Native language is French; also speaks English and Spanish fluently. Moved 11 times before he was 15 years old; lived in 10 cities, 5 countriesand 4 continents. Played American football and ice hockey in his teens; gave up sports when he was shot in the knee and couldn't walk for nearly two years. Began acting in his early twenties after taking a semester offfrom the University of Montreal wherehe studiedinternational relations. In 2009, made his television debut in thedrama Flashpoint. Founder, president and artistic director of Red Barlo Productions, a film and television production company. Voice and personafor Vaas Montenegro, a villain in Ubisoft's first-person shooter video game Far Cry 3; the role was specifically created for him after auditioning for another character.