Martin Watier

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Martin Watier
Born (1973-10-25) October 25, 1973 (age 50)
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1993–present

Martin Watier (born October 25, 1973) is a Canadian actor born in Montreal.[1] Specialized in dubbing, he is, among other things, the official French voice of actors including Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Hartnett, and Ben Foster.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Montreal, Watier started studying music at the age of five. During his high school years, his passion for acting developed: in 1985 he began studies in drama with Quebec actors Normand d’Amour and Henri Chassé.

In 1990, his background in music (piano and voice) along with his talent as a young actor earned him a scholarship to Upper Canada College, in Toronto, where he spent the next two years studying acting and musical theatre.[3] In 1992, he was awarded the Robertson Davies Drama Award for outstanding onstage performance for his interpretation of Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus.[4]


Film and theater[edit]

He returned to Montreal in 1993 to launch his professional career. There he studied acting, singing and dancing with teachers such as Warren Robertson, Estelle Esse and Danielle Hotte. In a short time, Watier landed parts in plays and musicals (Jeanne, Bang Boy, Bang, Jerusalem), on English television (University, Sirens, The Hunger, Student Bodies) and French television (Watatatow, Zap, Catherine, 3 X rien, Annie et ses hommes),[5] and in movies (Hemingway : A Portrait, Laserhawk, The Deception Trilogy, Polytechnique),[6] and in numerous commercials.[7]


In 1995 he discovered voice work. Since then, he regularly worked in the field of dubbing, narration and animation.[8] Lending his voice to foreign actors, but also to fantastic characters and cartoons, he is able to give free rein to his creativity and overflowing imagination.[9] Over the years, he became the official French voice of many American actors including Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Hartnett, and Ben Foster.[10]

Watier dubbed for feature films (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, 54, Black Hawk Down, Capote, Brokeback Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean), TV series (Ally McBeal, Tales of the City), documentaries (Canal Z, Canal Vie, Canal D, Historia, Canal V) and lent his voice to more than fifty cartoon characters (The Simpsons, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, Titan AE, The Incredibles, Monsters vs. Aliens, Open Season, Happy Feet, The Croods, Turbo, Epic).[10]

Theater and musicals[edit]




Television series[edit]

Television films[edit]

French dubbing[edit]


Feature films[edit]

Animation films[edit]


Cartoon voices[edit]

Cartoon - original voices[edit]

Television series and reality shows[edit]


Audio Book[edit]

House voice[edit]



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  2. ^ "Martin Watier | Doubleur de films - Doublage Québec". Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "ISSUU - Old Times Spring / Winter 2014 by Upper Canada College". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014.
  4. ^ McLean, Steve. The Voice. Upper Canada College's Alumni Publication, Old Times, Spring 2014, p.13.
  5. ^ Watier, Martin. "Martin Watier Biography, Filmography, Wiki on". Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Polytechnique - film 2009 - AlloCiné". Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "La Gazette du doublage : Martin Watier, Comédien québécois (Interviews)". September 18, 2003. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Forum Objectif Cinéma - Entrevue de Martin Watier sur La Gazette". September 18, 2003. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Doublé au Québec - Partie 2". YouTube. December 17, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Doublage - Les voix québécoises sont en péril". April 23, 2009. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  11. ^ "Martin Watier TV filmography". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "Site Officiel Grâce de Capitani | Vents contraires". Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Simpson".

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