Just when Alec King needs extra help around the farm, a stranger named Caleb Stokes arrives in need of shelter from a storm. Stokes is mysterious but helpful, and agrees to stay for a short time to bring in the hay crop with Alec. Hetty King and Janet King are concerned that Stokes doesn’t have much to say about his own family or background, and he gives small clues that he is educated and more worldly than he admits. Most importantly, Stokes gives the King farm the boost it needs for a successful harvest, before moving on from Avonlea.
Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood was born in Noranda, Quebec, and his father’s work as a geophysics professor meant that the family moved several times when Greenwood was young. When his father Hugh became the head of Geology at the University of British Colombia, the family moved to Vancouver and Greenwood studied for three years at UBC. He became interested in the theatre, and moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic arts.
After winning some small television and film roles, Greenwood relocated to Los Angeles and was cast in the short lived series Legmen. His major break came with the role as Dr. Seth Griffin in the series St. Elsewhere, and then a recurring roles on series Knots Landing, Hardball, and Nowhere Man, among other TV movies. His performance as Caleb Stokes earned Greenwood a Gemini award in 1994. Appearing in the critically-acclaimed The Sweet Hereafter led to roles in such films as Disturbing Behaviour, Double Jeopardy, Thirteen Days, I, Robot, Being Julia, Capote, The World’s Fastest Indian, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Star Trek, Super 8, Dinner for Schmucks, and Barney’s Version. Greenwood has also done a great deal of voice acting and narration, and he is scheduled to reprise the role of Christopher Pike for the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
Greenwood and his wife Susan live in Los Angeles.
Appears in [[5.5 Stranger in the Night]].