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Overview (2)

Birth NameJean-Pierre Guy Gillain
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

J.P. was born in Cologne, Germany while his dad was in the army. The whole family of 4 kids moved to Belgium when he was only 3.

At the age of 16, J.P. begins taking modern jazz lessons, and participates in his two high school musicals. He Has his first dance audition at Plan K in Brussels shortly after.

During his high school senior year, he is selected by his local Rotary Club for a student exchange program with Lancaster HS, South Carolina and earns a full time scholarship to USC where he graduates with a Bachelor degree.

Back in Europe, he performs as a singer in his local all African choir, performing in weddings, and local Karaokes. On stage, he starts performing with the local theater troop of Mortroux.

J.P. books his first commercial for Smart - Mercedes that following summer from an open call across Europe. Since then, he has been living in Los Angeles where in his first feature movie "Bottle Shock" he played Pierre Brejoux, then had a scene with Matt Damon in "The Informant", and has booked roles in series like Samantha Who, Big Time Rush, The Event and most recently Castle and Getting On. You have seen him also in commercials such as Liberty Mutual, Sharpies, Visa, and a few others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: unknown

Spouse (1)

Zoe McLellan (27 February 2012 - 2016) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

One of four children, son of Ferdinand Gillain and Arlette Springael. Flemish descent on his mother's side, and Walloon on his father's. Through his father, Jean-Pierre has Manouche blood.
Used to sing in Kikongo and Swahili in an all African gospel choir.
Did missionary work to help out the victims of the Tsunami in Thailand and lived in refugee camps for two months in Kaholak and Pang Ha.
While in Thailand, J.P. saved a beached dolphin he named "Lola" and transported her in the back of a truck to the Phuket delphinium.
While on a cruise in the Indian ocean, J.P. had the unique experience of swimming with a 27 feet long whale shark, off the coast of the Seychelles islands.
After booking a role on the series' pilot The Event, J.P. had to let go of a recurring role due to immigration issues at the time.
He is an actual certified Hypno-therapist, graduated from HMI, Tarzana, California.

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