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Michael Murphy

Highest Rated:   95% Manhattan (1979)
Lowest Rated:   0% Folks! (1992)
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American actor Michael Murphy pursued a high school teaching career upon graduation from the University of Arizona. Among the subjects he taught was drama; good-looking and personable enough to get paid for reciting lines to an audience older than the age of 18, Murphy chucked the teaching profession to work on stage. In films since 1967, Murphy is best remembered as Jill Clayburgh's cheating -- and uncontrollably sobbing -- husband in An Unmarried Woman (1978). Michael Murphy has also functioned as a stock company player for director Robert Altman (Countdown [1968], McCabe and Mrs. Miller [1971], Nashville [1974], etc.); in 1988 Munrphy portrayed a pre-fab presidential candidate in Altman's satirical HBO miniseries Tanner. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Shocker, Folks!, Batman Returns, and Altman's Kansas City, as well as the Howard Stern biopic Private Parts. As the 21st century began he could be seen in Norma Jean, Jack and Me, Live from Baghdad, and Silver City. He starred in the sequel to Tanner - Tanner on Tanner - in 2004, and when on to appear in Away From Her, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Smokin' Aces. He has been hired regularly to narrate a variety of documentaries for the American Experience series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Two Plains & a Fancy
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet American Experience: The Feud
  • Narrator
2019
No Score Yet American Experience: Sealab
  • Narrator
2019
No Score Yet American Experience: The Race Underground
  • Narrator
2017
No Score Yet American Experience: Edison
  • Narrator
2015
69% Altman
  • Actor
2014
68% They Came Together
  • Roger
2014
40% Fall
  • Actor
2014
51% White House Down
  • Vice President Hammond
$73.2M 2013
No Score Yet WHY in the World Are They Spraying?
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Nightmare In Chicago
  • Actor
2012
79% The Trotsky
  • Frank McGovern
$0.5M 2010
30% Smokin' Aces
  • Sheriff Badger
$35.6M 2007
94% Away From Her
  • Aubrey
$15.9M 2007
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Hunt for Justice
  • General Salinski
2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Warren Worthington II
$234.3M 2006
No Score Yet Playing House
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Path to 9/11
  • William Cohen
2006
No Score Yet BeauSoleil: Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Mayday
  • Captain Randall Williams
2005
78% Childstar
  • Reed Harrison
2005
64% Heights
  • Jesse
$1.1M 2005
No Score Yet Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef
  • Narrator
2004
48% Silver City
  • Senator Judson Pilager
$0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Footsteps
  • Robbie
2003
No Score Yet Tart
  • Mr. Storm
2002
88% Live from Baghdad
  • Tom Johnson
2002
60% The Day Reagan Was Shot
  • Michael Deaver
2001
83% Magnolia
  • Alan Kligman, esq.
1999
No Score Yet Sleeping Dogs Lie
  • Edgar Tratt
1998
No Score Yet Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story
  • Pete Louganis
1997
75% Private Parts
  • Roger Erlick
1997
62% Kansas City
  • Henry Stilton
1996
0% Folks!
  • Ed
1992
No Score Yet Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
  • Reilly
1992
24% Shocker
  • Lt. Don Parker
1989
No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
  • Capt. Blakely
1988
No Score Yet Mesmerized
  • Wilson
1986
88% Salvador
  • Ambassador Thomas Kelly
1986
No Score Yet Hot Money
  • Burt/Tom
1986
64% Cloak and Dagger
  • Rice
1984
88% The Year of Living Dangerously
  • Peter Curtis
1983
No Score Yet Talk to Me
  • Ross
1982
80% Strange Behavior
  • Brady
1981
No Score Yet O Youth and Beauty
  • Actor
1979
95% Manhattan
  • Yale
1979
No Score Yet The Great Bank Hoax (Shenanigans)(The Great Georgia Bank Hoax)
  • Manigma
1978
92% An Unmarried Woman
  • Martin
1978
No Score Yet Class of Miss MacMichael
  • Martin
1978
71% The Front
  • Alfred Miller
1976
92% Nashville
  • John Triplette
1975
50% Phase IV
  • James R. Lesko
1974
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Quentin Lerner
1974
No Score Yet I Love You...Goodbye
  • Alec Shield
1973
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner
  • Ted
1973
90% What's Up, Doc?
  • Mr. Smith
1972
87% McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Sears
1971
86% Brewster McCloud
  • Det. Lt. Frank Shaft
1971
86% M*A*S*H
  • Capt. 'Me Lai' Marston
1970
50% Count Yorga, Vampire
  • Paul
1970
8% The Arrangement
  • Father Draddy
1969
43% That Cold Day in the Park
  • The mediator
1969
No Score Yet The Legend of Lylah Clare
  • Mark Peter Sheean
1968
67% Countdown
  • Rick
1968
No Score Yet Double Trouble
  • Morley
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% When They See Us
2019
  • Leader of the Nation of Islam
  • 2019
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
67% The Bridge (CBS)
2010
  • Ed Wycoff
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Judge Blakemore
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Nolan Tinsdale
  • 2001
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
  • Ian Lundberg
  • 2000
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
  • Judge Alistair McNeil
  • 2000
No Score Yet Tanner '88
1988
  • Jack Tanner
  • 1988
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Will Holt
  • 1968

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