Fast Facts

  • After college, biked across Canada from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, documenting his adventure for the Toronto Sunday Sun.
  • His thesis novel for his MFA from University of British Columbia, The Last Gypsy Summer, won the National Norma Epstein Award.
  • Won several Gemini Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy) for Traders. 
  • Wrote for Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia, Stargate SG-1 and Cupid before creating Bones in 2005.
  • Has two sons with his wife Brigette.


  • Brigette — Wife


  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BA in English and Political Theory, 1981); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (MFA in Creative Writing, 1987)

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  • Birth Name: Hartwick David Hanson
  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Profession: Writer, executive producer, creator

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