Played by Justin Melvey
Written by Justin
Justin Melvey joined the cast as Colin Murphy on October 11,
2001. Melvey took over Robert Cuthill's original role. Here is
some information about Colin.
Arriving in Salem in late July 2001, Colin Murphy is Shawn Brady Sr.'s
nephew. Colin's fiancée, Elizabeth, arrived in Salem with him. Bo Brady,
Colin's cousin, never trusted him. Upon arriving in Salem, Colin took a job
as a doctor at University Hospital.
Years ago, Colin met Jennifer Horton in Africa. Though they became close,
neither Colin nor Jennifer admitted their true feelings. Then, one day, he
decided to return to his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. He told Jennifer that
he wanted her to go with him, but that was that a lie. Jennifer followed him
the whole way to Ireland, with her daughter Abby, leaving husband Jack
Deveraux behind. The moment Colin saw her, he blasted her for following him,
and they never saw each other again.
Colin and Jennifer kept having close encounters but never actually ran
into each other until Lexie Carver's mother-of-the-year party for Hope
Brady. Colin tried to talk to Jen at the party, but she just ignored him and
ran off. Elizabeth caught onto his feelings and tried to keep Colin and
Jennifer away from each other.
Through the next few months, Elizabeth and Colin planned their wedding.
In March, they joined Sami Brady and Austin Reed in Las Vegas to get
married. Unfortunately, neither couple married as Elizabeth and Austin
discovered the truth about their fiancés. Elizabeth found out that Colin was
using her, and Austin learned that Sami had lied and manipulated Lucas,
Will, and everyone else. Elizabeth hasn't been seen since and neither has
In May, Colin met Nicole Walker and started to "date" her. He took her to
the Brady Pub, the Cheatin' Heart, and the Blue Note. Brandon Walker was not
happy that his sister was dating Colin Murphy. One day Nicole, Colin,
Brandon, and Jennifer ended up in the same motel. Colin made Nicole cry, so
Brandon slugged him right in the face.
The first time Nicole and Colin made love was in Victor Kiriakis' office
at Titan. Victor found them there and wasn't too happy.
In late June 2002, Tony DiMera arrived in town; Colin was his personal
physician and "best friend." Bo and Roman Brady were suspicious of their
friendship from the start. Tony announced that Stefano DiMera was dead. At
Stefano's will reading, Colin received a silver bullet with the name Bo
Brady engraved on it. The executor of the will told Colin to wait until he
got the right instructions.
Colin's blackmailing career began when he started blackmailing Nicole
Walker with a video of the two of them having sex. He started blackmailing
Sami Brady when he found her switching Lexie's DNA test results for her
baby. By then, Colin had loads of enemies; Jack, who has always hated him;
Sami, who hates him for blackmailing her; Nicole, for him blackmailing her
into give him one million dollars; Bo, who never trusted him in the first
place; Victor, who just plain hates him; and the list goes on.
After Larry Welch was shot and "killed" by Bo Brady, Colin began getting
mysterious phone calls from Larry Welch. Larry threatened to kill him if he
didn't do away with Bo Brady. One day, Raymond Grant, the executor of the
will, walked into his office and found a gun being pointed at his head by
Larry Welch. Larry killed him and left. The body was soon discovered by
Colin. That same day, Tony called Colin to have a meeting in his motel. They
met up and talked of their plan to enhance the DiMera Empire. Little did
they know Jennifer Horton had been spying on them. She rushed to the police
station and told Jack and Bo what she had found out. That information drew
Jack and Jen closer together but made Colin very angry.
On the day after Christmas, Colin got a gun and said that he was going to
murder “that bastard, Jack Deveraux.” Jen overheard Colin and lured him to
his motel room where she willingly had sex with him. Feeling guilty, Jen
told her cousin Bo about the little sex affair, while they were at Victor
Kiriakis' wedding. Colin had asked Sami to lure Jack to lookout point, where
he could shoot him, but Sami refused and told Tony DiMera.
On the night of Victor's wedding, many in attendance brought weapons.
Colin hid outside in the bushes, where he prepared to shoot Bo. It seems
that Bo's son Shawn D. Brady, saw Colin aiming at his dad and struggled with
him. Shawn got hold of the gun and thought he had shot Colin with it.
Moments later, Nicole watched Colin get up off the ground, and she took the
gun that Shawn had used. She approached Colin and threatened to kill him if
he didn't back off. When Colin lunged for the gun, Nicole shot him, ending
Colin Murphy's list of dastardly deeds.
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