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)
Later with Bob Costas TV Show
Later with Bob Costas
The Sweet Spot TV Show
The Sweet Spot

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Rock the Kasbah
2014 - The Monuments Men
2014 - St. Vincent
2014 - Dumb and Dumber To
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2013 - A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
2012 - Hyde Park on Hudson
2012 - Moonrise Kingdom
2010 - Passion Play
2010 - Get Low
2009 - The Limits of Control
2009 - Zombieland
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - City of Ember
2008 - Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
2008 - Get Smart
2007 - The Darjeeling Limited
2006 - Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties
2005 - Broken Flowers
2004 - Garfield
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2003 - Lost in Translation
2001 - Osmosis Jones
2001 - The Royal Tenenbaums
2000 - Hamlet
2000 - Michael Jordan to the Max
2000 - Charlie's Angels
1998 - Rushmore
1998 - Wild Things
1997 - The Man Who Knew Too Little
1996 - Larger Than Life
1996 - Space Jam
1996 - Kingpin
1994 - Ed Wood
1993 - Mad Dog and Glory
1993 - Groundhog Day
1991 - What About Bob?
1990 - Quick Change
1989 - Ghostbusters II
1988 - Scrooged
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
1984 - The Razor's Edge
1982 - Tootsie
1981 - Stripes
1980 - Caddyshack
1979 - Meatballs
1976 - Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Top Ten List Presenter: #1
Himself - At the Oscars
Senator Vernon Smits
Jack Kennison
Himself - Guest
Vic Deakins
[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).

  • Was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in _Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)_ (qv). The part eventually went to 'Bob Hoskins (I)' (qv).
  • Has said that "Oklahoma!" is his favorite musical.
  • (October 1997) Ranked #82 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
  • His home is in upstate New York, although he is more frequently working elsewhere during the year.
  • Father, with 'Jennifer Butler (I)' (qv), of sons Jackson (b. 1993), Cal (b. 1995) and Cooper (b. 1996) and Lincoln (b. 2001).
  • His father Edward was a lumber salesman. He died in 1967.
  • 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.
  • Captivated by the story of _"Press Your Luck" (1983)_ (qv) contestant 'Michael Larson (III)' (qv) who memorized the sequence of the game show's big board and racked up over $110,000 in winnings, Murray commissioned a screenplay for a biopic about Larson. Several studios expressed an interest but didn't follow through. The Game Show Network's 2003 TV documentary _Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2003) (TV)_ (qv) told the same story with interviews, dramatic recreations and archival video, and may have diminished interest in the film even more.

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