Montreal native Benoît Girard is a veteran Québécois actor with a long history on Canadian Francophone television. He made his debut in the TV series "Beau temps, mauvais temps" in 1955, and followed that with a role in the TV comedy "Le colombier" (1957). Girard made his motion-picture debut in Louis Portugais' union-strike drama "Les 90 Jours" (1959), after which he starred in René Bonniére's farce "Amanita Pestilens" (1963). After appearing in a slew of TV series and movies throughout the course of the 1960s, Girard landed one of his best-known roles, as the lead detective inspector in the 1970 police series "Le service des affaires classées". He returned to the big screen by starring in Jean-Paul Sassy's "House of Lovers" (1972), and a pair of films for Jean-Claude Lord, the personal drama "Parlez-nous d'amour" (1976) and "Panique" (1977), a social drama about industrial pollution and civic responsibility. Girard's career picked up steam as he entered old age: in 2004 alone, he acted in the commercial comedy "Camping Sauvage", the sci-fi satire "Dans une galaxie prés de chez vous - Le film" and the drama "L'espérance". Girard also had two high-profile Quebec TV roles in the mid-'00s, in "Providence" and "Vice Caché".