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Birth information

21 September 1950 Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Given Name

William James Murray

Nickname

Billy
The Murricane

How tall is Bill Murray?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jennifer Butler
Mickey Kelley

Life Story of Bill Murray

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. He then joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with fellow members Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. However, while those three became the original members of Saturday Night Live (1975), he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975), which premiered that same year. After that show failed, he later got the opportunity to join Saturday Night Live (1975), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. He later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs...

Significant features of Bill Murray

Deadpan expression
In the later years of his career, he frequently plays depressed characters (Lost in Translation (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
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How much money has Bill Murray earned?

Ghostbusters II (1989) $7,000,000
What About Bob? (1991) $8,000,000
Groundhog Day (1993) $10,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Bill Murray

Schnakenberg, Robert The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor. 2015

What movies did Bill Murray play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Extra Innings (2017) , A Very Murray Christmas (2015) , The Sweet Spot (2002) , Quick Change (1990) , Bill Murray Live from the Second City (1980) ,
Directors Filmography
Quick Change (1990) ,
Actors Filmography
Ghostbusters 2020 (2020) Peter Venkman, On the Rocks (2020) Felix, The French Dispatch (2020) Arthur Howitzer Jr., Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Bill Murray, The Dead Don't Die (2019) Chief Cliff Robertson, Isle of Dogs (2018) Boss, Saturday Night Live (2018) Various / Weekend Update Anchor /...

Birth information

21 September 1950 Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Given Name

William James Murray

Nickname

Billy
The Murricane

How tall is Bill Murray?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jennifer Butler
Mickey Kelley

Life Story of Bill Murray

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. He then joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with fellow members Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. However, while those three became the original members of Saturday Night Live (1975), he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975), which premiered that same year. After that show failed, he later got the opportunity to join Saturday Night Live (1975), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. He later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs...

Significant features of Bill Murray

Deadpan expression
In the later years of his career, he frequently plays depressed characters (Lost in Translation (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
...

How much money has Bill Murray earned?

Ghostbusters II (1989) $7,000,000
What About Bob? (1991) $8,000,000
Groundhog Day (1993) $10,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Bill Murray

Schnakenberg, Robert The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor. 2015

What movies did Bill Murray play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Extra Innings (2017) , A Very Murray Christmas (2015) , The Sweet Spot (2002) , Quick Change (1990) , Bill Murray Live from the Second City (1980) ,
Directors Filmography
Quick Change (1990) ,
Actors Filmography
Ghostbusters 2020 (2020) Peter Venkman, On the Rocks (2020) Felix, The French Dispatch (2020) Arthur Howitzer Jr., Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Bill Murray, The Dead Don't Die (2019) Chief Cliff Robertson, Isle of Dogs (2018) Boss, Saturday Night Live (2018) Various / Weekend Update Anchor /...

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Bill Murray and Alfred Molina in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

He has rubbed some collaborators the wrong way because he has a tendency to re-write and improvise his way through scripts until many of his scenes barely resembles the original versions. Most collaborators ultimately find, though, it's to the improvement of the films.

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Is a fan of the Illini men's basketball team.

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Bill Murray and George 'The Animal' Steele in Ed Wood (1994)

Captivated by the story of Press Your Luck (1983) contestant Michael Larson who memorized the sequence of the game show's big board and racked up over $110,000 in winnings, Murray commissioned a screenplay for a biopic about Larson. Several studios expressed an interest but didn't follow through. The Game Show Network's 2003 TV documentary Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2003) told the same story with interviews, dramatic recreations and archival video, and may have diminished interest in the film even more.

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Bill Murray, Brent Hinkley, and George 'The Animal' Steele in Ed Wood (1994)

The part of Boon in National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) was originally written with him in mind, but due to a scheduling conflict, he had to turn it down.

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He was considered for the role of Ted Stryker in Airplane! (1980).

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Bill Murray in Ed Wood (1994)

Has said that "Oklahoma!" is his favorite musical.

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Bill Murray, James Keach, and Brian Doyle-Murray in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

Has no agent, no business manager, or favorite hair and make-up artist. He travels without an entourage.

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Bill Murray in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

With The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Broken Flowers (2005), Murray did two films back-to-back in which he plays a long-childless man who discovers that someone who may be his grown son has been searching for him.

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Bill Murray and Catherine Hicks in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1989 Batman (1989) film when it was set to be identical to the 1960s TV Series before Tim Burton came along.

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Bill Murray, Denholm Elliott, James Keach, etc.

Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

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Bill Murray in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

His performance as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack (1980) is ranked #18 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

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Bill Murray and Catherine Hicks in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

Was considered for the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995).

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Bill Murray, Denholm Elliott, and André Maranne in Auf Messers Schneide (1984)

Murray is one of only three American actors who were nominated for an Oscar for a movie that is set in the territory of Japan. The other two were Marlon Brando and Red Buttons for Sayonara (1957).

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Bill Murray in Was ist mit Bob? (1991)

Turned down Steve Carell's role in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), which became one of the few choices in his career that he regretted.

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Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in Was ist mit Bob? (1991)

Voiced Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in an early Fantastic Four radio show.

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Bill Murray in Was ist mit Bob? (1991)

Murray is a huge fan of Chicago pro sports teams, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

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Bill Murray in Zombieland (2009)

Accidentally broke Robert De Niro's nose during the filming of Mad Dog and Glory (1993).

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Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray, and Lucy Liu in 3 Engel für Charlie (2000)

Ranked #82 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

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Bill Murray in Parks and Recreation (2009)

Appeared in Scrooged (1988) with three of his brothers.

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Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray in Tootsie (1982)

Father, with Mickey Kelley, of sons Homer Murray of Clan Murray (b. 1982) and Luke Murray of Clan Murray (b. 1985).

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Bill Murray and Susan Egbert in Tootsie (1982)

Father, with Jennifer Butler, of four sons: Caleb James Murray of Clan Murray (b. January 11, 1993), Jackson William Murray of Clan Murray (b. October 6, 1995), Cooper Jones Murray of Clan Murray (b. January 27, 1997) and Lincoln Darius Murray of Clan Murray (b. May 30, 2001).

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Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray in Tootsie (1982)

He is a co-owner of the New York Yankees single A affiliate baseball team, the Charleston RiverDogs.

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Bill Murray in Tootsie (1982)

Related through marriage to guitar player, lyricist and singer Chris Luxem.

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Bill Murray and George Gaynes in Tootsie (1982)

Set to become part-owner of his third minor league baseball team, the new Brockton Rox, in Mass., with friend Van Schley.

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Bill Murray in ...und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier (1993)

Has become the unofficial patron saint of the forums of the Football Manager website, home to one of the biggest selling PC games of all time.

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Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, etc.

He is part of The Goldklang Group that includes Van Schley, baseball marketing guru Mike Veeck, and Saturday Night Live (1975) comedian Jimmy Fallon. The group owns minor league baseball teams the St. Paul Saints and the Brockton Rox of the Northern League, the Charleston RiverDogs, the Fort Myers Miracle, the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Evansville Otters and they run the Portland Beavers.

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Bill Murray in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Was bitten by the groundhog twice on the Groundhog Day (1993) set in 1992.

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Bill Murray, Carol Kane, Wendie Malick, Mitch Glazer, Susan Isaacs, Lauri Kempson, etc.

He is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. During the Cubs playoff run in 2003, he was on location in Italy, but he had it written into his contract that he'd get a satellite feed of the playoffs.

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Bill Murray and Carol Kane in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

His role in Ghostbusters (1984) was originally intended for fellow SNL star John Belushi.

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Bill Murray and Carol Kane in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Shares two characters with the late Lorenzo Music. He played Peter Venkman in the film Ghostbusters (1984), while Lorenzo played Venkman in the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters (1986). Lorenzo was also the voice of Garfield in numerous cartoons, while Bill provides Garfield's voice in Garfield (2004).

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Bill Murray and Carol Kane in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

He was rated number 1 in Comedy Central's newest show 'Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses.'

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Bill Murray and Carol Kane in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

His home is in upstate New York, although he is more frequently working elsewhere during the year.

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Bill Murray and Carol Kane in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Performed the vocals for the song "The Best Thing" in the John Waters film Polyester (1981).

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Bill Murray and John Glover in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

His father Edward Murray of Clan Murray was a lumber salesman. He died in 1967.

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Bill Murray and Karen Allen in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Siblings include Brian Doyle-Murray, Nancy, Edward, Andy, John Murray, Joel Murray, Peggy, and Laura.

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Bill Murray in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois graduating in 1968.

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Bill Murray in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Attended Regis College in Denver. He dropped out his sophomore year.

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Bill Murray in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

His mother died in 1988.

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Bill Murray and Alfre Woodard in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Doesn't have a publicist.

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Geena Davis, Bill Murray, and Randy Quaid in Ein verrückt genialer Coup (1990)

His sister Nancy is a Dominican nun.

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Bill Murray in Saturday Night Live (1975)

In 2001, he starred with Sigourney Weaver in an Off-Off-Broadway play called "The Guys," in which he played a fire captain who lost eight of his men on 9/11. In the movie version, Murray's role was played by Anthony LaPaglia.

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Bill Murray in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

Has often worked with the directors Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch.

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Bill Murray in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

Sofia Coppola wrote the lead role of Bob Harris in Lost in Translation (2003), with Murray specifically in mind. She did not know the actor and even enlisted the help of her famous father, Francis Ford Coppola, to track down the sometimes quite elusive Murray. Once he finally read the script, though, he agreed to do it on the spot. Murray and Sofia Coppola are now good friends.

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