Sam McMurray

Sam McMurray

Highest Rated: 94% Baby, It's You (1983)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 15, 1952

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A character actor in films and on television for over three decades, Sam McMurray's career longevity was due entirely to his ability to slip effortlessly and believably into a wide variety of roles and deliver consistently fine performances in projects ranging from "Raising Arizona" (1987) to "The Tracy Ullman Show" (Fox 1987-1990), "The Sopranos" (HBO 1999-2007) and "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008-2013). Given his skill at comedic roles - he specialized in playing blowhards, unctuous professionals and self-described lives of the party, as well as a host of zany characters on "Ullman" - one could be forgiven for believing that McMurray had come up through the improv/sketch comedy ranks. But the native New York began his career on stage in the 1970s before finding regular work in episodic television. He established himself a decade later as Nicolas Cage's crass brother-in-law in "Raising Arizona" and a versatile sketch player on "The Tracy Ullman Show," which led to more comedy work and numerous but short-lived stints as a cast member on TV series. Though never a household name, McMurray enjoyed immediate face recognition by audiences, which kept him busy as a guest player of choice on countless comedy and dramatic series well into the 21st century. Sam McMurray's talents granted him the same degree of respect and reliability enjoyed by many of the entertainment business's best-loved character actors.

Highest rated movies

Baby, It's You
L.A. Story
Raising Arizona
Union City
The Amati Girls
Drop Dead Gorgeous
A Little Help
Stone Cold




No Score Yet No Score Yet Pearly Gates Sol (Character) - 2015
25% 34% Jenny's Wedding Denny (Character) $2.3K 2015
14% 80% Americons Kerry Stein (Character) $14.4K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sidekick The Defuser (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2nd Serve Coach Bussey (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A Plate Dick Stevens (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 34% Holiday Engagement Roy Burns (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 35% The Craigslist Killer Dr. Janeway (Character) - 2011
41% 30% A Little Help Big Bad Dan (Character) $85.8K 2010
No Score Yet 22% Ring of Death Wheaton (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 20% Killer Pad Fire Marshall (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 14% A Christmas Too Many Harry (Character) - 2007
11% 13% Lake Placid 2 Jack Struthers (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruel but Necessary Apartment Manager (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 23% Stealing Sinatra Agent Stamek (Character) - 2003
46% 64% The Amati Girls Brian (Character) $47.8K 2001
22% 19% Lucky Numbers Chief Troutman (Character) $10.0M 2000
No Score Yet 61% Soccer Dog: The Movie Coach Shaw (Character) - 1999
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Lester Leeman (Character) $10.6M 1999
3% 17% The Mod Squad Det. Tricky (Character) $13.3M 1999
0% 61% Slappy and the Stinkers Broccoli (Character),
$72.6K 1998
No Score Yet 28% The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Herman Munster (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 20% Savage Edgar Wallace (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Lampoon's Attack of the 5' 2" Women Dick Langley (Character) - 1994
3% 24% Getting Even With Dad Alex (Character) $18.1M 1994
33% 64% Stone Cold Lance (Character) $8.2M 1991
93% 75% L.A. Story Morris Frost (Character) $25.8M 1991
29% 59% The Wizard Bateman (Character) $12.3M 1989
90% 85% Raising Arizona Glen (Character) $21.1M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam: His Song Continues Police Lieutenant (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 83% Fast Forward Clem Friedkin (Character) - 1985
94% 71% Baby, It's You Mr. McManus (Character) - 1983
50% 75% Union City Young Vagrant (Character) - 1980


40% 33% United We Fall Dave Plonker (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 85% Mom Ned (Guest Star) 2018-2019
59% 70% Ghosted Campbell McMasters (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 58% Bull Errol Windemere (Guest Star) 2016
84% 86% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
52% 61% Cristela Trent (Character) 2014-2015
97% 85% The Fosters Frank (Guest Star) 2013
93% 73% Scandal Pat Wexler (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Vince Westfal (Guest Star) 2011
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
96% 97% Breaking Bad Dr. Victor Bravenec (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Mike Landry (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 91% Boston Legal General Mark 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 88% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2006
No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Cases Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Lieutenant Jeff Henry (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 91% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1997 1999 2001 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free for All Unknown (Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
79% 94% Friends Doug (Guest Star) 1997 1999 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Mr. Montgomery (Guest Star) 2001
88% 88% The Tick The Immortal (Guest Star) 2001
92% 97% The Sopranos Dr. John Kennedy (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Dr. Vic Schweiber (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Zookeeper (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1996
50% No Score Yet Deadly Games Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
85% 82% The Critic Unknown (Guest Voice) 1995
91% 79% Dinosaurs Roy Hess (Voice) 1991-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A League of Their Own Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 100% Parker Lewis Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Walter Herrigan (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Andy (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Character) 1987-1990
85% 75% The Simpsons Gulliver Dark (Guest Voice) 1990
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Kane (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Lt. Tony Brandt (Guest Star) 1988
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Gann (Guest Star) 1986
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Howard Benson (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976