Charles Murphy

Highest Rated: 93% Dirty Harry (1971)
Lowest Rated: 93% Dirty Harry (1971)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
According to his official studio bio, this ruddy-faced veteran character player was born in Dublin, Ireland, but his death certificate instead lists the rather less glamorous Independence, MO. Whatever his birthplace, Murphy (who sometimes billed himself C.B. Murphy or plain Charles Murphy) was a constant presence in serials and B-Westerns from the very beginning. In film from at least 1913, Murphy played the chief of boatmen in The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913), considered the birth of the cliffhangers, and was a stagecoach driver 27 years later in Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Murphy drove the stagecoach again in the 1942 Hopalong Cassidy western Lost Canyon but, sadly, with tragic consequences. During filming, the coach hit a rock, overturned, and fatally injured Murphy. He died from his injuries a few days later at a Bakersfield, CA, hospital.

Highest Rated Movies



93% Dirty Harry Man 1971
No Score Yet Man from Montana Actor 1941
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Drunk 1940
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon) Zeke 1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Lon 1939
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies townsman 1937
No Score Yet Jungle Jim Henchman 1936
No Score Yet Souls for Sale Boss Canvasman 1923


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