Yannick Bisson

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Yannick Bisson
Yannick Bisson at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Annual BBQ (detail).jpg
Born Yannick D. Bisson
(1969-05-16) May 16, 1969 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec
Spouse(s) Chantal Craig

Yannick Bisson (born May 16, 1969) is a Canadian film and television actor and director best known to international audiences as the star of Murdoch Mysteries.


Born in Montreal, Quebec, Bisson moved to Toronto, Ontario, as a teenager. There he began acting lessons and has been acting since the age of 13. His big break was in CBC's critically acclaimed 1984 movie of the week Hockey Night with Megan Follows and Rick Moranis. He starred in the Canadian television series Learning the Ropes from 1988 to 1989. In 1994, he gained national exposure in the syndicated action series, High Tide co-starring Rick Springfield. From 2000 to 2004, he had a recurring role as attorney Brian Tedrow on the Showtime drama Soul Food. He has also starred as the F.B.I agent Jack Hudson, in the PAX TV series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and in the short-lived CBC drama Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy with Sarah Chalke (both of which he co-starred in with Ted Atherton). He appeared on Falcon Beach in season two, as well as several Lifetime cable movies, such as Crazy for Christmas and I do (but I don't), and the Disney Channel movie Genius. Bisson was a guest star in the hit Canadian series Flashpoint and starred in the television movies Brothers by Choice and Keshan. He also has appeared in all of the Roxy Hunter movies to date as Jon. Bisson is featured in a series of commercials for CIBC.

Bisson starred in the 2001 TV movie Loves Music, Loves to Dance, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.

He provided the voice of Ferdie in the children's animated series Maxie's World.

Bisson plays the lead in the CBC Television drama series Murdoch Mysteries, and made his directorial debut with the show's fourth-season episode, "Buffalo Shuffle".[1]

Starting on December 30, 2013, Bisson stars as a preschool teacher in The Adventures of Napkin Man on CBC Television.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bisson is married to actress Chantal Craig. They have three daughters, Brianna, Dominique and Mikaela.[3] Craig made guest appearances on two of Bisson's television series, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and Murdoch Mysteries.[4]

In the past, Bisson worked as a builder between acting jobs to support his family.[5]

Brianna Bisson played the character Penny Renton in an episode of Murdoch Mysteries entitled "Love and Human Remains."[6]

Dominique Bisson had a part as Gloria Abercrombie in another episode of Murdoch Mysteries, Series 2 entitled "Snakes and Ladders".[7]


  1. ^ "‘Murdoch’ mysteries revealed". tvguide.ca. July 28, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Show! Napkin Man is Coming Next Month - CBC Parents". Cbc.ca. November 19, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "CBC Media Centre - Bio - Yannick Bisson". Cbc.ca. March 21, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chantal Craig". IMDb. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dave Leblanc (September 19, 2013). "Peek Inside the Home of TV's Detective Murdoch". Globe & Mail. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ IMDb.com identifies her character as Penny "Ranton" but the production credits list "Renton."
  7. ^ IMDb.com Murdoch Mysteries on IMDb. Accesssed 27 June 2014.

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