Yannick Bisson on Murdoch, Acting & Stephen Harper


The Arts Scene had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Yannick Bisson for an intimate conversation about CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, his fantastic opportunity to work with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his advice to aspiring artists.

For many seasons, Yannick Bisson has been entertaining audiences worldwide in CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries as the witty, smart and out-of-the-box-thinking Inspector William Murdoch. Bisson is a Montreal native who now resides in Toronto with his wife, Chantal Craig, and three daughters. He got his first break when he landed a part in CBC’s Hockey Night television movie with Megan Follows and Rick Moranis. Prior to Murdoch Mysteries, audiences knew him well for his long-running role as FBI Agent Jack Hudson in the crime drama series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002-2005) and also as Joey Barrett, playing opposite Rich Springfield, in High Tide (1994-1997). He is widely recognized for his role as the national spokesperson for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

Now in it’s sixth season, Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian drama developed and produced by Shaftesbury, based on a series of novel’s by Maureen Jennings. Set in Toronto in the 1890’s, the show follows Detective/Inspector William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) as he solves the city’s crimes using techniques and ideas that were out of the ordinary at the time. Helping him solve the many crimes are Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) and Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) at his station house and Doctor Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), for when he requires more scientific and medical insight.

A special thank you to the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto for hosting this interview and to the CBC for organizing it.

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