You’re A Big Deal: Meyrick Murphy, From Season 4 Of The Hit TV Series, “The Walking Dead”

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Hometown:Atlanta,GA

Occupation:Student/Actor/Conspiracy Theorist

WBD:How did you become interested in acting at such a young age?

Well, I did a school play for my gifted and talented group when I was in Kindergarten. I loved it so much! I decided to keep doing it.

WBD:Besides acting, what would you want to be when you grow up?

I would like to be an astrophysicist. The idea of space is so interesting to me—have you heard about the potential alien mega structure!!?? I want to go to MIT.

WBD:Tell us one of the coolest things that happened in your career so far.

Every experience is different and exciting in its own way. You get to meet IMG_0073blots of new and interesting people that you wouldn’t have met otherwise. I met my first Libertarian on a set recently—We had lots of political discussions.

WBD:What’s coming up for you that you’re excited about?

I just finished shooting a new show for Nickelodeon called the Duda Brothers that should air sometime in 2016. I had a ton of fun on that set and made some great friends. I’m also about to play Angel in the reboot of the Joss Whedon series—JUST KIDDING—I wish.

WBD:What has been the best advice someone has given you? How did it help you?

A good friend of mine gave me some advice: You only have 18 years to be a kid. You have the rest of your life to be an adult. Don’t grow up too fast. I have to remember to enjoy life, and cherish all of my time being a kid.

WBD:When you are on set waiting to go on, what do you like to do for fun?

I like to talk to the people around me—everyone has a story to tell. I like to get to know the crew and my cast mates. Plus, I like to sing karaoke.

 

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WBD:What’s the craziest thing that you saw happen while filming The Walking Dead?

I actually saw someone from the Humane Society come on set to make sure we were treating the worms nicely. Now that’s commitment.

And when we were shooting the mid-season finale, the cast chairs were right by Hershel’s severed head. That was pretty crazy.

WBD's Fun Five
with Meyrick Murphy
1
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
Tokyo. So I could eat KFC on Christmas and see Colonel Sanders dressed as Santa.
2
If I gave you $20 to spend on anything right now, what would it be?
I’d go to the arcade and play me some Deal or No Deal.
3
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.
I have a disorder—part of my psyche is stuck in the 80s.
4
What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?
Stay weird and stay true to yourself because you’re better at being you than anyone else in the world.
5
One guilty pleasure you aren't willing to give up?
My love for Hillary Clinton—But, really, is that so bad?

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