born May 5, 1894, in Chicago, IL
died July 26, 1975, in Woodland Hills, CA
It isn't clear just how much involvement Jack Murphy may have had with the Our Gang series. His forte
seems to have been in the technical area of filmmaking, particularly when it came to Harold Lloyd's 'thrill'
comedies. In The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, a page from a 1920 publication is
reprinted, showing the department heads at the Roach studio, including Murphy, who's identified as a 'purchasing
superintendent.' Presumably, he held this position until his departure from the company in 1923, which would have
given him at least a casual association with the Our Gang films made up to that point. Nevertheless, the nature of such
work usually precludes onscreen credit, so Murphy's filmography is admittedly sparse.
Murphy was hired by Rolin Film Company (Roach) during this year as a 'technical expert,'
according to The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia.
After filming wrapped on "Why Worry?" at the end of June, Harold Lloyd left the Roach studio
to start his own company. Murphy went with him, becoming production manager of Harold Lloyd Corporation.