Yannick Bisson

Yannick Bisson

Birth name: Yannick D. Bisson
Born: May 16, 1969
Age: 55
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
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Yannick D. Bisson (born May 16, 1969) is a Canadian film and television actor and director best known to international audiences as the star of Murdoch Mysteries.



Born in Montreal, Quebec, of French and English ancestry, Bisson moved to Toronto, Ontario, as a teenager. Yannick's acting career began when he was still in high school. His father, noting his son's interest in acting, encouraged him to apply to a newspaper advertisement seeking "child actors".

His big break 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. In 1994, 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 starred as the F.B.I agent Jack Hudson, in the PAX TV series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and in the short-lived CBC drama Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy with Sarah Chalke (both of which he co-starred in with Ted Atherton). 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 in the hit Canadian series Flashpoint and starred in the television movies Brothers by Choice and Keshan. He also has appeared in all of the Roxy Hunter movies to date as Jon. Bisson is featured in a series of commercials for CIBC.

Bisson 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 plays the lead in the CBC Television drama series Murdoch Mysteries, and made his directorial debut with the show's fourth-season episode, "Buffalo Shuffle".

Starting on December 30, 2013, Bisson starred as a preschool teacher in The Adventures of Napkin Man on CBC Television.

Bisson was awarded the Fan’s Choice Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards on March 13, 2016.

Personal life

Bisson is married to actress Chantal Craig, sometimes spelled Chantelle. They met in high school, and married when Bisson was 19. 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 the character 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".

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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