Bill Murray

Bill Murray

  • Birthday: 1950-09-21
  • Place of birth: Wilmette, Illinois, USA
  • Also know as: Billy Murray

Biography

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.

Filmography

Groundhog Day

1993

As Phil Connors

Lost in Translation

2003

As Bob Harris

Broken Flowers

2005

As Don Johnston

Ed Wood

1994

As Bunny Breckinridge

Ghostbusters

1984

As Peter Venkman

Wild Things

1998

As Kenneth Bowden

Coffee and Cigarettes

2004

As Bill Murray (segment "Delirium")

Space Jam

1996

As Bill Murray

What About Bob?

1991

As Bob Wiley

Fantastic Mr. Fox

2009

As Clive Badger (voice)

Mad Dog and Glory

1993

As Frank Milo

Ghostbusters II

1989

As Peter Venkman

Hamlet

2000

As Polonius

Quick Change

1990

As Grimm

Little Shop of Horrors

1986

As Arthur Denton

Charlie's Angels

2000

As John Bosley

Stripes

1981

As John Winger

The Darjeeling Limited

2007

As The Businessman

Kingpin

1996

As Ernie McCracken

Rushmore

1998

As Herman Blume

Get Smart

2008

As Agent 13

The Razor's Edge

1984

As Larry Darrell

The Limits of Control

2009

As American

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

1976

As Nick Kessel (uncredited)

Caddyshack

1980

As Carl Spackler

Garfield

2004

As Garfield (voice)

Cradle Will Rock

1999

As Tommy Crickshaw

The Man Who Knew Too Little

1997

As Wallace 'Wally' Ritchie

The Royal Tenenbaums

2001

As Raleigh St. Clair

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

2006

As Garfield (voice)

Osmosis Jones

2001

As Frank Detorre

Tootsie

1982

As Jeff Slater

Scrooged

1988

As Francis Cross

The Lost City

2005

As The Writer

Where the Buffalo Roam

1980

As Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Larger Than Life

1996

As Jack Corcoran

City of Ember

2008

As Mayor Cole

Meatballs

1979

As Tripper Harrison

Get Low

2010

As Frank Quinn

Loose Shoes

1978

As Lefty

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

1978

As Bill Murray the K.

Speaking of Sex

2001

As Ezri Stovall

Passion Play

2011

As Happy Shannon

The Missing Link

1980

As Dragon (voice)

Zombieland

2009

As Bill Murray

Nothing Lasts Forever

1984

As Ted Breughel

Hyde Park on Hudson

2012

As Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014

As Monsieur Ivan

Moonrise Kingdom

2012

As Mr. Bishop

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

1979

As Man on the Street

With Friends Like These...

1998

As Maurice Melnick

The Monuments Men

2014

As Sgt. Richard Campbell

Dumb and Dumber To

2014

As Ice Pick

St. Vincent

2014

As Vincent MacKenna

The Jungle Book

2016

As Baloo (voice)

Aloha

2015

As Carson Welch

Rock the Kasbah

2015

As Richie Lanz

A Very Murray Christmas

2015

As Bill Murray

Ghostbusters

2016

As Martin Heiss

Isle of Dogs

2018

As Boss (voice)

The Dogs

1978

As

Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

1989

As Self (archive footage)

She's Having a Baby

1988

As Bill Murray (uncredited)

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

1978

As Self / Nixon Voter (uncredited)

The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch

2003

As Bill Murray The K. (archive footage)

FCU: Fact Checkers Unit

2007

As Bill Murray

Caddyshack: The 19th Hole

1999

As Carl Spackler (archive footage)

The Dead Don't Die

2019

As Chief Cliff Robertson

The French Dispatch

2021

As Arthur Howitzer, Jr.

Cut Flowers

1981

As

Love, Gilda

2018

As Self (archive footage)

On the Rocks

2020

As Felix

Zombieland: Double Tap

2019

As Bill Murray

This Old Cub

2004

As Himself

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2021

As Peter Venkman

Fantastic Mr. Murray

2019

As Self - Portrait Subject (archive footage)

R.E.M.: Rough Cut

1995

As Himself

The Women of SNL

2010

As Richard Dawson / Various (archive footage)

Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Bum's Rush

0000

As Bum

Belushi

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Studio 54

2018

As Self (archive footage)

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

2022

As The Colonel

With the Filmmaker: Wes Anderson

2001

As Self (archival footage)

Being Mortal

0000

As

Ballhawks

2010

As Narrator

Twilight Theatre

1982

As Lefty in 'First Film'

The Best of John Belushi

1985

As Various characters

Exploring the Set of 'Moonrise Kingdom'

2015

As Self / Mr. Bishop

Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time

2002

As Self (archive footage)

Super Bowl

1976

As Himself

Live at Mister Kelly's

2021

As Self (archive footage)

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

2012

As (archive footage)

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

2024

As Peter Venkman

The Making of 'The Darjeeling Limited'

2010

As Self / Businessman

Making The Royal Tenenbaums

2012

As Self / Raleigh (archive footage)

Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle!

1975

As Reporter (voice)

Ghostbusters 1999

1999

As Self - Archive Footage

Franz Klammer – Der Skikaiser wird 70

2023

As Self (archive footage)

The Friend

0000

As

Production

Quick Change

1990

As Director

Quick Change

1990

As Producer

The Razor's Edge

1984

As Screenplay

A Very Murray Christmas

2015

As Executive Producer

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