Sam McMurray

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Sam McMurray
Born (1952-04-15) April 15, 1952 (age 64)
New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Irish (paternal)
Jewish (maternal)
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1975–present

Sam McMurray (born April 15, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor. He may be best known for his roles as Roy in Dinosaurs and Supervisor O'Boyle in The King of Queens.

Early life[edit]

McMurray was born in New York City, the son of Jane (née Hoffman) and Richard McMurray, both actors.[1] Lesley Woods was his stepmother.[2] McMurray is Jewish on his mother's side of the family and Irish on his father's side of the family.


Among McMurray's film credits are Raising Arizona, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Drop Dead Gorgeous, L.A. Story, The Wizard as Jimmy's step-father Mr. Bateman, and C.H.U.D.. On television he was a featured player on The Tracey Ullman Show, played a recurring role as Chandler's boss on Friends, appeared in The King of Queens as Doug and Deacon's boss and also appeared in Disney's Recess, Freaks and Geeks, Home Improvement, The Sopranos, The Tick and Breaking Bad. He is also noted for being the first ever guest star on The Simpsons.

McMurray gained much international recognition among gamers for his role as the voice of 'BBC Newscaster/American Newscaster' in the expansion for Command & Conquer: Generals. He also appeared in the 2011 TV film A Holiday Engagement. For the 2014-15 TV season, McMurray has a main role as Trent Culpepper in the ABC comedy series Cristela.[3]


Film Appearances[edit]

Film Work[edit]

Television Appearances[edit]







Stage Appearances[edit]

• Stage Appearances

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Delacorte Theatre, Joseph Papp PublicTheater/New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1974
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Lonnie, The Taking of Miss Janie, New York Shakespeare Festival, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 1975
  • Otis Fitzhugh, Ballymurphy, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City,1976
  • Bobby Wheeler, Clarence, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Doalty, Translations, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981
  • The Great Magoo, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1982
  • Mick Connor, Comedians, Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Man Overboard, Sargent Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Benjamin "Kid Purple" Schwartz, Kid Purple, Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, 1984
  • Homesteaders, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1984
  • Phil, "Desperadoes," in Marathon '85, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NewYork City, 1985
  • Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1985
  • Union Boys, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985
  • L.A. Freewheeling, Hartley House Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Savage in Limbo, O'Neill Theatre Center, New London, CT, 1987, then Cast Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Also appeared as Phil, The Dumping Ground, Ensemble Studio Theatre; and in Welfare, The Store, and Lucky Star, all Ensemble Studio Theatre; A Soldier's Play, New York City; The Connection, New York City.


  1. ^ Sam McMurray Biography (1952-)
  2. ^ "Lesley Woods". Variety. August 19, 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Cristela". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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