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Bill Murray

1950-09-21 Wilmette, Illinois, USA

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William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his deadpan delivery in roles ranging from studio comedies to independent dramas. He has frequently collaborated with directors Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, and Jim Jarmusch. He has earned numerous accolades including a BAFTA Award, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2016, Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Lucille (1921–1988), a mail-room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II (1921–1967), a lumber salesman. He was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Murray and his eight siblings grew up in an Irish Catholic family. His paternal grandfather was from County Cork, while his maternal ancestors were from County Galway. Three of his siblings, John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray, are also actors. Murray attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where he studied pre-med for a year. He dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. In 1973, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. He joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and later appeared in the National Lampoon stage show Lemmings. In 1977, Murray joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. He quickly became one of the show's most popular cast members, known for his deadpan delivery and his ability to improvise. He left the show in 1980 to pursue a film career. Murray's first major film role was in the 1979 comedy Meatballs. He went on to star in a number of successful comedies, including Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). He has also starred in a number of critically acclaimed dramas, such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Broken Flowers (2005). Murray is known for his eccentric and unpredictable behavior. He has been known to disappear from sets and film projects, and he has often been quoted as saying that he doesn't like to work. However, he is also known for his generosity and his willingness to help out his fellow actors.


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Dr. Peter Venkman 2024-03-21
Spirit of Golf 2023-07-23
Franz Klammer – Der Skikaiser wird 70 Self (archive footage) 2023-12-03
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Lord Krylar 2023-02-15
The Greatest Beer Run Ever The Colonel 2022-09-30
The French Dispatch Arthur Howitzer, Jr. 2021-10-21
New Worlds, The Cradle of Civilization Self 2021-07-16
Live at Mister Kelly's Self (archive footage) 2021-09-17
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Peter Venkman 2021-11-11
On the Rocks Felix 2020-10-02
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Self (archive footage) 2020-01-07
Belushi Self (archive footage) 2020-10-14
Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine Self 2020-06-11
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk Narrator 2019-06-07
The Dead Don't Die Chief Cliff Robertson 2019-05-15
Zombieland: Double Tap Bill Murray 2019-10-09
Le fantastique Mr Murray Self - Portrait Subject (archive footage) 2019-10-20
Isle of Dogs Boss (voice) 2018-03-23
Always at The Carlyle Self 2018-05-11
TVTV: Video Revolutionaries Self 2018-10-19
Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Love, Gilda Self (archive footage) 2018-04-18
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man Himself 2018-05-02
For The Fun Of The Game Self 2018-10-17
David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2017-10-22
The Bill Murray Experience Himself 2017-12-19
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History Self 2016-10-01
Ghostbusters Martin Heiss 2016-07-14
The Jungle Book Baloo (voice) 2016-04-07
Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2016-10-28
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self / Nick Ocean 2015-02-15
"That's Awesome!": The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' Self 2015-02-17
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Self / Actor 2015-01-25
Aloha Carson Welch 2015-05-29
À la découverte du tournage de Moonrise Kingdom Self / Mr. Bishop 2015-09-22
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon Self 2015-10-13
A Very Murray Christmas Bill Murray 2015-12-04
Rock the Kasbah Richie Lanz 2015-10-22
The Monuments Men Sgt. Richard Campbell 2014-01-24
The Grand Budapest Hotel Monsieur Ivan 2014-02-26
Dumb and Dumber To Ice Pick 2014-11-12
St. Vincent Vincent MacKenna 2014-10-09
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Saul 2013-02-08
Making The Royal Tenenbaums Self / Raleigh (archive footage) 2012-08-14
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance Self 2012-10-16
Hyde Park on Hudson Franklin D. Roosevelt 2012-12-07
Moonrise Kingdom Mr. Bishop 2012-05-16
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (archive footage) 2012-02-04
Passion Play Happy Shannon 2011-01-10
Ballhawks Narrator 2010-10-01
The Making of 'The Darjeeling Limited' Self / Businessman 2010-10-12
The Women of SNL Richard Dawson / Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Get Low Frank Quinn 2010-07-30
Zombieland Bill Murray 2009-10-07
The Limits of Control American 2009-05-01
Fantastic Mr. Fox Clive Badger (voice) 2009-10-23
A Better Man: The Making of 'Tootsie' Self 2008-02-05
Get Smart Agent 13 2008-06-19
City of Ember Mayor Cole 2008-10-07
The Darjeeling Limited The Businessman 2007-09-07
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit Bill Murray 2007-09-09
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Self 2006-12-12
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Garfield (voice) 2006-06-15
On the Set: 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' Self / Steve Zissou 2005-01-15
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd Various Characters 2005-09-06
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live Self 2005-02-20
The Lost City The Writer 2005-09-03
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal Self 2005-05-09
Broken Flowers Don Johnston 2005-08-05
This Is an Adventure Self 2005-05-10
Garfield Garfield (voice) 2004-06-10
This Old Cub Himself 2004-08-25
Coffee and Cigarettes Bill Murray 2004-03-12
Garfield: Bringing the Cat to Life Garfield 2004-10-19
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Steve Zissou 2004-12-10
Lost on Location Self 2004-02-03
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Bill Murray The K. (archive footage) 2003-08-16
Lost in Translation Bob Harris 2003-09-18
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time Self (archive footage) 2002-01-29
The Royal Tenenbaums Raleigh St. Clair 2001-10-05
Osmosis Jones Frank Detorre 2001-08-10
Speaking of Sex Ezri Stovall 2001-10-18
With the Filmmaker: Wes Anderson Self (archival footage) 2001-12-17
The Making of 'Rushmore' Self 2000-01-25
Charlie's Angels John Bosley 2000-11-02
Hamlet Polonius 2000-05-12
Michael Jordan to the Max Himself 2000-05-05
Cradle Will Rock Tommy Crickshaw 1999-12-10
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole Carl Spackler (archive footage) 1999-05-05
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Ghostbusters 1999 Self - Archive Footage 1999-10-29
Rushmore Herman Blume 1998-12-11
With Friends Like These... Maurice Melnick 1998-09-10
Wild Things Kenneth Bowden 1998-03-20
The Man Who Knew Too Little Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie 1997-11-14
Kingpin Ernie McCracken 1996-07-04
Space Jam Bill Murray 1996-11-15
Larger Than Life Jack Corcoran 1996-07-26
R.E.M.: Rough Cut Himself 1995-10-24
Ed Wood Bunny Breckinridge 1994-09-27
Groundhog Day Phil Connors 1993-02-11
Mad Dog and Glory Frank Milo 1993-03-05
What About Bob? Bob Wiley 1991-05-17
Quick Change Grimm 1990-07-13
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1989-09-24
Ghostbusters II Dr. Peter Venkman 1989-06-16
She's Having a Baby Bill Murray (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Scrooged Francis Cross 1988-11-22
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Self 1986-01-14
Little Shop of Horrors Arthur Denton 1986-12-19
The Best of John Belushi Various characters 1985-08-03
The Razor's Edge Larry Darrell 1984-10-19
Ghostbusters Peter Venkman 1984-06-08
Nothing Lasts Forever Ted Breughel 1984-09-06
Tootsie Jeff Slater 1982-12-17
Twilight Theatre Lefty in 'First Film' 1982-07-01
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me Various 1982-05-12
Stripes John Winger 1981-06-26
Cut Flowers 1981-03-07
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever Bytes 1981-11-25
Caddyshack Carl Spackler 1980-07-25
Le chaînon manquant Dragon (voice) 1980-05-21
Bill Murray Live from the Second City Self 1980-01-01
Where the Buffalo Roam Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 1980-04-25
Meatballs Tripper Harrison 1979-06-28
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Man on the Street 1979-09-20
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood Self / Nixon Voter (uncredited) 1978-11-02
The Things We Did Last Summer Himself 1978-10-28
Loose Shoes Lefty 1978-09-01
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Bill Murray the K. 1978-03-22
The Dogs 1978-10-02
TVTV Looks at the Oscars Self 1976-03-30
Super Bowl Himself 1976-03-01
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Nick Kessel (uncredited) 1976-02-04
La Honte de la jungle Reporter (voice) 1975-09-04
Bum's Rush Bum
The King of Counterfeit
The Friend
The Phoenician Scheme
Being Mortal