Murray Hamilton (Movie Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton was an American stage, screen, and television character actor who appeared in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Graduate, The Amityville Horror and Jaws.

Born: March 24, 1923, Washington, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: September 1, 1986, Washington, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1944–1986
Spouse(s): (m. 1953)
IMDb: Murray Hamilton’s IMDb

About Murray Hamilton

He played the stubborn Amity Island mayor, Larry Vaughn, in the thriller Jaws and its sequel Jaws II. His other well-known films include The Hustler, The Amityville Horror, and The Graduate.

Before Fame

He began his acting career in 1945 on the Broadway stage, where he later won a Tony Award for Absence of a Cello.


According to the scenarist on Jaws, he got the part of the mayor by being able to portray “weakness disguised as strength.”

Family Life

He was married to Terri DeMarco for nearly 30 years, and had one son named David.


He shared the stage with Henry Fonda in the wartime story classic film Mister Roberts.

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