Yves Lecoq at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Yves Louis Georges Lecoquierre
May 4, 1946
|Occupation||Humorist (vocal imitations)|
|Television||Les Guignols de l'info|
Yves Lecoq was born Yves Louis Georges Lecoquierre in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. His family is issued of the Bourgeoisie from the county of Île-de-France. He became interested at an early age in the comic field, and rather than a career as a lawyer or a journalist, he did not follow his parents and began a career in theater at the age of 16. During his studies at the Lycée Georges Clémenceau in Nantes, he played his first theater role in 1965.
During the 1970s and 1980s, he sang a number of songs which brought him a certain notoriety. During the 1980s, he hosted several television programs such as Suivez Lecoq in 1980 and 1981, L'académie des neuf from 1987 to 1991 on Antenne 2 and Tout le monde il est gentil in 1989 and 1990 on La Cinq. He then presents the Miss France election in 1990 and 1991 on FR3.
Since September 1988, he is one of the main impersonator in the show Les Guignols de l'info broadcast on Canal+, where he voices the puppet of Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, which made him famous with the audience. However, he does not write the texts. His voice for the puppet of Jacques Chirac also contributed to his fame.
He participated from 1994 to 2000 and in 2005 at the concerts of Les Enfoirés. He also presented various programs such as Graines de star in 1996 and 1997 on M6 and Les Grands du Rire on France 3 since 2005.
He bought in 2008 the Château de Chambes in Roumazières-Loubert, Charente, county where his maternal grandparents came from. In December 2011, he bought the Château de Chalais in the same department. He is also the owner of the Château de Maisonseule in Saint-Basile, Ardèche.