Sean Murray (actor)

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Sean Murray
Murray in October 2012
Born Sean Harland Murray
(1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 39)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Carrie James (m. 2005)
Children 2

Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an American actor who first gained fame after the role of 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, which is a spin-off of JAG.[1]

Early life[edit]

Murray's 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 stepsiblings, including Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario.


Murray's TV 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 was later cast as Timothy McGee in the show's spin-off, NCIS. McGee's sister is played by Troian Bellisario, his real-life stepsister.

Murray has made several television guest appearances, including on ER. In addition, Murray has appeared in several feature films including Hocus Pocus (1993), his first motion picture film appearance, in which he played Thackery Binx. While this is one of his most well-known roles, his voice in the film was dubbed by Jason Marsden.[2] His other film appearances include 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, in 2007.[citation needed] The couple's second child, a son named River, so named after holidaying in Loxton, South Australia, was born in Los Angeles in April 2010.[3]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Backfield in Motion Joe Jr. TV movie
Civil Wars Chris Conway Episode: "The Pound and the Fury"
1992 Too Romantic Tim Short film
1993 Hocus Pocus Thackery Binx Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy
This Boy's Life Jimmy Voorhees
River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Matthew Keene TV movie
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"
Trial by Fire Danny TV movie
1996 Fall Into Darkness Jerry Price TV movie
For My Daughter's Honor Ralph TV movie
The Lottery Henry Watkins TV movie
1997 The Sleepwalker Killing Christopher Lane TV movie
1998–2001 JAG Ens. Guitry Episode: "Innocence"
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 TV movie
2002 The Random Years Todd Mitchell Series regular (7 episodes—4 unaired)
2003–present NCIS Timothy McGee Main character
2017 NCIS: New Orleans Episode: "Pandora's Box (Part II)"


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