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Michael Sarrazin ACTOR




MICHAEL SARRAZIN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Michael Sarrazin was born on May 22nd, 1940 in Québec, Canada with the birth name Jacques Michel Andre Sarrazin.  His early education years were difficult as he moved through a total of eight schools and in the end never obtained a degree.  He found work at a local theater in Toronto and later decided to relocate to New York and study acting at the Actors Studio in New York.
 
In time he found work playing small roles on documentaries for the National film board of Canada and it was then that Universal Pictures took notice of him and signed him to an acting contract.  He had a couple small roles in film and television before getting cast in the film, "Gunfight in Abilene" (1967) which got his career heading in the right direction.
 
As his career progressed he was seen on the big screen in such films as, "The Flim-Flam Man" (1967), "A Man called Gannon" (1968), "Journey to Shiloh" (1968) and "The Sweet Ride" (1968), for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for, "best promising newcomer". 
 
Other film credits he added to his resume over time were in, "In Search of Gregory" (1969), "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969), "Sometimes a Great Notion" (1970), "Believe in Me" (1971), "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971), "Harry in Your Pocket" (1973) and the television movie, "Frankenstein: The True Story" (1973).  
 
Sarrazin did not slow down in his career for a moment.  He continued to focus on the film industry appearing yet again on the big screen in such features as, "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" (1975), "For Pete's Sake" (1974), "The Gumball Rally" (1976), "Caravans" (1978), "The Seduction" (1982), "Fighting Back" (1982), "Keeping Track" (1987), "Mascara" (1987) and a number of Canadian based films, "The Groundstar Conspiracy" (1972), "Double Negative" 91980), "Captive Hearts" (1987) and "The Phone Call" (1989) with his latest role being in, 'The Christmas Choir" (2008).
 
He never married but was in a long term relationship with actress, Jacqueline Bisset for fourteen years but never married, he did however have one son and one daughter.  On April 17th, 2011 he passed away at the age of seventy, in Quebec, Canada after suffering from cancer.  

 
Filmography

2008 The Christmas Choir 
2005 Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery
2002 FeardotCom 
2001 Earth: Final Conflict 
2000 La Femme Nikita 
2000 Mentors 
1999-2000 Deep in the City 
1996-1999 The Outer Limits
1998 The Second Arrival 
1998 Earthquake in New York 
1998 Thunder Point 
1997 The Peacekeeper 
1997 Midnight Man 
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy 
1997 Crackerjack 2 
1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg
1996 Adventures of Smoke Bellew
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 
1995 Bullet to Beijing 
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 
1993 La Florida 
1993 Sweating Bullets 
1989-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater 
1991 Counterstrike
1991 Lena's Holiday 
1985-1991 Murder, She Wrote 
1991 African Skies 
1990 Street Legal 
1990 Haute tension 
1989 Malarek 
1989 Passion and Paradise
1989 The Phone Call
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1987 Captive Hearts 
1987 Keeping Track 
1987 Mascara 
1985 Joshua Then and Now
1983 Viadukt
1982 Fighting Back 
1982 The Seduction 
1980 Beulah Land
1978 Caravans
1976 The Gumball Rally
1976 The Loves and Times of Scaramouche
1975 The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
1974 For Pete's Sake
1973 Frankenstein: The True Story 
1973 Harry in Your Pocket
1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
1972 The Groundstar Conspiracy
1971 Believe in Me
1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
1970 Sometimes a Great Notion
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 
1969 In Search of Gregory
1969 Eye of the Cat
1968 The Sweet Ride 
1968 Journey to Shiloh 
1968 A Man Called Gannon 
1967 The Flim-Flam Man 
1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1967 Gunfight in Abilene
1966 The Doomsday Flight
1966 Wojeck 
1965 The Virginian 
1965 You're No Good
1964 Selkirk of Red River







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