Photo credits : Mélanie Bernier 2017

Jean-Michel Anctil

Author | Actor | Humorist

Jean-Michel was born in 1966, in St-Pascal de Kamouraska. Already, during his childhood, the envy of the scene seems omnipresent. When he was young, he was attending Jean Lapointe’s show at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, he said to his mother, “One day you will come here, and I will be the scene”.

It was in 1996 that Jean-Michel proposed his first show, simply called Jean-Michel Anctil, presented more than 250 times and nominated in the Spectacle of the Year category at the ADISQ gala the following year. In 1999, he’s back with Rumeurs a second show that ends after selling 532,000 tickets, making it the comedy show that has sold the most tickets! The DVD has passed 70,000 copies. During this period, Jean-Michel will be proclaimed Humorist of the Year three times and Rumors will be crowned the most popular humor show many times at the Les Olivier Gala. In 2009, he took the road to present Tel Quel which will be applauded by 255 000 spectators. Once again, the success is there, winning the Olivier for the most popular comedy show while the DVD wins a Félix at the gala of the ADISQ 2013 in the category Album or DVD of the year – humor. As of August 2016, Jean-Michel will propose Je4n-Michel, his fourth career show.

Along with his successful career as a comedian, Jean-Michel likes to experiment with other aspects of the profession: he improvises – he is inducted into the LNI Hall of Fame on October 16, 2017 – and multiplies the roles at the television, especially in Tout pour toi, Detect inc., Le coeur a ses raisons, 450 chemin du Golf, Lance et Compte: le grand duel, Tranches de vie, 30 Vies. In the movies, we saw him in De père en flic and he also lent his voice to the character of the father of the heroine in the animated film Coraline. He was also a radio host on Rock Détente for 4 years and MusiMax for the program Once a clip. He animated the show Tested on humans, broadcasted on TVA, during 3 seasons.

The actor Jean-Michel has been noticed for his role in the movie We Are The Others (Jean-François Asselin) and we will be able to see him soon in the feature film Ghost Town Antology (Denis Côté).

Filmography

Ghost Town Antology

In post-production

Feature film
Actor | Role: Royal
Director Denis Côté
Productions Couzin | Distribution Maison 4 Tiers

We Are The Others

2017

Feature film
Actor | Role : Robert
Production : Jean-François Asselin
Item7 | Les Films Christal | Les Films Séville

De Père En Flic

2009

Feature film
Actor | Role : Mononc
Père film inc. | Cinémaginaire | Alliance Vivafilm

Coraline

2009

Feature film
Actor | Role : Father's voice
Alliance Vivafilm

Television

Mes petits malheurs

2016

Actor | Role : Claude
AVANTI

Testé sur des humains

2013-2016

Animation | information and entertainment show
TVA

30 vies

2014

Actor | Role : Paradis
Aetios Television

Une fois c’t’un clip

2013-2014

Animator
Musimax

Tranches de vie

2010

Actor | Role : Jean-Guy
TVA

Lance et Compte

2008

Actor | Role : Superfan
TVA

450 Chemin du golf

2006

Actor | Role : Tony
Vendôme

Tout pour toi

2005

Host
Jean-Michel Anctil
Zone 3

Detect inc

2005

Actor | Role : Max
Émergence

Le coeur a ses raisons

2005

Actor | Role : Révérend McDougle
Zone 3

Comedy show

Je4n-Michel, c qui l'cave

2016

One Man Show | Humor
Creator and author of the show
Staging Dominic Anctil | KOSCENE Productions

Tel Quel

2009

One Man Show | humor
Creator and author of the show (with the characters Pricilla and Râteau)

Awards

ADISQ 2013 – DVD of the year – humor.

Rumeurs

1999-2004

One Man Show | humor
Creator and author of the show

Awards

Winner of the Olivier humorist of the year in 2001, 2003 and 2004
Named most popular show in 2003 and 2004
Most lucrative tour of the history of comedy shows in Quebec (532,000 tickets sold - DVD 70,000 copies sold)

Jean-Michel Anctil

1996

One Man Show | humor
Creator and author of the show

Awards

ADISQ 1997 – Nomination Show of the year

Theatre

Tout Shakespeare pour les nuls

2005

Theatre
Actor
Juste pour rire

Radio

Rock Détente

2010

Radio animation
Rock Détente
Astral Média

La vraie vie

2008

Radio animation
Rock Détente

Education

College announcer radio television (CART)

1987

Radio