Sep. 21st, 1950
Wilmette, Illinois, USA
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).
- Performed the vocals for the song "The Best Thing" in the 'John Waters (I)' (qv) film _Polyester (1981)_ (qv).
- His home is in upstate New York, although he is more frequently working elsewhere during the year.
- (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.
- His father Edward was a lumber salesman. He died in 1967.
- Was bitten by the groundhog twice on the _Groundhog Day (1993)_ (qv) set in 1992.
- Doesn't have a publicist.
- He owns a minor league baseball team in Charleston, SC, called the Riverdogs.
- Attended Regis College in Denver. He dropped out his sophomore year.