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Murtaugh, James 1942–

MURTAUGH, James 1942–

(James F. Murtaugh, Jim Murtaugh)

PERSONAL

Born October 28, 1942, in Chicago, IL

Career: Actor. The Actors Company Theater, member of company; The Ensemble Studio Theater, member of company.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Sergeant Johnson, Hail (also known as Hail to the Chief and Washington, B.C.), 1971.

Library clerk, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Jerry Warren, The Howling, Avco Embassy, 1980.

Alf Hewitt, Blue Thunder (also known as Blue Thunder the Movie), Columbia, 1983.

Robert Javison, The Rosary Murders, New Line Cinema, 1987.

(As James F. Murtaugh) Voice of Mission Control, Making Mr. Right, Orion, 1987.

Cop at Harlem station, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

Priest, Romeo Is Bleeding, 1993.

Walter Bailey, Killer: A Journal of Murder (also known as The Killer), 1996.

Payton, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's Private Parts), Paramount, 1997.

(As Jim Murtaugh) Man in asylum, Night Falls on Manhattan, 1997.

Clifton, Hudson River Blues (also known as Family Blues), 1997.

Chief Bascomb, River Red, Castle Hill, 1997.

Marshall, The Last Days of Disco, Gramercy, 1998.

Mr. Good, Jon Good's Wife (also known as The Red Right Hand), The Asylum Home Entertainment, 2001.

Lew Kincannon, Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (also known as 13 Conversations), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001.

(As Jim Murtaugh) Benny's owner, Vanilla Sky, Paramount, 2001.

Jack, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (also known as Wie werde ich ihn los—in 10 Tagen?), Paramount, 2003.

Dr. Frieland, Out of Time, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Howard Divine, The Rollergirls, NBC, 1978.

Judge Whistler, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lieutenant Isaac Bangs/Anti–Federalist, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Medical 2nd lieutenant at Espirtos Marcos Headquarters, Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Flying Misfits), 1976.

Dave Steel, Dr. Scorpion, ABC, 1978.

Leone, Someone's Watching Me! (also known as High Rise), NBC, 1978.

Henry Sinclair, Pleasure Cove, NBC, 1979.

Andrews, Casino, ABC, 1980.

Bruce McGrath, Off the Minnesota Strip, ABC, 1980.

Dr. Stuart Sherwood, I Take These Men (also known as Surprise! Surprise!), CBS, 1983.

Simple Justice, PBS, 1993.

Darryl Barnes, Letter to My Killer, USA Network, 1995.

Dr. Barbham, Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration, 1998.

Reverend Fred Phelps, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Garrett Lloyd, In Security, CBS, 1982.

Eugene, Full House, CBS, 1983.

Also appeared as Dr. Brabham, "Unaired Pilot," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Jim Murtaugh) Peters, "The Wyatt Earp Syndrome," Police Story, 1974.

Sanford Elliott, "The End Game," Police Woman, 1974.

Steve McWilliams, "Tall Woman in Red Wagon," The Rockford Files, 1974.

Sutter, "Nursemaid," Kojak, 1974.

Landlord, "The Youth Killer," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, 1975.

Tom Hanson, "A Portrait of Elizabeth," The Rockford Files, 1976.

Bob Parsons, "A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights," The Rockford Files, 1978.

Gordon Lyle, "The Hawaiian Headache," The Rockford Files, 1979.

"Savage Says: What Are Friends For?," Tenspeed and Brownshoe, 1980.

"Lady and the Bomb," Barney Miller, 1981.

Man at the adoption agency, "Baby Makes Five," Alice, 1981.

Peace Corps recruiter Vincent Bondell, "Stress Analyzer," Barney Miller, 1981.

Joseph Saxson, "Landmark: Part 2," Barney Miller, 1982.

"Of Sound Mind," Magnum, P.I., 1983.

Sumner, "Year of the Dog," Hart to Hart, 1983.

Barry Konig, "Dead Drop," The Equalizer, 1986.

Morton Fuller, "I Confess," Spenser: For Hire, 1988.

Christianson, "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Jenner, "Extended Family," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Mr. Dexter, "Parents Weekend," Class of '96, 1993.

Dr. Farnsworth, "Rebels," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

David Solomon, "Aftershock," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

David Solomon, "Family Business," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Show moderator, "Criss Cross," Spin City, 1996.

Sheehy, "Remembrance of Humps Past," NYPD Blue, 1997.

Newton, "Monster," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Babcock, As the World Turns, CBS, 1999.

Dean Thompson's lover, "Patterns," Third Watch, NBC, 1999.

"The World of Possibility," Ed, NBC, 2000.

"Honor," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 2000.

Jack Respaldi, "Hook, Line and Sinker," Ed, NBC, 2001.

Judge Lapper, "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

Edward Shanowski, "The Wedding," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2004.

Ned Worley, "Conscience," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2004.

Also appeared as Knowles, "Supreme Heat," Queens Supreme; Roger Busky, Number 96, NBC; (as James F. Murtaugh) Mr. Benjamin, Cosby, CBS; Karl, Aliens in the Family, ABC; Owen, Spin City, ABC; Fred Quincy, Feds, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

William Coles, Other People's Money, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Sefton (1st Witch/Donalbain) and Scott, Two Shakespearean Actors, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Con Sweeney, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1994.

McComber, Ah, Wilderness!, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1998.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Florence Guild Hall, New York City, 2003.

The Triangle Factory Fire Project, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared as the general, The Waltz of the Toreaders, The Actors Company Theater; the British colonel, Separate Tables, The Actors Company Theater; in Highest Standard of Living, New York City; How the Other Half Lives, New York City; Elegy for a Lady, New York City; No One Is Immune, New York City; Wreck on the 5:25, New York City.

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