichon (Daniel Savary, Joseph)
- Pierre de Marivaux's Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard (Pasquin)
- William Shakespeare's Othello (Gentleman)
- William Shakespeare's As You Like It (Amiens)
- William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio)
- Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Covielle)