Charles Kristian Bonnycastle Bruun was born on October 25th and raised in Toronto. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, Queen's University in Ontario and the George Brown Theater School in Toronto. He has lived and worked in Germany and the UK, and has performed in theaters across Canada. He has also trained extensively with David Rotenberg at the Professional Actors Lab.

Kristian is a dual citizen of Canada and Finland.

He had an ongoing role in Murdoch Mysteries, playing Constable Slugger Jackson in from seasons 6 through eleven. His most famous role has been in the award-winning Canadian science fiction series Orphan Black, playing Donnie Hendrix, the husband of one of the main characters, Alison Hendrix.

During the filming of Season 10 (2016), Bruun was busy on a shoot near Niagara Falls for his new movie Mary Goes Round, co-starring You’re the Worst actress Aya Cash.

Kristian Bruun lives in Los Angeles since 2017.

Trivia

  • His favorite episodes is Murdoch Au Naturel and Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom.
  • Bruun relishes being the one to provide comedic interludes with constables. He would love to do a spin-off in the style of the Keystone Cops with the other constables. “We would do everything but catch a murderer – there’d be a whole lot of slapstick comedy!”
  • He is a foodie.
  • His role in Murdoch Mysteries was his first role in a TV series.

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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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