Born in Lachine in Quebec, Canada in 1961, he graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique in 1988 and then worked as a theatre actor. He is known to television audiences for his starring role in the series Omertà. He began writing scripts and directing in 2004. His feature film debut AUDITION, in which he also played the leading role, screened worldwide at festivals and won several awards. His films BABIN and ÉSIMÉSAC have also enjoyed international success.