Timothy V. Murphy

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Timothy V. Murphy
Timothy Vincent Murphy

(1960-04-05) 5 April 1960 (age 59)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1991–present

Timothy Vincent Murphy (born 5 April 1960 in Tralee, County Kerry) is an Irish actor based in Los Angeles. His notable 2015 roles have been on The Bastard Executioner, Grace and Frankie, and True Detective. He played 'Galen O'Shea' for three seasons on the Kurt Sutter FX series, Sons of Anarchy. For his portrayal, Murphy won the 2013 BuzzFocus Readers Choice Award for "Best Villain". He appeared for two seasons on NCIS: LA as Russian super-villain ‘Sidorov’ and a season on the CBS series, Criminal Minds, as Paget Brewster’s nemesis/love interest ‘Ian Doyle’. He has guest starred on such hit series as Hawaii Five-0, Revenge, Burn Notice, Shameless, Quantico, 24, Nip/Tuck, Alias, Six Feet Under, and Code Black.

DirecTv commercial “Opulence, I has it.”

Early life and education[edit]

Murphy was born Timothy Vincent Murphy in Tralee, County Kerry to Edward and Mary Murphy, one of six siblings. He began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater. He attended University College Cork, majoring in Law and Accounting.[1] Murphy also spent time travelling in South Africa, working in construction and roof laying in the Bronx, New York City, and working in bars in Florida.[1][2][3]


Murphy's feature film credits include The Lone Ranger (2013); the comedy spoof MacGruber (2010), opposite Val Kilmer; Ed Harris' Western period drama Appaloosa (2008); the adventure thriller National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) and the horror thriller Shallow Ground (2004). In 2014, Murphy starred in Jason Momoa’s directorial debut Road to Paloma; the Funk Brothers’ film short Looms, which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival; and the adventure drama Heaven's Floor, opposite Clea Duvall.

Murphy is also a stage actor and a Lifetime Member of The Actor's Studio. His theatre credits include "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" at South Coast Rep, for which he garnered an Ovation Award nomination, and Coast Theater's "The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams, which won the LA Weekly "Best Ensemble" Award and for which he garnered an individual "Best Performance" nomination. He originated the role of 'Jake' in the world premiere of "Stones in his Pockets" at the Tivoli Theater, Dublin, and he starred opposite Tyne Daly in the production of "Agamemnon" staged at the Getty Villa in Malibu. In August 2018, he started appearing in advertisements for British price-comparison site Confused.com.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Caitlin Manley. On 22 July 2015, their first child, Seán Fionn Murphy, was born.



  1. ^ a b Jarlath Regan (27 December 2014). "Timothy V. Murphy". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (67 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ Langan, Julie-Kathleen (20 February 2014). "Exclusive Interview with Veteran Actor Timothy V. Murphy". Actors Reporter. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Murphy Interview". Lena Lamoray. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  4. ^ Timothy V. Murphy [@timvmurphy] (14 February 2015). "Just finished shooting @ScorpionCBS" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 July 2015 – via Twitter.

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