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Who is Patrick V. Murphy

murphy is married to his wife and they live in albuquerque, nm. he works full-time at a local community college as the campus manager supporting several programs. his college hosted u.s. president joe biden in november 2022.

born & raised on the Navajo Nation, he is an enrolled member of the largest native tribe in the u.s. (see his clans below).


at his hometown radio station (ktnn-am 660), Murphy worked as the news director interviewing the 42nd u.s. president william jefferson clinton in april, 2000. murphy was the last american journalist to interview clinton. he also participated in a pool of radio reporters to interview u.s. president george w. bush in 2001. he helped the navajo code talkers association receive the congressional medal for their bravery and service in world war in 2001. his grandfather was also a navajo code talker who served with the 6th marine division in wwii, keeping classified information private.


his tenacity carried over as he was employed with a multi-national tribal organization in insurance marketing serving 360 tribes. he especially loved serving the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians and the poarch band of creek indians after natural disasters struck. he loved working among the people when help was most needed.


murphy worked in clean energy at his own start-up, where he was honored by u.s. president barack obama, aug. 4, 2015 at the first-ever white house demo day.


murphy is passionate about dogs.

his 18 year old rescued poodle passed away recently. he is guardian to a 15 year old bichon frise, & a 10 year old chihuahua, both of whom he also rescued.


murphy wants to use acting as a medium to re-connect with tribal nations he served through film & television especially the youth living in underserved, economically-disadvantaged communities.

he worked as an electric grip and production assistant. 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

his Navajo tribal clans are:

  • Born of the Blacksheep People clan (DibéLizhíní nishlí)

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

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

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

THE mURPHY FAMILY ARE GENERATIONS OF navajo COWBOY ranchers WHO HAIL FROM FORT WINGATE, Navajo nation & received the first spanish horses in the zuni mountains of present-day western new mexico.

HIS marianito RELATIVES RESIDE IN churchrock/pinedale, navajo nation where his cheii was frank marianito, navajo code talker, usmc, world war two, sixth marine division.


murphy has hundreds of relatives who reside on the arizona portion of the reservation in oaksprings/lupton/cornfields/sawmill/st. michaels.

the blacksheep clan originates at kin lizhin (black house) in the chaco canyon area. he was told his father's clan, the towering house clan originated 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 center 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 center that is unlike anything constructed before or since.



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