Peter Outerbridge (born June 30, 1966) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ari Tasarov in the CW action series Nikita, Dr. David Sandström in the TMN series ReGenesis, Henrik "Hank" Johanssen in Orphan Black, Bob Corbett in Bomb Girls, George Brown in the television film John A.: Birth of a Country and William Murdoch in The Murdoch Mysteries.

He played William Easton in Saw VI.

Early Life

Peter Outerbridge, together with two older sisters and two older brothers, grew up in Toronto, Ontario. While his father practiced law, his mother studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He comes from a family of artists, as his uncle was opera singer Jon Vickers and his cousin Billy is a regular at Stratford. In Outerbridge's own words, with his father being a trial lawyer, there were a lot of theatrics on his paternal side as well.


Outerbridge began his acting career after high school, when he enrolled at the University of Victoria to study acting. After graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he co-founded the theatre group Way Off Broadway and toured Canada with them for four years. In the early 90's, he started out in television and his early credits include shows such as 21 Jump Street or The Commish, while his first feature films include Paris, France and Cool Runnings.

His talent was recognized early on, when roles in Marine Life or Chasing Cain earned him award nominations such as Genie or Gemini Awards and more roles in TV shows, movies and features films followed. He has worked steadily ever since, on a large variety of projects. His most notable roles include young student Matt, who falls in love with a necrophiliac in the critically acclaimed movie Kissed. Also of note is his performance playing the transsexual Judy in Better Than Chocolate and his frightening portrayal of sexual assailant Theodore Gray in the thriller The Rendering.

Ever since the early 90's, Outerbridge has been a steady presence not only on the silver screen but also on TV. Among many others, he played three different characters on the science fiction show The Outer Limits, had a recurring role in the third seasons of Chris Carter's mystery spin-off Millennium, played the lead in three feature-length episodes of the 2004 version of The Murdoch Mysteries and scored his biggest lead role to date in the same year, when he was cast as headstrong scientist David Sandström in The Movie Network's ReGenesis. The science-themed show successfully aired for four years and has been broadcast internationally in over 20 countries. ReGenesis has been nominated for several Gemini awards over the years.

Later in his career, Outerbridge has portrayed one of Canada's political founding fathers, George Brown, in the TV period piece John A.: Birth of a Country, which earned him the 2013 Canadian Screen Award in the category 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series'. He's had a recurring role in The CW's modern spy reboot Nikita and starred as special guest star on Global TV's World War II period drama Bomb Girls. Besides this, he had occasional guest appearances on shows such as Suits, The Listener and Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds.

Personal Life

In 2000, Peter Outerbridge married Canadian actress Tammy Isbell, with whom he has co-starred on more than one occasion, among them The Murdoch Mysteries and ReGenesis. It is said the two of them met in 1994 while shooting an episode of The Outer Limits together, in which they fittingly played a young couple. In 2004, twins Thomas and Samuel were born. Outerbridge and his family live in Toronto.



Year Title Role
1991 Drop Dead Gorgeous Dylan Wiatt
1992 Diagnosis Murder Barry Donovan
Hate Mail Randal
1993 Paris, France Sloan
For the Moment Johnny
Cool Runnings Josef Grool
1994 Another Woman Paul Temple
Replikator John Cheever
1995 Falling for You Greg
The Android Affair Thomas Benti
The Michelle Apts. Jules
Fools Die Fast Eddie
1996 Closer and Closer Adam
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story William Johnson
Kissed Matt
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Sergei
Giant Mine Jim O'Neil
1997 Murder in My Mind Jack Bolinas
1999 Better Than Chocolate Judy
Escape from Mars John Rank, Sagan Cocommander
Killing Moon
The Time Shifters Felder
Escape Velocity Lee Nash aka Carter
2000 Mission to Mars Sergei Kirov
Out of Sync Roger Deacon
Marine Life Robert Kiely
Double Frame Special Agent Sean Donahue
2001 The Pretender 2001 Alex
Chasing Cain Bob Kozlowski
2002 The Rendering Theodore Gray
Men with Brooms James Lennox
Trudeau Jim Coutts
The Bay of Love and Sorrows Everette Hatch
100 Days in the Jungle Gord Black
Chasing Cain: Face Detective Bob Kozlowski
2003 The Risen Nick Simms
Cold Creek Manor Dave Miller
June & Orlando Orlando
2004 Ill Fated Earl
Chicks with Sticks Curt Bonner
2005 Land of the Dead Styles
Murder in the Hamptons Gordon Wintrop
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Dumbrowski
Population 436 Deputy Christian Hecker
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' Al Burton
Intimate Stranger Denis Teague
2007 In God's Country Officer Wayne
My Name Is Sarah Charlie Manning
2009 Burning Mussolini Detective Ryan Johnson
Deadliest Sea Captain Jack Colvin
Saw VI William Easton
2010 Reviving Ophelia Walter
2011 John A.: Birth of a Country George Brown
2012 Silent Hill: Revelation Travis Grady
2013 Haunter Bruce
2014 Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Bob Corbett
2015 Len and Company Frank Coulter
Voracious Jed
2016 Poor Richard's Almanack Eric
Shut In Richard


Year Title Role
1990 21 Jump Street Jeff Chandler
1991-1993 The Commish Officer Jeff Hartley
1991 The Hidden Room Rick
1992 Nightmare Cafe Jesse
Secret Service Talbot
1993 Top Cops Stephen Davis
1994 Forever Knight Young Thomas Constantine
1995-2001 The Outer Limits Zach Griffiths / Ned Bailey / Dr. Andy Groenig
1995 Road to Avonlea Count Marek
Highlander Paul Kinman
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Ned
Dinner Along the Amazon Rodney
1997-1998 Michael Hayes John Manning
1997 La Femme Nikita Roger
1998-1999 Millennium Special Agent Barry Baldwin
2001 Earth: Final Conflict Joe
Paradise Falls Tyrone Fox
2002 Mentors Dr. Milton Bradshaw
Monk Trevor McDowell
2003 24 Ronnie Stark
Miracles Jason Herlock
2004-2005 The Murdoch Mysteries Detective William Murdoch
2004-2008 ReGenesis David Sandström
2004 This Is Wonderland Dale Robertson
The D.A. Jerry Weicker
Medical Investigation Clark White
2005 Tilt Randy Cioffi
2006 Puppets Who Kill Phil Goody
10.5: Apocalypse Alec Becker
2007 Whistler Peter Varland
2008 Fringe Dr. Reyes
Sanctuary Malcolm Dawkins
Heartland Brad Borden
2009 Flashpoint Walter Volcek
2010-2013 Nikita Ari Tasarov
2010 Happy Town Handsome Dan Farmer
2011-2012 The Listener Magnus Elphrenson
2012-2013 Bomb Girls Bob Corbett
2012 Suits Keith Hoyt
Beauty and the Beast Silverfox
2013 Darknet Henry
2014 Orphan Black Henrik Johanssen
Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds Aramas
2015-2016 12 Monkeys Dr. Elliot Jones
The Art of More Ashbel Whitman
2015 Murdoch Mysteries Father Keegan
Blood and Water Detective Al Gorski
2016-2017 Designated Survivor Charlie Langdon
2016 Zoo General Davies
2017 Incorporated Phill Brill
Pure Eli Voss
The Expanse Captain Martens
2018 No Easy Days Paul Reynolds
Taken James Casey

Video Games

Year Title Role
2014 Far Cry 4 Additional Voices
2018 Far Cry 5 Additional Voices


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