Murray Foy

Murray Foy (1935–1998) was an Australian teacher, actor, and theatre director. He was born in Quirindi, New South Wales, and died in Toowoomba, Queensland.

He was educated at St Laurence's College Brisbane, and trained as a teacher at Kelvin Grove Teachers' College. He was accepted into the inaugural National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) class in 1959, and graduated in 1960 with classmates Robyn Nevin and Edwin Hodgman among others. He continued working throughout his career as an actor, director, artistic director, playwright and theatre teacher. He also served on the Australia Council for the Arts (now Australia Council) Theatre Board during the 1970s.

He married actor Kathryn (Kate) Wilson[1] in 1975. They had two children: Edward Wilson (1978) and Jessica Mary Ada (1979).

In 1989 Foy had a minor acting role in the 1988 TV series Mission: Impossible, where he played a character named 'Russell' in the episode "The Devils", which aired on 25 March.[2]

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  1. ^ "Assoc Prof Kate Foy BA MLitt PhD – Kate Foy". Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  2. ^ The Devils, retrieved 2020-02-03
  3. ^ [Biographical cuttings on Murray Foy, senior lecturer at the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]. 1900.