Maurice Godin was born in Toronto, Canada and is currently a resident of the United States. For over thirty years, he has been acting in theatre, television and film. He received four years of classical conservatory training at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto after which he completed an apprenticeship at the Shaw Festival in Canada. He continued his actor training with international teachers and coaches at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival where he had the privilege of working with some of the foremost international stage directors. His theatre career has taken him from coast to coast across Canada where he has starred in the major theaters of almost every province, including the prestigious Shaw Festival and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, where he garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Arturo Ui in Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Some of his numerous theatre credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Constantin in The Seagull, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rochester in Jane Eyre.
Maurice has also performed extensively in Musical Theatre most notably in the roles of the Emcee in Cabaret, the Master in Godspell, Joey Evans in Pal Joey, Herschel Blackwell in Fire and in an award-winning performance of Screamin’ John in John Gray’s Rock and Roll. He recently returned to the Stratford stage to give a much lauded performance as Edmund in King Lear, starring Christopher Plummer.
Among his many television credits, Godin has guest-starred on The Practice, Ally McBeal, Friends, Outer Limits and Sienfeld. Maurice has also played recurring characters on Poltergeist, Third Rock from the Sun, Spin City, First Monday and Spin City. He has been a series regular on Café Americain, Life with Roger, and Working. His feature film work includes such Canadian films as White Room, Salt Water Moose, Double Take, and an unforgettable film location in the beautiful city of Prague where he was fortunate enough to portray George Bizet in Bizet’s Dream. He played the flamboyant role of Hector in the film Boat Trip and has just recently completed guest star work On Medical Investigation, House, Vegas as well as a comic turn as Wesley the bumbling burglar in the film Chestnut (Hero of Central Park)
Godin is currently working on a novel inspired by a childhood raised in an Acadian household. He lives in Studio City with his lovely wife Paula and their two cats Abigail and Emily. Maurice spends his free time drawing, writing music and designing and building wooden furniture.