Trivia: Republic Of Doyle

  • Dawson Casting: Twenty-year old Marthe Bernard played sixteen-year-old Tinny in season one, and Lola Tash later played sixteen-year-old Sloane. Mark O'Brien was 26 when the series began, playing late-teens Des.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Mark O'Brien directed the season six episode "No Rest for the Convicted," and Allan Hawco directed the season six episode "Dirty Deeds." Of course, Hawco is also co-creator and executive producer of the series, and wrote or co-wrote many of the episodes.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Almost every episode from the first season guest stars at least one celebrity actor from Newfoundland or elsewhere in Canada. Stars from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas, Da Vinci's Inquest, Alias, and The Listener have appeared so far.
    • Done in universe when Jake recognizes a kidnapper and spends the next half of the episode trying to figure out where he's seen her before. Eventually they realize she's a local actress.
    • Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes and Alan Doyle in the first episode of the third season.
    • Shannon Tweed, of all people, made an appearance. Twice!
    • Ranger Gord left his watchpost to become a smuggler (no, not of duct tape!). Still a bit barmy, too.
    • Craig Olejnik as a robber in "Young Guns".
    • Victor Garber as Garrison Steele.
    • And never mind almost the entire main cast from Murdoch Mysteries.
    • Leah Kerns is now a bookie from Quebec, and will beat the tar out of you (both barehanded and with a baseball bat) while looking absolutely stunning.
    • She's not the only Team One member to show up on the other side of the law. Spike is a shady academic in season one, and Greg Parker can't be trusted with a gun in season six.
    • Leslie's father is Vince Teague... does this mean she's troubled?
    • Nick Collins is a much less competent cop in this universe.
    • Jon Stern is suddenly a mess.
    • Albert Wesker, of all people, tried to help Jake make bail. Dumb as a post, too.
    • Stephen Mc Hattie, better known to fans of The Strain as badass half-vampire Mr. Quinlan shows up in one of the final episodes.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: C'mon, did anyone honestly believe they'd kill off either Des or Leslie?