Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Highest Rated: 95% Manhattan (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% Folks! (1992)

Birthday: May 5, 1938

Birthplace: Not Available

American actor Michael Murphy pursued a high school teaching career upon graduation from the University of Arizona. Among the subjects he taught was drama; good-looking and personable enough to get paid for reciting lines to an audience older than the age of 18, Murphy chucked the teaching profession to work on stage. In films since 1967, Murphy is best remembered as Jill Clayburgh's cheating -- and uncontrollably sobbing -- husband in An Unmarried Woman (1978). Michael Murphy has also functioned as a stock company player for director Robert Altman (Countdown [1968], McCabe and Mrs. Miller [1971], Nashville [1974], etc.); in 1988 Munrphy portrayed a pre-fab presidential candidate in Altman's satirical HBO miniseries Tanner. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Shocker, Folks!, Batman Returns, and Altman's Kansas City, as well as the Howard Stern biopic Private Parts. As the 21st century began he could be seen in Norma Jean, Jack and Me, Live from Baghdad, and Silver City. He starred in the sequel to Tanner - Tanner on Tanner - in 2004, and when on to appear in Away From Her, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Smokin' Aces. He has been hired regularly to narrate a variety of documentaries for the American Experience series.

Highest Rated Movies



67% Two Plains & a Fancy Actor 2019
No Score Yet American Experience: The Feud Narrator 2019
No Score Yet American Experience: Sealab Narrator 2019
No Score Yet American Experience: The Race Underground Narrator 2017
No Score Yet American Experience: Edison Narrator 2015
69% Altman Actor 2014
68% They Came Together Roger 2014
40% Fall Actor 2014
52% White House Down Vice President Hammond $73.2M 2013
No Score Yet WHY in the World Are They Spraying? Director 2013
No Score Yet Nightmare In Chicago Actor 2012
79% The Trotsky Frank McGovern $0.5M 2010
30% Smokin' Aces Sheriff Badger $35.7M 2007
94% Away From Her Aubrey $15.9M 2007
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hunt for Justice General Salinski 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand Warren Worthington II $234.4M 2006
No Score Yet Playing House Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Path to 9/11 William Cohen 2006
No Score Yet BeauSoleil: Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Director 2005
No Score Yet Mayday Captain Randall Williams 2005
78% Childstar Reed Harrison 2005
64% Heights Jesse $1.1M 2005
No Score Yet Julia Child! America's Favorite Chef Narrator 2004
48% Silver City Senator Judson Pilager $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Footsteps Robbie 2003
No Score Yet Tart Mr. Storm 2002
88% Live from Baghdad Tom Johnson 2002
60% The Day Reagan Was Shot Michael Deaver 2001
83% Magnolia Alan Kligman, esq. 1999
No Score Yet Sleeping Dogs Lie Edgar Tratt 1998
No Score Yet Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story Pete Louganis 1997
75% Private Parts Roger Erlick 1997
62% Kansas City Henry Stilton 1996
0% Folks! Ed 1992
No Score Yet Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Reilly 1992
24% Shocker Lt. Don Parker 1989
No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Capt. Blakely 1988
No Score Yet Mesmerized Wilson 1986
88% Salvador Ambassador Thomas Kelly 1986
No Score Yet Hot Money Burt/Tom 1986
64% Cloak and Dagger Rice 1984
88% The Year of Living Dangerously Peter Curtis 1983
No Score Yet Talk to Me Ross 1982
80% Strange Behavior Brady 1981
No Score Yet O Youth and Beauty Actor 1979
95% Manhattan Yale 1979
No Score Yet The Great Bank Hoax (Shenanigans)(The Great Georgia Bank Hoax) Manigma 1978
92% An Unmarried Woman Martin 1978
No Score Yet Class of Miss MacMichael Martin 1978
71% The Front Alfred Miller 1976
92% Nashville John Triplette 1975
50% Phase IV James R. Lesko 1974
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Quentin Lerner 1974
No Score Yet I Love You...Goodbye Alec Shield 1973
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner Ted 1973
90% What's Up, Doc? Mr. Smith 1972
87% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Sears 1971
86% Brewster McCloud Det. Lt. Frank Shaft 1971
86% M*A*S*H Capt. 'Me Lai' Marston 1970
50% Count Yorga, Vampire Paul 1970
8% The Arrangement Father Draddy 1969
43% That Cold Day in the Park The mediator 1969
No Score Yet The Legend of Lylah Clare Mark Peter Sheean 1968
67% Countdown Rick 1968
No Score Yet Double Trouble Morley 1967


96% When They See Us
Leader of the Nation of Islam 2019
No Score Yet American Experience
Narrator Appearing Voice 2017
67% The Bridge (CBS)
Ed Wycoff 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Judge Blakemore 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
Nolan Tinsdale 2001
No Score Yet Family Law
Ian Lundberg 2000
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Judge Alistair McNeil 2000
No Score Yet Tanner '88
Jack Tanner 1988
No Score Yet Bonanza
Will Holt 1968


Lt. Don Parker says: Jesus! That chair really kicks ass!

Warren Worthington II says: I just want to help you.

Kid Omega says: You think we need help?

Warren Worthington II says: It's what we all want.

Warren Worthington III / Angel says: No. It's what you want.