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Serge Houde (I)


Serge Houde is a Canadian Character Actor who's made a career out of playing good guys and bad guys. Case in point: he played Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character's father suffering from Alzheimer's in the feature 50/50 (2011), and he also portrayed the volatile Mafia Boss Sam Giancana opposite Tom Wilkinson in the mini-series The Kennedys (2011). ... See full bio »
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50/50
50/50 Richard - Alzheimer Dad
(2011)
iZombie
iZombie High Priced Lawyer / Donald Thorne
(2015-2017)
Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels Congressman Oakes Ames / Oakes Ames
(2013)
The Kennedys
The Kennedys Sam Giancana
(2011)

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 2017 Final Vision (TV Movie)
Judge Dupree
 2017 Somewhere Between (TV Series)
Richard Ruskin
- One Must Die (2017) ... Richard Ruskin
- Ghost (2017) ... Richard Ruskin
- Destiny's Child (2017) ... Richard Ruskin
- The Fourth Man (2017) ... Richard Ruskin
 2016-2017 Chesapeake Shores (TV Series)
Del Granger
- All Our Yesterdays (2017) ... Del Granger
- Pasts and Presents (2017) ... Del Granger
- Secrets, Lies, and School Supplies (2017) ... Del Granger
- Georgia on My Mind (2016) ... Del Granger
- We're Not Losing a Son... (2016) ... Del Granger
 2017 Sleepwalking in Suburbia (TV Movie)
Doctor Thorston
 2015-2017 iZombie (TV Series)
High Priced Lawyer / Donald Thorne
- Dirt Nap Time (2017) ... Donald Thorne
- Real Dead Housewife of Seattle (2015) ... High Priced Lawyer
- The Exterminator (2015) ... High Priced Lawyer
 2016 The Wedding March (TV Movie)
Johnny
 2016 All Things Valentine (TV Movie)
Roy
 2016 Blue Moon (TV Series)
Jacques Langevin (2016)
 2015 Mix (TV Movie)
Pete the Delivery Guy
 2015 When Calls the Heart (TV Series)
Judge Parker / Judge Roy Parker
- Trials of the Heart (2015) ... Judge Parker
- Heart and Soul (2015) ... Judge Roy Parker
 2015 Jaguars (TV Movie)
Retired Captain
 2015 19-2 (TV Series)
Leon the Tourette's Guy
- Borders (2015) ... Leon the Tourette's Guy
 2014 Santa Hunters (TV Movie)
Principal Welch
 2014 Les pêcheurs (TV Series)
Père de Martin
- La fête des pères (2014) ... Père de Martin
 2014 Heavenly Match (TV Movie)
Ed Newman
 2014 Run for Your Life (TV Movie)
Tyler Stone
 2014 The Killing (TV Series)
Principal Lee Duvergne
- The Good Soldier (2014) ... Principal Lee Duvergne
 2014 In My Dreams (TV Movie)
Older Man
 2011-2014 Psych (TV Series)
Hornstock's Dad / Vineyard Owner
- Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (2011) ... Vineyard Owner
 2013 Eaux troubles du crime (TV Series)
- L'intuition d'une mère (2013) ... (voice)
- Le grand patron (2013) ... (voice)
 2013 Hell on Wheels (TV Series)
Congressman Oakes Ames / Oakes Ames
- Get Behind the Mule (2013) ... Oakes Ames
- One Less Mule (2013) ... Congressman Oakes Ames
- Big Bad Wolf (2013) ... Congressman Oakes Ames
 2013 Played (TV Series)
David Thorpe
- Drugs (2013) ... David Thorpe
 2013 Dangerous Intuition (TV Movie)
Detective Debrinsky
 2013 Motive (TV Series)
Prison Guard / DeAngelo
- Fallen Angel (2013) ... Prison Guard
- Pushover (2013) ... DeAngelo
 2013 End of the World (TV Movie)
General Ramis
 2006-2013 Supernatural (TV Series)
Ed Stoltz / Dr. Mason
- Man's Best Friend with Benefits (2013) ... Ed Stoltz
 2013 Arrow (TV Series)
Judge Brackett
- Vertigo (2013) ... Judge Brackett
 2013 Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts (TV Movie)
Banker
 2012 Hitched for the Holidays (TV Movie)
Butch
 2010-2012 Fringe (TV Series)
Loyalist Commander / General Hayes
- The Bullet That Saved the World (2012) ... Loyalist Commander (as Steve Makaj)
- Peter (2010) ... General Hayes
 2012 Notes from the Heart Healer (TV Movie)
Violet's Boss
 2012 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Laventhol
- Start Me Up (2012) ... Dr. Laventhol
 2011 Good Morning, Killer (TV Movie)
Vince
 2011 Mirador (TV Series)
Christian Garda
- Vérités et conséquences (2011) ... Christian Garda
 2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (TV Movie)
The Mayor
 2011 The Kennedys (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Giancana
- My Brother's Keeper (2011) ... Sam Giancana
- Bobby's War (2011) ... Sam Giancana
- Bay of Pigs (2011) ... Sam Giancana (credit only)
- The First Campaign (2011) ... Sam Giancana (credit only)
 2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series)
Doctor
- Cyrax and Sektor (2011) ... Doctor
- Jax, Sonya and Kano: Part 2 (2011) ... Doctor
 2011/I No Surrender (TV Movie)
Detective Wilson
 2011 He Loves Me (TV Movie)
Butcher
 2010-2011 Les rescapés (TV Series)
Ben McRae / Ben MacRae
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Ben MacRae
- Episode #1.9 (2010) ... Ben McRae
- Episode #1.8 (2010) ... Ben McRae
- Episode #1.7 (2010) ... Ben McRae
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Ben McRae
 2010 Rookie Blue (TV Series)
Anton Hill
- Mercury Retrograde (2010) ... Anton Hill
 2010 Elopement (TV Movie)
Dr. Kazinski
 2010 Human Target (TV Series)
Lecavalier
- Baptiste (2010) ... Lecavalier
 2009 The Good Times Are Killing Me (TV Movie)
Cameron Derby
 2009 Chabotte et fille (TV Series)
Serge Vaillancourt
- La fugitive (2009) ... Serge Vaillancourt
 2009 Iron Road (TV Mini-Series)
George Grant
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... George Grant
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... George Grant
 2009 The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger (TV Movie)
Marshal
 2002-2009 Smallville (TV Series)
John Frankle / Priest
- Doomsday (2009) ... Priest
- Dichotic (2002) ... John Frankle
- Crush (2002) ... John Frankle
 2008 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (TV Movie)
Stephen Windom
 2008 Reaper (TV Series)
Cubby Bryce
- Rebellion (2008) ... Cubby Bryce
 2007 Exes & Ohs (TV Series)
Charles, Sam's father / Charles, Sam's Father
- What Goes Around... (2007) ... Charles, Sam's father
- Love, Money, and a Six Olive Martini (2007) ... Charles, Sam's Father
 2007 Destination: Infestation (TV Movie)
Captain Dan McReady
 2006 Home by Christmas (TV Movie)
Richard Klassen
 2006 Legacy of Fear (TV Movie)
Police Chief Ray Blum
 2006 Four Extraordinary Women (TV Movie)
Bill
 2006 Proof of Lies (TV Movie)
Dr. Jack Gannon
 2006 Final Days of Planet Earth (TV Movie)
Korshaft
 2006 The Hunters (TV Movie)
CIA Agent Donnelly
 2006 Da Vinci's City Hall (TV Series)
Prime Minister Lucien Arcand
- When the Horsemen Come Looking (2006) ... Prime Minister Lucien Arcand
- Gotta Press the Flesh (2006) ... Prime Minister Lucien Arcand
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Enoch Wheeler
- Manifest Destiny (2005) ... Enoch Wheeler
- Wheel to the Stars (2005) ... Enoch Wheeler
 2004 A Beachcombers Christmas (TV Movie)
Randolph Kendall
 2004 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Max Kolchak
- Cycle of Violence (2004) ... Max Kolchak
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Therapist
- Send in the Clown (2004) ... Therapist
 2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Sour
- Ashes to Ashes (2003) ... Sour
 2002-2003 Cold Squad (TV Series)
Sgt. William Casey
- True Believers: Part 1 (2003) ... Sgt. William Casey
- Flamers (2002) ... Sgt. William Casey
- Unfaithful (2002) ... Sgt. William Casey
 2001-2003 Largo Winch (TV Series)
John Sullivan
- Down on the Pharm (2003) ... John Sullivan
- Time in a Bottle (2003) ... John Sullivan
- Errors of Commission (2003) ... John Sullivan
- Rest and Relaxation (2003) ... John Sullivan
- Hot Property (2003) ... John Sullivan
 2002 Taken (TV Mini-Series)
Civilian Authority
- Acid Tests (2002) ... Civilian Authority
 2002 Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie)
Judge
 2001 Largo Winch: The Heir (TV Movie)
John Sullivan
 2000 Task Force: Caviar (TV Movie)
Drolet
 2000 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
Dr. Goines
- Reunion (2000) ... Dr. Goines
 1999-2000 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Rick / Dr. Rick Gdansk
- Fasten Your Seatbelts (2000) ... Rick
- Faith, Hope and Chastity (1999) ... Dr. Rick Gdansk
 1999 Misguided Angels (TV Series)
Seymour Farkel
- Penny's from heaven ... Seymour Farkel
 1999 Revenge of the Land (TV Movie)
Banker Whitby
 1998-1999 The Hunger (TV Series)
Mr. Bigelow / Louis Barnsdall
- Night Bloomer (1999) ... Mr. Bigelow
- The Other Woman (1998) ... Louis Barnsdall
 1999 P.T. Barnum (TV Movie)
John Genin
 1999/II Justice (TV Movie)
Canadian Primer Minister
 1998 Sands of Eden (TV Movie)
Turnock
 1998 L'ombre de l'épervier (TV Series)
Paul Roy
- Episode #1.12 (1998) ... Paul Roy
- Episode #1.11 (1998) ... Paul Roy
 1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (TV Series)
Dan Kellerman
- The Jinxed Campaign Mystery (1998) ... Dan Kellerman
 1997 Lobby (TV Series)
Collins
- Épisode 5 ... Collins
 1997 Omertà II - La loi du silence (TV Mini-Series)
Raymond Garceau
- Episode #1.14 ... Raymond Garceau
 1997 Paparazzi (TV Series)
Rodrigue Gagnon
 1997 Windsor Protocol (TV Movie)
Montreal Police Captain
 1996 Pretty Poison (TV Movie)
Mueller
 1996 Space Cases (TV Series)
Neinstein
- Forever Young (1996) ... Neinstein
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie)
Dr. Vestry
 1996 Chercheurs d'or (TV Mini-Series)
Sprague
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Sprague
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... Sprague
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Sprague
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Sprague
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Sprague
 1995 Aventures dans le Grand Nord (TV Series)
McTavish / Sergeant
- Les légendes du Grand Nord (1995) ... McTavish
- Kazan (1995) ... Sergeant
 1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Capt. Bill
- The Tale of the Fire Ghost (1994) ... Capt. Bill
 1993 The Amy Fisher Story (TV Movie)
Amy's Older John (uncredited)
 1992 Northwood (TV Series)
- Night Moves (1992)
 1992 Urban Angel (TV Series)
Commander
- Deadly Force (1992) ... Commander
 1991 Silent Motive (TV Movie)
Officer
 1991 Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie)
Morris Creighton
 1989-1990 MacGyver (TV Series)
French Delegate / Lawyer
- Humanity (1990) ... French Delegate
- The Battle of Tommy Giordano (1989) ... Lawyer
 1990 Neon Rider (TV Series)
Mr. Trumble
- Under Pressure (1990) ... Mr. Trumble
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
N.D. Agent
- People Do It All the Time (1989) ... N.D. Agent
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Ed (1988-1989)
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Steve Makaj

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Director Jon Cassar had this to say about Houde's portrayal of Sam Giancana in The Kennedys (2011): "He has that steely stare that all those mafia bosses seem to have. He could scare you without a gun. He was wonderful. He is in pivotal scenes that tell the story of the Mafia connection to the White House. And Serge was wonderful in portraying that scary persona. Of course, in real life he's an ... See more »

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