Sep. 21st, 1950
Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Bill Murray's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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).
- He owns a minor league baseball team in Charleston, SC, called the Riverdogs.
- His performance as Carl Spackler in _Caddyshack (1980)_ (qv) is ranked #18 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- Murray and 'Dan Aykroyd' (qv) reprised their _Ghost Busters (1984)_ (qv) characters to visit a terminally ill child who was a fan of the film and wanted to meet them.
- Accidentally broke 'Robert De Niro' (qv)'s nose during the filming of _Mad Dog and Glory (1993)_ (qv).
- Appeared in _Scrooged (1988)_ (qv) with all three of his brothers.
- Siblings include 'Brian Doyle-Murray' (qv), Nancy, Edward, Andy, 'John Murray (II)' (qv), 'Joel Murray' (qv), Peggy, and Laura.
- Was considered and tested for the voice role of Sulley in _Monsters, Inc. (2001)_ (qv), but the director, 'Pete Docter' (qv), said that when the filmmakers decided to offer it to Murray, they were unable to make contact with him and took that to mean "no".
- Murray is one of only three American actors that were nominated for an Oscar for a movie that is set on the territory of Japan. The other two are Marlon Brando and Red Buttons for _Sayonara (1957)_ (qv).