August 1, 2018
The TV world is in mourning. Actor Jean-Yves Chatelais died at the age of 63. The comedian was best known for his roles in TV series like Kaamelott or Ten Percent.
This is sad news. Actor Jean-Yves Chatelais passed away on Tuesday, July 31st at the age of 63. The announcement of his death was made on Twitter by Aude Briant, his companion. Jean-Yves Chatelais, 1953-2018. He died as he lived. Free. He will have illuminated the plateaux of his talent. And my life in love. Rest in peace Jean-Yves. I love you, "she wrote on the social network, mentioning the association for the right to die with dignity, chaired by Jean-Luc Romero, but also Jérôme Commandeur and Antoine De Caunes.
The ex-host of Canal + also paid tribute to the deceased comedian on Twitter by declaring: "Free, funny and infinitely talented. Tender condolences. A message answered by Alexandre Astier who played with Jean-Yves Chatelais in the Kaamelott series: "Senator ... Condolences," he soberly wrote, referring to his role as Roman Senator, Vibius Pisentius Petrus.
Indeed, if his name does not tell you anything, his face is not unknown to you since Jean-Yves Chatelais played in the most famous French television series. Besides Kaamelott, it has also been seen in Julie Lescaut, Les Cordiers, judge and cop, Josephine, guardian angel and more recently Speakerine. He especially scored Ten percent by playing the character of François Bréhier, the boss of Starmedia, the competing art agency of ASK, the center of the program in which runs every season many celebrities like Laura Smet, Isabelle Adjani, Julien Doré or Jean Dujardin.
Also actor of theater and dubbing, Jean-Yves Chatelais was also the French voice of actors such as Gabriel Byrne in Usual Suspects or Michael Madsen in Kill Bill and Sin City. In cinema, his last film was Je va mieux, released in 2017, the adaptation of the book by David Foenkinos.
Born: 1/1/1953, France
Died: 7/31/2018, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Jean-Yves Chatelais’s western – voice actor:
Dances With Wolves – 1990 [French voice of Robert Pastorelli]
The Last Trapper – 2004 [French voice of Norman]
The Lone Ranger – 2013 [French voice of Tom Wilkinson]