Timothy Patrick Murphy
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|Timothy Patrick Murphy|
November 3, 1959|
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||December 6, 1988
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills|
|Other names||Timothy P. Murphy
Timothy Patrick Murphy (November 3, 1959 – December 6, 1988) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as "Mickey Trotter" on the popular CBS prime time soap opera Dallas during the 1982–83 and 1983-84 seasons.
Murphy started his acting career as an adolescent in several television commercials and from there he went on to act in the 1978 miniseries Centennial. Other than his role in Dallas, he spent more than a year playing a young conman on the CBS daytime soap drama Search for Tomorrow, and also had a regular role on the short-lived 1984 ABC prime-time drama Glitter. In addition to this, he appeared in episodes of Hotel, The Love Boat and Hunter.
He appeared in the 1981 film Bushido Blade. One of Murphy's most substantial roles was in the 1984 feature film Sam's Son, the film biography of the life of actor Michael Landon, in which he played the character of Gene Orowitz (the young Landon).
Murphy contracted HIV and died of AIDS on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, aged 29. He once stated that he had an affair with the allegedly bisexual actor Brad Davis, who had AIDS and committed assisted suicide in 1991.
|1978||The Paper Chase||Michael Burch||Episode: "Nancy"|
|1979||The Seekers||Jarod Kent||Television movie|
|1979 to 1985||The Love Boat||Various roles||5 episodes|
|1980 to 1981||Search for Tomorrow||Spencer Langley||Unknown episodes|
|1981||Bushido Blade||Midshipman Robin Burr||Credited as Timothy Murphy|
|1982||CHiPs||Alex||Episode: "In the Best of Families"|
|1982||Teachers Only||Jeremy||Episode: "Quote, Unquote"|
|1982||Quincy, M.E.||Nick Stadler||Episode: "The Mourning After"|
|1982 to 1983||Dallas||Mickey Trotter||27 episodes|
|1984||Sam's Son||Gene Orowitz|
|1984||With Intent to Kill||Drew Lanscott||Television movie|
|1984 to 1985||Glitter||Chip Craddock||14 episodes|
|1986||Hunter||Jeffery Wyatt||Episode: "True Confessions"|
|1988||Doin' Time on Planet Earth||Jeff Richmond|
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