Sean Murray (actor)

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Sean Murray
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Murray in October 2012
Born Sean Harland Murray
(1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 37)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.[citation needed]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Carrie James (2005–present)
Children 2

Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an Australian-American actor who first gained fame for his role as Thackery Binx in Disney's Halloween film Hocus Pocus and also Danny Walden in the military drama series, JAG.

In recent years, Murray has gained international recognition for his role as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee on the highly popular American TV drama, NCIS (TV series) which is a spin-off of JAG.

Early life[edit]

Murray was born in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. He spent his childhood near Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia, and holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia.[1] His mother is Vivienne Bellisario, fourth wife of American television producer and screenwriter, Donald P. Bellisario, making him Bellisario's stepson. He has one brother, Chad W. Murray (NCIS: Los Angeles producer) and seven step-siblings, including Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario.

Career[edit]

Murray's television credits include a starring role in the UPN sitcom The Random Years and a supporting role as teenager Zane Grey Hart in CBS's comedy/western series, Harts of the West, with Beau Bridges as his father and Harley Jane Kozak as his mother. Lloyd Bridges also starred in the series. The program was set on a dude ranch in Nevada. Murray also appeared in several episodes of JAG and later took on a major role in the show's spin-off NCIS.

Murray has made several television guest appearances, including ER. In addition, Murray has appeared in several feature films including Hocus Pocus (1993), his motion picture film appearance, in which he played Thackery Binx; This Boy's Life; and in Todd Field's Too Romantic.

Personal life[edit]

Murray married Carrie James on November 26, 2005. They had their first child, a daughter named Caitlyn Melissa Murray, on May 3, 2007.[2] The couple's second child, River James Murray, was born in Los Angeles on April 22, 2010.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Too Romantic Tim Short film
1993 Hocus Pocus Thackery Binx Nominated – Young Artist Award (Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy)
1993 This Boy's Life Jimmy Voorhees
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Backfield in Motion Joe Jr. Movie
1991 Civil Wars Episode: "The Pound and the Fury"
1993 River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Matthew Keene Movie
1994 Harts of the West Zane Grey Hart 5 episodes
1995 ER Bret Logan Episode "A Miracle Happens Here"
1995 Silk Stalkings Derek Paston Episode "Sweet Punishment"
1995 Trial by Fire Danny Movie
1996 Fall Into Darkness Jerry Price Movie
1996 For My Daughter's Honor Ralph Movie
1996 The Lottery Henry Watkins Movie
1997 The Sleepwalker Killing Christopher Lane Movie
1998 JAG Ens. Guitry Episode "Innocence"
1998–2001 JAG Danny Walden 6 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel William 'Will' Heller Episode "My Brother's Keeper"
2000 Boston Public David Episode "Chapter Three"
2001 Spring Break Lawyer Nick Kepper Movie

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2002 The Random Years Todd Mitchell Series regular
2003–present NCIS Timothy McGee Main Character

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search". Mahalo.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sean Murray (I)". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sean Murray Welcomes Son River James – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

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