Robert Bockstael (actor)

Robert Bockstael is a Canadian actor.[1] He is best known for his regular 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 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 and Monster Force.

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] At the time of his casting in North of 60, he was serving as artistic director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.[1]

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba,[5] he spent the majority of his acting career based in Ottawa.[5] He is the nephew of former federal Member of Parliament Robert Bockstael.


  1. 1 2 "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. 1 2 3 4 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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