Robert Bockstael (actor)

Robert Bockstael
Years active1985-present

Robert Bockstael is a Canadian actor.[1]


He is best known for his lead role as Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Brian Fletcher in the Canadian television drama series North of 60,[2] for which he was a two-time Gemini Award nominee for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 11th Gemini Awards in 1997[3] and the 12th Gemini Awards in 1998.[4]

His other leads and series regular roles have included Jim Flett in Wind at My Back,[5] Jeremy Woodsworm in Snakes and Ladders, Roy McMurtry in Trudeau,[5] Joey Stiglic in Our Hero and Mr. Dupree in The Famous Jett Jackson,[5] as well as voice roles in Silver Surfer, Sailor Moon, Friends and Heroes, X-Men, Tales from the Cryptkeeper , Monster Force, Robocop, Super Mario Brothers, Dennis the Menace, Magic School Bus, Max and Ruby, Maxie's World, Rupert, Babar, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and The Animal Shelf.

On stage, his noted roles have included productions of George F. Walker's plays Nothing Sacred,[6] Zastrozzi, The Master of Discipline[7] and Beautiful City.[8] He has performed in theatres across Canada in his one-man show Getting to Room Temperature. He was co-artistic director of the New Theatre of Ottawa as well as associate artistic director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.[1] He has directed, produced and written for film and television and is a published author of short stories.

Personal life

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba,[5] he is the nephew of former federal Member of Parliament Robert Bockstael.


  1. "North of 60 tracks down Bockstael; Actor-director to play constable". Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 1994.
  2. "North of 60 actor relishes character's descent into darkness". Ottawa Citizen, November 4, 1996.
  3. "CBC-TV tops Geminis News, current affairs lead nominations". The Globe and Mail, January 15, 1997.
  4. "5th Estate leads Gemini pack". Halifax Daily News, January 14, 1998.
  5. "Role of a lifetime". Ottawa Citizen, January 2, 2014.
  6. "Walker on the wild side". Toronto Star, January 15, 1988.
  7. "Zastrozzi rides again". Toronto Star, May 15, 1987.
  8. "Play's real anger diluted: Potential George Walker firecracker fizzles into sentimentality". Toronto Star, October 1, 1987.

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