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Michael Murphy was born in Los Angeles, California, to Georgia Arlyn (née Money), a teacher, and Bearl Branton Murphy, a salesman. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, Murphy attended the University of Arizona, Tuscon, and then went to U.C.L.A. to get his teaching credential. From 1962 to 1964, he taught high school English and drama in Los Angeles. ... See full bio »

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 2015 Rogue (TV Series)
George Kelly
- Chicagoland (2015) ... George Kelly
- Oysters But No Pearls (2015) ... George Kelly (credit only)
- Mea Culpa (2015) ... George Kelly (credit only)
- Lights Out (2015) ... George Kelly
 2002-2015 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Last Days in Vietnam (2015) ... Narrator
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Custer's Last Stand (2012) ... Narrator
- Dinosaur Wars (2011) ... Narrator
- Billy the Kid (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 Great Scot Beer (TV Movie)
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Congressman Jim Hallen
- Number Crunch (2011) ... Congressman Jim Hallen
 2011 Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (TV Series)
Stanley Dyer
- Being Alone (2011) ... Stanley Dyer
 2010 Living in Your Car (TV Series)
- Chapter Four (2010) ... Frank
 2008 The Quality of Life (TV Movie)
Charles Greenborne
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
William Cohen
 2006 Playing House (TV Movie)
 2005 Mayday (TV Movie)
Captain Randall Williams
 2004 H2O (TV Movie)
U.S. Ambassador Conrad
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
- Pilot (2004) ... Emmet
 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef (2004) ... Narrator
 2003 In the Dark (TV Movie)
George Speller
 2003 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 2003 Bury the Lead (TV Series)
- Hall of Mirrors (2003)
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie)
Tom Johnson
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Judge Peter Blakemore
- Semi-Professional (2002) ... Judge Peter Blakemore
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Nolan Tinsdale
- Armed Forces (2001) ... Nolan Tinsdale
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Ian Lumberg
- Telling Lies (2000) ... Ian Lumberg
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Judge Alistair McNeil
- Culture Clash (2000) ... Judge Alistair McNeil
 2000 The Only Living Boy in New York (TV Movie)
 1998 Indiscretion of an American Wife (TV Movie)
Russell Burton
 1997 Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (TV Movie)
Pete Louganis
 1996 The Ultimate Lie (TV Movie)
Malcolm McGrath
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Dinner Speaker (uncredited)
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Bobby Lewis
- Bare Witness (1993) ... Bobby Lewis
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Bill Reilly - Presidential Delegation
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Frank Brody
- Frank Brody (1990) ... Frank Brody
 1990 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Steve Kurtz
- Force of Reason (1990) ... Steve Kurtz
 1989 Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (TV Movie)
Richard Burt
 1984 Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Bob Calhoun
 1983 Two Marriages (TV Series)
Dr. Art Armstrong
- Relativity (1983) ... Dr. Art Armstrong
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Alan Murray
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series)
Cash Bentley
 1976 Bell, Book and Candle (TV Movie)
Alex Brandt
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Mike Parsons
- This Ain't My Bag (1975) ... Mike Parsons
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Frank Adamic
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
David Ford
- The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried (1972) ... David Ford
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
- Letter of the Law (1968) ... Ethan
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
William Smith
- Walk in the Sky (1968) ... William Smith
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Will Holt
- The Burning Sky (1968) ... Will Holt
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Sergeant Marven
- Angel Babe (1966) ... Sergeant Marven
 1965 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Corporal Walter Comminsky
- Reservations Are Required (1965) ... Corporal Walter Comminsky (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. J. Wells Savage / Dr. Paul Galloway / Andy Andrews
- You Wanna Know What Really Goes on in a Hospital? (1965) ... Dr. J. Wells Savage
- A Horse Named Stravinsky (1965) ... Dr. Paul Galloway (as Mike Murphy)
- A Disease of the Heart Called Love (1964) ... Andy Andrews (as Mike Murphy)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Love Affair (1965) ... Interne
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
1st Tanker / Soldier in Hospital
- Survival (1963) ... 1st Tanker (as Mike Murphy)
- Off Limits (1963) ... Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Tom Sharkey's play, "Dreams", at the Playwrights Center in Chicago, Illinois with Richard Bruen.

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Alternate Names:

Mike Murphy


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[In a November 1989 interview] I've been able to slip in and out of pictures and characters. I haven't been so pigeonholed that I couldn't move or do different things. I've also had the longevity I've always wanted. From the beginning I've thought the key to this games is to be in it for life. If that's what you want to do - to go from picture to picture, to keep working. So far, so good. See more »


Children: Maggie Murphy (born in 1989) and John 'Jack' Branton Murphy (born on 20th August 1992). See more »


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