Harry Murdoch
Let loose harry murdoch
Actor Stephen McHattie
Seen "Let Loose the Dogs"
"Anything You Can Do..."
Mentioned "Voices"
"Raised On Robbery"
Gender Male
Status Living
Relationships Murdoch's Mother
Susannah, daughter
William Murdoch, son
Jasper Linney, son
Job Fisherman (Nova Scotia)

Harry Murdoch is William Murdoch's father. When William was young, they lived in Nova Scotia where Harry was a fisherman.

Appearances and Mentions

Let Loose the Dogs

  • In 1895, in Toronto, Harry found himself at the Manchester Terrier. He was drunk and betting on Rat-baiting. Harry lost the match to John Delaney and started a small brawl with Delaney. A short while later, Delaney was found murdered and Harry was found passed out drunk nearby. He was arrested and held at Station House Four for the crime.
  • Detective William Murdoch is quick to believe the worst about his father whom he hadn't seen since the death of his mother. In fact, William always held his father responsible for his mother's death. She and Harry were fighting on the night she died. Harry explained that she tripped and hit her head on the hearth. She had a concussion which led to dizziness and she later fell into the water and drowned .
  • After Harry is exonerated and released he admits to William that he is a drunk and a poor father but he never hit either William or his wife. He tells William he heard things are good "out west" and leaves Toronto for Vancouver.

Anything You Can Do...

  • Harry is involved in a scheme to sell worthless mining shares and becomes the victim instead. Reunited with his sons, William and Jasper Linney, who is a member of the Mounted Police, he tries to make things right. During a stand off, Harry tells much about his family; Murdoch calls him out for lying though. Harry and his able sons foil the murderous intentions of the villains and lock them up.
  • After a farewell with few words, Harry is last seen with Jasper as Murdoch returns to Toronto.

Voices (Mentioned)

Raised On Robbery (Mentioned)


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersErin Agostino as Nina BloomBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJayden Greig as Bobby BrackenreidDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan DoyleSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileJonathan Watton as Darcy GarlandSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenPaul Amos as Dr. RobertsKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochAllan Royal as Chief Constable StocktonPaul Rhys as Dr. FrancisMaria Del Mar as Sarah PensellLisa Faulkner as Anna FulfordSarah Allen as Enid JonesSarah Wilson as Tess MoffattSteven McCarthy as Isaac Tash