Who is Patrick V. Murphy

He is a creative living in Albuquerque & works full-time at a local college.

born & raised on the Navajo Nation in window rock, arizona, he is an enrolled member of the dine nation, Murphy worked as a broadcast journalist interviewing the 42nd u.s. president in april, 2000 making him the last news reporter to interview president william jefferson clinton.


for over 10 years murphy worked for over 350 indian nations which allowed him to visit reservations, rancherias, pueblos, villages & communities. in 2015, murphy founded a start-up and was honored by president barack H. obama in washington, d.c. at the first-ever, white house demo day. he was instrumental in steering america's largest tribe from destructive coal mining to their navajo ownership in clean energy.


murphy wants to use acting as a medium to re-connect with tribal nations through film & television.

murphy has appeared in BG work on: 

  • Preacher (TV Series) 

  • Better Call Saul (TV Series, credited)

  • Graves (TV Series, credited)

  • The Night Shift (TV Series)

  • In Plain Sight (TV Series)

  • Ideal Home

  • Sicario

  • Two Men in Town

  • We're The Millers

murphy is a navajo voting member of Tohajiilee & holds a land allotment in iyanbito/ft wingate.


his Navajo tribal clans are:

  • Born of the Blacksheep People clan (DibéLizhíní nishlí)

  • For the Towering House People clan (Kinyaa'áanii baashaashchiin) *Original clan

  • Maternal Grandfather: Bitter Water People clan (Tódích'ii'nii da shicheii) *original clan

  • Paternal Grandfather: Tree Clamp People clan (Tsín Síkaadnii da shinalí)

THE mURPHY FAMILY ARE GENERATIONS OF COWBOYS WHO HAIL FROM FORT WINGATE, NEW MEXICO & received the first horse in the zuni mountains of western new mexico.

HIS marianito RELATIVES RESIDE IN churchrock/pinedale, new mexico where his cheii was frank marianito, navajo code talker, united states marine corp, world war two, sixth marine division. murphy has hundreds of smith relatives who reside on the arizona portion of the reservation in oaksprings/lupton/cornfields/sawmill.

murphy comes from the eastern band of navajos and has additional relatives from crownpoint, new mexico. the blacksheep clan originates at kin lizhin (black house) in the chaco canyon area. he was told towering house clan originates in chaco canyon as well. For over 2,000 years, Pueblo peoples occupied a vast region of the south-western United States. Chaco Canyon, a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250, was a focus for ceremonials, trade and political activity for the prehistoric Four Corners area. Chaco is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings and its distinctive architecture – it has an ancient urban ceremonial centre that is unlike anything constructed before or since.



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