Donald Pilon (actor)

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Donald Pilon (born April 12, 1938) is a Canadian film and television actor.[1] He won the Canadian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1972 for his role in The True Nature of Bernadette (La Vraie Nature de Bernadette),[2] and was a Genie Award nominee in the same category in 1985 for The Crime of Ovide Plouffe (Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe).[3]

The brother of actor Daniel Pilon, he was born in Montreal, Quebec, his first acting role was in Gilles Carle's 1968 film Le viol d'une jeune fille douce.[4]

His later roles have included the films The Pyx (1973),[5] Child Under a Leaf (1974), The Uncanny (1977),[6] I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978),[7] City on Fire (1979), Fantastica (1980), La Guêpe (1986), An Imaginary Tale (Une histoire inventée) (1990), The Wind from Wyoming (Le Vent du Wyoming) (1994) and Seducing Doctor Lewis (La Grande séduction) (2003), and the television series The Collaborators, Duplessis, Jamais deux sans toi and Les Invincibles.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Donald Pilon, l'acteur qui n'a pas froid aux yeux". Ici Radio-Canada, June 10, 2009.
  2. ^ "Fruet's film wins Canadian Film Award". Brandon Sun, October 21, 1972.
  3. ^ "Bay Boy reels in 11 Genie nominations". The Globe and Mail, February 15, 1985.
  4. ^ "Donald Pilon: l'homme à la Mercedes". La Presse, August 4, 2009.
  5. ^ "At the movies". Ottawa Journal, September 24, 1973.
  6. ^ "Milland likes horror, hates cats".
  7. ^ "Capsule guide to movies". Ottawa Journal, September 7, 1978.

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