Thomas Francis Murphy

Thomas Francis Murphy

  • Born on
    • January 1st, 1953
Thomas Francis Murphy was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1953. Early on in his adult life he made his living in dairy barns and on factory floors. He has trained as a hard hat diver, an ambulance driver, worked as a social worker, and freelance theatre critic. In his thirties, while living in Little Rock, AR, Murphy decided to take an acting class. The class changed his direction in life and acting suddenly filled the void. He spent over 20 years on the East Coast with a paintbrush in one hand and a script in the other while pursuing a career in the theatre. He trained with Shakespeare& Co of Lenox, MA and spent years performing in off off Broadway houses in New York where his work in the plays of Sam Shepard garnered high praise in the New York Times and several other publications. Murphy moved to New Orleans in 2013 and has worked across from many of Hollywood's A-list actors including Woody Harrelson in True Detective, Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave, and Keanu Reeves in The Whole Truth. Murphy also had principle roles in the soon to be released, Free State Of Jones, with Mathew McConaughey and Same Kind of Different As Me, with Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger, and as a somewhat series regular on Salem. He has appeared on American Horror, and a host of other projects.

Starring Thomas Francis Murphy on Plex

  • Darlin'
    The Cardinal


Acting (27 Credits)

2021Reminiscence as Armin
2020News of the World as Mr. Farley
2020The Secrets We Keep as Dr. Nussbaum
2020Cut Throat City as Manager Wyland
2019The Demonologist as Victor
2019Darlin' as The Cardinal
2018The Domestics as Plowboy Jim
2018Out of Blue as Slick
2017Same Kind of Different as Me as Chef Jim
2017Jeepers Creepers III as Mr. Bernardi
2016Ozark Sharks as Jones
2016My Father Die as Preacher Michael
2016Abattoir as Owner #1
2016The Whole Truth as Crime Tech
2016Free State of Jones as Col. McLemore
2015Self/less as Dr. Jensen
2015Zipper as Agent Strellitz
2015The Runner as Shrimper
2015Terminator Genisys as Derelict
2015Focus as Hustler
2014Starve as Michael
2014Wicked Blood as Bearded Man
2014Barefoot as Mr. Bryant
2013Ghost Shark as Sheriff Martin (as Tom Francis Murphy)
201312 Years a Slave as Patroller
2012The Baytown Outlaws as Old Gas Station Clerk
2008Leatherheads as Cook


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