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Yvan Ponton

Yvan Ponton

Yvan Ponton is a Quebec actor, commentator and television host. Ponton started his lengthy acting career in the 1970's in major Quebec television series and movies including the 1977 movie cult hit Slap Shot starring Paul Newman.

His second and possibly most notable role was as Jacques Mercier, in the television series Lance et compte (He Shoots, He Scores in English) which aired for six seasons.

Another major role was in the most successful Canadian film series of all time, Les Boys, in which he played the role of Jean-Charles, an openly gay lawyer and a defenseman for a garage hockey league team. A spin-off TV series named Les Boys: La série with most of the movie cast reprising their roles debuted in 2007 on Radio-Canada.

Since 1977, Ponton has been the chief referee and the host of the popular improvisation game called Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation, which airs on Télé-Québec.

Ponton currently hosts a 30-minute show called 30 Images/Seconde, a review of some of the best sports plays in various disciplines broadcast on RDS. He's also been the play-by-play commentator for professional tennis matches on the same network since 1993 including coverage of the ATP's and WTA's four major tennis tournaments, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

For 15 years, Ponton was a teacher of dramatic art.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Yvan Ponton Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 22, 1945 (72)
SignLibra
BirthplaceQuebec, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.