Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures
Christopher LaVoie might have been sentenced to prison in the early 2000s, but he’s not exactly a stranger to trouble.
The actor, who is best known for his roles on “4 Days Inn” and “The L Word,” was arrested on marijuana charges in 2000 and pleaded guilty in 2003. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, served for his role in “4 Days Inn,” and was released in June of 2002.
But he returned to the spotlight 10 years later when he appeared as the mysterious, violent “John Doe” in an episode of “The L Word” in 2005. The character was written out of the series, but LaVoie reprised his part in another episode, in which viewers learned the character was a “pimp” and “drug dealer.” His character even went so far as to make an appearance on the show’s reunion special, in which he played the role of “D. Doe.”
LaVoie was also arrested for his part in 2004. The actor pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance and was given a $500 fine, according to court records. The actor was arrested in July of 2004 after police were called to the area of East St. Clair and W. St. Clair for a report of a fight. Upon questioning the actor denied, but when they searched his vehicle, it was found to contain “two large plastic bags filled with marijuana, a duffel bag with six plastic bags filled with marijuana, and five bags of marijuana totaling approximately 5 1/2 pounds,” according to The Chicago Tribune.
LaVoie was sentenced for this second arrest with a 14-month sentence, to serve concurrently with the prior 18 month sentence. He also received a two-year probation for the drug charges.
LaVoie was arrested in April of 2005 after police received a call from someone who said they wanted to file a report, which led them to a car with “a man yelling and throwing items inside the vehicle” who, according to