SAG-AFTRA joins the entertainment community in mourning the loss of actor, activist and friend, Danny Murphy.
Danny played an instrumental role in the union as a member of the Performers With Disabilities (PWD) Committee as well as a founding member of the then-tri-union global campaign I AM PWD (Inclusion in the Arts & Media of People with Disabilities).
Best known for his roles in Farrelly Brother movies, including There’s Something About Mary and Kingpin, Danny left a legacy of breaking barriers and promoting diverse casting that better reflected the American Scene.
“It was an honor to work with Danny for the past decade on the many PWD projects our EEO & Diversity Department has participated in from I AM PWD to the Hollywood Disabilities Forum. Together with his longtime friend, Peter Farrelly, he worked tirelessly to promote diverse casting in all media and entertainment industries,” said SAG-AFTRA National Director, EEO & Diversity Adam Moore. “A peerless leader in the community, he never missed an opportunity to effect change; as a fearless comedian, he wielded humor to advance the cause. His passing is a loss to us all, but we are so fortunate to have known him.”