Jean-Claude Labrecque was born on June 19, 1938, in Québec. He is the son of Adélard Labrecque and Alda Roberge. His father was a baker On 16th Street in Québec. His father died when Jean-Claude was five and a half years old and, at 16-17 years, his mother Imirilda (Alda) dies.
In 1956, at the age of 18, he made a basic school in photography and earned his living by photographing weddings, babies and birthdays.
In 1957 to 19 years, it returns to the Office du film du Québec (ONF), where it teaches to him the rudiments of the camera. He learns his trade at the ONF, where he served as assistant cameraman for two years.
Then, he became the cinematographer and worked with several filmmakers such as Claude Jutra, Gilles Carle and Anne Claire Poirier.
In 1965, he made his first film, "60 cycles", a visual account of the St. Lawrence cycling tour, whose technical prowess are worth fifteen prizes, including a first prize of the short film at the Moscow Festival.
Throughout his career of more than 50 years, as a cameraman, director of photography, director, editor, screenwriter, producer, and even actor, he endeavored to fix on the film significant moments in the history of Québec, whether sporting, cultural or political.
On May 31, 2019, he died in Montréal city at the age of 80.
Jean-Claude Labrecque was a member of the Labrecque Association (Member No. 349).