Sean Murray (actor)

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Sean Murray
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 Caitlyn Melissa Murray
River James Murray

Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an Australian American actor. He is best known for playing Thackery Binx in Disney's Halloween film Hocus Pocus, Timothy McGee in the CBS television drama NCIS and Danny Walden in the military drama JAG which is the parent series to NCIS.

Early life[edit]

Murray was born in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 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 7 step siblings, including Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario.


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]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Backfield in Motion Joe Jr. TV film
1992 Too Romantic Tim Short film
1993 River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Matthew Keene TV film
Hocus Pocus Thackery Binx Nominated — Young Artist Award (Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy)
This Boy's Life Jimmy Voorhees
1995 Trial by Fire Danny TV film
1996 Fall Into Darkness Jerry Price
For My Daughter's Honor Ralph
The Lottery Henry Watkins
1997 The Sleepwalker Killing Christopher Lane
2001 Spring Break Lawyer Nick Kepper
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Civil Wars Episode "The Pound and the Fury"
1994 Harts of the West Zane Grey Hart 5 episodes
1995 ER Bret Logan Episode "A Miracle Happens Here"
Silk Stalkings Derek Paston Episode "Sweet Punishment"
1998–2001 JAG Danny Walden 6 episodes
1998 JAG Ens. Guitry Episode "Innocence"
1999 Touched by an Angel William 'Will' Heller Episode "My Brother's Keeper"
2000 Boston Public David Episode "Chapter Three"
2002 The Random Years Todd Mitchell Series regular
2003–present NCIS Timothy McGee Main Character


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

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