Who Am I ?
JESSE LUKE JAMES MURPHY
1: Who Am I?
Jesse Luke James Murphy. Or just Jesse–yeah, Jesse’s much better.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I just turned 22 and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Marketing. As an actor I am signed to Don Buchwald & Associates, but I also write, produce, and have an obsession with the back end of the entertainment business. Up until the recent Presidential Election, I was a recurring guest on FOX FNCU as a representative of the Democratic Party and just recently an article of mine was accepted by New York Magazine’s relatively new website, The Cut. My passion for fashion led me to a full time internship at Ford Models, but my true calling lies in the entertainment industry. Currently, I am working on a new musical that I have written. I’ve assembled a team of writers, lyricists, and composers to assist me in creating LUCIFER: Heaven Is Going To Hell, a dark comedy about God’s favorite angel falling from Heaven and his journey to becoming the Devil. It is a highly creative interpretation of the story with modern music and witty dialogue. This edgy but fun show covers the pre-creation story to the revelations with new twists and turns.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I’m from Thornwood, New York. I’m going to a place where I live up to the potential others see in me.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
My big brother Dustin is definitely my biggest hero. He works every day with kids from troubled backgrounds and makes a difference in the lives of others. Sometimes I find myself getting too drawn into the “me, me, me” attitude, so that is something I’m working on. Oh, and because he would beat the crap out of anyone for me!
5: What book is your bible?
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love talking on the phone with my Dad, having an honest conversation with someone whose work I admire, and seeing an afternoon movie alone. I hate generic office buildings with endless cubicles, bullies, when someone uses the term “gay” in a negative connotation, and the news (it’s just so damn depressing).
7: What is your raison d’être?
8: What is your favorite color?
9: Who is your comic book superhero?
Superman is iconic. He has great morals and he always does the right thing. Not a bad guy to look up to.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
11: What turns you on?
Tequila on the rocks with a splash of lime juice and flirting with the idea that who I want to be may actually turn out to be who I become.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Do you believe in luck?
Jesse Murphy is 22 years old. After living in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he now resides in Manhattan. In addition to figuring out life after college, he is working on the development of his new musical, LUCIFER: Heaven Is Going To Hell. He can be found reading, lifting little weights, making a lot of noise, buying over priced coffee drinks, and reading the credits at the movies.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by Sylvia Austin
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Jesse Luke James Murphy, 2012, Photography by Sylvia Austin