Germain Houde

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Germain Houde (born December 14, 1952) is a Quebec Genie Award-winning actor. He is predisposed by his physique to playing tough-guy parts; his screen characters have ranged from cruel criminals to corrupt policemen.

A graduate of the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Québec, Houde spent his early years in theatre including time with an experimental troupe in England, his first cinematic role, a courageous one indeed, was in Anne Claire Poirier’s acclaimed A Scream from Silence (Mourir à tue-tête), where he played the vicious rapist. He has won two Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his roles in Good Riddance (Les bons débarras)[1] and Night Zoo (Un Zoo la nuit).[2]

His other roles have included the television series Omerta, Les Filles de Caleb, Les Invincibles and Vertige, and the films Prettykill, Terminal City Ricochet, Léolo and 2 Frogs in the West.


  1. ^ Jay Scott, "Les Bons Debarras sweeps the Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 13, 1981.
  2. ^ Jay Scott, "Un zoo la nuit wins 13 Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 23, 1988.

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