Steve Kahan

Steve Kahan (born 1930) is a retired American character actor who has appeared in many films, most prominently those of Richard Donner, his cousin. His best-known film role is in the Lethal Weapon film franchise as Capt. Ed Murphy. His first feature film role was in Superman (1978) as Armis, a detective tracking Lex Luthor's activity. The character was named after Burton Armus, a technical advisor who worked on the TV show Kojak with Donner. His last acting role was in 2006.


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Superman Armis, police detective (Metropolis)
1980 Inside Moves Burt
1982 The Toy State Trooper
1987 Lethal Weapon Capt. Ed Murphy
1988 Scrooged Technician
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Capt. Ed Murphy
1990 Predator 2 Sergeant
1992 Radio Flyer Coffee Shop Manager
1992 Dead On: Relentless II Ibsen
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Capt. Ed Murphy
1993 Warlock: The Armageddon Will Travis
1993 Demolition Man Captain Healy
1994 The Favor Helpful Fisherman
1994 Maverick Dealer
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Captain Nilson
1995 Assassins Alan Branch
1997 Conspiracy Theory Mr. Wilson
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Capt. Ed Murphy
2001 Out Cold Powder Room Bartender
2003 Timeline Baker
2006 16 Blocks Restaurant Owner (final film role)

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