Murphy graduated with a BFA VMA - Writing for Film and Television and BA Theatre Studies- Directing major. He was also in the HOnors and Overssers Mentoring Programs. In addition to being on the Thread staff and a Thread director he was heavily involved with Rareworks on the Executive Board and as Treasurer. For Rareworks he has produced I Hate Hamlet, I Do! I Do! and he directed Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in Fall 2008. When not at Emerson you can find him in Entertainment at Walt Disney World. He competed many years in Florida Thespian competitions, advancing from district to state competitions in monologues, ensemble acting, and playwriting. He is a member of the National Thespian Society.