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Alexander Graham Bell is first introduced in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by John Tench

Mr. Bell returns in Season 11 and Season 13


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

Staring Blindly into the Future

  • Alexander Graham Bell is one of the scheduled speakers at the Pendrick Symposium for the future and the first to greet Murdoch and Ogden – but no one has yet seen Pendrick himself. He shares with them that he has just stopped a fight between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
  • Bell offers to introduce Dr. Ogden to Madame Curie, telling H.G. Wells, "'Excuse us, Herbert."



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 BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard 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)Sean 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