Tom Murrin


"Tom Murrin was born in Hollywood and raised in Los Angeles, California, within walking distance of the La Brea Tar Pits. He graduated from Loyola High School, Loyola University and U.S.C. Law School. After practicing law, in association with Paul Caruso in Beverly Hills, he moved to New York City in the mid-60’s, where he received his Masters of Law from NYU, worked as an investigator for a company that insured the New York Medical Society for malpractice and began writing plays for off-off-Broadway theaters. As a member of the “first generation” of La Mama playwrights (La Mama, E.T.C., founded by Ellen Stewart is still going strong, and recently celebrated its 45th anniversary), he had 4 plays done there: “Hung”, “Roommates”, and, produced by John Vacarro’s “Playhouse of the Ridiculous”, “Cock-Strong” and “Son of Cock-Strong”. Murrin also wrote songs for other Playhouse productions: Jackie Curtis’s “Heaven Grand in Amber Orbit” and Vacarro’s “Persaia; A Desert Cheapie”. “Myth (or Maybe Meth)”, a 2-act play, directed by Ed Setrakian, was done at the Andy Warhol Theater."
February 8, 1939 – March 12, 2012
Murrin, Tom