Still Standing

How Jonny Harris went from a one-man show to a household name

How does a guy from Pouch Cove, N.L. wind up becoming a TV star?

How does a guy from Pouch Cove, N.L. wind up becoming a TV star?

You might know Jonny Harris from the TV show Still Standing. Or maybe you first met him as George Crabtree on Murdoch Mysteries. This hard-working Newfoundlander has become a Canadian household name, but there was a time when having a career doing what he loved seemed impossible. 2:51

Jonny Harris started his career unsure if he'd even get to have one. Given how few opportunities were available for actors in his native Newfoundland, he figured he'd eventually end up "penniless in a ditch somewhere." Thanks to a ton of hard work and some lucky breaks with 22 Minutes star Mary Walsh and a character re-write for Murdoch Mysteries, Harris is now a Canadian household name. 

Watch Jonny talk about his unexpected path to stardom, and why working on Still Standing means so much to him.

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