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).
- Siblings include 'Brian Doyle-Murray' (qv), Nancy, Edward, Andy, 'John Murray (II)' (qv), 'Joel Murray' (qv), Peggy, and Laura.
- His father Edward was a lumber salesman. He died in 1967.
- 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).
- Voiced Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in an early Fantastic Four radio show.
- Has said that "Oklahoma!" is his favorite musical.
- Turned down 'Steve Carell' (qv)'s role in _Little Miss Sunshine (2006)_ (qv), which became one of the few choices in his career that he regretted.
- Accidentally broke 'Robert De Niro' (qv)'s nose during the filming of _Mad Dog and Glory (1993)_ (qv).
- 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).