Timothy V Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Murphy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater.
Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galaan in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds.
Murphy is known for the films; Disney's Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp; Appaloosa starring and directed by Ed Harris; Jorma Taccone's comedy Macgruber opposite Val Kilmer; National Treasure: Book of Secrets with Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris and the Indies Not That Funny opposite Tony Hale. As well as Jason Momoa's directorial debut Road to Paloma and Looms by the Funk Brothers.
A lifetime member of the Actors Studio, Murphy 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.