James Shannon Murphy, Audie Murphy’s son

James Shannon Murphy
AUDIE MURPHY with wife Pamela Archer and sons James Shannon Murphy , Terry Michael Murphy.

James Shannon Murphy is the son of Audie Murphy. James Shannon Murphy’s father Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. 

James Shannon Murphy: Profile Summary

NameJames Shannon Murphy
Famous as son of Audie Murphy
BirthdayMarch 24, 1954
Age68 years old as of 2022
Zodiac signAries
ParentsAudie Murphy, Pamela Archer
SiblingsTerrance Michael Murphy
AuntsElizabeth Corrine Murphy, Oneta Murphy, Willie Beatrice Murphy, Verda Nadine Murphy, Ariel June Murphy
Height5′ 8½” (1.74 m)

James Murphy is an actor , known for The Mildew from Planet Xonader (2015), Guns, Ghosts & Girlfriends (2007), and Behind Closed Doors (2014). He is also the son of Audie Murphy. As of 2022, James is 68 years old. He was born on March 24, 1954, in the United States of America.

James’ mother, Pamela was a former airline stewardess whiles his father Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher.

James Shannon Murphy was not the only child of his parents, he has a brother, his name is Terry Michael. Their mother, Pamela Opal Lee Archer was the second woman their father got married to. His father didn’t have any children in his first marriage.

James Shannon Murphy’s father, Audie bred quarter horses at the Audie Murphy Ranch in what is now Menifee, California, and the Murphy Ranch in Pima County, Arizona.

His horses raced at the Del Mar Racetrack, and he invested large sums of money in the hobby.  Audie’s gambling left his finances in a poor state. In 1968, he stated that he lost $260,000 in an Algerian oil deal and was dealing with the Internal Revenue Service over unpaid taxes. In spite of his financial difficulties, James Shannon Murphy’s father, Audie refused to appear in commercials for alcohol and cigarettes, mindful of the influence he would have on the youth market.

In May 1970, he was arrested in Burbank, California, charged with battery and assault with intent to commit murder in a dispute with a dog trainer. He was accused of firing a shot at the man, which he denied. Audie was cleared of the charges.

On 28 May 1971, James Shannon Murphy’s father was killed when the private plane in which he was a passenger crashed into Brush Mountain, near Catawba, Virginia, 20 miles (32 km) west of Roanoke in conditions of rain, clouds, fog, and zero visibility. The pilot and four other passengers were also killed.

The aircraft was a twin-engine Aero Commander 680 flown by a pilot who had a private pilot license and a reported 8,000 hours of flying time, but who held no instrument rating. The aircraft was recovered on 31 May. 

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After her husband’s death, James Shannon Murphy’s mother, Pamela Murphy moved into a small apartment and got a clerk position at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles, where she remained employed for 35 years.

In 1975, a court awarded James Shannon Murphy’s mother, Pamela, and their two children $2.5 million in damages because of the accident.

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