Nominate Yannick Bisson For Canada's Walk of Fame #murdochmysteries
Do you love Murdoch Mysteries? My name is Karen Sencich and I am a huge fan. The nomination process for the 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame will close very soon. Please click on the link below and let the voting committee know why you think Yannick Bisson deserves to be honoured with this award. If you need more information about his amazing career, I’ve included the information I got from my Internet research. Do it today!
Enter your nomination at www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductees/nominations
Yannick Bisson Biography (from Internet research and IMBD)
Actor, director and producer Yannick Bisson exceeds every Walk of Fame nomination criteria for his amazing body of work. He is a national treasure and one of the few Canadian actors who have found success both here in Canada and internationally. French Canadian, he was born in Montreal in 1969 then primarily raised in Ontario. His career as an actor began in 1984 with the movie Hockey Night and since then he has accumulated over 75 credits including long running starring roles in several TV series. Multiple movie credits include working alongside numerous Academy Award winners as highlighted in the list to follow. As early as 1992, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his work on CBC’s Magic Hour.
Hollywood handsome, Yannick has had his share of opportunities outside of Canada, however he and his wife, actress Chantal Craig, have chosen to live and work in Toronto while raising their three daughters. Together for 27 years and married for 25, they are committed to providing a stable family life.
Yannick and his wife support Canadian charitable endeavours and since 2013 have been co-chairs for the Purple Party annual fundraising event in support of The Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation. In addition to financial support, Yannick also personally visits the kids at Camp Ooch, an organization that gives the joy of camping to children living with cancer.
In typically unassuming Canadian fashion, Yannick seldom seeks publicity for the time and money that he donates to charitable causes. Giving back is his way of showing his gratitude for not only his own health, but the health of his family and friends. These charities include Bridgepoint Health Centre and Sheena’s Place where he helped organize a fundraiser in 2012 in support of their Healing Through the Arts initiative.
Since 2009, audiences recognize Yannick for his starring role as actor, director and executive producer on CBC’s popular Murdoch Mysteries. The iconic Detective William Murdoch persona launched Yannick as an international star and role model hero. The hit show is syndicated in over 110 countries including China, France, the UK and Finland and is often #1 in its timeslot. Yannick travels to fan events worldwide and he is an excellent bilingual ambassador representing Canadian talent and our heritage.
When scheduling permits, Yannick goes to Parliament Hill in support of his Union, ACTRA, to ensure the entertainment industry receives the government funding it deserves. In 2013, The Queen’s Jubilee Medal was bestowed by the Honorable David Onley to Yannick for Outstanding Service to the Province of Ontario.
Murdoch Mysteries’ unique Toronto setting is at the beginning of the 20th Century. The character Murdoch is a detective with a passion for forensic science and inventing new ways to solve crimes. Murdoch Mysteries highlights Canadian heritage stories about actual historical figures such as Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. It is thought provoking, insightful drama that accurately showcases the prevailing social attitudes of the era regarding minorities, capital punishment and the status of women. Guest stars on the show are a who’s who of popular Canadian personalities.
Illustrating traditional family values, it is wonderful entertainment for all ages. The show’s success has resulted in legions of loyal fans, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper who requested a tour of the set and agreed to appear in a cameo role on Murdoch Mysteries in an episode about Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier.
The show is loved by so many Canadians that when City TV canceled it after five seasons the National Broadcaster swooped in to save it, producing four more seasons, and doubling the fan base. Murdoch Mysteries is one of Canada’s longest running series, and showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, as television shows age, typically broadcasters cut episodes. But not where Yannick Bisson’s Murdoch is concerned; every year CBC adds more episodes. This year, season nine has seen the number of one hour episodes produced grow from eighteen to twenty!
Highlights of TV Series, TV Movies and Major Motion Picture Credits
(excludes guest appearances)
2015 Year By the Sea – feature film lead actor with Karen Allen and
2008 – Present Murdoch Mysteries – lead actor, director and executive producer
* 2012 Nominee at Monte Carlo TV Festival
2013 – 2014 The Adventures of Napkin Man – host for live animation children’s series
* Winner of 2015 Canadian Screen Award for host of children’s series
2012 My Mother’s Secret – TV movie
2010 Casino Jack – starred with Kevin Spacey
* Premiered at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
2009 Too Late To Say Goodbye – TV movie with Rob Lowe
2009 Star Racer – TV series host
2008 Animal 2 – movie with Ving Rhames
2007 - 2008 Roxy Hunter – TV movie series
2006 Toby McTeague – lead actor
2005 The Secrets of Comfort House – TV movie with Howard Hesseman
2002- 2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye – TV series starring role
2001 – 2004 Soul Food – TV series
2004 Run Away Home
2004 Some Things That Stay
2004 I Do (But I Don’t) – TV movie
2003 See Jane Date – TV movie
2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot – TV movie with Richard Dreyfuss
2001 Undergrads – TV series
2001 Loves Music, Loves to Dance – TV movie
2001 The Pretender – TV movie
1998- 2000 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy – TV series starring role
2000 The Moving of Sophia Myles – TV movie
1999 Genius – TV movie
1999 Velocity Trap – TV movie
1994 – 1997 High Tide – TV series star with Rick Springfield
1995 Young at Heart – TV movie with Frank Sinatra and Olympia Dukakis
1994 The Forget-Me-Not-Murders – TV movie with Richard Crenna and
1991 - 1992 Gold – multiple TV movie series
1988 -1992 Learning the Ropes - TV Series
1989 CBC’s Magic Hour
* 1992 Gemini nominated role
1987 Maxie’s World – TV series
1987 First Offender – TV movie
1986 Brothers By Choice – TV movie
1986 My Pet Monster
1984 Hockey Night – TV movie with Rick Moranis