Jake McDorman as Murphy in Class of '09 | FX

Jake McDorman


"Murphy," portrayed by Jake McDorman, is a sturdy former cop from Salt Lake City. He’s seen as a natural for the FBI, but the truth is that he’s a quirky, sensitive soul, someone who found the chaos and unpredictability of being a cop too much, and who joined the Bureau with the hope of working in an environment that valued thoughtfulness and caution, only to find out that the ride was far more unpredictable than even a life patrolling the streets. 

Career Highlights

Jake McDorman will next be seen as the male lead on Peacock’s upcoming Damon Lindelof drama series Mrs. Davis. Most recently, he was seen on Hulu’s award-winning series Dopesick starring Michael Keaton as U.S. Attorney John Brownlee and in the Paramount+ film Jerry and Marge Go Large as the son of the film’s title characters played by Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening. Additionally, he starred in National Geographic’s series The Right Stuff from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way portraying Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space.

McDorman recurred on FX’s What We Do in the Shadows and was seen as “Nelson Gardner” (aka the famous “Captain Metropolis”) on the highly-acclaimed episode of HBO’s Watchmen entitled “This Extraordinary Being”; the singular episode received a GLAAD award nomination. He also starred in the revival of Murphy Brown on CBS as “Murphy’s” millennial adult journalist son “Avery” opposite Candice Bergen. 

McDorman  played “Mr. Bruno” in the five-time Academy Award®-nominated film Lady Bird and was the lead in CBS’ Limitless based on the film of the same name. He also portrayed “Ryan ‘Biggles’ Job” in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper with Bradley Cooper. Previous television roles also include ABC's Manhattan Love Story, Showtime’s Shameless, HBO’s Newsroom and Are You There, Chelsea? with Chelsea Handler. He additionally had supporting roles in the films Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis, Ideal Home with Steve Coogan and Hulu’s romantic comedy hit Happiest Season.

McDorman hails from Dallas, Texas, where he studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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