John Hodge is one of the original police officers who work at  Station House No. 4 with Constable Crabtree under Detective Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid from at least 1881 through 1902.

White-haired, bald on top with prominent sideburns, Hodge was nicknamed "Dodger" by Chief Constable Stockton. Though we rarely hear him speak, according to Murdoch,  he "always trips over his words".

Appearances and Mentions

Free Falling (2018)

Up From Ashes (2017)

  • Released from prison six months earlier, Hodge now owns a dockside tavern. 
  • His tavern is a safe meeting place for Brackenreid, Crabtree, Watts and Murdoch's solicitor (Dr. Ogden) to secretly meet and plan their next move.

What Lies Buried (2014)

  • Hodge is found to have killed Constable Finch in 1881, albeit accidentally; Chief Constable Giles helped to cover up the crime. Hodge is removed from the force and sent to prison for manslaughter. 

Kung Fu Crabtree (2014) 

A Midnight Train to Kingston (2013) 

All Tattered And Torn (2011) 

Love and Human Remains (2010) 


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
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