Sam McMurray

Highest Rated: 94% L.A. Story (1991)
Birthday: Apr 15, 1952
Birthplace: Not Available
Dark-haired character actor Sam McMurray has made a career of playing gaseous windbags of low moral fiber, often adding a salacious sneer to heighten the effect. However, his comic persona also sometimes slants toward lovable obliviousness, making McMurray a desired commodity in broad comedy, as well as a sitcom mainstay.The New York native got his start in acting with bit parts on television and in the movies in the late '70s and early '80s. In 1987, McMurray had a breakout year of sorts, appearing as a regular on The Tracey Ullman Show (which led to vocal work in the early seasons of The Simpsons) and snagging the film role for which he is best known. In Joel and Ethan Coen's Raising Arizona, McMurray was cast as Glen, Nicolas Cage's factory foreman boss, who runs afoul of Cage's H.I. McDonnough after he proposes swapping wives. In only a handful of scenes, McMurray creates an indelible and hilarious image of a loud, crass, humor-impaired buffoon who resides over a brood of ill-mannered children, but wants to add at least one more to the mix.Raising Arizona paved the way for supporting work in a number of high-profile comedies in the ensuing years, including National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), L.A. Story (1991), and Addams Family Values (1993). In 1991, he voiced a character in the Disney/ABC live-action TV show Dinosaurs; he would later also provide vocal work for the animated Disney program Recess (1997). Television has provided McMurray with his most regular paychecks, most often in the capacity of a guest performer, both in dramas and sitcoms. He guested as Chandler's boss on several episodes of Friends in 1997, and also made repeat appearances in such shows as The King of Queens, Freaks and Geeks, and Chicago Hope. His recent film work has included a shady detective in The Mod Squad (1999) and a scoundrel cheerleader dad in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
20% Jenny's Wedding Denny 2015
50% Road Hard Burt Crabtree 2015
14% Americons Actor $14.9K 2015
No Score Yet 2nd Serve Actor 2013
No Score Yet Cupid Actor 2012
No Score Yet The A Plate Dick Stevens 2012
No Score Yet Holiday Engagement (A Holiday Engagement) Roy Burns 2011
41% A Little Help Big Bad Dan $86.3K 2011
48% Meet Monica Velour Ronnie $32.1K 2011
No Score Yet The Craigslist Killer Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ring of Death Actor 2008
No Score Yet A Christmas Too Many Actor 2007
17% Lake Placid 2 Jack Struthers 2007
No Score Yet Killer Pad Fire Marshal 2007
No Score Yet Cruel But Necessary Apartment Manager 2005
43% Tennis, Anyone...? Actor 2005
No Score Yet A Christmas Too Many Harry 2005
No Score Yet Stealing Sinatra Agent Stameck 2003
80% Sunshine State Todd Northrup $2.9M 2002
No Score Yet Wishcraft Dad Bumpers 2002
46% The Amati Girls Brian 2001
22% Lucky Numbers Chief Troutman $9.6M 2000
45% Drop Dead Gorgeous Lester Leeman 1999
3% The Mod Squad Tricky 1999
2% Baby Geniuses Goon Bob 1999
No Score Yet Soccer Dog: The Movie Coach Shaw 1999
0% Slappy and the Stinkers Boccoli 1997
No Score Yet The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Herman Munster 1996
12% Dear God Federal Prosecutor 1996
No Score Yet Savage Edgar Wallace 1995
3% Getting Even With Dad Alex 1994
76% Addams Family Values Don Buckman 1993
17% Class Act Skip Wankman 1992
25% Stone Cold Lance 1991
94% L.A. Story Morris Frost 1991
26% The Wizard Bateman 1989
65% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Bill 1989
91% Raising Arizona Glen 1987
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Pearson 1987
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) Crespi 1984
No Score Yet Fast Forward Clem Friedkin 1984
94% Baby It's You Mr. mcManus $2M 1983
No Score Yet Union City Young Vagrant 1980
75% The Front Young Man at Party 1976

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Ned
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Bull
2016
Errol Windemere
  • 2016
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
Hugh Metzger
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's Show
2016-2018
Performer
  • 2016
52% Cristela
2014-2015
Trent
  • 2015
  • 2014
97% The Fosters
2013-2018
Frank
  • 2014
  • 2013
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Pat Pat Wexler
  • 2013
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Father Dugan
  • 2011
90% Lights Out
2011
Priest
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
John Westfal
  • 2011
92% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Doctor Burwitz Warden
  • 2011
  • 2010
48% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
2008-2010
Appearing Performer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
96% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
Dr. Victor Brave
  • 2009
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Gen. Mark `Fitz' Fitzgerald
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Tom Zimmerman
  • 2007
No Score Yet Huff
2006
Dr. Hoffman
  • 2006
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Larry
  • 2006
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
O'Boyle Patrick O'Boyle Mr. O'Boyle
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Off. Stockton
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Daniel Bryant
  • 2001
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Dr. John Kennedy
  • 2001
88% The Tick
2001-2002
The Immortal
  • 2001
100% Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
Dr. Schweiber
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys
1998-2004
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Marco Marcos
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Lundy
  • 1997
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Thomas
  • 1995
96% Dinosaurs
1991-1994
Voice
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Mark Harper Mark
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Kane
  • 1990
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1990
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1988
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1988
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Moe Hyland
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Howard
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Duke Peter Dushan
  • 1976
No Score Yet Breaking Bad
Dr. Victor Brave
No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show
1987-1990
Performer

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