While on a cruise in the Indian ocean, J.P. had the unique experience of swimming with a 27 feet long whale shark, off the coast of the Seychelles islands.
One of four children, son of Ferdinand Gillain and Arlette Springael. Flemish descent on his mother's side, and Walloon on his father's. Through his father, Jean-Pierre has Manouche blood.
Used to sing in Kikongo and Swahili in an all African gospel choir.
After booking a role on the series' pilot The Event, J.P. had to let go of a recurring role due to immigration issues at the time.
Did missionary work to help out the victims of the Tsunami in Thailand and lived in refugee camps for two months in Kaholak and Pang Ha.