Roderick Grimesby
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Actor Duncan McLeod
Seen Belly Speaker
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Relationships Harcourt Grimesby (son)
Mycroft Grimesby (son)
Roderick Grimesby was an alcoholic Torontonian and father of Harcourt and Mycroft, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Duncan McLeod.

Appearances and Mentions

Belly Speaker

  • Roderick and his wife could not afford to support two children, so they kept Harcourt and gave Mycroft up.
  • When Harcourt was about ten years old, Mycroft located the family. Soon afterwards, Mycroft murdered his brother and assumed his identity. He lived with his father for some time. Years later, Mycroft murdered his father by forcing him to drink cheap varnish.
  • Detective William Murdoch discovered the truth about the murder but Mycroft disappeared and did not pay for his crime.
  • In his later years, Grimesby had been having an affair with a neighbour's wife, Emmy Paulk.


Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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