Jocelyn Quivrin was born in Dijon on 14 February 1979. His father, Vincent Beaufils, was an anaesthetist for SAMU (a mobile accident unit).
Quivrin studied film and broadcasting at Hector Berlioz college in Vincennes, before obtaining his Baccalaureat in literature and taking a course in film studies at Nanterre University. However, he soon gave up his studies in favour of launching his professional career. He spent several months at the ‘Ecole des Enfants Terribles’ drama school and took some further education courses. In spite of this, he always considered himself as having been self-taught.