Timothy V. "Tim" Murphy (born 5 April 1960 in Tralee, County Kerry) is an Irish actor based in Los Angeles. His notable 2015 roles have been on The Bastard Executioner, Grace and Frankie and True Detective. He played 'Galen O'Shay' for three seasons on the Kurt Sutter FX series, Sons of Anarchy. For his portrayal, Murphy won the 2013 BuzzFocus Readers Choice Award for "Best Villain". He appeared for two seasons on NCIS: LA as Russian super-villain ‘Sidorov’ and a season on the CBS series, Criminal Minds, as Paget Brewster’s nemesis/love interest ‘Ian Doyle’. He has guest starred on such hit series as Hawaii Five-O, Revenge, Burn Notice, Shameless, 24, Nip/Tuck, Alias and Six Feet Under.
Murphy’s feature film credits include The Lone Ranger (2013); the comedy spoof MacGruber(2010), opposite Val Kilmer; Ed Harris’ Western period drama Appaloosa(2008); the adventure thriller National Treasure: Book of Secrets(2007) and the horror thriller Shallow Ground(2004). In 2014, he starred in Jason Momoa’s directorial debut Road to Paloma; the Funk Brothers’ film short Looms, which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival; and the adventure drama Heaven's Floor, opposite Clea Duvall.
Murphy is also a stage actor and a Lifetime Member of The Actor’s Studio. His theater credits include "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" at South Coast Rep, for which he garnered an Ovation Award nomination, and Coast Theater’s "The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams, which won the LA Weekly “Best Ensemble” Award and for which he garnered an individual “Best Performance” nomination. He originated the role of 'Jake' in the world premiere of "Stones in his Pockets" at the Tivoli Theater, Dublin, and he starred opposite Tyne Daly in the production of "Agamemnon" staged at the Getty Villa in Malibu.