Actor Jean Paul Manoux, one of the stars of the CTV sitcom Spun Out, turned himself in to Toronto Police Tuesday afternoon after being charged with voyeurism.
Manoux, 45, is from Los Angeles but lives in Toronto while filming the sitcom here. His other television credits include roles on Community, Wilfred and Modern Family.
The allegations against the actor, known as J.P. Manoux, were made by two women in their twenties who rented a condo from him near Queen St. W. and Gladstone Ave.
“The two ladies discovered a camera in the apartment and contacted police,” said Det. Viv Meik, who is handling the case from Toronto police 14 Division.
The hidden cameras in the condo were connected to the internet, according to a police press release. Police investigated after receiving a call on Jan. 22 about the video equipment. Manoux has been charged with one count of voyeurism.
Manoux could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
Meik said police spoke with his lawyer before Manoux came in from Los Angeles and turned himself in on Tuesday. The maximum penalty for the offence if found guilty is five years in prison, he added.
Police said Manoux has rented out the condo previously and that there may be other victims. Meik says potential complainants who have rented from Manoux should contact police.
He has been released on a promise to appear and does not have to stay in the country, said Meik. Manoux is scheduled to appear in court on March 11 at Old City Hall.
Manoux grew up in California, later moving to Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University, according to a biography on his website. He returned to California to pursue acting and has had roles in 30 films and 90 TV series.
Manoux is an American citizen who became a permanent resident in Canada after work brought him north of the border. As part of the cast of Spun Out “he hopes to spend summers in Toronto for years to come,” his biography notes.
Spun Out, whose cast is led by Dave Foley, begins airing its second season later this year, with a special preview this Sunday evening after the Super Bowl on CTV.
- With files from Jacques Gallant