Michael Sarrazin (May 22, 1940 – April 17, 2011) was a Canadian film and television actor best known for his role in the drama film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969).
He was born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin in Quebec City, Quebec, and moved to Montreal, Quebec, as a child. After acting in school plays he landed his first professional role at 17.
Sarrazin worked on television productions in Toronto, Ontario, and then gained a contract with Universal Studios. His early appearances include The Virginian (1965), Gunfight in Abilene (1967), and a starring role in The Flim-Flam Man (1967) with George C. Scott. He served as a supporting actor in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971). He starred in a string of successes, including the television film Frankenstein: The True Story (1973), the crime caper Harry in Your Pocket (1973), the screwball comedy film For Pete’s Sake (1974), and the horror film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975), about a man doomed to die the same kind… read more