Was he born in California or Canada? Even Hart Hanson's not 100% sure but here's what we do know: he has created hit TV shows in both countries, including the longest-running drama ever at Fox, Bones.
Pt. 1 of this two-part conversation looks at his start in Canada as a writer on The Beachcombers through his work as a writer and producer on Neon Ryder, North of 60 and as the creator of Traders. Hart talks about earning degrees at The University of Toronto and The University of British Columbia, the summer he rode his bicycle clear across Canada and how he was able to get on Beachcombers star Bruno Gerussi's good side.
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in the crazy business of television, on either side of the border, should listen to this gifted storyteller. Also recommended if you're just interested in pursuing your dream.
Next week on Part 2: Hanson goes to America and enjoys success with Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia and especially Bones.