Friday, July 6, 2012

Actor Spotlight: Ben Row, Agent Murphy

Ben Row as Agent Murphy
If we were to look you up on a dating profile, what would your bio read? 

Enjoys scowling, carrying large files, and standing behind people menacingly. Reflective sunglasses are a must on my dates. Dislikes personality.

Tell us about your character in this season (in this same format)

Agent Murphy is a security agent and analyst, and doesn't think about much else. He lives and breathes his job. He supports Agent Thorne and carries out her primary directives.

How did watching season one impact your performance in season two?

Just wanting to be a part of it. The opening credits make me fall in love with Maine over and over again. So many incredible talents, too, and Erik (Deputy Dan) has always been a big help and influence in my work. When he let me know about the need for people, I jumped at the chance.

What projects are you currently working on or have you been working on since Ragged Isle wrapped shooting?

I've done 3 short films since Ragged, as well as a few stage productions, and commercial work. Most notably, I wrapped principal photography on Rick "Sheriff" Dalton's directorial debut, which stands as the best experience of my career thus far.

What is your favorite behind the scenes moment during the production of Ragged Isle?

Rick's impersonation of Christopher Walken. Hands down. And Barry and Karen. Just them, in general.

What is your favorite thing about your character?

The mystery of the agents' presence on the island. It's a force, and I can only imagine how it would feel to have your community swarmed with these strong, silent type.

What do you and your character have in common?

When it's business time, it's business time. No messing around.

What do you and your character have least in common?

I don't wear reflective sunglasses inside. Or scowl nearly that often.

If you could play any other character on Ragged Isle who would it be and why?

I can't imagine anyone else playing any of the roles on Ragged. Each actor has brought so much to their individual roles. The deputy and sheriff wouldn't be nearly as awesome if it wasn't Erik and Rick. Everything is just as it should be.

We’re not sure who survives the second and third seasons of Ragged Isle... any last words just in case your character doesn’t make it?

You got Murphy.



  1. LOVE the video! Great job Ben , love your answers!

  2. Great stuff Ben. I'm so happy you joined our team.

  3. We're lucky to have you. Thanks for spending some time on our island.