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Murphy Dunne

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Nationality USA
Birth 22 june 1942 at Chicago (USA)
Death 22 june 1942 (at 0 years)

Murphy Dunne (born June 22, 1942) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for being the keyboardist/pianist for the Blues Brothers in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, a role he reprised in the sequel, Blues Brothers 2000.

Dunne won the role in The Blues Brothers after their original pianist, Paul Shaffer, could not accept the part due to his contractual obligations with Saturday Night Live, as well as his choice to take part in Gilda Live. Dunne played himself in both of the two Blues Brothers films, with a fictional storyline: "Murph" Dunne was an original member of the Blues Brothers until "Joliet" Jake went to prison in the 1970s. He then started his own band called "Murph and the MagicTones" along with four other ex-Blues Brothers Band members. While performing a regular set at the Armada Room in a Chicago area Holiday Inn, Jake and Elwood Blues again approached the band to reform the Blues Brothers band. After a brief tour, Murph was sent to prison with the rest of the Blues Brothers Band. When the Blues Brothers toured in 1980 to promote the film, Dunne performed live with the band along with Shaffer. His work can be heard on their 1980 album, Made in America.

Dunne also appeared in the disaster spoof The Big Bus (1976), Mel Brooks's High Anxiety (1977), two commercial parody films; Tunnel Vision (1976) and American Raspberry (1977), and the teen comedy Bad Manners (aka: Growing Pains) (1984). He played a court stenographer in the movie Oh, God! (1977). Later films include The Main Event (1979), The Last Married Couple in America (1980), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), and Perfect (1985). He has also acted in numerous television shows including Night Court as well as working as a voice actor, and can be heard in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex and in the game, Star Trek: Klingon Academy.


Murphy Dunne a fait partie de l'orchestre des Blues Brothers

Usually with

John Landis
John Landis
(2 films)
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(2 films)
John Candy
John Candy
(4 films)
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Filmography of Murphy Dunne (20 films)

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The Onion Movie, 1h20
Directed by Tom Kuntz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Len Cariou, Steven Seagal, Nick Chinlund, Ahmed Ahmed, Daniel Dae Kim, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Raymond Marcus
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
The plot revolves around a fictitious Onion television news anchorman, Norm Archer (Len Cariou), who is forced to face the inevitability of a corporate takeover by the Onion's perennial fictitious multinational, Global Tetrahedron. Onion news is described as "fair and balanced" in the context of the film. The plot serves as a springboard for various comedy sketches featuring The Onion's satirical humor. Vignettes include parodies of music videos reminiscent of Britney Spears' work, and Steven Seagal appearing as a parody of the type of action hero he normally portrays. The film is interrupted (fictitiously) by film reviewers and commentators weighing in on the progress of the film, with one commentator preparing to stage an immediate walkout of all African American audience members unless a positive portrayal of an African American is inserted into the film.
The Mothman Prophecies, 1h59
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan Bates
Roles Gov. Rob McCallum
Rating63% 3.1985653.1985653.1985653.1985653.198565
Newspaper columnist John Klein and his wife Mary are involved in an accident when Mary swerves to avoid a black, flying figure. John survives the crash unscathed, but Mary is hospitalized. After Mary dies of an unrelated brain tumor, John discovers mysterious drawings of the creature that she had created prior to the night of the accident.
Moonlight Mile, 1h57
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Pompeo, Holly Hunter, Susan Sarandon, Mary Ellen Trainor
Rating65% 3.2982153.2982153.2982153.2982153.298215
Following the murder of Diana Floss (Careena Melia) in a restaurant shooting in Cape Ann, Massachusetts in 1973, her fiancé Joe Nast (Jake Gyllenhaal) elects to stay with her parents. Her father Ben Floss (Dustin Hoffman) is a realtor whose business partner has recently left. Ben and Joe go into business as Floss & Son, as this was their plan before Diana's death. Joe goes to the post office to retrieve all the invitations that had been sent out for his and Diana's wedding, and with the help of Bertie Knox (Ellen Pompeo) he retrieves seventy four of seventy five. She finds the last invitation and takes it to his house later that night. He drops her off at a local bar, and returns home, despite her inviting him in for a drink. Joe and Ben attend a local property fair, and Ben pitches the idea of redeveloping a block in the town to developer Mike Mulcahey (Dabney Coleman). Mulcahey agrees, but they need to get all the tenants to agree.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles Murphy "Murph" Dunne – keyboards
Rating49% 2.453782.453782.453782.453782.45378
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
Glengarry Glen Ross, 1h40
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating76% 3.8486653.8486653.8486653.8486653.848665
The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen who are supplied with names and phone numbers of leads. They use underhanded and dubious tactics to make sales. Many of the leads rationed out by the office manager lack either the money or the desire to actually invest in land.
Hero and the Terror, 1h30
Directed by William Tannen, William Tannen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Chuck Norris, Brynn Thayer, Steve James, Jack O'Halloran, Murphy Dunne, Billy Drago
Roles Theater Manager
Rating53% 2.6552352.6552352.6552352.6552352.655235
Danny O'Brien (Chuck Norris) is a cop who likes to work alone that never waits for his back up. In L.A. he is trying to apprehend the notorious Simon Moon (Jack O'Halloran), also known as The Terror. Simon has been killing women by snapping their necks and taking them to his lair in an abandoned movie theater. O'Brien is attacked by Simon who almost kills him in the struggle. When the killer flees the scene and climbs up a ladder he slips and falls, knocking himself unconscious. When the backup arrives they think O'Brien caught The Terror and the people of L.A. call him "Hero". Simon is then arrested and taken to jail.
Perfect (1985)
, 1h55
Directed by James Bridges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Sports films
Actors John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marilu Henner, Laraine Newman, Murphy Dunne, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Peckerman
Rating45% 2.2649452.2649452.2649452.2649452.264945
Rolling Stone reporter Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) is sent from New York to Los Angeles to write an article about a businessman arrested for a drug dealing. During his stay in L.A., Adam sees a chance to collect material for another story about how "Fitness clubs are the singles bars of the '80s".
Summer Rental, 1h23
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Road movies
Actors John Candy, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, Kerri Green, Richard Crenna, Joseph Lawrence
Rating62% 3.1495853.1495853.1495853.1495853.149585
Overworked air traffic controller Jack Chester (Candy) is given four paid weeks off as an alternative to being fired after nearly causing a mid-air collision on the job. He uses this time off to take his wife Sandy and children Jennifer, Bobby, and Laurie on a summer vacation from the Atlanta area to the Gulf Coast resort town of Citrus Cove, Florida, where they are constantly beset by a never-ending barrage of problems. First they are bumped out of the front of the line of an upscale seafood restaurant in favor of arrogant local sailing champion Al Pellet; who, because of this incident, becomes Jack's main nemesis throughout the film. Shortly after, by a misreading of the address; the family discovers that they have moved into the wrong house and are forced to move out in the middle of the night, ending up in a decrepit shack on a public beach with a constant stream of beach-goers tromping through. Jack then receives a leg injury that prevents him from spending time with his family.
Growing Pains, 1h22
Directed by Robert Houston
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Mull, Karen Black, Murphy Dunne, Georg Olden, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Stucker
Roles Mr. Kurtz
Rating59% 2.959282.959282.959282.959282.95928
The film begins at the ominous "Home of the Bleeding Heart" Catholic orphanage, where teenage delinquent "Piper" (Georg Olden) arrives by police escort. There he meets the cruel overseers: the stern head-mistress of the orphanage, Sister Serena (Anne De Salvo), and the cattle-prod wielding head-master, Mr. Kurtz (Murphy Dunne). After disobeying the home's loathsome authority figures, Piper is sent into solitary confinement where he befriends a group of adolescent trouble-makers; "Girl Joey" (Pamela Segall), the tough-talking "tomboy" of the group; "Mouse" (Michael Hentz), the smallest, youngest and "cutest" of the group; "Whitey" (Joey Coleman), the platinum blonde, self-appointed "leader" of the group; and "Blackie" (Christopher Brown), the "intellectual" and only black orphan at the home.
Going Berserk, 1h24
Directed by David Steinberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Alley Mills, Pat Hingle, Elizabeth Kerr
Rating53% 2.6551152.6551152.6551152.6551152.655115
John Bourgignon (Candy) is an amiable chauffeur and would-be drummer who is engaged to the daughter (Mills) of an extremely disapproving United States congressman (Hingle). As the wedding date approaches, Bourgignon's sleazy film-director friend (Levy) blackmails the senator into allowing him to record the ceremony, while Bourgignon runs afoul of a motorcycle gang and later finds himself kicked out onto the nighttime city streets while handcuffed to a dead man (Hudson). Worst of all, a local aerobics studio has become the front for an inept religious cult which has targeted the senator for assassination, and attempts to drug and brainwash Bourgignon into killing his future father-in-law during the wedding ceremony. In the end, with the questionable help of his even more hapless friend (Flaherty), Bourgignon more or less saves the day, and more or less lives happily ever after.
Honky Tonk Freeway, 1h48
Directed by John Schlesinger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Beverly D'Angelo, Hume Cronyn, David Rasche, Jessica Tandy, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr
Roles Car Thief
Rating52% 2.6079352.6079352.6079352.6079352.607935
In a small Florida tourist town named Ticlaw, the Mayor/Preacher Kirby T. Calo (William Devane) also operates a hotel and tiny wildlife safari park. The town's major draw is a water-skiing elephant named Bubbles.
The Blues Brothers, 2h7
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Lawrence, Murphy Dunne
Roles Murphy 'Murph' Dunne
Rating78% 3.9483553.9483553.9483553.9483553.948355
"Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery. Jake is irritated at being picked up by his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) in the Bluesmobile, a battered former Mount Prospect police car, instead of the Cadillac the brothers used to own. The brothers visit their childhood home, a Roman Catholic orphanage, and learn that it will be closed unless $5,000 in property taxes is collected. The brothers visit an evangelical church service where Jake has an epiphany: they can legitimately raise the funds by re-forming their rhythm and blues band. Elwood calls the quest "a mission from God.