A talented multicultural actor, Didier Lucien became a beloved comic presence for audiences of all ages. Born in 1967 in Haiti, Didier Lucien moved to Québec, Canada as a child. After completing his dramatic training at Montréal's L'École nationale de théâter du Canada, he made his film debut with a bit part in the comedy "Because Why" (1993). Lucien broke out with a hilarious star turn in the sci-fi sitcom "Dans une galaxie près de chez vous" (Canal Famille, 1998-2001) as spaceship pilot Bob Dieudonné-Marcelin. So popular was his performance as the naïve, none-too-bright pilot whose enormous appetite rivaled his enormous heart that Lucien would reprise the character in the film adaptation in 2004 and its sequel in 2008. Back on the small screen, the actor was nominated for a Gémeaux Award for his role as Dominique Michel, a teacher and father of a multicultural family, on the sitcom "Pure laine" (Télé-Québec, 2006), which provided a fascinating glimpse into minority life in Canada. He made a memorable appearance in Denys Arcand's award-winning "L'âge des ténèbres" ("The Age of Innocence") (2007) and again showcased his considerable comic chops with a strong supporting turn in the charming romance "French Kiss" (2011). Lucien also carved out an impressive side career lending his pipes to characters in the French Canadian dubs of such projects as "The Boondocks" (Adult Swim, 2005- ) and "The Incredibles" (2004).
By Jonathan Riggs