Throughout his long career in his native Canada, Gaston Lepage consistently delivered commendable performances on both the big and small screens. Born on Feb. 24, 1949 in Québec, Canada, Lepage began acting on various comedy serials like "Les as" (Radio-Canada, 1977-78), "Les brilliant" (Télémétropole, 1980), and the New Year's countdown and sketch comedy special "Bye-Bye" (Radio-Canada, 1968-2011). In 1980, Lepage co-starred in the critically acclaimed drama "Cordelia," followed by a string of TV and film roles, including a lead part in "Gaspard et fil$" (1988), as a 40-year-old librarian who reevaluates his relationship with his ailing, grumpy father after he learns the latter won the lottery. By this time, Lepage had established himself a versatile actor who excelled in both comedic and serious roles in films like "Jesus of Montreal" (1989), "King of the Airways" (1994), and "Joyeux Calvaire" (1996). Aside from acting, he was also an experienced helicopter pilot and founder of "Productions Inc. Tuxedo," which produced many popular soap operas and weekly programs in Canada. He continued to take on an impressive list of projects, including a featured role in Denys Arcand's Academy Award-winning film "The Barbarian Invasions" (2003), the long-awaited sequel to "The Decline of the American Empire" (1986), and recurring parts on the comedies "Caméra café" (TVA Films, 2002) and "Les Bougon: C'est aussi ça la vie" (CBC, 2004-06). In 2010, Lepage appeared on the historical drama "Musée Eden" (Radio-Canada) and in the feature comedy "Cabotins."
By Candy Cuenco