Award-winning actor Maurice Godin was a series regular on the comedy series Cafe Americain, starring opposite Valerie Bertinelli. He has also guest-starred on the hit series Seinfeld, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Wings. Additional credits include the series Tek Wars, Forever Night and Robocop, as well as the television movie Vanished and the film Bizet's Dream. Godin began his musical training at the world renowned St. Michael's Cathedral Choir School in Toronto and later learned to play French horn, trumpet and piano. Upon graduating from Toronto's Ryerson Polytechnical University with a degree in drama, Godin spent his apprenticeship at the Shaw Festival. He has played leading roles in nearly every major theater across Canada, including two seasons at the acclaimed Stratford Festival in Ontario where he received critical acclaim playing the title role in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Among the numerous productions he has starred in are Lend Me a Tenor, Fire, Lilies, Jane Eyre, Pal Joey, Romeo and Juliet and The Italian American reconciliation. He has also won a Jesse Richardson Award for Best Musical Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance in Rock and Roll. The youngest of three sons, Godin was raised in a bilingual French/English household in Toronto. Godin and his wife, choreographer and psychotherapist Paula Thomson, currently divide their time between Toronto and Los Angeles. He enjoys drawing, painting, woodworking, gardening, cooking and writing his own music.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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