Sep. 21st, 1950
Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Guest TV Roles
Senator Vernon Smits
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).
- Related through marriage to guitar player, lyricist and singer Chris Luxem.
- Voiced Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in an early Fantastic Four radio show.
- His mother died in 1988.
- Was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in _Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)_ (qv). The part eventually went to 'Bob Hoskins (I)' (qv).
- 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.
- (October 1997) Ranked #82 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- His pockmarked face is due to acne problems he experienced as a teenager.
- 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).