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||complications from AIDS|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills|
|Other names||Timothy P. Murphy
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 the television shows Quincy, M.E., CHiPs, Teachers Only, Hotel, The Love Boat and Hunter.
He appeared in the 1981 film The Bushido Blade. One of Murphy's most substantial roles was in the 1984 feature film Sam's Son, the film biography of the early 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"|
|1978||Centennial||Christian Zendt||TV miniseries|
|1979||The Seekers||Jarod Kent||TV miniseries|
|1979||The Love Boat||Terry Gibson||Episode: "Too Young to Love"|
|1980–81||Search for Tomorrow||Spencer Langley||Unknown episodes|
|1980||A Time for Miracles||Will||TV movie|
|1981||The Bushido Blade||Midshipman Robin Burr||Feature film|
|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"|
|1982–83||Dallas||Mickey Trotter||27 episodes|
|1983||The Love Boat||Kent Holden||Episode: "So Help Me Hannah"|
|1983||The Love Boat||David||Episode: "Bricker's Boy"|
|1984||Sam's Son||Gene Orowitz||Feature film|
|1984||With Intent to Kill||Drew Lanscott||TV movie|
|1984||Hotel||Kevin Walker||Episode: "Final Chapters"|
|1984–85||Glitter||Chip Craddock||14 episodes|
|1985||The Love Boat||Curtis Williams||Episodes: "A Gentleman of Discretion" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|1986||Hunter||Jeffery Wyatt||Episode: "True Confessions"|
|1988||Doin' Time on Planet Earth||Jeff Richmond||Feature film|
- Brad Davis article
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