Michel Côté (actor)

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Michel Côté (born June 25, 1950) is a Canadian actor.[1] He is best known for his performances in the films Cruising Bar and C.R.A.Z.Y., the theatrical show Broue and the television series Omertà.

Early life[edit]

Côté was born in Alma, Quebec, Canada. He graduated from the National Theatre School in 1973.


Côté taught introductory acting and improvisation at the Option Theatre in Ste. Therese until 1977. He subsequently cofounded a small theatre, Vogagements.[2] In 1979 Côté began performing in the play Broue at the theatre; the play was intended to have a one-month run, but ended up being staged in many cities across Canada, and Cote continued to perform in all of the more than 2,000 presentations as late as 2008.[3]

Côté played the lead role in the film Cruising Bar, and was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 1990. He also played the lead role in the film C.R.A.Z.Y.,[4] and won a Genie in the same category for this film in 2005.[5]

In 2009, Côté played a lead role in the film De père en flic, which took in $10.5 million at the box office in Quebec.[6]

He founded Broue with Marc Messier and Marcel Gauthier in 1979.

He is married to French actress Véronique Le Flaguais.


  1. ^ "A zombie flick and a fake country music video: How two Quebec artists are going their own way". Toronto Star, By Allan Woods, June 9, 2018
  2. ^ Peter Rist (2001). Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-313-29931-5.
  3. ^ Craig Glenday (29 April 2008). Guinness World Records 2008. Bantam Books. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-553-58995-5.
  4. ^ "C.R.A.Z.Y.". Sydney Morning Heraald, Paul Byrnes, August 30, 2006
  5. ^ "Arcand's Jesus leads Genie race". Toronto Star, February 14, 1990.
  6. ^ "De père en flic 2: Michel Côté, Louis-José Houde have a family reunion", Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette, July 13, 2017

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