Michel Galabru

Michel Louis Edmond Galabru was born on October 27, 1922, in the city of Safi in French-occupied Morocco. After studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, France, Galabru began what would become ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1922 in Safi, MA


Actor (114)

Love Like Poison 2010 (Movie)


Cinéman 2009 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Le petit Nicolas 2009 (Movie)


Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis 2008 (Movie)

Julie's Great-Uncle (Actor)

La Jeune fille et les loups 2008 (Movie)


The Maiden and the Wolves 2008 (Movie)

Albert Garcin (Actor)

San Antonio 2004 (Movie)


Raining Cats and Frogs 2003 (Movie)

Roger the Elephant (Actor)

The Car Keys 2003 (Movie)

L'instituteur (Actor)

Soigne ta droite 2001 (Movie)

The Admiral (Actor)

Les Acteurs 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

Abraracourix (Actor)

Offside 1998 (Movie)


Que la lumiere soit 1997 (Movie)


Belle Epoque 1994 (Movie)

Danglard--Amalia's Manager (Actor)

L' Eau a la bouche 1991 (Movie)

Cesar (Actor)

Le Jour des Rois 1991 (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

Uranus 1991 (Movie)

Monglat (Actor)

Le Candidat 1990 (Movie)


Le Provincial 1990 (Movie)


Le Silence d'ailleurs 1990 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

L' Invite surprise 1989 (Movie)


La Revolution Francaise 1989 (Movie)

Abbe Maury (Actor)

Le Mariage de Figaro 1989 (Movie)

Bartholo (Actor)

Sans Defense 1989 (Movie)

Jules Rampin (Actor)

Envoyez les violons 1988 (Movie)

Pizzoli (Actor)

I Hate Actors 1988 (Movie)

Laurence Bison (Actor)

Et moi! Et moi! 1987 (Movie)


Grand Guignol 1987 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

La Vie dissolue de Gerard Floque 1987 (Movie)

Nasal (Actor)

Le Journal d'un fou 1987 (Movie)


Poule et frites 1987 (Movie)

Martinez (Actor)

Kamikaze 1986 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

La Cage aux folles III: "Elles" se marient 1986 (Movie)

Charrier (Actor)

Suivez mon regard 1986 (Movie)


L' Enfant de colere 1985 (Movie)


Les Freres Petard 1985 (Movie)

Mr Javert (Actor)

Partenaires 1985 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Subway 1985 (Movie)

Commisioner Gesberg (Actor)

Le Facteur de Saint-Tropez 1984 (Movie)


Monsieur de Pourceaugnac 1984 (Movie)

Monsieur de Pourceaugnac (Actor)

Adam et Eve 1983 (Movie)


La Triche 1983 (Movie)

Morane Brother (Actor)

Le Telephone sonne toujours deux fois!! 1983 (Movie)

Marraine (Actor)

Les Fausses Confidences 1983 (Movie)

M Remy (Actor)

Notre Histoire 1983 (Movie)

Emile (Actor)

One Deadly Summer 1983 (Movie)

Gabriel Devigne (Actor)

Reveillon Chez Bob 1983 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

Tranches de Vie 1983 (Movie)


Les Diplomes du dernier rang 1982 (Movie)


On l'appelle catastrophe 1982 (Movie)


Papy Fait de la Resistance 1982 (Movie)

Jean-Robert Bourdelle (Actor)

Sandy 1982 (Movie)


T'es heureuse? Moi toujours... 1982 (Movie)


Vous habitez chez vos parents 1982 (Movie)


La Cage aux folles II 1981 (Movie)

M Charrier (Actor)

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 1981 (Movie)

Monsieur Jourdain (Actor)

The Choice of Weapons 1981 (Movie)

Bonnardot (Actor)

A Week's Vacation 1979 (Movie)

Mancheron (Actor)

Est-ce bien raisonnable? 1979 (Movie)

Bailiff (Actor)

La Cage aux folles 1979 (Movie)

Charrier (Actor)

Les Fourberies de Scapin 1979 (Movie)

Geronte (Actor)

Les Sous-Doues 1979 (Movie)


Sono Fotogenico 1979 (Movie)

Del Giudice (Actor)

Tout depend des filles 1979 (Movie)

Lucien (Actor)

Bonjour Amour 1978 (Movie)


Ciao, Les Mecs 1978 (Movie)

Peasant (Actor)

Collections Privees 1978 (Movie)

Paysan (Actor)

Duos sur Canape 1978 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Flic ou voyou 1978 (Movie)

Grimaud (Actor)

L' Avare 1978 (Movie)

Maitre Jacques (Actor)

La Ville des Silences 1978 (Movie)

Nathan Farijacque (Actor)

Laisse moi rever 1978 (Movie)

Charles Dreant (Actor)

Le Gagnant 1978 (Movie)

Dupre-Granval (Actor)

Le Mors aux dents 1978 (Movie)

Charles Dreant (Actor)

Les Gendarme et les Extra-Terrestres 1978 (Movie)

Gerber (Actor)

Chaussette Surprise 1977 (Movie)

TV Man (Actor)

Confidences pour confidences 1977 (Movie)

Gabriel--The Cousin (Actor)

Fais Gaffe a la Marche 1977 (Movie)

Blanchetot (Actor)

Il Gatto 1977 (Movie)

Police Chief (Actor)

L' Amour en Question 1977 (Movie)

Procureur (Actor)

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrive 1977 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Le Pion 1977 (Movie)

Inspecteur (Actor)

Arrete de Ramer, t'Attaques la Falaise 1976 (Movie)

Colonel Don Fernand (Actor)

Gruppenbild Mit Dame 1976 (Movie)

Pelzer (Actor)

L' Amour en Herbe 1976 (Movie)

Marc's Father (Actor)

La Nuit de Saint-Germain des Pres 1976 (Movie)

Nestor (Actor)

Le Chasseur de Chez Maxim's 1976 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Le Maestro 1976 (Movie)

Mr DeMorgeaux (Actor)

Le Mille-pattes fait des claquettes 1976 (Movie)

M de Beaugenay (Actor)

Le Juge et l'assassin 1975 (Movie)

Bouvier (Actor)

Le Trouble-Fesses 1975 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

L' Ibis Rouge 1974 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Monsieur Balboss 1974 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

Le Lit 1973 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Un Linceul n'a pas de poches 1973 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

La Valise 1972 (Movie)

Baby (Actor)

Le Fuhrer En Folie 1972 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

The Grand Bazar 1972 (Movie)

Emile (Actor)

The Holes 1972 (Movie)

Lalatte (Actor)

Elle cause plus... elle flingue 1971 (Movie)

Cardinal (Actor)

Le Viager 1971 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Quelques messieurs trop tranquilles 1971 (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

Jo 1970 (Movie)

Tonelotti (Actor)

L' Oeuf 1970 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Le Grande Maffia 1970 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

La Coqueluche 1969 (Movie)

Friend (Actor)

Le Gendarme a New York 1964 (Movie)

Gerber (Actor)

Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez 1963 (Movie)

Gerbert (Actor)

Violent Summer 1961 (Movie)

The Inspector (Actor)

Room Service (Movie)



Michel Louis Edmond Galabru was born on October 27, 1922, in the city of Safi in French-occupied Morocco. After studying at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, France, Galabru began what would become a prolific acting career with minor roles in French films like "La bataille du feu" (1949), "Letters from My Windmill" (1954), and "Riff Raff Girls" (1959). In the 1960s, Galabru began his tenure in a long line of military police officer-themed comedy films by director Jean Girault, the earliest of these entries being "La Gendarme of St. Tropez" (1964), "Gendarme in New York" (1965), "The Gendarme Gets Married" (1968), and "The Gendarme Takes Off" (1970). Showcasing his flair for the dramatic, Galabru starred in the historical crime film "The Judge and the Assassin" (1976), for which he won a Cesar Award for Best Actor. His next film series would begin with director Édouard Molinaro's acclaimed comedy "La Cage aux Folles" (1978), playing the highly conservative father of a young woman who is newly engaged to the son of two gay men. Galabru earned further acclaim for his roles in the Luc Besson comedic thriller "Subway" (1983) and the post-World War II dramatic comedy "Uranus" (1990). He continued to perform, albeit with less regularity, into the 1990s and 2000s. Among his final films were Katell Quillévéré's "Love Like Poison" (2010) and the Gérard Depardieu-starring comedy "Les invincibles" (2013). Galabru died of natural causes on Jan. 4, 2016.



Starred in the esteemed comedy film "La Cage aux Folles."


Starred in the drama film "The Judge and the Assassin."


Played a small role in "La bataille du feu."

Bonus Trivia


Starred in a series of gendarme comedy films by director Jean Girault.


Won a Cesar Award for his starring role in "The Judge and the Assassin" (1976), and was nominated twice more for supporting roles in "Subway" (1985) and "Uranus" (1990).