Richard Clarkin

Richard Clarkin has been an established presence on Canadian stages and screens for thirty years. Recently he starred as John A. MacDonald in the Confederation plays for VideoCab at Soulpepper, for which he received a Best Actor Dora nomination. For Mirvish Productions he starred as Scar in The Lion King, Biff in Death of a Salesman and appeared in The Heart of Robin Hood. Richard originated the role of Jacob Mercer in David French’s Salt-Water Moon and has performed in numerous productions for Toronto’s most innovative theatre companies including the Company Theatre and Necessary Angel. Richard is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and a co-founder of the landmark theatre group Primus. He has performed across Canada, especially in Winnipeg for RMTC, PTE and MTYP. He recently starred in the film adaptation of The Drawer Boy, for which he received a Best Actor ACTRA Award nomination. Richard is best known onscreen as Gord Ogilvey from the Goon hockey films. He appears regularly in Murdoch Mysteries as Chief Inspector Davis.