Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Actor John Tench
Seen Invention Convention
Murdoch in Toyland
Gender Male
Status Alive
Relationships Mabel Bell, (Wife)
Job Inventor
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
Alexander Graham Bell is first introduced in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by John Tench

Mr. Bell returns in Season 11


Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.  He was a prolific inventor well-known for inventing the telephone, the Harmonic Telegraph (which led to the telephone) and working on improving the Phonograph.  

When Helen Keller remembered the first time she met her future benefactor Alexander Graham Bell as a child, she wrote that she felt he understood her and she "loved him at once."

Appearances and Mentions

Invention Convention

  • Alexander Graham Bell a suspect for a brief time during Murdoch's investigation.
  • Murdoch's admiration for him is revealed. 

Murdoch in Toyland

  • Bell returns to assist Detective William Murdoch in tracking down James Gillies who left Edison Talking Dolls with messages that Gillies intend as clues for Murdoch, leading him to the next clue and possible trap. 
  • Bell assists by helping Murdoch find the frequency of background noise in a recorded cylinders by canceling it out and refine the audio quality, to discover where it may have been recorded 

8 Footsteps



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 BrackenreidBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaPeter Stebbings as James PendrickErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachMatthew 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 GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Nigel 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 MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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