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An actor equally at home on the stage as he was in front of a camera, Guy Nadon was celebrated in his native Quebec, where he maintained a busy career as a character actor. In addition, Nadon also made his mark as a Francophone voice actor in video games and French-Canadian translations of Hollywood hits, including Michael Bay's live-action version of "Transformers" (2007), on which he reprised the role of lead robot Optimus Prime that he had first dubbed on the animated television series back in the 1980s. Born in Montreal on August 28, 1952, Nadon remained in that center of French-speaking Canada, soaking up experience in the city's numerous theatres and performance centers. His first television role came in the Montreal-set working class soap opera "Rue des Pignons" (Radio-Canada 1966-1977). While focusing on his stage work, Nadon continued to act in guest roles on several French-Canadian television shows. His first major venture into feature films was a central role in director Robert Morin's "Windigo" (1994), which won the prestigious Best Canadian Feature Film award that year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nadon's first major English-language role came when he co-starred as a suspicious Member of Parliament in the political thriller "H2O" (CBC 2004), a two-part miniseries co-written by and starring Paul Gross. The well-reviewed and high-rated event was nominated for five Gemini Awards. Nadon also appeared in its follow-up, "The Trojan Horse" (2008). Appearing more frequently French-Canadian television, Nadon went on to co-star on the comedies "Vice caché" (TVA 2005-06) and "François en série" (Seres+ 2006-07), the psychological thriller "Aveux" (Radio-Canada 2009) and the crime drama "Musée Eden" (Radio-Canada 2010). Nadon returned to the big screen, starring in Jean-Sébastien Lord's drama "L'ange gardien" (2014), while simultaneously co-starring on François Létourneau's TV drama "Série Noire" (Radio-Canada 2014- ).
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