Benjamin Murphy

919094_BenMURPHYactorBenjamin E. Murphy (born March 6, 1942, in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is an American actor. He is best known for his role in the ABC television series Alias Smith and Jones, co-starring as Kid Curry, first with Pete Duel and later with Roger Davis.
He also appeared in a supporting role in The Name of the Game, a series featuring a rotating leading cast including Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack. After Alias Smith and Jones, Murphy joined Lorne Greene in the 1973 ben-murphy-2007-winter-hollywood-collectors-show-1HrEyDABC crime drama Griff. He played detective S. Michael “Mike” Murdock, assistant to Greene’s character, Wade “Griff” Griffin, a Los Angeles retired police officer turned private eye. The series had some notable guest stars but folded after thirteen weeks.
In 1985, he co-starred as Department store heir, Paul Berrenger, on the short-lived drama, Berrenger’s. His character was at odds with his former wife, Gloria (Andrea Marcovicci) and his own father, Simon (Sam Wanamaker) due to his romance with executive, Shane Bradley (Yvette Mimieux).
spec0972benpuMurphy also starred in in his own series Gemini Man, in which he played a character who could disappear through the use of a watch. However, the show did not run beyond a single season. Murphy has since appeared in guest-starring parts, the most recent having been a murder suspect in CBS’s Cold Case.
Though born in Arkansas, Murphy grew up in Hinsdale, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. An alumnus of Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois, he attended eight different colleges before determining to pursue an acting career.