Among his most famous characters for movies and TV were Lt. Scanlon, the oily Internal Affairs officer in Barney Miller, Dr. Salik in Battlestar Galactica TV series and his appearance in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, directed by William Shatner, who called him "a wonderful actor". Murdock career would begin in 1961 until his death in 2012.
Murdock was born on June 25, 1930 in Salina, Kansas. Murdock was never married and had no children. Murdock died on April 30, 2012 in a hospital in Burbank, California from complications from cancer, he was 81 years old.
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