Yves Jacques

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Yves Jacques
Born (1956-05-10) 10 May 1956 (age 60)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present

Yves Jacques (born 10 May 1956 in ) is a Canadian film, television and stage actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He studied theatre at the Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe,[1] and began acting on stage in both Quebec City and Montreal.[1] He became more widely known to film and television audiences beginning in 1981 as a sketch performer in Télévision de Radio-Canada's annual Bye Bye New Year's Eve variety special, and soon began appearing more widely in film and television roles.[1] To international audiences, he is best known as Claude, the gay academic in Denys Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions.[1] On stage, he is noted for originating the role of Lydie-Anne in the premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard's play Lilies.[1]

Since 2001, he has toured the world in two shows by Robert Lepage, La face cachée de la lune and Le Projet Andersen, where he played all the roles.[1]

He is openly gay.[2]


Short films




  • Nominated for the prix Jutra for best actor in 2000 for Souvenirs intimes


In 1981, he was singer-songwriter of the song On ne peut pas tous être pauvres (based on music by Pierre Gagnon), and produced the music video, which was the first Québécois music video.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Yves Jacques at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Thomas Waugh, Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas. Carleton University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0773530690. p. 434.
  3. ^ according to Musique Plus

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