Sep. 21st, 1950
Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Guest TV Roles
Senator Vernon Smits
Himself - Guest
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).
- Has said that "Oklahoma!" is his favorite musical.
- Co-owner, with brothers Brian, Joel and John, of the Murray Brothers Caddyshack restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida (actually, in St. Augustine, Florida, inside the World Golf Village complex).
- 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.
- Is an avid golfer and has appeared at many pro-am golf tournaments.
- 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).
- Appeared in _Scrooged (1988)_ (qv) with all three of his brothers.
- With _The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)_ (qv) and _Broken Flowers (2005)_ (qv), 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.