Sam McMurray is an American voice actor on the animated The Angry Beavers.

Early life

McMurray was born in New York City, the son of Jane (née Hoffman) and Richard McMurray, both actors.[1] Lesley Woods was his stepmother.[2] McMurray is Jewish on his mother's side of the family and Irish on his father's side of the family.


Among McMurray's film credits are Raising Arizona, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Drop Dead Gorgeous, L.A. Story, The Wizard as Jimmy's step-father Mr. Bateman, and C.H.U.D.. On television he was a featured player on The Tracey Ullman Show, played a recurring role as Chandler's boss on Friends, appeared in The King of Queens as Doug and Deacon's boss and also appeared in Disney's Recess, Freaks and Geeks, Home Improvement, The Sopranos, The Tick and Breaking Bad. He is also noted for being the first ever guest star on The Simpsons.

McMurray gained much international recognition among gamers for his role as the voice of "BBC Newscaster/American Newscaster" in the expansion for Command & Conquer: Generals. He also appeared in the 2011 TV film A Holiday Engagement. For the 2014-15 TV season, McMurray has a main role as Trent Culpepper in the ABC comedy series Cristela.[3]

Characters portrayed

  • Roderick Snootwell


  1. Sam McMurray Biography (1952-)
  2. "Lesley Woods". Variety. August 19, 2003.
  3. "Cristela". ABC Medianet.

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