Sean Murray

Sean Murray Biography

Sean Murray

Sean Murray

Sean Harland Murray was born November 15, 1977 is an American actor. He is known for his role as “Timothy McGee” on the television series NCIS, and for the role of Danny Walden in the series JAG.

Early Days

Murray was born in Bethesda, Maryland. Murray is Vivienne Bellisario’s son, who is the 4th wife of Donald Bellisario producer and screenwriter. Murray spent his childhood near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, and has dual citizenship in the United States and studied at Australia and Bonita Vista Junior High School in Chula Vista, California.

Career as an actor

He began his acting career working in comic movie Backfield in Motion (1991). His other performances include a role as an actor in shows like Harts of the West (1993) and JAG (1995), and a small role in the sitcom The Random Years (2002). He has made numerous guest appearances on such series as ER (1994). He has also appeared as a character in Too Romantic (1992) and also in several movies like Hocus Pocus (1993), and This Boy’s Life (1993). Since 2003 Agent Timothy McGee plays in the series NCIS, a role that initially played a recurring in the series.

Personal life

He is married to Carrie James since November 26, 2005, with whom he has two children, Caitlyn Melissa Murray, born May 3, 2007, and River James Murray, born 22 April 2010.2

Murray is the stepson of Donald Bellisario, NCIS producer, brother of Chad W. Murray, who has worked on the realization of NCIS, and brother of David Bellisario and Julie B. Watson, who worked on the production of NCIS. Stepbrother also Troian Bellisario, who played Sarah McGee on NCIS and Spencer Hastings currently in the series ‘Pretty Little Liars’, and Michael Bellisario, who played Charles “Chip” Sterling also in NCIS.



  • 1991: Backfield in Motion (TV) – Joe Jr.
  • 1992: Too Romantic (short) – Tim.
  • 1993: Hocus Pocus – Thackery Binx.
  • 1993: This Boy’s Life – Jimmy Voorhees.
  • 1993: Murder on the Rio Grande (TV) – Matthew Keene.
  • 1995: Trial by Fire (TV) – Danny.
  • 1996: The Lottery (TV) – Henry Watkins.
  • 1996: Fall Into Darkness – Jerry.
  • 1996: For My Daughter’s Honor – Ralph.
  • 1997: The Sleepwalker Killing – Christopher Lane.
  • 2001: Spring Break Lawyer – Nick Kepper.

TV Series:

  • NCIS (2003-present) – Timothy McGee.
  • The Random Years (2002) – Todd Mitchell.
  • Boston Public (1 episode, 2000) – David.
  • Touched by an Angel (1 episode, 1999) – Agent William ‘Will’ Heller.
  • JAG (6 episodes, 1998-2001) – Danny Walden.
  • ER (1 episode, 1995) – Bret Maddocks.
  • Silk Stalkings (1 episode, 1995) – Derek Paston.
  • Harts of the West (5 episodes, 1994) – Zane Grey Hart.
  • Civil Wars (1 episode, 1991).

Some Little Known Quick Facts of Sean Murray

  • He attended Bonita Vista Junior High (now Bonita Vista Middle) in Chula Vista, California.
  • He listens to electronic music. Sean has cited Aphex Twin and Drexciya as two of his favorite artists.
  • He is a stepbrother of Troian Bellisario (who plays his sister on “NCIS” (2003), Nicholas Bellisario, Michael Bellisario, Julie B. Watson and David Bellisario.
  • He is a huge fan of David Lynch’s work.
  • Has dual U.S. and Australian citizenship.
  • Resides in Sherman Oaks, California


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