Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Sep. 21st, 1950
Born in
Wilmette, Illinois, USA
6' 2

Bill Murray's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Banzai (UK) TV Show
Banzai (UK)
The Sweet Spot TV Show
The Sweet Spot
Later with Bob Costas TV Show
Later with Bob Costas

Main Movie Roles

2014 - St. Vincent
2014 - The Monuments Men
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2014 - Dumb and Dumber To
2010 - Get Low
2010 - Passion Play
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Zombieland
2009 - The Limits of Control
2008 - Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
2008 - City of Ember
2008 - Get Smart
2007 - The Darjeeling Limited
2006 - Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties
2005 - Broken Flowers
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2004 - Garfield
2003 - Lost in Translation
2001 - The Royal Tenenbaums
2001 - Osmosis Jones
2000 - Hamlet
2000 - Michael Jordan to the Max
1998 - Rushmore
1998 - Wild Things
1997 - The Man Who Knew Too Little
1996 - Space Jam
1996 - Kingpin
1996 - Larger Than Life
1994 - Ed Wood
1993 - Mad Dog and Glory
1993 - Groundhog Day
1991 - What About Bob?
1990 - Quick Change
1989 - Ghostbusters II
1988 - Scrooged
1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
1984 - Ghostbusters
1982 - Tootsie
1981 - Stripes
1980 - Caddyshack
1979 - Meatballs
1976 - Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Peter Venkman (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Bill is the fifth of nine children born to Edward and Lucille 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).

  • Is portrayed by 'Mather Zickel' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Shares two characters with the late 'Lorenzo Music' (qv). He played Peter Venkman in the film _Ghost Busters (1984)_ (qv), while Lorenzo played Venkman in the animated series, _"The Real Ghost Busters" (1986)_ (qv). Lorenzo was also the voice of Garfield in numerous cartoons, while Bill provides Garfield's voice in _Garfield (2004)_ (qv).
  • Performed the vocals for the song "The Best Thing" in the 'John Waters (I)' (qv) film _Polyester (1981)_ (qv).
  • 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.
  • (2005) Announced that after his next three productions, he will be taking a break from acting to relax. He cites the productions of _The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)_ (qv) and _Broken Flowers (2005)_ (qv) as having exhausted him.
  • Has no agent, no business manager, no lawyer, or favorite hair and make-up artist. He travels without an entourage.
  • He is part of The Goldklang Group that includes 'Van Schley' (qv), baseball marketing guru 'Mike Veeck' (qv), and _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) comedian 'Jimmy Fallon' (qv). 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.
  • He was considered for the role of Detective John Kimble in _Kindergarten Cop (1990)_ (qv). The part eventually went to 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv).

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