Thomas Edison Jr. the son of Thomas Edison introduced in Season 8 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Scott Beaudin.


Thomas A. Edison, Jr. was born on January 10, 1876 to Edison's first wife, Mary Stilwell. Like most fathers of the Victorian era, Edison was not actively involved in the upbringing of his children. But Edison's remoteness went even further than the typical father of the times, and his daily contact with his son was minimal. After Mary's death, when Tom Jr. was only 8, the younger Edison was largely raised by relatives while his father worked impossibly long hours. In his teenage years Tom Edison Junior lived in boarding schools, where he was a mediocre student with few friends.

Thomas Edison Jr. had very little in common with his famous father. Rather than hone his craftsmanship, he preferred to sell his last name to a series of unsavory and unprincipled businesses. The practice so bothered his father that he once told a friend that his son was “absolutely illiterate, scientifically and otherwise.[*}

Appearances and Mentions

High Voltage

  • Thomas Edison Jr. is promoting an electric chair that is meant for rest and relaxation taking advantage of his father's name and reputation for his own profit.

Shock Value (mentioned)

  • Murdoch is reminded of Edison Jr's electric chair that was meant for rest and relaxation.


Murdoch Mysteries Season 8
"On the Waterfront Part 1" • "On the Waterfront Part 2" • "Glory Days" • "Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!" • "Murdoch Takes Manhattan" • "The Murdoch Appreciation Society (episode)" • "What Lies Buried" • "High Voltage" • "The Keystone Constables" • "Murdoch and the Temple of Death" • "All That Glitters" • "The Devil Wears Whalebone" • "The Incurables" • "Shipwreck" • "Crabtree Mania" • "Toronto's Girl Problem" • "Election Day" • "Artful Detective" •
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