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Jean-Michel Le Gal
Full Name
Jean-Michel Le Gal
Years Active
2002-2003, 2009-present

Jean-Michel Le Gal is a Canadian actor. He plays Lloyd Ackerman in Max & Shred.

Early life and education Edit

Le Gal was born in Toronto, Canada to a francophone stage actress and television/music producer. He began acting at 10, opposite a squirrel puppet in the 12 part television kids series Pri-Maths for TVOntario.

After three years of professional theatre training at Studio 58 in Vancouver, Le Gal was invited to the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training at the Stratford Festival.

His first role at Stratford was in the 2004 production of Noises Off, directed by Brian Bedford, and his performance was positively reviewed by Kamal Al-Solaylee of the Globe and Mail. He then went on to play numerous roles over four seasons including: Ferdinand in the Tempest opposite William Hutt, Silvius in As You Like It and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice (this last to less positive review). He also received Stratford’s John Hirsch Award for most promising actor and toured a co-production of Molière’s Don Juan to the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal.

Le Gal played Horace in École des femmes by Molière at the Théâtre français de Toronto, receiving a positive review from Stage Door.

In 2009, Le Gal attended the inaugural Actor's Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre where he trained with Keifer Sutherland, Sarah Polley and Norman Jewison.

Film and Television Credits Edit

Principal credits in television include: Rookie Blue, Orphan Black, Flashpoint, Transporter, Les Blues des Ramville (French), Change of Plans, Mayday, Météo+ (French) and Jeremiah. Supporting and other roles in film include: JOHN A: BIRTH OF A NATION, TONY GITONE, TAKE THIS WALTZ (TIFF 2011), FOXFIRE (TIFF 2012) and the upcoming WHAT WE HAVE. He also starred in a short film, The Heart, which gained media attention when its director objected to it being repurposed as an advertisement.