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Michael Canavan
Name Michael Canavan
Birth Date August 17, 1953
Family Shannon Cochran (wife)
Years Active 1981-present

Michael Canavan (also credited as Michael V. Murphy, not to be confused with the U.S. Army lieutenant general of the same name) is an American actor.


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On Criminal MindsEdit

Canavan portrayed Roy Minton, a local businessman who founded the American Defence Union, and later became a victim of a brutal familicide perpetrated by a cult, in the Season One episode The Tribe.


  • Be Good for Rachel (2016) as Unknown Character (short)
  • Scandal (2016) as Richard Moss
  • Grey's Anatomy (2014) as Lawyer
  • Mad Men (2009) as Bob Adamson
  • Bones (2007) as Leo Sumner
  • Entourage (2007) as Horse Owner
  • Shark (2007) as Peter Cole
  • Brothers & Sisters (2006) as David Silver
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006) as Reporter at Hansen's
  • Big Love (2006) as Alan Kenectle
  • Criminal Minds - The Tribe (2006) TV episode - Roy Minton
  • Las Vegas (2005) as Don Skelton
  • The Island (2005) as Extraction Room Doctor
  • JAG (2001-2005) as Admiral Elias/Capt. Winston (2 episodes)
  • Hidalgo (2004) as Cattleman
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (2003) as Vulcan Advisor #1
  • Alias (2003) as Special Agent McCain
  • CSI: Miami (2002) as Pilot
  • Murder by Numbers (2002) as Mr. Chechi
  • Bare Witness (2002) as Mayor Charles Garland (video)
  • The West Wing (2001) as Flynn
  • 7th Heaven (2000-2001) as Steve (7 episodes)
  • Frasier (2001) as Reggie
  • The X-Files (2000) as Cameron McPeck
  • Malcolm in the Middle (2000) as Priest
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1998) as Curneth
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1994) as Tamal
  • Striking Distance (1993) as Officer Gary Hardy
  • Sweet Justice (1992) as Eric's Trainer
  • Murder, She Wrote (1985-1992) as Philip Stoddard/Doctor Alan Collyer (2 episodes)
  • Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989) as Burns
  • Hunter (1987-1989) as Officer Bennett (3 episodes)
  • Killer Instinct (1988) as Pisella
  • Santa Barbara (1988) as Monk #1 (2 episodes)
  • Dynasty (1987) as Editor
  • Falcon Crest (1987) as Al Hudson
  • Ratboy (1986) as Production Assistant
  • General Hospital (1986) as Dist. Atty. Lombardi
  • Hill Street Blues (1985) as Mayor's Aide
  • Dallas (1985) as Unknown Character
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1985) as Unknown Character
  • Hard to Hold (1984) as Doug (credited as Michael V. Murphy)
  • Right of Way (1983) as Process Server (credited as Michael V. Murphy)
  • Born to Be Sold (1981) as Attendant (credited as Michael V. Murphy)


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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