Bisson in 2011
|Born||Yannick D. Bisson
May 16, 1969
Bisson was born in Montreal, Quebec, and is of French and English ancestry. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, as a teenager and his acting career began when he was still in high school. His father, noting his son's interest in acting, encouraged him to reply to a newspaper advertisement seeking "child actors".
Bisson's first major role was in the CBC's critically acclaimed 1984 movie of the week Hockey Night, alongside Megan Follows and Rick Moranis. He starred in the Canadian television series Learning the Ropes from 1988-89. From 1994-97, he gained national exposure in the syndicated action series, High Tide co-starring Rick Springfield. From 2000-04, he had a recurring role as attorney Brian Tedrow on the Showtime drama Soul Food.
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 on Flashpoint and starred in the television movies Brothers by Choice and Keshan. He appeared in all of the Roxy Hunter movies to date as Jon. Bisson is featured in a series of commercials for CIBC. He 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 was awarded the Fan's Choice Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards on March 13, 2016.
Bisson is married to actress Chantal (or Chantelle) Craig. They met in high school and married when Bisson was 21. She is a former fitness instructor, and currently works as a television content creator and writer. They have three daughters: Brianna, Dominique and Mikaela. Craig made guest appearances on two of Bisson's television series, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and Murdoch Mysteries.
In the past, Bisson worked as a builder between acting jobs to support his family.
Brianna Bisson played "Penny Renton" in an episode of Murdoch Mysteries entitled "Love and Human Remains" Dominique Bisson had a part as Gloria Abercrombie in another episode of Murdoch Mysteries, Series 2 entitled "Snakes and Ladders".
|1986||My Pet Monster||Rod||Video|
|1986||Where's Pete||Pete||Short film|
|1999||Velocity Trap||Franklin J. Robinson|
|2004||Some Things That Stay||Dr. Ostrum|
|2008||Nothing Really Matters||Leo|
|2010||Casino Jack||Oscar Carillo|
|2012||Your Side of the Bed||Steve|
|2016||Year by the Sea||Cahoon|
|1984||Hockey Night||Spear Kozak||TV film|
|1986||Brothers by Choice||Scott||TV film|
|1986||Danger Bay||Todd||"The Turning Tide"|
|1987||First Offender||Jeff||TV film|
|1987||Night Heat||Regan||"The Kid"|
|1987||Maxie's World||Ferdie (voice)||TV series|
|1988||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Ty||"Twisted Sisters"|
|1988||Danger Bay||Larry||"The Rally"|
|1988||Learning the Ropes||Mark Randall||Main role|
|1989||C.B.C.'s Magic Hour||Corey / Mike Stanoulis||"Rookies", "Pray for Me, Paul Henderson"|
|1989||Street Legal||Lennie Smith||"Complex Offer"|
|1991||Gold: The World's Play||Johnny||TV film|
|1991||Gold: The Merchants of Venice||Johnny||TV film|
|1991||Gold: The Dynamiters||Johnny||TV film|
|1991||Gold: Frenchie's Gold||Johnny||TV film|
|1991||Gold: A Fistful of Gold||Johnny||TV film|
|1991||Hidden Room, TheThe Hidden Room||Glenn||"Splinters of Privacy"|
|1992||Tropical Heat||Harry Jr.||"Double Fault"|
|1992||Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater||Roger (ages 18–22)||"Some Live Like Lazarus"|
|1993||Top Cops||Mike Sheehan||"Mike Sheehan and Stephen Davis"|
|1993||Hidden Room, TheThe Hidden Room||John||"Marion & Jean"|
|1994||Forget-Me-Not Murders, TheThe Forget-Me-Not Murders||Greg Gale||TV film|
|1994-97||High Tide||Joey Barrett||Main role|
|1995||Young at Heart||Joey||TV film|
|1999||Genius||Mike MacGregor||TV film|
|1999||Relic Hunter||Stavros Vordalos||"Myth of the Maze"|
|1999-2000||Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy||Richmond P. Hobson, Jr.||Main role|
|2000||Moving of Sophia Myles, TheThe Moving of Sophia Myles||Rev. Young||TV film|
|2000-04||Soul Food||Brian Tedrow||Recurring role|
|2001||Pretender 2001, TheThe Pretender 2001||NSA Agent Edward Ballinger||TV film|
|2001||Twice in a Lifetime||Julian Fanshaw||"Mama Mia"|
|2001||Mutant X||Richard Saunders||"Fool for Love"|
|2001||Undergrads||Stoner Dave / Crougar (voice)||Recurring role|
|2001||Loves Music, Loves to Dance||Charley / Paul Nash||TV film|
|2001||Day Reagan Was Shot, TheThe Day Reagan Was Shot||Buddy Stein||TV film|
|2002-05||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Jack Hudson||Main role|
|2003||See Jane Date||Max Garrett||TV film|
|2003||Missing||Bruce Skeller||"Thin Air"|
|2003||Playmakers||Police Detective||"Choice: Part 1"|
|2004||I Do||James "Jay" Corina||TV film|
|2005||Kevin Hill||Austin Brooks||"Sacrificial Lambs"|
|2005||Crazy for Christmas||Peter Archer||TV film|
|2006||Secrets of Comfort House, TheThe Secrets of Comfort House||Curtis||TV film|
|2007||Falcon Beach||Michael Prescott||Recurring role|
|2007||Dresden Files, TheThe Dresden Files||Sergeant Darren Munzer||"Second City"|
|2007||Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost||Jon||TV film|
|2008||Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid||Jon Steadman||TV film|
|2008||Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman||Jon Steadman||TV film|
|2008||Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween||Jon Steadman||TV film|
|2008||Urban Vermin||No-neck||"Arms Race", "Dog of War"|
|2008–present||Murdoch Mysteries||Det. William Murdoch||Main role
Nominated – ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance - Ensemble (2017)
|2009||Too Late to Say Goodbye||Bobby Corbin||TV film|
|2010||Flashpoint||Philip Sobol||"Jumping at Shadows"|
|2011||Listener, TheThe Listener||Keith Shelton||"Vanished"|
|2011||Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs||Det. William Murdoch||Main role|
|2012||My Mother's Secret||Dennis Coulson||TV film|
|2012||Murdoch Mysteries: The Murdoch Effect||Det. William Murdoch||TV series|
|2012||Beauty and the Beast||Alex Webster||"Pilot"|
|2012||Royal Canadian Air Farce||Det. William Murdoch||"Air Farce New Year's Eve 2012"|
|2013||Murdoch Mysteries: Nightmare on Queen Street||Det. William Murdoch||Main role|
|2013-14||Adventures of Napkin Man!, TheThe Adventures of Napkin Man!||Mr. Anthony||Main role
Won – Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series (2015)
|2014||Republic of Doyle||Det. Bill Murdoch||"If the Shoe Fits"|
|2016||Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, TheThe Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Martin||TV film|
|2016||Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Martin||TV film|
|2017||Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Martin||TV film|
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