Sam McMurray (born April 15, 1952) is an American television, film and voice actor. He was a featured player on The Tracey Ullman Show and had minor roles in the films Raising Arizona, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,Playing Lou In The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody, Dr.Bernstien in Yes Dear, L.A. Story, The Wizard, and C.H.U.D.. He played Doug, Chandler's boss on Friends in a recurring role, on The King of Queens he played Doug's boss,and General Griswald in Disney's Recess recovering alcoholic Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle and on Freaks and Geeks he played Neal Schweiber's adulterous dad Dr. Vic Schweiber. He also had a featured role in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous as Lester Leeman. He guest starred in the "Homer's Odyssey" and the "Homer's Night Out" episodes of The Simpsons. He appeared as Dr. John Kennedy, the surgeon of Corrado Soprano in The Sopranos as well as The Immortal in The Tick live action series. However, he probably gained the most international recognition in the computer world for his role as the voice of 'BBC Newscaster/American Newscaster' in the expansion for Command and Conquer Generals. He also voiced Roy Hess in Dinosaurs and appeared briefly as Lt. Jeff Henry, 15th Detective Squad commander, during the final season of NYPD Blue.

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]


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

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