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 WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle