Brian Markinson
Police Chief Bill Jacobs


BRIAN MARKINSON is well known in Canada for his role as Police Chief Bill Jacobs in Da Vinci's Inquest, DaVinci's City Hall and now Quality of Life. He also starred with Bruce Greenwood in the CTV television movie The Life, and with Al Pacino in Mike Nichols' Emmy Award-winning Angels in America. His most recent work includes starring with Ted Danson in the television movie Knights of the South Bronx, the mini-series The Tommy Douglas Story, as well as starring opposite Tom Hanks in the Mike Nichols' feature Charlie Wilson's War.

Markinson has worked extensively with Mike Nichols, also appearing in the director's Wolf, Primary Colors, What Planet are you From? and his Off-Broadway production of Jules Feiffer's play, Elliot Loves. Markinson has also appeared in Woody Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Small Time Crooks and Sweet and Lowdown. His extensive television credits include NYPD Blues, 100 Days in the Jungle, Taken, Girls Club and Liberty Stands Still. He just completed playing the role of the notorious multiple offender, James Rozsko in the emotionally charged CTV television movie To Serve and Protect: Tragedy at Mayerthorpe.