Marc Trottier was born on May 22, 1976, and comes from a small town outside of Montreal, Canada. He began doing Martial Arts at the age of 5, and received his black belt in Karate at the age of 15. He then began training in Tae Kwon Do and reached the level of black belt in that discipline as well.
While this was going on, Marc had graduated in “Creative Arts” and “Police Technology” at John Abbott College by the end of 1997, with plans of joining the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). With his childhood dream of someday making Martial Arts movies, he was convinced by his agent to give acting lessons a try. He instantly fell in love with acting and quickly realized that he didn’t want to concentrate on Kung Fu movies. It was also around that time that he branched out and began training in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing and wrestling. Marc made the transition from “stand-up fighting” to “ground fighting” with ease, winning several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.
Moving away from law enforcement, Marc decided to train for professional Mixed Martial Arts (aka Ultimate Fighting), while continuing to pursue his acting career. In 1999, the promoter for the IFC (International Fighting Championship) saw Marc win a grappling tournament and wanted him to be in his next show, “IFC 10: Fighters Revenge”. Marc decided to wait until the following event to allow himself sufficient time to prepare, but the promotion moved to California before he had a chance to fight.
After becoming the 1998 Canadian Open Grappling Champion, the 1999 Canadian Open Grappling Champion and the 2001 Montreal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Champion, Marc realized the need to choose between a fighting career and an acting career. It was a tough choice, but his love of acting made the decision for him.
Even though Marc stopped competing, he continued to train with Angelo Exarhakos and then Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym in Montreal. His teammates have included such UFC fighters as Georges St. Pierre, David Loiseau and Ivan Menjivar, among many other greats, and has enjoyed watching their success all over the world.
Since the year 1999, Marc has appeared in numerous films and television series. He had his feature film debut in “Decoys”, playing the role of Bobby Johnson, the all-star captain of the college hockey team; and has also appeared in such films as “3 Needles” (Directed by Thom Fitzgerald), “300” (Directed by Zach Snyder), “Sticks and Stones” (Directed by George Mihalka) and “Score: A Hockey Musical”. Marc enjoys not only acting in front of the camera, but the entire process of film-making. He has tried his hand at editing, as well as writing, directing and producing, which resulted in creating his first feature film entitled “Darkness Waits”, which is now available to the public.