Timothy Patrick Murphy appears as Mickey Trotter, Ray's cousin, and Lucy Ewing's new love interest in Seasons 5 and 6 of the CBS-TV "Dallas" series.
|Timothy Patrick Murphy|
|Birth Name:||Timothy Patrick Murphy|
|Born:||November 3, 1959|
|Birthplace:||Hartford, CT, U.S.|
|Died:||December 6, 1988(aged 29)|
|Deathplace:||Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.|
(or involved with):
|Dallas (first series)|
|Appeared as:||Mickey Trotter, Ray's cousin|
Timothy Michael Murphy (born November 3, 1959-died November 3, 1988) played the part of Mickey Trotter, the wayward cousin of Ray Krebbs, in a total of 29 episodes in Seasons 5 and 6 of the original CBS-TV Dallas.
Timothy started his acting career as an adolescent in several television commercials and from there he went on to act in the 1978 miniseries Centennial. Other than his role in Dallas, he spent more than a year playing a young conman on the CBS daytime soap drama Search for Tomorrow, and also had a regular role on the short-lived 1984 ABC prime-time drama Glitter. In addition to this, he appeared in episodes of Quincy, Hotel, The Love Boat and Hunter.
He appeared in the 1981 film Bushido Blade. One of Murphy's most substantial roles was in the 1984 feature film Sam's Son, the film biography of the life of actor Michael Landon, in which he played the character of Gene Orowitz (the young Landon).
Murphy contracted HIV and died of AIDS on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, aged 29. He once stated that he had an affair with the allegedly bisexual actor Brad Davis, who had AIDS and committed assisted suicide in 1991.