Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Timothy McGee on the CBS television drama NCIS and Danny Walden on the military drama JAG.
Murray was born in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. He spent his childhood near Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia, and holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia. His mother is Vivienne, fourth wife of American television producer and screenwriter, Donald Bellisario, making him Bellisario's stepson.
Murray's television credits include a starring role in the UPN sitcom The Random Years and a supporting role as teenager Zane Grey Hart in CBS's comedy/western series, Harts of the West, with Beau Bridges as his father and Harley Jane Kozak as his mother. Beau Bridges' father, Lloyd Bridges, also starred in the series, but not as a relative of the Harts. The program was set on a dude ranch in Nevada. Mark Harmon, star of NCIS, appeared in a 1993 episode of Harts of the West entitled "The Right Stuff" in the role of a rodeo clown.
Murray has made several television guest appearances, including ER. In addition, Murray has appeared in several feature films including Hocus Pocus (in which he played Thackery Binx), This Boy's Life, and another starring role in Todd Field's Too Romantic.
He is the stepson of television producer Donald Bellisario. His brother, Chad W. Murray, is a producer on NCIS. His stepsister, Troian Bellisario, now star of ABC Family's original series Pretty Little Liars, also played Sarah McGee on NCIS, while his mother, Vivienne, appeared in Season 1 of NCIS as the Mysterious Redhead usually seen with Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Murray married Carrie James on November 26, 2005. They had their first child, a daughter named Caitlyn Melissa Murray, on May 3, 2007. The couple's second child, River James Murray, was born in Los Angeles on April 22,2010.
In the fourth season commentary of NCIS, Murray revealed that his father, Craig Murray, was once the Executive Officer (XO) of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.