Patrick Huard biography
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2
Date of Birth: January 2, 1969
It is impossible to describe Patrick Huard in one word. A stand-up comedian, actor, writer, director and producer, he has appeared in numerous films, comedy shows and TV series.
Born in Montreal, Patrick had the chance to make film debut in 1977 when he was asked to share the screen with Roy Dupuis in the comedy J'en suis!, followed by appearances in The Boys (1997) and Boys II (1998), two incredibly successful films in Quebec.
His first dramatic role came in 2003 when he was hired to play opposite Michel Côté as one of the two main characters in the movie Sur le seuil, an adaptation of the popular novel of the same title by Patrick Senécal. After taking on the starring role in the romantic comedy Nez rouge (2003), he continued with Monica la Mitraille (2004) and Maman Last Call.
In 2006, Patrick shared the screen with Colm Feore in the film Bon Cop Bad Cop, for which Patrick wrote the screenplay. This police action comedy became a huge success at the Canadian box office and Patrick won a Canadian Comedy Award for his screenplay. He was also nominated for a Genie award for his leading role in the film.
In 2007, he wanted to try directing. Result: a debut film that was well received by both the public and critics, the drama Les 3 p'tits cochons. The three main roles were portrayed by Claude Legault, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge and Paul Doucet. Patrick repeated his success three years later with the comedy Filière 13 (2010), which starred the same trio of players as his previous film.
The year 2007 was also a prolific one for Patrick on television when his taxi driver character Rogatien, a taxi driver on comedy series Taxi 0-22 made a big splash on TVA with ratings of over one million viewers. Americans expressed interest in the concept, choosing to acquire the rights.
After an absence of 12 years away from the stage, he believed the time had come to return to the boards with a new comedy show titled Face à face, in March 2012.
In recent years, Patrick Huard has been accumulating trophies. In 2008 and 2009 he notably won the Artis award for best artist in a comedy show. The Quebec public proved their love for him when he also received, in 2009 and 2010, the Artis award given to the male personality of the year.
In 2012, Patrick was nominated for both a Genie award and a Jutra Award for his starring role in the hit comedy Starbuck. Patrick won Best Actor at the Valladolid International Film Festival for his role in the film, which was such a big hit in Quebec that it was later turned into an American film starring Vince Vaughn.
In 2014, he appeared alongside Anne Dorval in Xavier Dolan's award-winning drama Mommy and in 2015, starred in the comedy Ego Trip.
His latest credit sees him reprise his role as David Bouchard next to Colm Feore in Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017).
The Quebec public isn't just fascinated by Patrick's career. His love stories are the delight of many readers and magazines. He had a relationship with host Véronique Cloutier (daughter of disgraced producer Guy Cloutier, who was found to have repeatedly raped his famous charge, former child star Nathalie Simard, when she was a pre-teen), and Emilie Malo (daughter of Queen Malo). Patrick was married to singer Anik Jean, with whom he has a child and he also has a daughter, Jessie, with another former wife, singer Lynda Lemay.