Roy was in Diet Pepsi commercial 1996.
Roy is co-founder and co-president of the Rivers Foundation, an environmental organization whose mission is to protect the rivers of Quebec and their natural and cultural habitats from small hydroelectric power dam projects and other environmental and economic threats, and to encourage the development of alternative energy sources through education.
For 20 years, Roy was an active member of Mira Foundation, a non-profit, community-based organization which provides and trains guide and service dogs for the visually and physically challenged people.
Roy's "Maurice Richard"(2005) movie was nominated for the 2006 Prix Jutra awards in fourteen categories, including Best Actor award.
Roy plays cello since he was a boy, and while preparing himself for role in "Jack Paradise"(2004), he also learned very precise jazz piano hand movements.
Roy's high school intrests were astronomy and physics.
Roy sometimes play hockey and golf. He also love sky-diving.
Roy won a 2005 Ginie Best Actor award for role of Alexandre Tourneur in "Mémoires affectives"(2004).
Roy is 5'11" (1.80 m) tall.
Roy won two Metrostar awards: first is Best Actor award for "Les Filles de Caleb"(1990) 1992, and second is Best Male Lead for "The Last Chapter"(2002) 2003.
After completion of La Femme Nikita, Roy refused leading role in American TV series (never titled), because he wanted to return to Quebec.
Roy was offered a part in fifth season of hit series 24. He declined.
Roy bought a 1840's farmhouse in Quebec, and he restored it.
Roy bought a a second-hand sailing boat and then rebuilded it. He also took navigation lessons.
In movie "The Rocket" (2005), Roy used his abilities on the ice.
Roy's hobby is sailing.
Roy is curently dating actress Celine Bonnier.
Roy has one brother and one sister.
Roy: I played cello for 7 years. When I was 11 years old, my parents moved to another town. There was no teacher there, those sever years were almost forgotten.
Roy: Lamb is my favorite meat. I like lobsters, good French fries, sushi. I like alot of things, I like diversity... in everything, even in music.
Roy: I have a small dog that I bought when I was living with one of my girlfriends. I found a young German shephard, about a year and a half old. He was beat up, I took care of him and he stayed. I've had him almost two years. He's amazing. He's not agressive at all. His name is Hasard - it means if something between accident and chance.
Roy (on Marlon Brando): I met him this summer and he is very generous. A funny man. He's a God... a father for everyone.
Roy: I like to listen to music, read, have some friends over. And I like to cook. And I feed birds. I like to watch them. Watch over my dogs. Work on my house.
Roy: Marriage comes from religion, so you can make love to a woman under the eyes of God. Today it's like a contract, politically and economically. I do not feel the need to bring a realtionship down to a peice of paper. I mean, I can be faithful; I am faithful when I love. Love is more important than marriage for me. I stay with the person I love.
Roy: Love scenes are always touchy, it is always hard to do. The woman is pretty, it makes it easier. You take your clothes off, and you are shy, and then three hours later, you are going around naked on the set.
Roy: Maurice Richard appeared and he became the best in the world, the most exiting player, the most interesting athlete to watch. And so, he inspired a pride at the time, then he was prevented to accomplish what he had to do. So, it was like cutting the tree from its roots for all the French Canadians of that time. (about Maurice Richard)
Roy: We went to Maurice's home, the first time I met him. Then Robert said this to me: "Don't worry, he doesn't speak much". But in the end, he and I didn't stop chattering. (from The Maurice Richard film interview, 23. october 2005.)
Roy: Thank you for all you've given me. I accept it and I'm learning how to handle it. (after winning Metrostars best actor award, 1992)