Jean LeClerc (actor)

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Jean LeClerc
Born (1948-07-07) July 7, 1948 (age 70)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor

Jean LeClerc (born July 7, 1948, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Québécois actor. In the original French, his name is spelled Jean Leclerc. He is best known for his work in the United States as Jeremy Hunter on the American daytime soap operas All My Children and Loving in the 1980s and 1990s.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Quebec Province of Canada

Quebec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario and the bodies of water James Bay and Hudson Bay; to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay; to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to the south by the province of New Brunswick and the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Quebec is Canada's largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada.

French-speaking Quebecers or Quebeckers are francophone residents of the province of Quebec in Canada.

LeClerc first started his career in Quebec on the television series Les Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut . Roles in Québécois movies followed, culminating in his first English-speaking role in the 1976 Canadian film, Strange Shadows in an Empty Room . That same year, he acted in a television miniseries about the life of Sarah Bernhardt, playing the role of Bernhardt's husband Jacques Damala, and the following year he played a film director in the horror anthology film The Uncanny . LeClerc moved to the United States in 1982, playing the part of a French doctor on the soap opera The Doctors . He played similar roles on The Edge of Night and As the World Turns before being offered the role of American Jeremy Hunter in 1985.

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In 1991, LeClerc and his All My Children costar Genie Francis made an extended appearance on another ABC soap opera Loving for the November sweeps period in an effort to boost the show's ratings. LeClerc left All My Children in 1992 to join Loving full-time until his character was killed off in 1995. In 2001, LeClerc briefly reappeared on All My Children, with his character Jeremy appearing as a ghost.

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LeClerc most recently appeared in a Patty Duke Show television reunion special and in the 2005 film Idole instantanée.

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