Legendary El Paso Actor Expands Role In Apple TV’s ‘Mythic Quest’
Legendary, academy award-winning actor from El Paso, F. Murray Abraham, gets his role expanded in the newest season of "Mythic Quest" created by and starring Rob McElhenney, one of the creators and stars of, "It's always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Available and streaming now on Apple TV, "Mythic Quest" is the story of a juggernaut gaming company Mythic Quest Studios, and their flagship online multiplayer game the aforementioned Mythic Quest. The story centers around Ian Grimm the respected yet completely self-centered creative director, Poppy Lee the energetic yet frazzled head programmer, and several other recognizable faces played by talented actors of stereotypical persons in the gaming industry.
The real treasure however was seeing the super talented and oscar-winning actor from El Paso, F. Murray Abraham, playing an aged science fiction writer who also serves as the head game writer for Mythic Quest studios, C.W. Longbottom. C.W. is a lovely eccentric man, who is not what most people would consider "politically correct" in today's age. But with his stentorian voice and Shakespeare-like delivery, CW imbues the Mythic Quest game with pulpy storylines.
Season 2 of Mythic Quest dropped this fall, and this season we see F Murray Abraham's "CW" get an expanded backstory complete with an entire episode devoted to a flashback.
This show is a complete joy to watch and is made even sweeter by its incredible actors. Check out somebody who grew up in El Paso, who graduated from El Paso High, and who even graduated from UTEP before it ever was UTEP, elevate a major streaming TV show to even more grand heights.
According to Wikipedia: "Abraham was raised in El Paso, Texas. Murray and his two younger brothers were altar boys in the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in El Paso. He attended Vilas Grammar School and graduated from El Paso High School in 1958. He was a gang member during his teenage years. In El Paso, Abraham worked in the Farah Clothing factory owned by a Lebanese family before launching a career in acting. He attended Texas Western College (later named University of Texas at El Paso), where he was given the best actor award by Alpha Psi Omega for his portrayal of the Indian Nocona in Comanche Eagle during the 1959–60 season."
HE WAS IN SCARFACE
1984 HE WON THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FOR THE ROLE OF SALIERI IN THE FILM 'AMADEUS' ABOUT MOZART
HE IS A 'DARLING' OF BROADWAY
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