Joined the Tamahnous Theatre Workshop in 1972, where he worked as a resident actor, writer, musician, director and technician for six years.
Appeared in The Portrait, a 1992 feature film in which both of his daughters are also credited with small roles.
Stumbled serendipitously into the part of Melvin Frohike on The X-Files while working on the series as a first assistant director and during a casting session it was jokingly suggested they needed someone slimy "like Braidwood," at which point he was asked to do it.
Goes by the nickname "Trudy."
Jimmy Braidwood — Brother
Darrell Thomas Braidwood — Father
Lynne Benson — Sister
Barbara McGibbon — Mother
Jessica Braidwood — Daughter
Kate Braidwood — Daughter
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (BA in Theater, 1971); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (MFA in Film Studies, 1975)