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William Murphy (I) (1921–1989)

William Murphy was born on January 9, 1921 in Sacramento, California, USA as William Joseph Murphy. He was an actor, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), A Foreign Affair (1948) and Story of G.I. Joe (1945). He died on November 6, 1989 in Sacramento. See full bio »

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 1959-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Loomis / Ethen / Hugh / ...
- Pike: Part 2 (1971) ... Loomis
- Pike: Part 1 (1971) ... Loomis
- Lobo (1968) ... Ethen
- 9:12 to Dodge (1968) ... Hugh
- Baker's Dozen (1967) ... Monk
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
- Deadly Is the Night (1961) ... Dave
 1958 The Rawhide Trail
Elbe Rotter
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
- The Hard Case (1957) ... Rousseau
 1957 No Down Payment
Ed (uncredited)
 1957 26 Men (TV Series)
- The Recruit (1957) ... Curley (as Bill Murphy)
 1957 Outlaw Queen
 1956 Emergency Hospital
Will - Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Johnny Dillon
- The Judge of Pecos Valley (1956) ... Johnny Dillon (as Bill Murphy)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Bucky, a Sailor (uncredited)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- The Uncle Robby Story (1955) ... Taxi Driver
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross
Red Flanagan
 1954 The Lineup (TV Series)
Johnny Brocklin
- Cop Shooting (1954) ... Johnny Brocklin
 1953 The Big Heat
Reds (uncredited)
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Pete Dailey
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Winkler (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- The Sum of Seven (1951)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Sandy Jessup
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pfc. Eddie Flynn (as Bill Murphy)
 1949 Dear Wife
Dan Collins (as Bill Murphy)
 1949 Battleground
Non-Com (uncredited)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Tommy Isbell (as Bill Murphy)
 1948 Jungle Patrol
Lt. Johnny Murphy (as Bill Murphy)
 1948 Command Decision
Flyer (uncredited)
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Boy (uncredited)
 1948 A Foreign Affair
Joe (as Bill Murphy)
 1947 The Prairie
Jess Bush (as Bill Murphy)
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Villager (uncredited)
 1947 The Burning Cross
Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1947 Kilroy Was Here
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1946 Till the End of Time
Marine (uncredited)
 1946 Young Widow
Army Lieutenant Hope (as Bill 'Red' Murphy)
 1946 Shortest Way Home (Short)
Red Coppersill (as Bill 'Red' Murphy)
 1945 Doll Face
Sailor (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Secrets of a Sorority Girl
Andy Jones
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Johnny - Errand Boy (uncredited)
 1945 Story of G.I. Joe
Private Mew (as Bill Murphy)
 1945 Nob Hill
Lucky Sailor at Tony's (uncredited)
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Canadian Goalie (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Faces in the Fog
Russell (uncredited)
 1944 Something for the Boys
Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Jersey (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Starred in the unsold 1960 Western series pilot, "Legend of Billy the Kid".

Alternate Names:

Bill 'Red' Murphy | Bill Murphy | William 'Red' Murphy

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