With over 60 credits to his name, Yannick Bisson is well known to audiences in 110 countries around the world as Detective William Murdoch on the global hit series “Murdoch Mysteries,” currently filming its 10th season for CBC, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, UKTV and France Television. He has also directed five episodes of the series.
Bisson also starred as FBI Agent Jack Hudson in the crime series “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye,” and as Joey Barrett opposite Rick Springfield in adventure series “High Tide.” Bisson can also be seen in the upcoming feature film, “A Year by the Sea,” based on the best-selling book by Joan Anderson and is currently filming the feature “Wolfcop.”
A Montreal native who now lives in Toronto, Bisson got his first big break in 1984 when he landed a role in CBC’s critically acclaimed television movie “Hockey Night” with Megan Follows and Rick Moranis. This was followed by the lead role in his first feature film, “Toby McTeague.”
Bisson spent a year in New Zealand with his young family shooting the first season of “High Tide” and several more years in the U.S. shooting seasons two and three of the series. While he was in the U.S., “Access Hollywood” named him “one of the six hottest most up-and-coming actors to look out for," a list that also included Vince Vaughn. Bisson returned to Canada to perform the lead role of Richmond Hobson in the CBC series “Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy,” as well as attorney Brian Tedrow in the hit Showtime series “Soul Food.”
Recent credits include guest-starring roles in The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast;” CBS/CTV’s “Flashpoint;” CTV/Fox International’s “The Listener;” four Roxy Hunter family television movies; the dramatic TV movie “The Secrets of Comfort House;” the action feature “Animal 2” starring Ving Rhames; and the lead role in the indie film “Nothing Really Matters,” which was successfully received at film festivals throughout the world. Bisson also appeared in the feature film “Casino Jack,” starring Kevin Spacey, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
Additional credits include the romantic TV movies “I Do (But I Don’t)” with Denise Richards and Dean Cain and “See Jane Date;” “The Day Reagan Was Shot,” starring Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss; “The Moving of Sophia Myles,” with Della Reese; the Lifetime movie “Too Late To Say Goodbye” with Rob Lowe; and “Young At Heart” for CBS and Warner Brothers, in a supporting role opposite Oscar® winner Olympia Dukakis, and featuring the last appearance of the legendary Frank Sinatra.
Bisson is happily married to actress, author and producer Shantelle Craig and has three daughters, Brianna, Dominique and Mikaela, who were instrumental in his decision to volunteer with Sheena’s Place, a support centre for people affected by eating disorders. Yannick and Shantelle also volunteer and support Camp Ooch, a camp for kids fighting cancer, as well as Childhood Cancer Canada.