Serge plays George Grant, father of the beautiful Melanie, a powerful banker who holds Nichol’s fate in his hands and expects a suitable marriage between his daughter and Nichol’s son, James
Serge Houde’s career covers over 100 film & television projects and has taken to Japan, Russia, Arabia, France, England and all across Canada to work opposite actors Sidney Poitier, Richard Gere, Michael Caine, John Travolta, Ed Norton, Ben Affleck, Daryl Hannah, Linda Hamilton, Lindsay Wagner, Pam Grier, Teri Polo; and with directors such as Frank Oz, John Woo, Richard J. Lewis.
With Iron Road , Serge’s second collaboration with director David Wu, he can add China and Sam Neill to that list.
Serge always dreamed of being an actor, but didn’t begin until he was 35, after successful careers as an award-winning advertising executive and as an internationally- published photojournalist.
Despite this late start, his passion and determination quickly established him as a talented & versatile character actor.
Serge first role was an S & M Cowboy in Denys Arcand’s film Love & Human Remains with Thomas Gibson and Mia Kirshner. Next, he gave a riveting portrayal of Pierre Laporte, the kidnapped Quebec Cabinet Minister who was murdered by FLQ terrorists in the controversial film Octobre.
Next he co-starred with Roy Dupuis in the first film adaptation of Booker Prize- winning writer Yann Martel’s short story Manners of Dying. Martel himself said: “The acting of Roy Dupuis and Serge Houde is exceptional. The whole movie is those two.” Variety wrote: “High-caliber performances…Houde brings distinction to his variations on a prison warden who has begun to doubt his capacities.” The Globe and Mail said “Played with effective, Harold Pinter-like gravitas by Serge Houde.”
Not bad for an actor who decided to pursue a lifelong dream “a little late in life.”