Timothy V. Murphy

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Timothy V. Murphy
Timothy Vincent Murphy

(1960-04-05) 5 April 1960 (age 64)
Years active1991–present
SpouseCaitlin Manley

Timothy Vincent Murphy (born 5 April 1960) is an Irish actor based in Los Angeles. His notable 2015 roles have been on The Bastard Executioner , Grace and Frankie , and True Detective . He played Galen O'Shea for three seasons on the Kurt Sutter FX series, Sons of Anarchy. For his portrayal, Murphy won the 2013 BuzzFocus Readers Choice Award for "Best Villain". He appeared for two seasons on NCIS: Los Angeles as Russian super-villain Sidorov, and a season on the CBS series, Criminal Minds as Emily Prentiss' nemesis/love interest, Ian Doyle. He has guest starred on such series as Hawaii Five-0 , Revenge , Burn Notice , Shameless , Quantico, 24 , Nip/Tuck , Alias , Six Feet Under , and Code Black .


Early life and education

Murphy was born Timothy Vincent Murphy in Tralee, County Kerry to Edward and Mary Murphy, one of six siblings. He began his career in Dublin, where he trained in the Focus Theater. He attended University College Cork, majoring in Law and Accounting. [1] Murphy also spent time travelling in South Africa, working in construction and roof laying in the Bronx, New York City, and working in bars in Florida. [1] [2] [3]


Murphy's feature film credits include The Lone Ranger (2013); the action film parody MacGruber (2010), opposite Val Kilmer; Ed Harris' Western period drama Appaloosa (2008); the adventure thriller National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) and the horror thriller Shallow Ground (2004). In 2014, Murphy starred in Jason Momoa’s directorial debut, Road to Paloma ; the Funk Brothers' film short Looms , which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival; and the adventure drama Heaven's Floor, opposite Clea Duvall.

Murphy is also a stage actor and a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio. His theatre credits include The Beauty Queen of Leenane at South Coast Rep, for which he garnered an Ovation Award nomination, and Coast Theater's The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams, which won the LA Weekly "Best Ensemble" Award and for which he garnered an individual "Best Performance" nomination. He originated the role of Jake in the world premiere of Stones in his Pockets at the Tivoli Theater in Dublin, and he starred opposite Tyne Daly in a production of Agamemnon staged at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. In August 2018, he started appearing in advertisements for British price-comparison site Confused.com.

Personal life

He is married to Caitlin Manley. On 22 July 2015, their first child, Seán Fionn Murphy, was born. [4]



1991Home Straight-Short
1999The DoormanMilo
2001The Scary Side of Randall Coombe-
2002The HonorableMilo
It Could HappenSammy FingletonShort
2003The Perfect WifeTim
Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Inspector O'DwyerTV movie
Holding Out HopeMark
Paddy Takes a MeetingPaddyShort
Red Roses and Petrol Eamonn
2004 Skeleton Man Sgt. TerryTV movie
Shallow Ground Jack Sheppard
2005 Pit Fighter Father Michael
What's Up, Scarlet?Vladamir Borshkoff
2007 Manband the Movie R.S. Smoothskin
The AntiqueTomShort
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Seth
2008 Appaloosa Vince Sullivan
2009 Green Street Hooligans 2 MaxVideo
The Butcher Tyke
Farewell to the Sparrow-Short
2010The SierraBobShort
MacGruber Constantine Bach
Madso's WarKieran GranerTV movie
Treasure of the Black JaguarBlake West
Love & Vengeance-Short
Amber LakeSergeant Eugene Stockard
Take a SeatReynoldShort
2012Not That FunnyFinneas Patrick O'Neill
Lost Angeles Cliff
Taken 3: Back to NormalRyan BillsShort
Dark CanyonWarden Cullen Logan
2013 The Frankenstein Theory Karl McCallion
The Lone Ranger Fritz
To Hell with a BulletDr. Nick Devyril
The DealThe ManShort
2014 Road to Paloma FBI Agent Williams
Hot Bath an' a Stiff DrinkDutch Winfield
2015New Earth on the BarrensFelixShort
2016No Way to LiveDetective Frank Giddins
Heaven's Floor Jack
2017 Tragedy Girls Sheriff Blane Welch
Across My LandFrankShort
Anything Isidore
2018Roisin DubhBarakShort
The Ninth Passenger Silas
2019 Cuck Bill
In Full Bloom Roane
2020BroilAugust Sinclair
Bad SunsJones Jones IIIShort
Breach Commander Stanley
2021Hell Hath No FuryJerry
New YearBen
2022 American Siege Charles Rutledge
Playing ThroughJames Grantham
2023 Detective Knight: Independence Vincent
ResurrectedFather Flynn
Fire IslandMurph
Mob Land Deputy Ben


1995 Glenroe Conor SheehyEpisode: "Conor's Last Stand"
2001 The District Martin McBrideEpisode: "Old Ghosts"
V.I.P. General VolykovEpisode: "Chasing Anna"
2002 Six Feet Under Louis WinchellEpisode: "Someone Else's Eyes"
2003 Fastlane Riley MorrisonEpisode: "Simone Says"
The Agency IRA ManEpisode: "Spy Finance"
Alias Avery RussetEpisode: "A Missing Link"
2004 Nip/Tuck QuinnEpisode: "Joel Gideon"
2006 24 SchaefferRecurring Cast: Season 5
2008 Gemini Division Agent ARecurring Cast: Season 1
2010 CSI: NY Conner WellsEpisode: "The Formula"
2011 Shameless VladRecurring Cast: Season 1
Chuck Father of the BrideEpisode: "Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner"
Criminal Minds Ian DoyleRecurring Cast: Season 6, Guest: Season 7
2011-13 Sons of Anarchy Galen O'Shay Recurring Cast: Season 4-6
2012 Fairly Legal Captain MaikenEpisode: "Bait & Switch"
Longmire Ephraim HostetlerEpisode: "The Dark Road"
Burn Notice Vincent DurovEpisode: "Official Business"
Hell on Wheels BauerEpisode: "Slaughterhouse"
Revenge Dmitri BladoffEpisode: "Lineage"
2012-13 NCIS: Los Angeles Isaak SidorovRecurring Cast: Season 4, Guest: Season 5
2013 BlackBoxTV Presents GordonEpisode: "The Audition"
2014 Perception Monsignor Eugene NorrisEpisode: "Possession"
Hawaii Five-0 Nick "Valentine" MercerEpisode: "Ka Noeʻau"
2015 Scorpion [5] Dimitri KreshenkoEpisode: "Once Bitten, Twice Die"
Grace and Frankie ByronRecurring Cast: Season 1
True Detective Osip AgranovRecurring Cast: Season 2
The Bastard Executioner Father RuskinMain Cast
2016 Code Black Dr. Dimitri VolkovEpisode: "What Lies Beneath"
2017 Chicago P.D. ZadraEpisode: "Don't Bury This Case"
An Klondike Peachy TaylorMain Cast: Season 2
The Last Man on Earth Benjamin BrintonEpisode: "Got Milk?"
2017-18 Damnation Gram TurnerRecurring Cast
2018 The Magicians Man with the Overdue Library BookEpisode: "The Tales of the Seven Keys"
Westworld CoughlinRecurring Cast: Season 2
Taken LynchEpisode: "Carapace"
Quantico Conor DevlinRecurring Cast: Season 3
2019 Charmed Demon BossEpisode: "When Sparks Fly"
The Man in the High Castle Adolf Eichmann Episode: "For Want of a Nail"
2020 LA's Finest Logan KlineRecurring Cast: Season 2
2020-21 Snowpiercer Commander GreyRecurring Cast: Season 1, Guest: Season 2
2021 MacGruber Constantine BachEpisode: "The Hungry Lion"
2021-22 S.W.A.T. Arthur NovakRecurring Cast: Season 5
2023 Law & Order: Organized Crime Eamonn MurphyRecurring Cast: Season 3
The Company You Keep Patrick McguireRecurring Cast
Tacoma FD Gerkins RichárdEpisode: "Big Trouble in Little Belgium"

Music Video

2006 Christina Aguilera "Hurt"The Father
2011 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds "If I Had a Gun"Father of the Bride
2014 Randy Houser "Like a Cowboy"Wesley O'Banion

Video Game

2010 Mafia II Additional Voices (voice)
2016 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Cosgrave (voice)

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