Timothy V Murphy
Co-starred as Russian gangster in second season of "True Detective"
Became series regular as soldier turned priest on "The Bastard Executioner"
Landed recurring role as Russian criminal on "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Landed recurring role as Irish gangster Galen on "Sons of Anarchy"
Starred as a sheriff in the indie thriller "Shallow Ground"
Landed first major American TV appearance as an IRA member on "The District"
Made television debut on the Irish drama "Glenroe"
Suffered from a stammer as a child, but overcame it with the help of a teacher. Upon doing so, he felt more confident in speaking, which eventually led to interest in acting.
Made memorable appearances as Russian supervillain in a Capital One TV spot with Alec Baldwin, and as a wealthy Russian who delights in kissing a baby giraffe in a commercial for DirecTV.
Theater appearances include "Agamemnon" opposite Tyne Daly at the Getty Villa, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," which earned him an Ovation Award nomination, and "The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams," which brought a Best Individual Performance award nomination from the LA Weekly.