Jean-Michel Cousteau

Birthday: May 8, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
The eldest son of the late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and his wife Simone, Jean-Michel Cousteau initially forked off on his own career path well outside the realm of undersea exploration, but became heir apparent and successor to his famous dad inadvertently, when younger brother Philippe died in a seaplane crash in the late '70s. Jean-Michel then collaborated with Jacques for around 17 years -- helping to reorganize the Cousteau Society, producing educational films, touring on the lecture circuit, and -- significantly -- involving himself in his dad's eponymous Cousteau documentaries, first as an onscreen participant and then (by the early '90s) as a producer. After Jacques died in 1997, Jean-Michel founded the nonprofit Jean-Michel Cousteau Institute, designed to work in tandem with other environmentalist organizations to solve problems adversely impacting the world's oceans, rivers, lakes, and inland waterways. The younger Cousteau also participated in number of environmentalist documentaries produced outside of his organization; these included Coral Reef Adventure (2003), Sharks 3D (2004), and Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean (2008).


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75% Wonders of the Sea 3D Director Actor 2019
No Score Yet Wonders of the Sea Director Actor 2019
No Score Yet Sonic Sea Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Current: Explore the Healing Powers of the Ocean Actor 2014
No Score Yet Freedom Actor 2011
No Score Yet OceanWorld 3D Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau - Ocean Adventures: Sea Ghosts and Call of the Killer Whale Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau - Ocean Adventures: America's Underwater Treasures Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures: Sharks at Risk & The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Actor 2006
75% Sharks 3D Director 2005
91% Coral Reef Adventure Actor 2004
No Score Yet Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World Producer Executive Producer 1992


No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • 2013


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