Fast Facts

  • Speaks Greek fluently.
  • Initially aspired to become an architect or civil engineer.
  • Save for a few classes with Montreal drama teacher Ann Page, he had little acting experience when he was accepted to New York's American Academy for Dramatic Arts.
  • Nominated for Canada's Genie Awards for supporting roles in Ararat (2002) and Exotica (1994), and won in the lead actor category for Malarek (1989).
  • Fired after one day of rehearsals from the film adaptation of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) because of his failure to grasp the vocal nuances of the role. He credits the experience with making him a better actor.
  • Bears a resemblance to actor Christopher Meloni.

Awards

  • 1989, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jennifer Rubin — Ex-wife
  • Heather Graham — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1983)

Details

  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Birthday: March 11, 1961, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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