Sam McMurray
Sam McMurray
Sam McMurray in screenshot


Samuel McMurray


(1952-04-15) April 15, 1952 (age 66)


New York City, New York, U.S.


Actor, voice artist

Years active


Character on King of Queens

Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle


15 episodes, 6 seasons (2001-06)

Sam McMurray (born April 15, 1952) appears as Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle, Doug Heffernan's boss at IPS Transport on The King of Queens.

Early lifeEdit

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]

A popular misconception is that Sam's family includes late veteran actor Fred MacMurray of TV's My Three Sons; the two are not related.


Among McMurray's film credits are Raising Arizona, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Drop Dead Gorgeous, L.A. Story, The Wizard, and C.H.U.D.. On television he was a featured player on The Tracey Ullman Show, played a recurring role as Chandler Bing's boss on the hit NBC-TV show Friends, and appeared in Disney's Recess, Freaks and Geeks, Home Improvement, The Sopranos, The Tick and Breaking Bad. McMurray gained much international recognition among gamers for his role as the voice of 'BBC Newscaster/American Newscaster' in the expansion for Command and Conquer Generals. He also appeared in the 2011 TV film A Holiday Engagement.


  1. Sam McMurray Biography (1952-)
  2. Lesley Woods (Sam McMurray), Variety August 19, 2003, accessed 2008-03-14.

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