Roy Dupuis biography

Roy Dupuis

Date of Birth: April 21, 1963

Born in Amos, Quebec, Roy Dupuis was raised in Amos until he was 11, then Kapuskasing, Ontario, where he learned to speak English, and when his parents divorced, he moved with his mother and siblings to Laval, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. From there it was a nearby journey to the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, from which he graduated in 1986.

It didn't take long for Roy to become a household name in Quebec when he played Ovila, the handsome but neglectful and alcoholic husband of the main character in the series Emilie/Les Filles de Caleb (1990). He won a Gémeaux for Best Male Actor for his performance.

Work began pouring in, and he accepted regular roles on series such as Scoop (1992), Blanche (1993), Dark Eyes (1995) and the American series La Femme Nikita (1997 to 2001), the latter which developed an international fan base for the handsome young actor.

Dupuis has also played roles in many major Quebec releases, including Jesus de Montreal (1989), Being at Home with Claude (1992), Séraphin: Heart of Stone/Séraphin: un home et son péché (2002), The Barbarian Invasions/Les invasions barbares (2003), Machine Gun Molly/Monica la mitraille (2004) and Maurice Richard/The Rocket (2006).

For his performance as a man who emerges from a lengthy coma with amnesia in Looking for Alexander/Mémoires affectives, he earned a Best Actor Award at the 2005 Genie Awards. In 2008, he won a Jutra award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work in Shake Hands With the Devil (2007).

In his spare time, Roy enjoys sailing. He lives in an 1840s farmhouse in the Quebec countryside, which he renovated and restored himself.


The Forbidden Room(2015)
The Sound of Trees(2015)
Stranger in a Cab (2014)
Another House (2013)
Rock Paper Scissors(2013)
Coteau rouge(2011)
Mesrine: Killer Instinct(2010)
I Remember(2009)
Sticky Fingers(2009)
The Timekeeper(2009)
Mesrine: L'ennemi public no. 1 (2008)
Némésis (2008)
The Timekeeper(2008)
Mesrine: L'instinct de mort (2008)
Un été sans point ni coup sûr (2008)
Emotional Arithmetic(2008)
Shake Hands With the Devil(2007)
That Beautiful Somewhere(2006)
The Rocket/Maurice Richard (2006)
Les Etats-Unis d'Albert (2005)
Looking for Alexander/Mémoires affectives (2005)
C'est pas moi, c'est l'autre (2004)
Manners of Dying(2004)
Machine Gun Molly/Monica la mitraille (2004)
Jack Paradise (Les nuits de Montréal) (2004)
The Barbarian Invasions/Les invasions barbares (2003)
Séraphin: Heart of Stone/Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2003)
Free Money (1998)
Bleeders (1997)
Heads or Tails/J'en suis! (1997)
Aire libre (1996)
L'homme idéal (1996)
Waiting for Michelangelo (1996)
Chili's Blues/C'était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (1994)
Entangled (1993)
Cap Tourmente (1993)
Being at Home with Claude (1992)
Le marché du couple (1990)
Jesus of Montreal/Jésus de Montréal (1989)
Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer (1989)
In the Belly of the Dragon/Dans le ventre du dragon (1989)
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