Paul Aitken was born in B.C. in 1958. He spent his formative years in Salmon Arm and graduated from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary in 1976. He attended the University of Victoria before moving to Toronto in 1985. He began his scriptwriting career in 1986, writing scripts for the CTV series The Campbells. He has since written for numerous television shows including Street Legal, Traders and Earth Final Conflict. He is best known for his work on Murdoch Mysteries, a series he has been involved with since its inception in 2008. He is currently working on the 11th season of Murdoch Mysteries.