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Jack Walker
1306 Jack Walker (Jesse Lavercombe)
Actor Jesse Lavercombe
Seen The Philately Fatality
The Killing Dose
In the Company of Women
Things Left Behind
The Future is Unwritten
Gender Male
Status Living
Relationships Detective Watts, courting
Job Butcher
Jack Walker is the owner of a butcher shop, introduced in Season 13 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Jesse Lavercombe.

Appearances and Mentions

The Philately Fatality

  • While investigating a murder in the house where a men-only party took place, Inspector Brackenreid recognizes a picture of his butcher: Jack Walker. He visits Walker at his butcher store, asking why there was a photo of him with his arm around Mr. Paxton, the murder victim.
  • Walker explains that they were old school chums and he was being polite when he ran into him on the island. Brackenreid is satisfied but Detective Watts questions his alibi.
  • Walker is brought to the Station House for further questioning by Murdoch when evidence is brought to light that reveals he was, in fact, at the Paxton house party. Walker reveals that he was in a relationship with Paxton, but they had broken up because of their differences. He goes on to confess to the policemen that he was the one who found Paxton's body but he didn't kill him. Not believing him, Brackenreid asks for him to be placed in the cells.
  • Watts seeks Walker's help in locating Paxton's missing stamp collection, as the motive could be due to his philatelist hobby and not his personal life. Walker agrees to help, but only if he can run an important errand afterwards. "Let you out, you mean," Watts says. "I'll come back," Walker replies, "I promise."
  • True to his word, Walker aids Watts in recovering the missing stamp collection, and in return, Watts holds up his part of the deal and gives Walker an hour to visit his mother. When the Inspector finds out, he is enraged and warns "he could be on a train halfway across the country by now!" Indeed, he could be, but Walker is back in the cells, just as he promised.
  • Once the case has come to a close, with Walker's name cleared of suspicion, Detective Watts takes it upon himself to thank the butcher for his help. However, Walker can tell there is something more. "Can I call you Jack?" Watts asks. It appears a verbal response isn't needed as Jack steps back into his apartment, leaving the door open for Watts to follow – and he does, closing the door behind him.

The Killing Dose

  • Detective Watts has spent the night at Jack's apartment. Just as he's about to head out, Jack stops him, making sure he doesn't forget his lunch, "I hope you'll come again." Watts is clearly worried at the notion of anyone finding out, but Jack reassures him,"some things are worth the risk."
  • When Jack answers the knock at his door, he finds Constable Crabtree with Watts. In an awkward wink-and-nod questioning about a wrapper from his shop found as possible evidence of a theft, Jack explains that the wrapper was from the chicken kidneys Mr. Kerr fed to his cat. Satisfied with the simple explanation, Watts exits followed by a polite bemused Crabtree, leaving a half-smiling Jack.

In the Company of Women

  • Jack assists Watts in finding a missing five hundred pound pig, fearing that the pig may have already been slaughtered.

Things Left Behind

  • Watts and Jack share their first on-screen kiss, but it is soon interrupted when Watts discovers a body. Watts instructs Jack to leave; that he'll take care of this. 
  • Later, Jack and Watts meet up at a pub. Watts assures him that Detective Murdoch is now on the case and that he does not know the truth about how he came across the body. Moments later, Detective Edwards enters and asks if he could join the two of them. Watts introduces Jack as merely a friend.
  • Later, Watts is confronted by Detective Edwards, who informs him that Jack had been picked previously on charges of suspected homesexual activity. "I will take that under advisement," says Watts. As Detective Edwards walks away, Watts gives him a rather annoyed look.

The Future is Unwritten

  • Watts and Jack are meeting at a bar when Detective Edwards enters. Neither man sees him, however, but Edwards sees them. He leaves quietly.
  • Edwards stops by Station House 4 to talk to Watts. After telling the detective how he doesn't like Watts' "kind", he aggresively informs him that Jack is currently sitting in Station House One's cells.
  • Jack is shown to have sustained numerous beatings, after Edwards apparently exposed him to whoever was around. Watts tells him he'll get him out, but Jack won't let him throw away his life as a policeman. The two embrace as much as one can through bars before Watts departs. 

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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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