As a multitalented creative what Veteran Actor Marcus Murphy brings to the table is hard work, passion, and a vision in each medium he wishes to pursue in his entertainment career. In order to achieve his goals as an actor it is important to Marcus that he is prepared at all times so that when an opportunity presents itself he doesn’t decline due to the lack of preparation. While acting is his main focus, modeling is enjoyable as well because it is a different form of art that allows Marcus to express himself through clothes. Nonetheless, acting and modeling are great to him but he is moving toward the direction of writing and directing more projects that are autobiographies. The ability to tell stories from a different perspective and direct is something that has been on the horizon for a long time. Overall, having a goal and planning accordingly allows Marcus Murphy to be creative and know he can achieve all he sets out to do.
What does being on the grind as an actor mean to you?
Marcus: The work of an actor I learned very early on in my career is you have to seek opportunities while you are working a job. The reality is you have to hustle every minute to remain relevant in the industry. One of the benefits I realized to solidifying myself in the industry is rebranding myself and knowing what opportunities fit me as a talent and what doesn’t. Therefore, networking became my best tool and meeting important people who I would have never met if I didn’t have a plan.
What is the best career news you’ve obtained so far this year?
Marcus: The best news I have received this year in my career is landing my first SAG-AFTA project that is currently in development called Tremaine and Los. I auditioned for the project with my mom a year ago and was unsure if I had booked the job. As a hustler, I kept auditioning for other roles. The news was a highlight and cannot wait to start production. In addition, returning back to the stage for the award-winning book Tales of A Grown Girl by Yolanda Brathwaite.
What’s been on your mind as of late? Anything that keeps you up at night?
Marcus: These days a lot of great things has been on my mind such as eating healthier, working out, and taking time for myself. Often, as a creative, I can find myself overworking myself just so I do not miss my moment. By burning myself out I am doing a disservice to my body and mind. I am just taking it easy and focusing on my current jobs while creating my own.
What are your current plans within the entertainment industry?
Marcus: My current plan within the industry is to create my own production company that provides opportunities for upcoming talent. In addition, training for projects that I have booked and filming next year.
If you can give your younger self a piece of advice, what would you say?
Marcus: A piece of advice I would give my younger self is to continue to set goals but be okay with taking a different route than the original plan. Life is full of possibilities so don’t limit yourself to just one thing. Believe in yourself even when things may not go the way you think it should be.
What is the next goal you’re on the grind for?
Marcus: The next goal that I am working on is booking my union work and being nominated for an Image Award.
What else would you like to share with us at this time?
Marcus: At this point in my career, I have been fortunate to work with some amazing talent. The opportunities that have been presented to me these last few years have been the best time. I am looking forward to seeing what is next.
Want to keep up to date with Marcus? Be sure to follow: