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


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 ("Let Loose the Dogs").

Detective William Murdoch was 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 ("Let Loose the Dogs").

After Harry was exonerated and released he admitted to William that he was a drunk and a poor father but he never hit either William or his wife. He told William he heard things were good "out west" and left Toronto for Vancouver ("Let Loose the Dogs").

Harry had become involved in a scheme to sell worthless mining shares. He was a victim, but he, William and, to William's surprise, William's half brother, Jasper Linney, who is a member of the Mounted Police. During the stand off, Harry tells much about the lives of members of his family ("Anything You Can Do..."). Murdoch calls him out for lying though. Harry and his sons are able to foil the murder intentions of the other men and lock them up. Afterwards, he leaves, disappearing once more, but may return again.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisErin Agostino as Nina BloomDaniel Maslany as Detective WattsBea Santos as Louise CherryJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidMichael Seater as James GilliesCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardNigel 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 OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochAllan Royal as Chief Constable StocktonPaul Amos as Dr. RobertsMaria Del Mar as Sarah PensellLisa Faulkner as Anna FulfordSarah Allen as Enid JonesSarah Wilson as Tess MoffattSteven McCarthy as Isaac Tash

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