Walter Murphy (I)

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Walter Murphy was born on December 19, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Ted (2012), Family Guy (1999) and Agent Cody Banks (2003). See full bio »
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Known For

Ted Composer
(2012)
Family Guy Music Department
(1999-2019)
Agent Cody Banks Soundtrack
(2003)
American Made Soundtrack
(2017)

Filmography

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  Family Guy (TV Series) (composer - 368 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (song - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2007)
- The Griffin Winter Games (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dog Bites Bear (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dearly Deported (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Peter's Lost Youth (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Saturated Fat Guy (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
 2005-2018 American Dad! (TV Series) (composer - 242 episodes)
- Mean Francine (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- OreTron Trail (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- My Purity Ball and Chain (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- Railroaded (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Never-Ending Stories (2018) ... (composer: theme music)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (arranger)
 2009-2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (composer - 38 episodes)
- Die Semi-Hard (2011) ... (composer: main title music)
- To Live and Die in Va. (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Way the Cookie Crumbles (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Blue, the Gray and the Brown (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Terry Unmarried (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
 2007 Family Guy 100th Episode Special (TV Short) (composer: main title music)
 2007 The Winner (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Broken Home (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
- Single Dates (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pilot (2007) ... (composer: theme music)
 2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) (orchestrator)
 2004 Teacher's Pet (orchestrator)
 2000 Por un beso (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Por un beso (2000) ... (composer: additional music)
 1997 Channel Umptee-3 (TV Series) (composer: original music)
 1990-1991 Hunter (TV Series) (music arranger - 17 episodes)
- All That Glitters (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- The Grab (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- Shadows of the Past (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- Room Service (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
- The Reporter (1991) ... (music arranger: theme)
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
  The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1984) (theme music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Growing Pains (1984) ... (arranger: theme music)
- Still the Beaver (1983) ... (theme music: arranged and performed by)
 1984 Rhinestone (music coordinator)
 1982 Raw Force (conductor)
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie) (arrangements) / (conductor)
 1976 The Savage Bees (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Advertising jingles for Lady Arrow, Korvettes, Revlon, Woolworth's and Viasa Airlines. (1970-1980)

Alternate Names:

The Walter Murphy Band
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Trivia:

Wrote many of the arrangements for Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" orchestra. His recording of "A Fifth of Beethoven," (with The Big Apple Band), based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony hit #1 on the U.S. charts October, 1976.

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Frequently works with Seth MacFarlane.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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