The look of popular singer Jean-Sébastien, whom the actor played in the series created by Richard Blaimert on Radio-Canada in 2006, Les ups and downs of Sophie Paquin. He played this character alongside Éric Bernier and Suzanne Clément, the director of a talent agency. From then on, Benoit became one of the favorites of the small screen.
Nearly 15 years ago, on the set of the film Le banquet, the third feature film by Sébastien Rose with whom Benoit McGinnis had also worked on Life With My Dad. In this film, the 29-year-old comedian stars as a stubborn student alongside a film teacher (Alexis Martin), a role that earned him a Canadian Genie Award nomination.
The actor in the skin of Aramis, surrounded by Éric Bruneau, Philippe Thibault-Denis and Guillaume Cyr, in the play The three musketeers, adaptation of the novel by Dumas, presented at the TNM seven years ago year. Since graduating from the National Theater School in 2001, Benoit has performed in no less than forty plays.
< p>In 2017, Benoit McGinnis brilliantly played the role of gossip journalist Marcel Gérard, a caricature by Michel Girouard, in Tomorrow morning Montreal is waiting for me. René Richard Cyr revisited Michel Tremblay's cult musical created in 1970, and the new version won the Show of the Year award the following year at the ADISQ gala.
Alongside David Boutin (behind), a few years ago at the Rideau Vert, the actor took up the feat of playing the difficult role of John Merrick, nicknamed “The Elephant Man” because of his deformed physical appearance. His remarkable acting, without the support of prosthetics, mask or make-up, won him critical acclaim.
▶ Benoit McGinnis is the star of cult Broadway musical theatre, Hedwig and the Raging Thumb, presented at Studio TD in Montreal, starting January 26, followed by a tour across Quebec, in the shoes of the flamboyant German singer who for love underwent a sex change allowing her to leave Eastern Europe. Is with his American soldier. Surrounded by four musicians and a singer. Adapted and directed by René Richard Cyr, musical direction by André Papanicolaou. See hedwigetlepoucenfurie.ca.
▶ In the series Alerts, the actor now plays Frédéric Lamontagne, a disturbing investigator, alongside Guy Jodoin and Sophie Prégent. Mondays at 9 p.m. on TVA or on TVA+.
▶ Benoit co-hosts the cultural news magazine Retour vers la culture with Sophie Fouron . Fridays at 10 p.m. on ARTV, in rebroadcast, and on icitou.tv.
▶ We will see the actor in the skin of a pastoral animator in the series Eyes closed, alongside Magalie Lépine-Blondeau. In April on icitou.tv Extra.