Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures
The first thing you may notice about “4 Days Inn” is its title. The name is one of several the show has acquired for its reality programs. Christopher LaVoie is most likely the man who came up with the idea, and the name doesn’t really roll off the tongue or add to its mystique.
But then again, it’s only fair to include all the information we know about LaVoie now that we know the basics of his career, and his past.
He started his career in law, but he was fired from his first job when he ran over a pedestrian who was crossing the street with a car and was charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter. The charges later were dropped, but he was found guilty and sentenced to 16 months in jail.
LaVoie went on to pursue his interest in the real estate and hotel industry, and he came up with a plan to bring a quality property to life in Canada. He was born in France, and he was raised in Canada.
From a real estate development background, LaVoie saw a need for a unique way to bring properties to life in the real estate niche. He saw his idea to be a reality-show-like TV series, and that’s where the name for the show4.com property was created.
His venture into real estate began in the mid-2000s, but he came up with the idea for “4 Days” after seeing a commercial for “National Geographic Adventure” in which a couple of men put down a sign that said, “Come back after four days.”
The commercial referenced a television show that had run earlier that year, but it was a reality program that had taken a new twist: it would allow contestants to come back after just four days to solve a mystery.
“Four Days Inn” was born, and has remained the core of the TV show since then.
LaVoie has been quoted that he believes “4 Days Inn” is as old as Hollywood itself.