Virgil Smart
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Mentioned Body Double
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Relationships Stella Smart (wife)
Job Owner, Grand Theatre
Virgil Smart is the late co-owned the Grand Theatre in Toronto whose body is discovered in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries.

Appearances and Mentions

Body Double

  • In 1895, dripping water rotted the floor joists and Virgil's body falls to the stage floor which leads to Detective William Murdoch discovering the true identity of the body and pieced together the criminal plot.
  • Virgil Smart was unfaithful to his wife Stella Smart, having affairs with many young actresses. In May 1892 the theatre was performing a production of Macbeth and Stella walked in on Virgil with Ellen Granger. In a fit of anger, Stella stabbed Virgil with a letter opener.
  • With Virgil dead, Stella and her cast mates feared they might lose the theatre and conspired to keep the murder secret.
  • Virgil's body was swapped for that of Eddie Green who had been strangled. In this way, doctors believed Virgil had died of natural causes. Green's body was buried in Virgil's grave. Virgil's body was hidden between the floor joists above the stage at the Grand Theatre until the floor gives way three years later.


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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