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Brian Murray

Birth Place: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

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Brian Murray was a Tony-nominated actor known for his commanding stage presence and rich voice. Born in Ireland in 1937, Murray began his acting career in Dublin before moving to London and eventually settling in New York City.
Murray made his Broadway debut in 1961 in the play "A Man For All Seasons," but it was his performance in the 1973 production of "The Play About the Baby" that earned him his first Tony nomination. He went on to receive two more Tony nominations for his work in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" in 1968 and "The Crucible" in 2002.
In addition to his work on stage, Murray appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. He had a recurring role on the hit TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and appeared in films such as "The Insider" and "Rounders."
Murray was also a prolific voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to a number of animated films and TV shows. He provided the voice of the villainous Captain Hook in the animated series "Peter Pan and the Pirates" and voiced the character of the villainous Ratigan in Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective."
Throughout his career, Murray remained a fixture in the New York theater scene, appearing in productions both on and off-Broadway. He was a regular performer at the Irish Repertory Theatre and appeared in numerous productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Murray's most recent work included a 2018 production of "The Emperor Jones" at the Irish Repertory Theatre and a 2017 production of "The Dead, 1904" at the American Irish Historical Society. He passed away in August 2018 at the age of 80, leaving behind a rich legacy of stage, screen, and voice work.

Brian Murray Photos


Irish Repertory Theatre & Gingold Theatrical Group Production, 2012

Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D. [Replacement]

Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010

Broadway Revival, 2009
Earl of Shrewsbury



Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Sir Lucius O'Trigger

Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2004

Speaker (A Piece of Monologue)/ He (Counting the Ways)

Professor James Scattergood

Broadway Revival, 2002
Deputy-Governor Danforth

Henry Horatio Hobson


Roundabout Revival, 2000
Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov


[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Finian McLonergan

Toby Arundel

Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Sir Toby Belch


Mr. Blake

Mr. Lord Tarleton

Benjamin Hubbard




The Rev. Harry Henderson

Henry Pulling/Richard Pulling/Others


Original Broadway Production, 1992
Jack McCracken


Don Pedro

Lloyd Dallas

Albie Sachs

Charlie Now


Milo Tindle [Replacement]

Broadway Production, 1967

Arthur Fitton

Tolen [Replacement]

Brian Murray Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Producer
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
[Broadway, 1992]
[Broadway, 1989]
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
[Broadway, 1987]
[Broadway, 1986]
[Broadway, 1985]
[Off-Broadway, 1983]
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Artistic Director
[Broadway, 1973]
[Off-Broadway, 1969]

Brian Murray Movies

[1975]Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle Charles of the Pits #1

[1980]Caddyshack Lou Loomis

[1981]Modern Problems Brian Stills

[1983]National Lampoon's Vacation Kamp Komfort Clerk

[1984]Sixteen Candles Reverend

[1984]The Razor's Edge Piedmont

[1985]Head Office Colonel Tolliver Brian Doyle Murray

[1986]Club Paradise Voit Zerbe

[1986]Legal Eagles Shaw

[1988]Caddyshack II writer

[1988]Scrooged Earl Cross Brian Doyle Murray

[1989]Ghostbusters II Psychiatrist Brian Doyle Murray

[1989]How I Got Into College Coach Evans

[1989]The Experts Jones Brian Doyle Murray

[1989]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Frank Shirley Brian Doyle Murray

[1990]Small White House Johnny's Father

[1991]JFK Jack Ruby

[1991]Nothing But Trouble Brian

[1992]Wayne's World Noah Vanderhoff

[1993]Groundhog Day Buster

[1994]Cabin Boy Skunk Brian-Doyle Murray

[1995]Jury Duty Harry

[1996]Multiplicity Walt

[1996]Bad Business Johnny

[1996]Waiting for Guffman Red Savage

[1997]As Good as It Gets Handyman

[1998]Doctor Dolittle Old Beagle

[1999]Stuart Little Cousin Edgar

[1999]Kill the Man Grumpy Senior Brian Doyle Murray

[2000]Bedazzled Priest

[2000]Drowning Mona Tow Truck Driver

[2001]Without Charlie Vicki's Father

[2002]Snow Dogs Ernie

[2002]A Gentleman's Game Tomato Face

[2003]Getting Hal Phil

[2003]Operation Balikatan Dr. Ambos

[2005]Nearing Grace Clement C. Haydes

[2007]Love Comes Lately Boss

[2007]Daddy Day Camp Uncle Morty

[2009]17 Again Janitor

[2010]Passion Play Billy Berg

[2012]Eye of the Hurricane Harvey Miken

[2012]The Three Stooges Monsignor Ratliffe

[2013]Live at the Foxes Den Earl Stein

[2016]The Late Bloomer Stagehand

[2018]Brand New Old Love Bruce the 1st

Brian Murray TV Shows

Love & Money Finn McBride

Yes, Dear Mr. Savitsky, George Savitsky, Savitsky

Veep George Huntzinger

The Middle Mr. Ehlert

The Buzz on Maggie Mr. Pesky

The Bill Engvall Show Mr. Faulkner, Ernest

SpongeBob SquarePants Flying Dutchman, The Flying Dutchman, Dutchbomb

Seinfeld Mel Sanger

Recess Larry Rogen, Tommy Tate

Motorcity Jacob, Giant Peanut Butter Cup, Utiliton

Bakersfield P.D. Sergeant Bill Hampton

Lodge 49 Bob Kruger

Lloyd in Space Grandpa Leo

King of the Hill Jack

Get a Life Gus Borden, Ted Bains

Family Guy Salty, Bidder #2, Luke

Ellen Burt Kovak

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Agnes Delrooney

Between Brothers Stuart Franklin

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Brian Murray News

Steven Ditmyer Will Direct BETTINGER'S LUGGAGE at AMT

Producer Laura Elrick is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Meisner Teacher and Director Steven Ditmyer will be directing Al Tapper's Bettinger's Luggage, scheduled to open September 19th, 2023 at AMT Theater.

Wagner College To Host Ceremony And Staged Reading of 2022 Stanley Award-Winner, MARILYN, MOM, AND ME

Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of the 2022 Stanley Drama Award is Luke Yankee for his play Marilyn, Mom and Me.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!


Gingold Theatrical Group presented the next presentation of the 2021 - '22 Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

PROJECT SHAW to Present Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders in VILLAGE WOOING

Gingold Theatrical Group will present the next presentation of the 2021 – ‘22 Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw’s greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). 

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capacity

The Public Theater will begin performances of the 2021 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES on Tuesday, July 6 at The Delacorte Theater. The all-Black staging of the delightful comedy will officially open on Tuesday, July 27 and was recently extended by three weeks to now end on Saturday, September 18.

Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More to Star in Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

Theater Stories: The Queens of SIX, WAITRESS Box Office Records and More About Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Learn about the man for whom the theatre is named, how the theatre became a television studio for years, record-breaking hits like Waitress and more!

North Coast Repertory Theatre Will Stream SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR This Fall

Cherished by audiences and critics alike both in America and abroad, Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century.

Broadway Rewind: ROCK OF AGES Strikes a Chord on Broadway!

We close out at the opening of the Broadway run of Rock of Ages, which features some of the greatest rock songs of the 80's. It had a sensational cast including Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, James Carpinello, Wesley Taylor.

Show Shepherd Announces THE AT-HOME THEATER SERIES, Free Livestreamed Theatrical Performances

Show Shepherd, a theatrical consulting group that works with writers, independent producers, and theater companies to develop new work, has announced its new series of free livestreamed theatrical performances - The At-Home Theater Series - which launches on March 26, 2020, on various platforms including YouTube and Instagram.

Gingold Theatrical Group Postpones The 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group today announced that the 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala scheduled for Monday March 16 at Robert Restaurant honoring Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and Ethan E. Litwin would be postponed to a later date.

Movie Musical SOUL DOCTOR Will Be Shown in Selma Over Jubilee Weekend

The NY Kwanzaa Film Festival winner for Best Feature, 'Soul Doctor' will be screened at the Walton Theater (100 Selma Avenue) in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, March 1st at 4:30pm to celebrate Black History Monthand The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, commemorating 'Bloody Sunday,' when a group of about 525 African American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel to demand the right to vote.An event that led to the famous Selma Marches led by the late Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. which was a turning point in public support for the Civil Rights movement.

Gingold Theatrical Group Announces The Honorees For The 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala will be held on Monday, March 16 at Robert Restaurant atop the Museum of Arts & Design at Columbus Circle, and will honor humanitarians and award-winning actors Maryann Plunkett & Jay O. Sanders; and Ethan E. Litwin, a tireless supporter of the arts in New York and longtime member of the GTG Board.

Broadway Movie-Musical SOUL DOCTOR to be Shown in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Kwanzaa Film Festival presents a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, themed 'A Kwanzaa Response to a Hanukkah Tragedy' with a program that focuses on African American-Jewish Relations. The feature presentation is this year's 'Best Film' winner Soul Doctor - the Broadway movie-musical about the life of the 'rock star' rabbi Shlomo Carlbach and his history shaping relationship with music icon Nina Simone. The film will be shown on Monday, January 20th at 4pm at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem (2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd.) as part of their Gala Awards evening.

Jonathan Hadary Receives Equity Foundation Shakespeare Award

Jonathan Hadary has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for his performance as Sicinius Velutus in The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park Coriolanus. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.


A&E Network takes viewers on a one of a kind paranormal adventure with the chilling new two-hour special 'World's Biggest Ghost Hunt: Pennhurst Asylum' premiering Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm ET/PT. The two-hour event will be followed at 10pm ET/PT by the season finale of A&E's reimagining of 'Ghost Hunters,' the show that introduced the world to authentic paranormal investigation.


Brian Murray has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

Brian Murray has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Featured Actor (The Lortels) for Gaslight , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Crucible , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Play About the Baby , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Play About the Baby , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Sustained excellence of performance (Obie Awards) , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes , Best Featured Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxes , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Little Foxes , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Small Family Business , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Da Performance (Obie Awards) for Ashes and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead .

Performance (Obie Awards) for The Play About the Baby, Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya, Sustained excellence of performance (Obie Awards), Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) Outstanding Featured Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxesand Performance (Obie Awards) for Ashes.

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