Michael Murphy is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Tanner in the 1988 HBO mini-series Tanner '88 and the 2004 Sundance mini-series Tanner on Tanner.
A partial list of Murphy's interesting credits include: Magnolia (SAG nomination for Best Ensemble); Kansas City; Batman Returns; Salvador; The Year of Living Dangerously; Manhattan; The Front; An Unmarried Woman; Nashville; What's Up Doc?; Brewster McCloud and M*A*S*H*.
Additionally, Murphy has narrated some highly acclaimed programs for PBS, including: Long Journey Home: The Irish in America; The Last Stand of Tallgrass Prairie, Mount Rushmore and Depression: Out of the Shadows, which won the Peabody Award for Journalism.
He has also committed many well-known novels to tape including the Nero Wolfe series.
Since moving to Canada, Murphy has worked on the series This is Wonderland, for which he won two Best Supporting Actor Gemini awards in 2004 and 2005.
He had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed CTV series The Eleventh Hour and leading roles in the CBC movies-of-the-week Footsteps and In the Dark for Shaftesbury Films.
Murphy has been seen in the films Silver City; Away From Her; X3 and Heights, as well as on the ESPN series Tilt and the CBC television movie The Quality of Life: A Dominic Davinci Movie.