He appeared in the 1984 drama "Talk to Me."
His dad was a salesman and his mom was a teacher.
He played as Warren Worthington II, in x-men 3.
In 1992 he was cast as the Mayor in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns."
Michael Murphy has also appeared in Altman's TV adaptation of Herman Wouk's play "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" in 1988 and in two cable-TV mini-series for him: "Tanner `88" and "Tanner on Tanner" in 2004.
He starred opposite his wife, actress Wendy Crewson, on the short-lived television show Hard Copy In 1987.
Paul Thomas Anderson cast him as Alan Kligman, Esq. in Magnolia in 1999.
He became close friends with co-star Woody Allen on the set of Martin Ritt's 1950s McCarthy era dramedy, The Front in 1976.
Has appeared in more Robert Altman feature films and television productions than any other actor in movie history.
In 1978 he played two characters named Martin in two separate films.
Michael Murphy co-starred in John Sayles' "Silver City" in 2004.
His trademark is playing urbane, WASP-type characters.
His stage directing debut was in 1978, for "Rat's Nest."
TV acting debut happened in 1962, in "Saints and Sinners".
He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He is 6' 1" tall.
He taught high school English and drama from 1962 to 1964, in Los Angeles.
Murphy attended the University of Arizona, Tuscon, and then went to U.C.L.A. to get his teaching degree.
His Parent's names were Bearl Branton Murphy, and Georgia Arlyn Murphy.