Bill Murray

Bill Murray

73 · Born: Sep 21, 1950

Personal Details

Born Sep 21, 1950 Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Spouse
  • Jennifer Butler

    ( Jul 4, 1997 to Jun 13, 2008 )
  • Mickey Kelley

    ( Jan 25, 1981 to Jan 29, 1994 )
Parents
  • Edward Joseph Murray II
  • Lucille Murray (Collins)
Relatives
  • Brian Doyle-Murray (Sibling)
  • Joel Murray (Sibling)
  • John Murray (Sibling)
  • Nancy Murray (Sibling)
  • Edward Murray (Sibling)
  • Andy Murray (Sibling)
  • Peggy Murray (Sibling)
  • Laura Murray (Sibling)

Biography

William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his deadpan delivery in roles ranging from studio comedies to independent dramas. He has frequently collaborated with directors Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, and Jim Jarmusch. He has earned numerous accolades including a BAFTA Award, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2016, Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Lucille (1921–1988), a mail-room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II (1921–1967), a lumber salesman. He was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Murray and his eight siblings grew up in an Irish Catholic family. His paternal grandfather was from County Cork, while his maternal ancestors were from County Galway. Three of his siblings, John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray, are also actors. Murray attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where he studied pre-med for a year. He dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. In 1973, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. He joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and later appeared in the National Lampoon stage show Lemmings. In 1977, Murray joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. He quickly became one of the show's most popular cast members, known for his deadpan delivery and his ability to improvise. He left the show in 1980 to pursue a film career. Murray's first major film role was in the 1979 comedy Meatballs. He went on to star in a number of successful comedies, including Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). He has also starred in a number of critically acclaimed dramas, such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Broken Flowers (2005). Murray is known for his eccentric and unpredictable behavior. He has been known to disappear from sets and film projects, and he has often been quoted as saying that he doesn't like to work. However, he is also known for his generosity and his willingness to help out his fellow actors.

Career

2024
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire as Peter Venkman
Getaway
2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as Lord Krylar
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Asteroid City Location Featurette
Asteroid City Location Featurette as Tab Whitney
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2022
The Greatest Beer Run Ever
The Greatest Beer Run Ever as The Colonel
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2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife as Dr. Peter Venkman
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The Now
The Now as Psychotherapist
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2020
On the Rocks
On the Rocks as Felix
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2019
The Dead Don't Die
The Dead Don't Die as Chief Cliff Robertson
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Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk as Narrator
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2018
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs as Boss (voice)
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2016
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book as Baloo (voice)
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Vice Principals
Vice Principals as Principal Welles
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2015
Aloha
Aloha as Carson Welch
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A Very Murray Christmas
A Very Murray Christmas as Bill Murray
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Rock the Kasbah
Rock the Kasbah as Richie Lanz
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2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel as M. Ivan
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St. Vincent
St. Vincent as Vincent MacKenna
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The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men as Sgt. Richard Campbell
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Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge as Jack Kennison
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2013
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Alpha House
Alpha House as Senator Vernon Smits
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2012
Hyde Park on Hudson
Hyde Park on Hudson as Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom as Mr. Bishop
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2011
Passion Play
Passion Play as Happy Shannon
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2010
Ballhawks
Ballhawks as Narrator
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2009
The Limits of Control
The Limits of Control as American
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Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox as Clive Badger (voice)
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Get Low
Get Low as Frank Quinn
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Zombieland
Zombieland as Bill Murray
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2008
City of Ember
City of Ember as Mayor Cole
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Get Smart
Get Smart as Agent 13
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2007
The Darjeeling Limited
The Darjeeling Limited as The Businessman
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FCU: Fact Checkers Unit
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit as Bill Murray
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2006
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties as Garfield (voice)
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HBO First Look
HBO First Look
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2005
The Lost City
The Lost City as spisovateľ
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Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers as Don Johnston
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Iron Chef America: The Series
2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Steve Zissou
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Garfield
Garfield as Garfield (voice)
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2003
Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation as Bob Harris
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2001
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums as Raleigh St. Clair
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Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones as Frank Detorre
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Speaking of Sex
Speaking of Sex as Ezri Stovall
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Banzai
Banzai
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2000
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels as John Bosley
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Hamlet
Hamlet as Polonius
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1999
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock as Tommy Crickshaw
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Caddyshack: The 19th Hole
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole as Carl Spackler (archive footage)
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1998
Rushmore
Rushmore as Herman Blume
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Wild Things
Wild Things as Kenneth Bowden
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With Friends Like These
With Friends Like These as Maurice Melnick
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1997
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Man Who Knew Too Little as Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie
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1996
Larger Than Life
Larger Than Life as Jack Corcoran
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Kingpin
Kingpin as Ernie McCracken
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Space Jam
Space Jam as Bill Murray
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1994
Ed Wood
Ed Wood as Bunny Breckinridge
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Entertainment Tonight
1993
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day as Phil Connors
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Mad Dog and Glory
Mad Dog and Glory as Frank Milo
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1991
What About Bob?
What About Bob? as Bob Wiley
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1990
Quick Change
Quick Change as Grimm
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1989
Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II as Dr. Peter Venkman
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Later with Bob Costas
1988
Scrooged
Scrooged as Francis Cross
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1984
The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge as Larry Darrell
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Nothing Lasts Forever
Nothing Lasts Forever as Ted Breughel
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Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters as Dr. Peter Venkman
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1982
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
Tootsie
Tootsie as Jeff Slater
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1981
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever as Bytes
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Saturday Night Live
Stripes
Stripes as John Winger
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1980
Caddyshack
Caddyshack as Carl Spackler
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Where the Buffalo Roam
Where the Buffalo Roam as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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1979
Meatballs
Meatballs as Tripper Harrison
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1978
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash as Bill Murray the K.
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Coming Attractions
Coming Attractions as Lefty
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2021
Late Night with Seth Meyers
For The Fun Of The Game
TVTV: Video Revolutionaries
Il était une fois...
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
2008
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie
This Is an Adventure
This Old Cub
This Old Cub
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2002
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time
2000
Michael Jordan to the Max
The Making of 'Rushmore'
1995
R.E.M.: Rough Cut
R.E.M.: Rough Cut
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1984
On the Scene with the Ghostbusters
1978
Omnibus
Omnibus
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Things We Did Last Summer
1977
Saturday Night Live
1976
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2015
A Very Murray Christmas
A Very Murray Christmas as Writer
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1984
The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge as Screenplay
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1990
Quick Change
Quick Change as Director
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