Timothy V. Murphy
Timothy V. Murphy
Portrays Father Ruskin
Born Timothy Vincent Murphy
April 5, 1960
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Gender Male
Occupation Actor
Years Active 1991–present
Hair White/Grey

Timothy V. Murphy is an Irish actor who portrays Father Ruskin in FX's The Bastard Executioner.


Timothy V. Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Timothy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater. Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galen O'Shay in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds. Timothy is known for the films Lone Ranger, Appaloosa, Macgruber, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and the Indies Not That Funny.

A lifetime member of the Actors Studio, Timothy is an award winning stage actor and was nominated for Best Actor in Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Other awards have included best ensemble for The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams and best revival for the Brecht Musical, Happy End. Murphy was voted "Best Villain in American Television" for his work on Sons of Anarchy.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Appaloosa
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Shallow Ground
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Red Roses and Petrol
  • Not That Funny
  • Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot, Part 1" "Pilot, Part 2" "Effigy / Delw" "A Hunger / Newyn" "Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth"
"Thorns / Drain" "Behold the Lamb / Gweled yr Oen" "Broken Things / Pethau Toredig" "The Bernadette Maneuver / Cynllwyn Bernadette" "Blood and Quiescence / Crau a Chwsg"

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