Jacques Perrin (13 July 1941 – 21 April 2022), a French actor and filmmaker, was born Jacques André Simonet. Jacques Simonet is a pseudonym he uses on occasion. His father’s name was Simonet, and his mother’s name was Perrin.

Perrin was born in the city of Paris. Alexandre Simonet, his father, was a theatrical director, and Marie Perrin, his mother, was an actress. He is also the nephew of Antoine Balpêtré, an actor. At the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Perrin studied acting.

Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin, a French actor and filmmaker, was born Jacques André Simonet. Jacques Simonet is a pseudonym he uses on occasion.

On the parisian stage, he delivered nearly 400 performances of José-André Lacour’s L’Année du bac (starting in 1958). Italian filmmaker Valerio Zurlini cast him in his first juvenile film appearances, and he quickly became one of his favorites.



He portrayed the elderly Pierre Morhange, the narrator of the critically acclaimed film The Chorus, which he also produced. Maxence, his son, played the young Pépinot.

Jacques Perrin has been awarded a number of honors, including Commander of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the National Order of Merit. He joined the French Marine Painters in 2015 and was appointed to Commander as a reserve officer in the French Navy in 2016.

The French Academy awarded him the coveted Prix du Cinéma René Clair in 2016. Mathieu, born in 1975, Maxence, born in 1995, and Lancelot, born in 2000. Perrin’s net worth as of 2022 is $4 million, most of which came from his performing and film ventures.

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