Eric Murphy

played by Kevin Connolly


Kevin Connolly was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2009 for his role as Eric, Vice's childhood friend-turned-manager. On the big-screen, he was most recently seen in the ensemble film 'He's Just Not That Into You," starring opposite Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, and Bradley Cooper. He also makes a cameo in katherine Heigl's new film 'The Ugly Truth.'

Connolly recently directed music videos for rap artist The Game, featuring Ne-Yo, as well as the band Blackcowboy, starring supermodel Giselle Bundchen. He also directed the indie feature 'Gardener of Eden,' a dark comedy centering on alienated youth in suburban New Jersey. The film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Simpson and Allen Bain and starring Lukas Haas and Erika Christensen, premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Connolly made his directorial debut with the 2003 short 'Whatever We Do,' starring Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Peet and Zooey Deschanel. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Connolly was also seen on screen in 'The Notebook,' the big-screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams and directed by Nick Cassavetes. Additional feature film credits include 'Alan & Naomi,' 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Angus,' 'John Q,' opposite Denzel Washington, 'Antwone Fisher' directed by Denzel Washington, and 'Rocky V,' with Sylvester Stallone.

Connolly became a familiar presence as "Ryan," part of the always struggling and challenged Maloy family in the comedy series, 'Unhappily Ever After.' He has appeared in numerous episodic television shows and TV movies, among them recurring roles on 'First Years' and 'Great Scott!', guest-starring appearances on 'Wings,' and roles in the movies-of-the-week 'Kids Killing Kids' and 'Up, Up and Away.'

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