Peter Outerbridge

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Peter Outerbridge
Peter Outerbridge (2013).jpg
Outerbridge in 2013
Born (1966-06-30) June 30, 1966 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1990–present
Tammy Isbell
(m. 2000)

Peter Outerbridge (born June 30, 1966) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ari Tasarov in the CW action series Nikita, Dr. David Sandström in the TMN series ReGenesis, Henrik "Hank" Johanssen in Orphan Black, Bob Corbett in Bomb Girls, William Easton in Saw VI, George Brown in the television film John A.: Birth of a Country, and Black Mask in Batwoman. He also played the lead role of Detective William Murdoch in a three-episode mini-series, The Murdoch Mysteries, in its initial run on Canadian television, with two episodes shown in 2004 and a third in 2005.[1]

Early life[edit]

Outerbridge was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, the son of a lawyer and youngest of five siblings.[2]


After high school Outerbridge enrolled at the University of Victoria to study acting. Afterwards he toured Canada for four years with the theatre group Way Off Broadway. In 1997 and 2002 he was nominated in the Canadian Genie Awards as the best actor in the films Kissed and Marine Life, respectively. He was also nominated in the Gemini Awards for his achievements. Outerbridge won a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series for his role in John A.: Birth of a Country.[3]

In May 2000, he married actress Tammy Isbell. Together they have twins, Samuel and Thomas (born 2004).

Outerbridge had a recurring role in the second season of Orphan Black, portraying the character Henrik "Hank" Johanssen, a Prolethean religious leader who is against the scientific processes that created the clones.

In 2021, Outerbridge recurred in the second season of Batwoman as Black Mask.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Hate Mail Randal Short
Paris, France Sloan
For the Moment Johnny
Cool Runnings Josef Grool
1994 Replikator John Cheever
1995 The Michelle Apts. Jules
Fools Die Fast Eddie
1996 Kissed Matt
1999 Better Than Chocolate Judy
Escape Velocity Lee Nash AKA Carter
2000 Mission to Mars Sergei Kirov
Marine Life Robert Kiely
Double Frame Special Agent Sean Donahue
2001 Chasing Cain Bob Kozlowski
2002 Men with Brooms James Lennox
The Bay of Love and Sorrows Everette Hatch
2003 Cold Creek Manor Dave Miller
June & Orlando Orlando Short
2004 Ill Fated Earl
2005 Land of the Dead Styles
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Dumbrowski
Population 436 Deputy Christian Hecker Video
2009 Burning Mussolini Det. Ryan Johnson
Saw VI William Easton
2010 Saw 3D Photo only
2012 Silent Hill: Revelation Travis Grady
2013 Haunter Bruce Johnson
2015 Len and Company Frank Coulter
Voracious Jed
2016 Shut In Richard Portman
2018 Level 16 Dr. Miro
Honey Bee Christian
2019 Viaticum Frank Short film
Code 8 Cumbo
2020 The Oak Room Paul


Year Title Role Notes
1990 21 Jump Street Jeff Chandler "Just Say No! High"
1991 The Hidden Room Rick "Wasting Away"
Drop Dead Gorgeous Dylan Wiatt TV film
1991–1993 The Commish Jeff Hartley Recurring role
1992 Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder Barry Donovan TV film
Nightmare Café Jesse "Fay & Ivy"
Secret Service Talbot "Programmer/Child's Play"
1993 Top Cops Stephen Davis "Mike Sheehan and Stephen Davis"
1994 Another Woman Paul Temple TV film
Forever Knight Young Thomas Constantine "Father's Day"
1995 Road to Avonlea Count Marek "What a Tangled Web We Weave"
Falling for You Greg TV films
The Android Affair Thomas Benti
Highlander: The Series Paul Kinman "Reluctant Heroes"
1995, 1999 & 2001 The Outer Limits Dr. Andy Groenig/Ned Bailey/Zach Griffiths "The New Breed", "What Will the Neighbors Think?" & "Replica"
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Ned "Betrayal"
Closer and Closer Adam TV films
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story William Johnson
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Sergei
Giant Mine Jim O'Neil
Dinner Along the Amazon Rodney
1997 Murder in My Mind Jack Bolinas
La Femme Nikita Roger "Treason"
1997–1998 Michael Hayes John Manning Main role
1998–1999 Millennium Special Agent Barry Baldwin Recurring role
1999 Escape from Mars John Rank TV films
Thrill Seekers Felder
2000 Out of Sync Roger Deacon
2001 The Pretender 2001 Alex
Earth: Final Conflict Joe "Subterra"
Paradise Falls Tyrone Fox "Fatal Attraction", "Jessica Fights Back" & "Goodbye Tyrone"
2002 The Rendering Theodore Gray TV films
Trudeau Jim Coutts
Mentors Dr. Milton Bradshaw "Secrets and Lies", "A Matter of Time: Part 1" & "A Matter of Time: Part 2"
Monk Trevor McDowell "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man"
100 Days in the Jungle Gord Black TV films
Chasing Cain: Face Det. Bob Kozlowski
2003 The Risen Nick Simms
24 Ronnie Stark "Day 2: 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m." & "Day 2: 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m."
Miracles Jason Herlock "Paul Is Dead"
2004 This Is Wonderland Dale Robertson "1.7"
The D.A. Jerry Weicker Recurring role
Medical Investigation Clark White "Progeny"
Chicks with Sticks Curt Bonner TV film[5]
2004–2005 The Murdoch Mysteries Det. William Murdoch "Except the Dying", "Poor Tom Is Cold" & "Under the Dragon's Tail"
2004–2008 ReGenesis David Sandstrom Main role
2005 Tilt Randy Cioffi "Gentleman Jim" & "Shuffle Up and Deal"
Million Dollar Murder Gordon Wintrob TV film
2006 Puppets Who Kill Phil Goody "The Rival House"
10.5: Apocalypse Alec Becker Miniseries
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Diff'rent Strokes Al Burton TV films
Intimate Stranger Denis Teague
2007 In God's Country Officer Wayne
My Name Is Sarah Charlie Manning
Whistler Peter Varland Recurring role
2008 Fringe Dr. Reyes "Pilot"
Sanctuary Malcolm Dawkins "Folding Man"
Heartland Brad Borden "Summer's End"
2009 Flashpoint Walter Volcek "Clean Hands"
Deadliest Sea Capt. Jack Colvin TV film
2010 Happy Town Dan Farmer Main role
Reviving Ophelia Walter Jones TV film
2010–2013 Nikita Ari Tasarov Recurring role
2011 John A.: Birth of a Country George Brown TV film
2011–2012 The Listener Magnus Elphrenson "The Magician" & "Now You See Him"
2012 Suits Keith Hoyt "All In"
Beauty and the Beast Silverfox "Pilot", "All In" & "Basic Instinct"
2012–2013 Bomb Girls Bob Corbett Main role
2013 Darknet Henry "Darknet 6"
2014 Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Bob Corbett TV film
Orphan Black Henrik Johanssen Recurring roles
Dark Rising: Warrior of the Worlds Aramas
2015 Murdoch Mysteries Father Keegan "Shipwreck"
Blood and Water Det. Al Gorski Main role
2015–2016 12 Monkeys Dr. Elliot Jones "Arms of Mine", "Hyena" & "Legacy"
The Art of More Ashbel Whitman Recurring role
2016 Poor Richard's Almanack Eric TV film
Houdini & Doyle Thomas Edison "Necromanteion"
Zoo General Andrew Davies Recurring roles
2016–2017 Designated Survivor Charlie Langdon
2017 Incorporated Phill Brill "Executables", "Burning Platform" & "Golden Parachute"
Pure Eli Voss Main role
No Easy Days Paul Reynolds Recurring roles
The Expanse Captain Martens
2019 The Umbrella Academy The Conductor
V-Wars Calix Niklos
2020 Hudson & Rex "Old Dog, New Tricks"
2021 Batwoman Roman Sionis / Black Mask Recurring role
2022 In the Dark Jimmy McKay "No Cane Do", "The Deep End", "Going Up", & "Please Shine Down on Me"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Far Cry 4 Additional Voices
2018 Far Cry 5
2019 Far Cry: New Dawn

Voice work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Frontline Translation voice "Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo"
2007 The Real Superhumans and the Quest for the Future Fantastic Narrator Documentary
2008 Afghanada Master Corporal Matt Crowder CBC Radio drama series
2010 Beast Legends Narrator Documentary
2011 Zombies: A Living History
2012 Trust, Inc. Councillor James Yearwood CBC Radio drama series


  1. ^ Alex Strachan. "Unusual setting doesn't spoil Murdoch" Regina (Saskatchewan) Leader-Post, January 24, 2008, p. C9.
  2. ^ "Peter Outerbridge Biography (1966-)".
  3. ^ "CBC's Rick Mercer Report snags 3 Canadian Screen Awards". CBC News. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Mehra, Vansh (March 25, 2021). "'Batwoman' Casts Peter Outerbridge As Black Mask". Deadline. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Chicks with Sticks". Northernstars. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Independent Visual and Digital Media Association. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.

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