Born in Dégélis (Quebec), Albert Belzile grew up in Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande, a small Quebec village across the border from Lac-Baker in New-Brunswick. After finishing elementary school in 1959, he continued his studies at the Petit Séminaire in Rimouski.
Having initially started out as a singer-songwriter and humorist in Quebec’s boîtes à chansons during the late 60s and early 70s, he has since expanded his range to several other forms of artistic expression, including poetry (Des maux et cris en do Malheur, 1987; Du Choc à l’ me,1999; Les pleurs du mâle, 2002), and radio drama (Cassandre in 1998, and a few others). He has also worked as a broadcast, in radio for some fifteen years, including three at Radio-Canada, and in television on several shows. He has appeared as an actor in ten films, including Massabielle, Le Grand Jack, Bricklin and Les bootleggers d’Atlantique, and has participated in the shooting of the second and third seasons of Belle Baie.
In the spring of 2008, he was invited by the University of Göteborg, in Sweden, to deliver a lecture on the Canadian Francophonie, as part of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City.
As a multidisciplinary visual artist since the latter part of 2007, Belzile has also created close to one hundred acrylic paintings.
In 2013 and 2014, he performed several shows featuring his songs and monologues, accompanied by a group of four musicians appearing as Belzile et beaux galants.