“Being a child star was a positive thing. I have such good memories from doing the show.” Erin Murphy
Erin Murphy became famous as a child star thanks to her portrayal of young Tabitha Stephens on the top ten television sitcom “Bewitched,” from 1964 to 1972. She retired from acting shortly after “Bewitched” ended, and has since had various jobs such as a makeup artist, a stunt double, a fashion stylist and a television host and a motivational speaker, among other professions.
Murphy is currently married to Darren Dunckel, and is the mother of six sons (3 with Dunckel, 1 with second husband Eric Eden and 2 with first husband Terry Rogers). Her husband is the president of Verge Living, a residential-retail development in downtown Las Vegas, for which she become the celebrity spokesperson. Murphy started its philanthropic arm, Verge Giving. She is also active in fundraising for a number of charitable organizations.
Mother of 6
Childhood and Family:
Erin Margaret Murphy was born on June 17, 1964, in Encino, California. She has a fraternal twin sister named Diane Murphy, with whom she shared the role of Tabitha. She was a cheerleader at El Toro High School and a homecoming queen. She attended San Diego State University for 2 years.
Erin has been married three times. She married first husband Terry Rogers on November 4, 1984, but they later divorced in 1989. The marriage produced two sons, Jason (born in 1985) and Grant (born in 1988). She then married Eric Eden in 1993, and gave birth to her third son, Clark, in 1995. The couple divorced three years later in 1998. Erin married her present husband, Darren Dunckel, in May 1998. Together, they have three sons, Dylan, Parker and Carson.
A Star Is Born Again
Erin Murphy made her professional acting debut at a very young age, when she joined the cast of the popular television sitcom “Bewitched” in beginning of season three. At the time, she shared the role of young Tabitha Stephens with her fraternal sister, Diane, but when the two began to look less alike, Diane was eventually dropped in season 4. Erin stayed with the show until its final season in 1972.
After “Bewitched,” Murphy guest starred on shows like “Leslie,” did more than 100 commercials and modeled for Hang Ten swimwear. At age 16, she returned to acting with a role in the Philippines action movie “Deadly Fighters” (1980), opposite Tony Ferrer and Rey Malonzo. In the mid 1980s, she worked various jobs like a stunt double, karaoke club hostess, and makeup artist. She also has worked as a casting director, a fashion stylist, an acting teacher and a motivational speaker.
Ms. Murphy has worked as a television host and correspondent for TVLand, Fox Reality Channel, TVGasm.com, and E! and as the on-air moderator for Allergan Medical. She has served as an infomercial host for Ab Shark for Thane, Bun Shaper for Emson, SomaTrac Inversion Table. She hosted Disney Family.com's “Parentpedia.”
In 2006, Murphy appeared in the Australian talk show “Where Are They Now” and in an episode of the NBC game show “Identity,” as one of the 12 “strangers.” In the following year, she was featured on CNN Headline News as a “Celebrity With a Cause” discussing her work with autism-related charities.
In 2008, Murphy appeared in several episodes of the CMT reality TV “Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” where the celebrities trained as professional wrestlers. Her wrestling persona is Mistress of Mayhem (aka M.O.M.). The same year, she also appeared as celerity judge on Danny Bonaduce's “I Know My Kid's a Star,” areality show contest for young actors, and with Bob Saget on the game show “1 vs. 100.”
In September 2010, Murphy was featured as a contestant named Aurora Borealis in the “RuPaul's Drag U” episode 8 titled “A Star Is Born Again,” along with former “Dallas” star Charlene Tilton and Dawn Wells of “Gilligan's Island” fame.