Michael Murphy

  • Birth Name: Michael George Murphy
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Taught high school English and drama before deciding to purse an acting career.
  • Made his big-screen debut in the Elvis Presley action-comedy Double Trouble (1967).
  • Frequently worked with Robert Altman, appearing in the legendary director's MASH (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975), among others.
  • Best known for playing fictional congressman Jack Tanner in two eponymous cable series; also portrayed political figures in The Island (1998), The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001) and Silver City (2004).
  • Has been a series regular on the ESPN poker drama Tilt and the Canadian police procedural The Bridge.

Awards

  • 2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Maggie Murphy — Daughter
  • Wendy Crewson — Wife
  • Jack Murphy — Son

College

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States; University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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