The Necessities of Life
The Necessities of Life is a 2008 Canadian drama film directed by Benoît Pilon and starring Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas and Paul-André Brasseur. Told in both French and Inuktitut, the film is about an Inuit man, sent to Quebec for tuberculosis treatment; the film was shot in Iqaluit and Quebec City. It received positive reviews and won four Genie Awards, including Best Direction for Pilon, the Special Grand Prize of the Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival. In 1952, a tuberculosis epidemic is sweeping Northern Canada, numerous Inuit are compelled by the government to seek treatment in the lower provinces. One Inuit man from Baffin Island, arrives at a sanatorium in Quebec City, he is treated by Carole. An orphaned boy, Kaki spends time with Tiivii in the institution. Tiivii struggles with the language barrier. Kaki speaks both French and Inuktitut, can translate conversations between Tiivii and Carole. However, the relationship becomes awkward. Kaki had advised him it was a bad idea, citing his greater understanding of white people, though Tiivii felt he had a better understanding of women.
Tiivii hopes to adopt Kaki. When director Benoît Pilon read Bernard Émond's screenplay, he wanted Inuit actor Natar Ungalaaq as the lead role after seeing him in the 2001 Inuit film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. Ungalaaq read the screenplay, found the story personal as his real-life grandfather was diagnosed with tuberculosis during the historical epidemic in the 1950s, he did not disclose this story to the media. For his role as Kaki, Paul-André Brasseur, who lived in Montreal and spoke French, learned his Inuktitut lines with Ungalaaq's aid; the budget was $4 million. Filming took place in numerous locations. Arctic scenes were shot around Iqaluit and other scenes were shot in Quebec City; the film was first screened at the Montreal World Film Festival and at the Théâtre Maisonneuve on 25 August 2008. It opened in wider Quebec theatres on 29 August, was re-released in Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke on 3 April 2009. After the film was submitted for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Entertainment One granted distribution rights for the United States to IFC Films in January 2009.
Entertainment One re-released the film in Toronto and Vancouver in April 2009. The film received critical acclaim. In Canada, Marc-André Lussier of La Presse called the film beautiful and Natar Ungalaaq strong and charismatic; the Montreal Gazette's Brendan Kelly called it "quite one of the best Quebecois films of the year." Normand Provencher of La Presse described it as beautiful. In Maclean's, Brian D. Johnson assessed the film as "an immaculately crafted distressing drama," albeit difficult to watch given the subject matter. Johnson said Ungalaaq displayed grace. Linda Barnard, writing for The Toronto Star, called it "A gentle yet moving story," and praised Ungalaaq. Following Quebec's Jutra Awards, MP Marcel Proulx told the House of Commons of Canada in March 2009 that the film was a powerful statement on the distinct cultures of Nunavik and the rest of Quebec. MP Roger Pomerleau publicly congratulated Ungalaaq. Writing for Variety, Dennis Harvey said "Necessities knows just how to eke maximum poignancy from its events without seeming to manipulate for tearjerking effect."
Dan Kois, writing for The Washington Post, called the film "thoughtful and at its end, quite touching," but found it unoriginal and blandly directed. In The Chicago Reader, Cliff Doerksen said parts of the film appear to be no better than a TV movie, "but the acting is understated and strong." Canada submitted the film for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, one of the rare Canadian selections to feature a substantial amount of Inuktitut, following Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. In January 2009, Academy members shortlisted the film among nine for the 81st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated, it received the most nominations with eight. Aboriginal peoples in Northern Canada List of submissions to the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Canadian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Necessities of Life on IMDb
Gordon Edward Pinsent, CC, FRSC is a Canadian actor, screenwriter and playwright. He is known for his roles in numerous productions, including Away from Her, The Rowdyman and the Missus, A Gift to Last, Due South, The Red Green Show and Quentin Durgens, M. P. Since 1989, for nearly 30 years, he has served as the voice of Babar the elephant in television and film. Pinsent, the youngest of six children, was born in Newfoundland, his mother, Florence "Flossie", was from Clifton and his father, Stephen Arthur Pinsent, was a papermill worker and cobbler from Dildo, Newfoundland. His mother was a religious Anglican, he was a self-described "awkward child". Pinsent began acting on stage in the 1940s at the age of 17, he soon took on roles in radio drama on the CBC, moved into television and film as well. In the early 1950s, he took a break from acting and joined the Canadian Army, serving for four years as a Private in The Royal Canadian Regiment. Pinsent's professional acting career began in 1957 at Winnipeg's Theatre 77 under the direction of John Hirsch.
In the years that followed, he performed in many theatrical productions in Winnipeg, Toronto and at the Stratford Festival. In the early 1960s he appeared in The Forest Rangers, he has since become a staple of Canadian television with roles including the series Quentin Durgens, M. P. A Gift to Last, Due South, Wind at My Back and Power Play; the pilot episode of A Gift to Last was adapted for the stage by Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan and has become a perennial Canadian Christmas favourite in regional theatres across the country. Pinsent's movie roles include The Rowdyman, Who Has Seen the Wind and the Missus, The Shipping News and Away from Her, he wrote the screenplays for the Missus. His best known early film role was that of the President of the United States in the 1970 science fiction cult classic Colossus: The Forbin Project, he starred in a role called Horse Latitudes based upon Donald Crowhurst, now featured in Deep Water. In 1979 he was made an officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1998.
In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. On March 6, 2007, it was announced. On March 8, 2007, it was publicly announced in Toronto, Canada, that Pinsent had accepted the appointment of honorary chairman of the "Building for the Future" fundraising campaign for The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. During the 2008, 2010 and 2011 summer periods of CBC Radio One, Pinsent presented a radio documentary series called The Late Show featuring extended obituaries of notable Canadians whom the producers believed deserved attention. Pinsent appeared in one of Canadian director Stephen Dunn's early short films titled Life Doesn't Frighten Me, which won various awards, including the CBC Short Film Face-Off, with a cash prize of $30,000; the film won awards at the Toronto Student Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. Most he had a guest starring role as Maurice Becker on the February 3, 2010 episode of Canadian television series Republic of Doyle, he was a featured guest reader on Bookaboo.
He attained recent notoriety when a comedic segment of him reading from Justin Bieber's autobiography on This Hour Has 22 Minutes went viral on October 20, 2010. His first memoir, By the Way, was published in 1992 by Stoddart Publishing, his second, was published in 2012 by McClelland and Stewart. He has written seven screenplays, including: the Missus, his plays include Brass Rubbings. Pinsent married actress Charmion King in 1962, they were married until her death on January 6, 2007 from emphysema. Pinsent has two children and Beverly Kennedy, from an earlier marriage to Irene Reid. Pinsent is a Companion of a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. In 1997, he won the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in television. Pinsent received an LL. D from the University of Prince Edward Island in 1975, Honorary doctorates from Queen's University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Lakehead University and the University of Windsor. Pinsent received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2004, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts.
It was on July 12, 2005, in his hometown of Grand Falls-Windsor, in honour of his 75th birthday, that the Arts & Culture Centre was renamed The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts. A street in his hometown is named in his honor. On September 25, 2008 at a "Newfoundland and Labrador Inspired Evening" at The Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto, the Company Theatre presented Mr. Pinsent with the inaugural Gordon Pinsent Award of Excellence. Pinsent received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, his acting and writing awards include: 2014 - Canadian Screen Award - Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for The Grand Seduction 2013 - Canadian Screen Award - Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series for Republic of Doyle 2008 - Genie Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Away from Her 2007 - ACTRA Award - Outstanding Male Performance for Away from Her 2004 - Banff Television Festival - Award of Excellence 2003 - ACTRA Award - Award of Excellence 1999 - Gemini Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Su
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie is a British-born Canadian television and film actor. He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski on the television series Due South was his first international success. After years acting in over 125 Canadian and international projects, he became known for his portrayal of the Cylon model number two Leoben Conoy on Battlestar Galactica, following that, his role as record producer Lew Ashby on the Showtime series Californication. Cast as a bad guy in movies, Rennie's regular participation in Canadian productions gives him an opportunity to show a broader range of his acting abilities, which have been recognized by several awards. Rennie was born in Sunderland and Wear, to Scottish parents; when he was four years old, the family emigrated to Canada. Rennie was brought up in Alberta, as the second of three boys, he graduated from Strathcona High School, where he met and befriended Bruce McCulloch from The Kids in the Hall.
He dropped out from college and took up all sorts of odd jobs instead, leaving Edmonton for brief stays in Vancouver and Toronto before settling in Vancouver. After a serious bout with alcoholism in his youth, Rennie managed to get his addiction under control at age 33 and was able to commit to acting, he likes painting and admires abstract expressionist artists such as Basquiat and Pollock. An enthusiastic mountain climber in his youth, Rennie still practices various sports, he is, above all, an avid golfer. He resides alternately in Los Angeles, he has no children. Working at the campus radio of University of Alberta led Rennie to discover acting at age 25, he started his career on stage, performing at the A. B. O. P. Theatre in Edmonton in Amerika, a play adapted from Franz Kafka's novel and followed with the critically acclaimed American Buffalo during the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. After attending Bruhanski Theatre Studio in Vancouver, he had his first professional theatrical performance in 1989 in Sally Clark's Lost Souls and Missing Persons, a Touchstone Theatre production.
This earned him an invitation to work at the Shaw Festival where he appeared in Man and Superman and in Pinero's Trelawny of the Wells. Rennie's first appearance on screen was in the indie Canadian film Purple Toast, filmed in 1990 and released in 1993. In 1993, he began to take small roles in television. Rennie's profile within the Canadian industry was heightened during this period by leading roles in the television films Paris or Somewhere and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down. Due to several disagreements during the production of the latter film, Rennie vowed never to work for the CBC again, though he has remained a staunch supporter of the Canadian industry as a whole. After his first appearance on The X-Files, he was offered the role of Alex Krycek but turned it down because he did not want to commit to a television series at that time, his career gained momentum and larger roles in Canadian films followed. He had more important roles on television series, as in a two-parter for La Femme Nikita.
His most prominent early roles were as guitar player Billy Tallent in Bruce McDonald's Hard Core Logo and as detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski in the third and fourth seasons of CTV series Due South, which aired in over 150 countries. The Canadian band Billy Talent is named after his Hard Core Logo character; as for his part in Due South, it has been said that his "disaffected intensity and hungover good looks" added an edge to the series. Rennie was seen in the recurrent roles of the convenience store guru Newbie on Don McKellar's cult television series Twitch City and of detective Bobby Marlowe on the award-winning series Da Vinci's Inquest, his interpretation of sex marathoner Craig Zwiller in Don McKellar's Last Night earned him his first Genie Award. After a role in David Cronenberg's eXistenZ, his first international success on the big screen was his appearance as the thug Dodd in Christopher Nolan's Memento; the same year, he impersonated a seductive drifter in Suspicious River. With the father characters of Falling Angels and Flower and Garnet, Rennie expanded to playing more mature roles, rather than young, self-destructive rebels.
He impersonated self-controlled Inspector Wood in the period drama Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story and appeared as the quiet dyslexic painter of Wilby Wonderful. He has played guest roles in episodes of various Canadian or US television series like Mutant X, The Dead Zone, Supernatural, The L Word, Bionic Woman and more Harper's Island. During the same time, he has interpreted contrasting characters in movies such as The Butterfly Effect, H20: the Last Prime Minister, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Blade: Trinity, Unnatural & Accidental, The Invisible, Tin Man, Normal and The X-Files: I Want to Believe, his recurring role as the Cylon Leoben Conoy in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his portrayal of the record producer Lew Ashby throughout the second season of Californication have earned him a new wide and international recognition. In 2009–10, Rennie played a cha
Kevin Tighe is an American actor who has worked in television and theatre since the late 1960s. He is best known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, on the 1972-77 NBC series Emergency! Tighe was cast in his first major film. After being under contract with Paramount and Universal, Tighe's career took a turn from bit parts and extra work when he was cast as Roy DeSoto on Emergency!. Following Emergency!, Tighe went on to make numerous guest television appearances in shows such as Ellery Queen, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Six Million Dollar Man. Aside from The Graduate, some of Tighe's film credits include Road House, City of Hope, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Jade. Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform. In the 2000s he played Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series Lost, as well as Giles Corey in the premiere episode of the original WGN America series Salem. Tighe has been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Mourning Becomes Electra, Anna Christie, Other Desert Cities, Curse of the Starving Class.
Tighe was born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, California, of Czech-Bohemian and Irish descent, the son of an actor. When he was five, Tighe moved with his family from Los Angeles to nearby Pasadena, where he began acting at an early age, auditioning for juvenile leads at the Pasadena Playhouse, he graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962, went on to attend Pasadena City College before receiving an undergraduate degree from USC and an MFA for acting in 1967. After USC, Tighe was drafted into the United States Army. Due to an injury to his finger, he was stationed for two years at Fort Knox rather than being sent to Vietnam. Since 1985, Tighe has resided in Skagit County, Washington with his wife, the artist Rebecca Fletcher. From Skagit County, he travels to Los Angeles for work. Tighe has a daughter from his first marriage, Jennifer Tighe, an actress with whom he appeared in the stage production of A Reckoning. Tighe's first film appearance was in 1967 as fraternity brother in The Graduate, after which he appeared in two other films: Narcotics: Pit of Despair and Yours and Ours.
After being discharged from the Army, Tighe appeared at the Taper Theater in Los Angeles in "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine" and in Noël Coward's "Design for Living" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. After this, he went on to perform in "Design for Living" with the National Theatre of Great Britain. During this period Tighe worked with a number of well-known actors including Lorne Greene, Maggie Smith, Michael Landon before signing a contract with Universal Studios. During Tighe's tenure at Paramount, he appeared on NBC's Bonanza in the episode, "The Weary Willies". Tighe auditioned for a new Jack Webb television series, Emergency! in 1972 and landed the role of firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, alongside Randolph Mantooth as his partner, John Gage. DeSoto and his team would respond to vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, other rescues in a fire department rescue squad. After receiving advice and treatment orders from a local hospital via radiotelephone, the medics performed advanced life support techniques to stabilize patients needing aid before having them transported to a medical facility.
In order to better portray his character, along with other actors on the show, sat in on paramedic classes and participated in "ride-alongs" with the LA County Fire Department. When the show premiered, there were only 12 paramedic units in North America. In a 2006 Seattle radio interview, Tighe stated that Emergency! "...resonated with working people and I was always proud of that fact. It promoted the paramedic program."The show ran six seasons with seven two-hour television movie specials including a pilot film, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act. And averaged 30 million viewers each week. Tighe directed four episodes of Emergency!: "Gossip", "Inventions", "Fair Fight". and wrote one episode for the show, "Up all Night". Tighe and Mantooth did many of their own stunts in the early years of the show. Mantooth has been quoted as saying, "If you could see our faces, it was us doing the stunts, if you couldn't, it was our stunt double." While on Emergency!, Tighe appeared as Roy DeSoto in episodes of two other shows created by Robert A. Cinader, Sierra which had its backdoor pilot as an Emergency! episode, Adam-12.
Tighe voiced Roy DeSoto on the animated spin-off Emergency +4. and narrated an episode about the work of paramedics in LA County with Mantooth on NBC's Go! During the series' run and after it was cancelled, Tighe became and remained friends with Mantooth as well as London and Troup. Tighe served as a best man at Mantooth's second wedding in 2002. Through his friendship with Troup and London, who were married to each other as well as recording artists prior to being cast on the show, Tighe had the opportunity to meet well known jazz musicians and artists. Both Tighe and Mantooth appear in the video presentation The Pioneers of Paramedicine Story, a project done in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Museum. Filmed in 2001 with additional scenes filmed in 2013, the video is a documentation of the history of pre-hospital medicine. Tighe was an honorary committee member on Project 51 and its efforts to honor Emergency!'s legacy. Tighe compiled a brief history of American EMS for the project.
Roy DeSoto's uniform, along with some of the medical equipment used on the show was ind
Alan John Scarfe is a British-Canadian actor, stage director and author. He is the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, he won the 1985 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Bay Boy and earned two other Genie best actor nominations for Deserters and Overnight and a Gemini Award nomination for best actor in aka Albert Walker. He won a Jessie Award for best actor in 2005 for his performance in Trying at the Vancouver Playhouse. In 2006 he won the Jury Prize for best supporting actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest in The Hamster Cage and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle honorary award for lifetime achievement. Scarfe was born in Harpenden, the son of Gladys Ellen and Neville Vincent Scarfe, both university professors. Neville Scarfe was the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC and served in that position from 1956-1973. Alan has a son named Jonathan Scarfe, an actor and director, he has been married to Barbara March since 1979 and they have a daughter named Antonia Scarfe, a musician and composer.
Jonathan and Tosia collaborated on the short film Speak, Jonathan as director, Tosia as composer and performer of the title song, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the Short Category at Dances with Films in Los Angeles in 2001. He has two brothers. Scarfe describes himself as a lifelong atheist, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began his career as a classical stage actor. He has performed well over 100 major roles in theatres across Europe and the United States, including King Lear, Hamlet, Brutus, Petruchio, Cyrano de Bergerac, Doctor Faustus, Uncle Vanya, John Barrymore in Sheldon Rosen's Ned and Jack and Harras in Zuckmayer's The Devil's General, he is a stage director whose productions have ranged from the works of Shakespeare to Albee, Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, Yevgeny Schwarz and Preston Jones. He has been a familiar face on television and film for more than forty years, he played NSA member Dr. Bradley Talmadge, the director of the Backstep Project operations, on the UPN series Seven Days.
He had guest roles as two separate Romulan characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Magistrate Augris in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resistance". In 2003 he co-starred with his son Jonathan in Burn: The Robert Wraight Story. After returning to Canada from Los Angeles in 2002, he began writing novels under the pseudonym Clanash Farjeon; the titles include A Handbook for Attendants on the Insane: the Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as Revealed to Clanash Farjeon, The Vampires of Ciudad Juarez, about the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs and the tragedy of'las desaparecidas', The Vampires of 9/11, a political satire about America's blindness and inability to accept who the real culprits are, the third book of the trilogy Vampires of the Holy Spirit completes the story in Rome during April 2005, the beginning of the papacy of Joseph Ratzinger. The first three can be found in Italian under the titles Le Memorie di Jack lo Squartatore, I vampiri di Ciudad Juarez and I vampiri dell'11 settembre.
In March 2014 Mosaic Press published The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as revealed to Clanash Farjeon but this is no longer an approved edition. Beginning in 2017, all four novels will be republished and without the pseudonym by Smart House Books and will be retitled as The Revelation of Jack the Ripper, the'Carnivore Trilogy' as The Vampires of Juarez, The Demons of 9/11, The Mask of the Holy Spirit; the Vampires of Juarez was awarded the 2018 BIBA Star. The Bitter Ash - Des Cathy's Curse - George Gimble Murder by Phone - John Websole The Wars - Capt. Leather Deserters - Sergeant Ulysses Hawley The Bay Boy - Sgt. Tom Coldwell Walls - Ron Simmons Joshua Then and Now - Jack Trimble Overnight - Vladimir Jezda Keeping Track - Royle Wishart Street Justice - Eugene Powers Iron Eagle II - Col. Vardovsky Kingsgate - Daniel Kingsgate Divided Loyalties - George Washington Double Impact - Nigel Griffith Lethal Weapon 3 - Herman Walters The Portrait - David Severn Back in Business - David Ashby The Wrong Guy - Farmer Brown Silence - Lawyer Sanctuary - William Dyson The Hamster Cage - Phil Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Father Cassidy Alan Scarfe on IMDb Alan Scarfe at the Internet Broadway Database Scarfe at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Michael Hogan (Canadian actor)
Michael Hogan is a Canadian actor known for his roles as Colonel Saul Tigh in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, Billy in The Peanut Butter Solution, the voice of Armando-Owen Bailey in the Mass Effect series and villainous werewolf hunter Gerard Argent in Teen Wolf. Hogan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1949, raised in North Bay and studied at National Theatre School of Canada. Hogan began his career in 1978 and has starred in numerous TV shows, radio dramas and operas, he got his start in plays at the Shaw Festival. Hogan starred as Colonel Saul Tigh, Executive Officer of the Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. Among his prior television work is his role as Tony Logozzo in Cold Squad, Hogan starred in the 1985 children's film The Peanut Butter Solution. Hogan won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Solitaire, he had been nominated in that category the previous year for Diplomatic Immunity. Hogan was nominated for the Gemini, for Best Actor in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries, for the 2003 telefilm Betrayed.
He made his film debut in the Peter Fonda trucker picture High-Ballin'. He and his wife soon became a popular television couple, as the stars of the 1983 Canadian series Vanderberg and the 1986 Canadian-German series The Little Vampire. Hogan has starred on the hit Canadian police series Cold Squad, his movies include Road to Saddle River, Stella, Cowboys Don't Cry and The Cutting Edge and the telefilms Dead Man's Gun, Shadow Lake, Shadow Realm and Nights Below Station Street, for which he received the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association's Blizzard Award for Best Leading Actor. He has guested on such series as Millennium, The Outer Limits, Cold Squad, The L Word, Dollhouse, Numb3rs, in the two-hour premiere of Monk, he plays Myka's father on the SyFy series Warehouse 13. Hogan has lent his voice to the video game industry, providing the voice of Captain Armando-Owen Bailey in the RPG, Mass Effect 2, as well as the opening character, Doc Mitchell, in Fallout: New Vegas. Hogan voiced the character General Tullius in the RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
He appeared in the dark tale Red Riding Hood. Most he reprised his role as Commander Bailey in Mass Effect 3, lent his voice as Samael in the American release of the Korean MMORPG, TERA, he had a recurring role on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf as Gerard Argent, the werewolf-hunting grandfather of Allison Argent and the latest nemesis of main protagonist, Scott McCall. Hogan guest starred as Scott, Brady Kelly's father, in the third season of the acclaimed sitcom Husbands. Michael Hogan on IMDb Michael Hogan at TV Guide
Stéphane Rousseau is a Canadian actor and comedian. He starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Barbarian Invasions, he has been in Asterix at the Olympic Games. His latest movies is the French comedy Fatal, a Zoolander-type spoof of the music industry focusing on the character Fatal Bazooka created by Michaël Youn, he and ex-wife, Maud Saint-Germain, had their first child, a son, Axel Saint-Germain-Rousseau on December 25, 2008. Stéphane Rousseau on IMDb