His first credited appearance is in the 1984 TV movie, Hockey Night. Bisson would go on to make appearances on shows like Danger Bay, Street Legal, High Tide, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, Relic Hunter, Soul Food, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Falcon Beach, Flashpoint and the Shaftesbury Films series The Listener.
In 2008, Bisson took on the mantle of William Murdoch from Peter Outerbridge who played the character in the original Films. In addition to appearing in every episode of the series, Bisson has also directed five episodes: Buffalo Shuffle, Murdoch at the Opera, Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom, Murdoch of the Living Dead, and Glory Days.
Bisson appeared on Republic of Doyle, also a CBC show, as Bill Murdoch, William Murdoch's great-great-great grandson. This aired on January 29, 2014 and was the second in the two crossover episodes (the first being Republic of Murdoch.)
Bisson is married to actress Chantal Craig (who appeared in Love and Human Remains and Blast of Silence) and together, they have three daughters. Their daughter, Brianna Bisson played Penny Renton in the episode Love and Human Remains. Their middle daughter, Dominique Bisson, played Gloria Abercrombie in Snakes and Ladders. Their youngest, Mikaela Bisson, also appeared on the show in Buffalo Shuffle as the girl Darcy was pushing in the wheelchair. Bisson now lives in Toronto with his family.
Yannick Bisson won the Canadian Screen Awards’ 2016 Fan Choice Award and ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence, in recognition of "an exceptional body of work and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of all performers.
Yannick filmed two more of Aurora Teegarden movies in early 2017, during Murdoch Mysteries' hiatus.
- Yannick always wears trainers when his feet are not in the camera shot.
- Yannick and Hélène Joy make the cover of the September 2018 issue of Beyond Fashion.
|Murdoch Mysteries Stars and Characters|
|Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch • Hélène Joy as Julia Ogden • Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid • Jonny Harris as George Crabtree|