Bernard Robichaud takes on acting, composing, and also stand-up comedy with poise, and checks out his own life with gratitude.
He is best known for his function on Trailer camp Boys, a docu-comedy regarding the residents of a trailer camp in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ricky, Julian, as well as Bubbles attempt to generate income any type of means they can, including get-rich-quick scams as well as other prohibited methods. Robichaud’& rsquo; s function of pusher Cyrus is a reoccuring character beginning in the initial episode of the initial season, up until Robichaud left in the 9th period.
Casting the Function
“& ldquo; I wear & rsquo; t know that I might have done anything even more with [Cyrus] that I had actually currently performed in the years” that I had played the character, & rdquo; states Bernard Robichaud. & ldquo; After period 9, they placed the personality back in jail once again so if they followed the very same type of layout that they had in previous years, that possibly suggested that the personality was going to be in prison for all of the next period and also possibly, or a minimum of a lot of it. So it simply looked like the right time.”
& rdquo; Cyrus was a preferred character on the show, as well as identified world-wide through the tv series and also the motion picture triad. In the third movie, Trailer Park Boys –– Don’& rsquo; t Legislate It, Robichaud says he hid something from audiences. “& ldquo; I was on trip in Vancouver as well as dropped on some steps, as well as I tore my quadriceps tendon in my appropriate leg. I did the third movie and also Trailer camp Boys in a complete leg cast. I drove the auto, they took the seat off the rails in the Corvette and also I did the motion picture in a complete leg cast due to the fact that I had actually just come out of the hospital perhaps a week before we mosted likely to camera. I intended to drive the cars and truck and also do as high as I could. There’& rsquo; s just one scene in the whole film where they generated a feat double because I couldn’& rsquo; t stroll throughout the courtyard quickly enough to get to where I required to be.”
& rdquo; The Kind and Toll
Robichaud knew that a popular role like Cyrus could be a double-edged sword. “& ldquo; I just didn & rsquo; t intend to take that possibility of that & rsquo; s all I would ever do, & rdquo; he says. & ldquo; I consider times where various other actors have actually done roles that have gone on for extended periods of time, such as M.A.S.H. and also Seinfeld, as well as definitely Trailer camp Boys. I think if they had developed the personality, offered him a partner, offered him a little advisor like a grade school youngster that would certainly have rested beside him clothed similar to the personality with a squirt weapon –– something like that would have been intriguing. Or he teaches him how not to do those points in a feeling, yet he suches as the youngster because he gowns like him or something. [The program is] still going, so I commend them for their choices. In some cases when you lose the genius behind it, as in Mike Clattenburg and also his composing style, as well as you’& rsquo; re adhering to a layout generally to continue with a franchise, often that doesn’& rsquo; t always function either. So I’think they & rsquo; ve done an excellent work in”
that respect. & rdquo; Supporting Gamers Birthed in Boston to Canadian parents, Bernard Robichaud grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. However he went back to the United States not long after high school, recognizing his future got on display. He says he was lucky to have lots of people support his decisions along his profession path. “& ldquo; Lots of people that existed when I decided I was going to become an actor, as well as they were there for me to let me understand that I had the ability. My voice educator, Dorothy Ward, was there. John Dunsworth (that played Lahey on the program) was my acting trainer when I mosted likely to Dalhousie University for my very first year. My voice train informed me I didn’& rsquo; t requirement to be in University, I needed to proceed, I required to get out, and persuaded me not to invest the following three or 4 years in University to come to be a star.”
& rdquo; Display Time He listened to the advice, as well as got a work analysis for actors at the Neptune Theatre in the Equity Theater House. “& ldquo; I got to hang around with some of the most effective actors and actresses from Canada and also the United States. So it was very lucky for me.” & rdquo; He took place to articulate both male and also women functions in the CBC radio dramatization, In Becky’& rsquo; s Call. Kent Stetson, that’& rsquo; s a Governor General award-winning dramatist and also author bore in mind of his efficiency and belonged of Robichaud’& rsquo; s decision to join ACTRA.
Robichaud went on to play duties in manufacturings consisting of starring in Blue Seduction, with Billy Zane and also Estella Warren; co-starring with Corie Haim in American Sundown; and also he held a repeating role in the hit Showcase collection, Haven. He additionally played the role of Bobby Sr. in the 2017 Life time movie, Sea Change. He intends to begin firing a brand-new series called Vizions of Rock, which is based on a real story of a band that rose from playing in bars to backing several of the greatest bands in the world. Robichaud has actually also been cast as Clayton Danvers in the movie, To Retaliate, composed and guided by Nick Belial.
His talents wear’& rsquo; t end with acting– he is also a writer as well as stand-up comedian. “ & ldquo; [Composing] just really great treatment. It allows you to put the idea to paper, for me anyhow because I like to create it up prior to I type it out. It’& rsquo; s obtaining it full blast of your head. It’& rsquo; s a little bit of a process as well, with the whole development and innovative component of the process much more so than anything else. And standup, I such as the creating component of it, composing the comedy. The standup component of it to be truthful has its moments. It’& rsquo; s a laborious. I completely compliment any one of those comics out there that do it night after night after evening. It’& rsquo; s sort of like [auditioning for a role], except there’& rsquo; s one hundred or more people that you don’& rsquo; t know, as well as they & rsquo; re all resting there waiting on you to make them laugh. And also some nights the joke functions as well as some nights it doesn’& rsquo; t. You don & rsquo; t recognize why it didn & rsquo; t work and it’functioned the evening prior to.”
It & rsquo; s a
actual tough act. & rdquo; Life Change One of Robichaud & rsquo; s most difficult acts came last loss, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer cells. After checking out a naturopath as well as having routine blood checks provided for a DHEA supplement, he got an unwelcome phone call.
“& ldquo; They simply called me up unexpectedly and stated, ‘& lsquo; We & rsquo; ve terminated your prescription. Your PSA degrees are 7.5.’ & rsquo; I called a pal of mine, a urologist, and also he got on the fairway so I saw him on Monday. He did three different examinations –– they were all less than the original one, which was great but it still was not good. After a bunch of various other examinations to make sure every little thing else was okay, we discovered that seven of the 12 biopsies returned positive. I didn’& rsquo; t have it the year prior to so it was relatively hostile in its nature and it had taken over that much of the prostate because short of time period.”
& rdquo; Giving Back Robichaud uncovered that one in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer cells, and one in 29 do not recoup. “& ldquo; If I hadn & rsquo; t have gone with this DHEA and also had to have this protocol blood examinations, I would most likely be just one of those one in 29 guys due to the fact that I would certainly have just never ever gone to the physician to say let’& rsquo; s look into my blood today. I thank my fortunate celebrities that the universe aligned for me to go obtain this DHEA. I urge every guy available over 40 to obtain an examination.”
& rdquo; He is cancer-free today, and prepares to end up being a voice for prostate cancer screenings. However he already does charitable benefit impoverished youngsters as well as single moms. A devoted athlete, Robichaud had fun with NHL Tales of Hockey to raise cash for Kids as well as Girls Clubs and also various other similar charities. “& ldquo; I always intended to repay because I didn’& rsquo; t have the most effective childhood either, so for me it was a chance. There were a great deal of people along the road that were there for me, which is why I assume I was lucky sufficient not to be in problem. Affordable sporting activities was always a component of my life. As well as I assume without those, God recognizes where I’& rsquo;d be today. It allowed me to focus, have a group of friends, and also have that bond from group sporting activities.”
& rdquo; Comply with Bernard Robichaud on Twitter @bernierobichaud, Facebook at Bernard Robichaud, or on Instagram @bernardrobichaud.
Trailer camp Boys gets ready for Season 12 on Netflix March 30, 2018.