Kristian Bruun

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Kristian Bruun
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Bruun in 2016
Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun

(1979-10-25) October 25, 1979 (age 39)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materQueen's University (2001)
Years active2004–present

Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun (born October 25, 1979),[1] known professionally as Kristian Bruun, is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles in Orphan Black and Murdoch Mysteries.

Life and career[edit]

Bruun was born on October 25, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he was raised. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania from 1994 to 1997, followed by Queen's University in Ontario for a B.A. in drama, graduating in 2001.[2] He also studied at the George Brown Theatre School in Toronto and with David Rotenberg at the Professional Actors Lab.

His first screen role was in the film Good Morning Tomorrow in 2003, playing a bartender. He went on to take other roles including a Lead Officer in Nikita, Stu in Blood Pressure and Alec in Play the Film. He had an ongoing role in Murdoch Mysteries, playing Constable Slugger Jackson from 2012 to 2017, for seasons 6 through 11.[3] His most famous role has been in the award-winning Canadian science fiction series Orphan Black, playing Donnie Hendrix, the husband of one of the main characters, Alison Hendrix. His role became larger in the third season compared to the previous two, as he became a member of the main cast.[4][5]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Holiday Hypnosis Jack
2005 Air Hockey Hank
2009 A Grimsville Orphanage Christmas Custodian Short film
2012 Build or Bust George Short film
2012 Blood Pressure Stu
2012 Hail Satan Chris Short film
2013 Play the Film Alec Hess
2013 The Doctor's Case Dr. John Watson Short film
2013 Boycatt Short film
2014 Dirty Singles English Man
2014 Bang Bang Baby Helmut
2014 Agape John Short film
2014 True Man Adam Short film
2014 10 Years Kevin Jenkins/Dad Short film
2015 Life Roger Love
2015 Night Cries David
2015 This Is Not What You Had Planned Hank Short film
2015 Static Cooking show host Short film
2015 Regression Andrew
2015 Treatment Mr. Samson Short film
2015 Let's Rap Stefano Chyka
2015 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Seth Parsons
2017 The Space Between Teddy
2018 A Deadly View Peter
2019 Ready or Not Fitch Bradley Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Good Morning Tomorrow Bartender Television film
2010 Covert Affairs Hungry Passenger Episode: "Communication Breakdown"
2011 Dark Rising: The Savage Tales of Summer Vale Soldier #2
2011 Dan for Mayor Roller Blader #1 Episode: "Insane in the Bike Lane"
2011 Change of Plans Dennis Television film
2012 Nikita Lead Officer Episode: "Shadow Walker"
2015 Schitt's Creek Gas Station Attendant Episode: "Surprise Party"; scenes deleted
2012–2017 Murdoch Mysteries Constable Slugger Jackson 34 episodes
2013–2017 Orphan Black Donnie Hendrix 40 episodes
2016 11.22.63 Dr. Ronald Jones 2 episodes
2016 Tactical Girls Detective Laurence 1 episode
2016 The Girlfriend Experience Client #2 Episode: "Fabrication"
2016 Con Man Boom Dude Episode: "A Small Step for Manly"; uncredited
2017 The Beaverton Dr. Channing Episode #1.8
2017 Annedroids Bully Dad Episode: "Enemy Lines"
2017 The Handmaid's Tale Doctor Episode: "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum"
2018 Carter Dave Leigh Series regular
2018 Impulse Sheldon Gibson 2 episodes


  1. ^ Aksich, Caroline (August 6, 2014). "On the Cover: Orphan Black's Kristian Bruun". Post City Toronto. 34-year-old
  2. ^ "Kristian Bruun Resume". Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas - Holiday Guide". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Orphan Black's Kristian Bruun on Character Growth and Tatiana Maslany". The Hudsucker. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Orphan Black's Kristian Bruun". 31 July 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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