Michael Murphy

Actor
A high school teacher turned character actor, Michael Murphy began his collaboration with famed director Robert Altman on an episode of the 1960s TV series "Combat". He made the first of several appearances in Altman ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (97)

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy's Lawyer (Actor)

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Life With Boys 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Vice President Hammond (Actor)

Person of Interest 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bridge 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trotsky 2010 (Movie)

Frank McGovern (Actor)

According to Greta 2009 (Movie)

Joseph/Gramps (Actor)

Surrogates 2009 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Away From Her 2007 (Movie)

Aubrey (Actor)

Brotherhood 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Sheriff Badger (Actor)

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wind in the Willows 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Warren Worthington II (Actor)

Heights 2005 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Tilt 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Footsteps 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

LAX 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Naked Josh 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Silver City 2004 (Movie)

Jud Pilager (Actor)

Tanner on Tanner 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

Halloween House Folk (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mount Rushmore 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1986 - 1987, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Orphan 2000 (Movie)

Charles Broderick (Actor)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

Alan Klingman--Attorney (Actor)

Norma Jean, Jack and Me 1999 (Movie)

John F Kennedy (Actor)

Indiscretion of an American Wife 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Irish in America: Long Journey Home 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

Office Worker (Actor)

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Roger Erlick (Actor)

Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

Henry Stilton (Actor)

Clean Slate 1994 (Movie)

Dr Doover (Actor)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

The Mayor of Gotham (Actor)

Folks! 1992 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Hot Money 1989 (Movie)

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Shocker 1989 (Movie)

Lieutenant Don Parker (Actor)

Tanner '88: Bagels With Bruce 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: Child's Play 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: For Real 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: Night of the Twinkies 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: Something Borrowed, Something New 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tanner '88: The Boiler Room 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: The Dark Horse 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: The Girlfriend Factor 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: The Great Escape 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: The Reality Check 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Hard Copy 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mesmerized 1986 (Movie)

Reverend Wilson (Actor)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

Ambassador Thomas Kelly (Actor)

Cloak and Dagger 1984 (Movie)

Rice (Actor)

Two Marriages 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 (Movie)

Pete Curtis (Actor)

Strange Behavior 1981 (Movie)

Brady (Actor)

Talk to Me 1981 (Movie)

Ross (Actor)

Manhattan 1979 (Movie)

Yale (Actor)

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

Martin Benton (Actor)

Bell, Book and Candle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Class of Miss MacMichael 1977 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The Great Bank Hoax 1976 (Movie)

Manigma (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

John Triplette (Actor)

The Front 1975 (Movie)

Alfred Miller (Actor)

Phase IV 1974 (Movie)

Lesko (Actor)

Gettin' Back 1973 (Movie)

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1972 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

Mr Smith (Actor)

A Walk in the Night 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Sears (Actor)

Brewster McCloud 1970 (Movie)

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M*A*S*H 1970 (Movie)

Me Lay (Actor)

Count Yorga, Vampire 1969 (Movie)

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That Cold Day in the Park 1969 (Movie)

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The Arrangement 1969 (Movie)

Father Draddy (Actor)

Countdown 1968 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Mark Peter Sheean (Actor)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

Morley (Actor)

Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Show)

Actor

Depression: Out of the Shadows (TV Show)

Narrator

I Love You... Goodbye (TV Show)

Actor

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor

Mayday (TV Show)

Actor

The Crooked Hearts (TV Show)

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The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV Show)

Actor

The Gold Rush (TV Show)

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The Rules of Marriage (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Lie (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A high school teacher turned character actor, Michael Murphy began his collaboration with famed director Robert Altman on an episode of the 1960s TV series "Combat". He made the first of several appearances in Altman films in "Countdown" (1968). Among his other Altman credits are "M*A*S*H" and "Brewster McCloud" (both 1970), "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Nashville" (1975) and "Kansas City" (1996). In addition, Murphy portrayed a presidential candidate in Altman's satire of politics "Tanner '88" (HBO, 1988) and was the chief judge in Altman's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (CBS, 1988).

Murphy specializes in playing angst-ridden urban types, typified by his roles as cheating husbands in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman" (1978) and Woody Allen's "Manhattan" (1979). His other film roles include a journalist in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), an ambassador in Oliver Stone's "Salvador" (1986), a cop tracking a serial killer in Wes Craven's "Shocker" (1989) and the mayor of Gotham City in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" (1992).

Relationships

Wendy Crewson

Wife

Bearl Murphy

Father

Georgia Murphy

Mother

Maggie Murphy

Daughter
born c. 1989 mother Wendy Crewson

John Murphy

Son
born August 20, 1992 mother Wendy Crewson

EDUCATION

University of Arizona

Tucson , Arizona 1961

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
received teaching credentials

Milestones

2007

Cast in actress, Sarah Polley’s directorial debut "Away From Her"

2006

Played Warren Worthington II, the father of Angel, in "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2004

Cast as Senator Judson Pilager in the political satire "Silver City"

2002

Cast in HBO's "Live From Baghdad" based on CNN producer Robert Wiener's (Michael Keaton) memoirs of reporting on the 1991 Gulf War

1999

Cast in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia"

1997

Appeared in "Private Parts" the auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel

1997

Portryed the father of Olympic diver Greg Louganis in the TV movie "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story"

1992

Cast as the Mayor in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns"

1988

Starred as presidential candidate Jack Tanner in Altman's HBO series "Tanner '88"

1978

Stage directing debut, "Rat's Nest"

1968

First collaboration with Robert Altman, "Countdown"

1967

Feature film acting debut "Double Trouble"

1966

Stage acting debut in Los Angeles production of "Take Her, She's Mine"

1962

TV acting debut "Saints and Sinners"

1956

Served in US Marine Corps

Taught English and drama in Los Angeles

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