Best known for his role as Seamus Finnigan in Harry Potter, Devon Murray has had a journey filled with highs and lows. Born in county Kildare, Ireland, Murray began his acting career at a young age, landing a role alongside Aidan Quinn in “This Is My Father” (1998) when he was just ten years old. His breakthrough role came a year later in “Angela’s Ashes” (1999).
Murray’s portrayal of Seamus Finnigan in Harry Potter brought him worldwide fame. He appeared in all eight films, earning a reported £1 million. Despite this early success, his career outside the wizarding world has been relatively quiet. He has featured in projects including “The Tudors” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and lent his voice to video games like “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” and “Total War: Rome II.”
Despite his earnings, Murray faced financial difficulties, reportedly spending money on luxury cars, partying, and women. His agent (Neil Brooks) sued him in 2016 for unpaid commissions and ended up paying £210,000 to settle the case as reported by the Daily Mail.
Murray admitted to his financial struggles, expressing regret and a desire to save for a house. Currently, Deven makes around £1,000 per month in residuals from his role on Harry Potter, still fondly remembered for blowing stuff up!
Now 34 years-old, Murray has found happiness and is engaged to long-term partner, Shannon McCaffrey Quinn. His partner Shannon works as a makeup artist!
The couple welcomed their son, Cooper Michael Murray in January 2021. Murray’s social media reflects his joy of fatherhood, sharing pictures of Cooper, including a delightful snapshot of the baby dressed as a shark for Halloween.
Where is Devon Murray Now?
Today, Devon Murray is focusing on his family and continuing his acting career. He is actively involved in charitable causes and events for children in need. Murray has a love of horse jumping and has his own stables.
In addition, the Irishman is now on Cameo, selling short video messages for $99! Based on his Twitter activity, he’s also got involved with crypto and has posted tweets promoting various projects.
Despite past challenges, Murray is moving forward, embracing his roles as a father, partner, and actor. His contributions to the Harry Potter franchise continue to be celebrated by fans worldwide, ensuring his place in cinematic history.