Kristopher Turner

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Kristopher Turner
Kristopher Turner.jpg
Turner on Instant Star, 2008
Born (1980-09-27) September 27, 1980 (age 35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Kristopher Turner (born September 27, 1980)[1] is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Gavin Murphy on the medical drama series Saving Hope, and as Jamie Andrews on the CTV teen drama Instant Star.

Early life[edit]

Turner was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[2] He was introduced to the theater by his grandmother. Turner starred in his high school production of A Midsummer's Night Dream.[3] Turner received a degree in theatre from the University of Winnipeg.[1] He was active in a number of theatre productions including In Gabriel's Kitchen and That Face.


In 2002, Turner landed a role in the children's series 2030 CE. He was cast in the lead role as Lex in director David DeCoteau's film The Brotherhood III: Young Demons. Following Turner's success in that film, he was cast in another leading role as Gus in the MTV movie Everybody's Doing It. Turner return to the theatre and appeared in a local Winnipeg theatrical production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys. In 2004, Turner was cast as Jamie Andrews in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, in which he stars for four seasons. He starred in TV series Dark Oracle as Omen, and appeared in TV movie An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. In 2007, he received a Gemini Awards nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for his role as Matt Blessing in A Dad for Christmas.

After Instant Star, Turner moved on to appear in the 2010 miniseries Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures as Winston and received another Gemini Awards nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. And guest stars in TV series Rookie Blue, The Listener, and Lost Girl. In 2012, he was cast as Cam on the series The L.A. Complex and at the same time joining the medical drama series Saving Hope as Dr. Gavin Murphy.[4] Turner stars in the 2012 comedy horror film A Little Bit Zombie. In 2014, Turner played Eric in the Hallmark movie Love by the Book.[5] He has appeared in stage performance in the play This is Our Youth, and received a Dora Award nomination for his role in Two Weeks, Twice a Year. In 2015, Turner was cast in the CBC drama series This Life as Oliver Lawson.

Turner currently lives and studies in Toronto and Los Angeles.[6]



Year Title Role
2003 The Brotherhood III: Young Demons Lex
2006 The King of Siam Gary
2009 Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling Zach
2009 A Wake Chad
2010 The Triumph of Dingus McGraw: Village Idiot Dingus McGraw
2012 A Little Bit Zombie Steve
2013 Best, April Alex
2013 Issues David Hunter
2014 Cold Feet Andy
2014 The Idiot Dingus
2015 Wingman Inc. Bobby
2015 Timber Corey


Year Title Role Notes
2002 2030 CE Chief Trainer 3 episodes
2002 Fancy, Fancy Being Rich Drowned Man TV short
2002 Everybody's Doing It Gus TV movie
2004 Zeke 3 episodes
(2004–2008) Instant Star Jamie Andrews 52 episodes
(2005–2006) Dark Oracle Omen 5 episodes
2006 Degrassi: Minis Jamie Andrews Episodes: "I'm a Degrassi, I'm an Instant Star"
2006 A Dad for Christmas Matt Blessing TV movie Nominated—Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (2007)
2007 The Ultimate Sin Jamie TV movie
2008 An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Gad Hopkins TV movie
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Sam Fineman Episodes: "Let Us Ask the Maiden"
2010 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Winston TV mini-series
Nominated—Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (2010)
2010 Being Erica Jordan Episodes: "Two Wrongs"
2010 An Old Fashioned Christmas Gad TV movie
2011 Rookie Blue Daniel Baird Episodes: "Bad Moon Rising"
2011 Lost Girl Russell Episodes: "Can't See the Fae-Rest"
2011-2012 The Listener Gregory Harrow 2 episodes
2012 The L.A. Complex Cam 18 episodes
2012 Beauty and the Beast Mechanic Episodes: "Cold Turkey"
(2012-2014) Saving Hope Dr. Gavin Murphy 34 episodes
2013 Off2Kali Comedy Jude Episodes: "Small Talk Denial"
2014 Love by the Book Eric TV movie
2015 First Response Gerry TV movie
2015 This Life Oliver Lawson 10 Episodes


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