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Walter Murphy

Walter Murphy was born on December 19, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on American Dad! (2005), Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015). See full bio »

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Known For

American Dad!
American Dad! Music Department
(2005-2017)
Ted
Ted Composer
(2012)
Ted 2
Ted 2 Composer
(2015)
The Commish
The Commish Composer
(1991-1996)

Filmography

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 2005-2017 American Dad! (TV Series) (composer - 229 episodes)
- The Bitchin' Race (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Life and Times of Stan Smith (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Camp Campawanda (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bazooka Steve (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Casino Normale (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
  Family Guy (TV Series) (composer - 366 episodes, 1999 - 2017) (song - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2007)
- Dearly Deported (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Peter's Lost Youth (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Saturated Fat Guy (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Dating Game (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (arranger)
 2009-2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (composer - 38 episodes)
- Die Semi-Hard (2011) ... (composer: main title music)
- To Live and Die in Va. (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Way the Cookie Crumbles (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Blue, the Gray and the Brown (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Terry Unmarried (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
 2007 The Family Guy 100th Episode Celebration (TV Movie) (composer: main title music)
 2007 The Winner (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Broken Home (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
- Single Dates (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pilot (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
 2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) (orchestrator)
 2004 Teacher's Pet (orchestrator)
 2000 Por un beso (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Por un beso (2000) ... (composer: additional music)
 1997 Channel Umptee-3 (TV Series) (composer: original music)
 1990-1991 Hunter (TV Series) (music arranger - 17 episodes)
- All That Glitters (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- The Grab (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- Shadows of the Past (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- Room Service (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- The Reporter (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
  The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1984) (theme music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Growing Pains (1984) ... (arranger: theme music)
- Still the Beaver (1983) ... (theme music: arranged and performed by)
 1984 Rhinestone (music coordinator)
 1982 Raw Force (conductor)
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie) (arrangements) / (conductor)
 1976 The Savage Bees (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
Show Show Composer (38 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (54 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)

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Other Works:

Advertising jingles for Lady Arrow, Korvettes, Revlon, Woolworth's and Viasa Airlines. (1970-1980)

Alternate Names:

The Walter Murphy Band
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Trivia:

Wrote many of the arrangements for Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" orchestra. His recording of "A Fifth of Beethoven," (with The Big Apple Band), based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony hit #1 on the U.S. charts October, 1976.

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Frequently works with Seth MacFarlane.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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