iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Christian Bladt interviews Kevin Murphy in studio about his time on Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K) and Rifftrax as well as the upcoming reunion featuring both casts on the Popcorn Talk Network.
Kevin Wagner Murphy (born November 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer best known as the voice and puppeteer of Tom Servo on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Murphy also records audio commentary tracks with Michael J. Nelson and Bill Corbett for Nelson’s RiffTrax website.
Murphy was educated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he studied stage, film and television directing and earned a Master of Arts degree. After graduation he worked on the staff of Madison PBS affiliate WHA-TV. Murphy’s production work on Jim Mallon‘s 1987 horror film, Blood Hook, led to Murphy following Mallon to Minneapolis television station KTMA, where Mystery Science Theater 3000 began airing the following year.
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