Timothy Patrick Murphy

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Timothy Patrick Murphy
Born(1959-11-03)November 3, 1959
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1988(1988-12-06) (aged 29)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Cause of death
AIDS
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Other namesTimothy P. Murphy
Timothy Murphy
OccupationActor
Years active1978–1988
 
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Timothy Patrick Murphy
Born(1959-11-03)November 3, 1959
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1988(1988-12-06) (aged 29)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Cause of death
AIDS
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Other namesTimothy P. Murphy
Timothy Murphy
OccupationActor
Years active1978–1988

Timothy Patrick Murphy (November 3, 1959 – December 6, 1988) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as "Mickey Trotter" on the popular CBS prime time soap opera Dallas during the 1982–83 and 1983-84 seasons.

Career[edit]

Murphy started his acting career as an adolescent in several television commercials and from there he went on to act in the 1978 miniseries Centennial. Other than his role in Dallas, he spent more than a year playing a young conman on the CBS daytime soap drama Search for Tomorrow, and also had a regular role on the short-lived 1984 ABC prime-time drama Glitter. In addition to this, he appeared in episodes of Hotel, The Love Boat and Hunter.

He appeared in the 1981 film Bushido Blade. One of Murphy's most substantial roles was in the 1984 feature film Sam's Son, the film biography of the life of actor Michael Landon, in which he played the character of Gene Orowitz (the young Landon).

Death[edit]

Murphy contracted HIV and died of AIDS on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, aged 29. He once stated that he'd had an affair with the allegedly bisexual actor Brad Davis, who had AIDS and committed assisted suicide in 1991.[1]

His younger brother, Patrick Sean Murphy, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1978The Paper ChaseMichael BurchEpisode: "Nancy"
1978CentennialChristian ZendtMiniseries
1979The SeekersJarod KentTelevision movie
1979 to 1985The Love BoatVarious roles5 episodes
1980 to 1981Search for TomorrowSpencer LangleyUnknown episodes
1981Bushido BladeMidshipman Robin BurrCredited as Timothy Murphy
1982CHiPsAlexEpisode: "In the Best of Families"
1982Teachers OnlyJeremyEpisode: "Quote, Unquote"
1982Quincy, M.E.Nick StadlerEpisode: "The Mourning After"
1982 to 1983DallasMickey Trotter27 episodes
1984Sam's SonGene Orowitz
1984With Intent to KillDrew LanscottTelevision movie
1984HotelAndy
Kevin
2 episodes
1984 to 1985GlitterChip Craddock14 episodes
1986HunterJeffery WyattEpisode: "True Confessions"
1988Doin' Time on Planet EarthJeff Richmond

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