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Dave Petitjean (1928–2013)

Dave Petitjean Jr. was born in 1928 to Dave Sr. and Mary Petitean, who ran a warehouse that stored crops for local farmers. Influenced by Louisiana humorists Bud Fletcher and Justin Wilson, Petitjean, with his Acadian ancestry, found he could mimic the Cajun dialect and started telling jokes after sales meetings. He went on to record his first ... See full bio »

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Known For

Angel Heart
Angel Heart Baptism Preacher
(1987)
Down by Law
Down by Law Cajun Detective
(1986)
The Big Easy
The Big Easy Uncle Sos
(1986)
No Mercy
No Mercy Hawker
(1986)

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 1997 Dirty Rice
Parrain
 1997 Orleans (TV Series)
Shrimper
- When the Saints Go Marching in (1997) ... Shrimper
 1996 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Fisherman #1
- Pilot (1996) ... Fisherman #1
 1989 Blaze
Security Doorman (uncredited)
 1989 False Witness (TV Movie)
Captain Barrow (as David Petitjean)
 1989 The Outside Woman (TV Movie)
Block Guard
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Smiley Hewitt
- Pilot: Part 2 (1988) ... Smiley Hewitt
- Pilot: Part 1 (1988) ... Smiley Hewitt
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Deputy Russell
 1987 Shy People
Sheriff
 1987 Angel Heart
Baptism Preacher (as David Petitjean)
 1986 No Mercy
Hawker
 1986 The Big Easy
Uncle Sos
 1986 Belizaire the Cajun
Ozeme Guidry
 1986 Down by Law
Cajun Detective
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 1990 A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Cajun Humorist
- Rayne ... Himself - Cajun Humorist
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Capricorn

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