Jack London
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Actor Aaron Ashmore
Seen Murdoch of the Klondike
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job Writer
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Jack London is a visitor to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, introduced in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed Aaron Ashmore.


Jack London was born on January 12, 1876.  By age 30, London was internationally famous for his books Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904) and other literary and journalistic accomplishments.

Though he wrote passionately about the great questions of life and death and the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, he also sought peace and quiet inspiration. His stories of high adventure were based on his own experiences at sea, in the Yukon Territory, and in the fields and factories of California.  His writings appealed to millions worldwide. [*]

Appearances and Mentions

Murdoch of the Klondike

  • Jack and Murdoch first met in prison after both apparently caused trouble. Uniting, they decided to solve the puzzling case together. He assisted William Murdoch's investigation into a double murder connected to mining by dredging. His last name was not revealed until the end of the episode. During a conversation between Murdoch and London, Murdoch used the phrase "the call of the wild," which London later used as the title of a novel.


Murdoch Mysteries Season 5
"Murdoch of the Klondike" • "Back and to the Left" • "Evil Eye of Egypt" • "War on Terror" • "Murdoch at the Opera" • "Who Killed the Electric Carriage?" • "Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 1)" • "Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 2)" • "Invention Convention" • "Staircase to Heaven" • "Murdoch in Toyland" • "Murdoch Night in Canada" • "Twentieth Century Murdoch"
Web-Series: The Murdoch Effect
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10
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