Oct 24, 2008
Dr. Walter Bishop – played by John NobleCharacter Bios | Main Characters | Posted by Scully
Dr. Walter Bishop
Full Name: Walter_________Bishop
Date of Birth: 1946
Place of Birth: London, England
Marital Status: Unknown
Driver ID: 01237474
Post Grad – Oxford & MIT
Scientific Researcher from Cambridge working out of Harvard on a classified US Army experimental program called ‘Calvin Genetics’ primarily focused on ‘fringe’ science.
Background: Dr. Bishop worked out of a laboratory in the basement of the Kresge Building at Harvard University. His cover story was that he did research for a toothpaste company. In reality, he worked as part of a classified U.S. Army experimental program called Kelvin Genetics, run under the supervision of DARPA. The agency gave him the resources to do whatever work he wanted, primarily in an area called Fringe Science; the subjects of which include (but are not limited to) mind control, teleportation, invisibility, astral projection (aka “out of body” experiences), genetic mutation and reanimation.
In 1991, Dr. Bishop was institutionalized at St. Claire’s Hospital after an assistant was killed in his laboratory. He was charged with manslaughter, but was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial. He was still there seventeen years later, when he was released to the custody of his son, Peter, following the mysterious deaths on Glatterflug Flight 627.
Walter apparently knew Nina when they were younger. He is left-handed and loves Ginger Ale, Root Beer Floats, Drugs, Blue Cotton Candy, any many other foods.