|Michael Fairman as Patrick Murphy|
|The Young and the Restless|
|Portrayed by||Michael Fairman|
|Current status||Present, Recurring|
|First appearance||October 29, 2008|
|Created by|| Maria Arena Bell |
|Introduced by||Maria Arena Bell|
|Full name||Patrick Richard Murphy|
|Occupation||Owner of Murphy's Bait and Tackle Shop|
|Residence|| Chancellor Estate |
12 Foothill Road
Genoa City, Wisconsin
Patrick Murphy (also known as simply Murphy) was portrayed by Michael Fairman.
Katherine and Marriage
When Marge ended up in a car accident with her look-alike Katherine Chancellor, Murphy found Katherine at the edge of a lake and nursed her back to health, without realizing that "Marge" was actually Katherine. When her health got better, Katherine realized whom she really was and Murphy accepted her as a friend, but romance also started blooming between the two. They had been trying to prove Kay's identity for a few weeks with help from Amber Moore, Michael Baldwin, Kevin Fisher and others.
Murphy was shocked when he returned home one day to find a goodbye note from Katherine claiming that she wasn't really Katherine and that she had to leave. Murphy, heartbroken when Katherine could not remember whom he was after the explosion, decided to leave Katherine alone. It turned out that Katherine was kidnapped and caught in an explosion by criminals who thought that she was Marge. However, Katherine returned to Murphy after another DNA test showed she was not Katherine, and they reconciled.
On March 26, 2009, back at the diner, Murphy expressed his happiness that Katherine had brought to him. He proposed to Katherine and she accepted. He had planned to propose on December 24, 2008, but Katherine had slipped and fallen on some ice, so had Murphy decided to wait. He and Kay finally wed on May 1, 2009.
In November, 2009, while Murphy was recovering from a massive stroke that left him mostly paralyzed, he tapped out a morse code message with his finger telling Katherine that he loved her. Murphy's translator, Ronan Malloy, smiled. Murphy stayed with Katherine, until she passed away, and left town soon after Katherine's funeral. Murphy returned on the anniversary of Katherine's death to fulfill her final wishes and left.
Even though most say Michael Fairman has left The Young and the Restless as of March 2016 Fairman announced that he would respire his role starting April 19th 2016. He Quotes " I'm one of those characters that people want to see, but just cant. So ive decided to respire the role". Bradley Bell also announced on via Twitter that Fairman would be coming back to The Young and the Restless.