Timothy V. Murphy loves staying busy so much that we had to grab him on the run for a short but sweet interview regarding his return to NCIS Los Angeles. It looks like we haven’t seen the last of Sidorov but hopefully we will get to watch Tim reprise his guest star role as the Russian arms dealer sometime in the future. Here’s what he told us about his time spent on the set of Wanted:
What was it like to return again to NCISLA to play this wonderfully layered and multi-dimensional character?
It was great…they are a great bunch of actors and crew…very welcoming.
Sidorov was described (by CIA Officer Michael Synder) in the episode Rude Awakening as a disciplined sociopath. How do you get into the mind of such a character?
I play “bad guys” but I don’t ever look on them as bad…they always have a reason for doing what they do.
Did you have to work with a language/dialogue coach?
There was a great dialect coach on set.
How do you prepare for a procedural drama such as NCISLA?
I read the script, learn my lines and treat the other actors with respect. They are so talented; they make my job very easy!
What was your experience working on the set with this group of actors and crew? Any stories you can share with our readers?
It was great working with Chris as a director. I’ve been a fan of his work since Circle of Friends and Scent of a Woman.
Can you tell us a little bit regarding your next role, The Frankenstein Theory and any projects you are currently working on?
The Frankenstein Theory is a found footage movie I shot in Alaska being released this month. I haven’t seen it yet but hopefully it’s scary! Also out in limited release this month a great film I actually shot a few years ago called The Treasure of the Black Jaguar. I love a good western and have a few coming out this year including Disney’s The Lone Ranger this summer and the indies To Hell With a Bullet and Hot Drink Stiff Bath. I just shot a wonderful short by the Funk Brothers called Looms in Osage, Iowa. Iowa in February is freezing! And in addition to going back on NCIS LA, I’m also shooting a spoof on Taken called Tooken and developing a TV show. I love staying busy!
Thanks go out to Timothy V. Murphy for taking some time out of his busy day to speak with NCISLA Magazine.
You can find out more about Tim by going to his IMDB site: Timothy V. Murphy