Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Movie Actor

William James Murray is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his deadpan delivery. He rose to fame on The National Lampoon Radio Hour before becoming a national presence on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980, where he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Full Name
William James Murray
Sep 21, 1950
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Bill Murray was born William James Murray on September 21, 1950, in Wilmette, Illinois. His zodiac sign is Virgo and his ethnicity is Irish-American. He was the fifth of nine children born to Edward Joseph Murray II and Lucille Collins. His father owned a lumber company and was an amateur actor who had appeared in community theater productions. 

    In 1968, Murray attended Regis University in Denver for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in comedy. He joined the cast of “The National Lampoon Radio Hour” in 1973 and made his film debut as Private Lawrence Boucher in the 1978 movie “Meatballs”. After appearing in several more films, he gained mainstream success for his role as Dr. Peter Venkman in the 1984 hit “Ghostbusters”. This led to him becoming one of Hollywood's most recognizable comedic actors throughout the 1980s and 1990s. 

    Throughout his career, Murray has appeared in over 60 films including “Groundhog Day” (1993), “Lost In Translation” (2003) and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004). He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards, winning one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Lost In Translation in 2004. In 2016, he received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in HBO's adaptation of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History documentary series.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bill Murray is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 21, 1950, Bill Murray was born in Evanston, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins The National Lampoon Radio Hour</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murray joins the cast of "The National Lampoon Radio Hour" with some of his college friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live" and becomes a breakout star.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Caddyshack</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starts in the movie "Caddyshack," which became a cult classic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Golden Globe Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in "Groundhog Day".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in Rushmore</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in the movie "Rushmore," directed by Wes Anderson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Mark Twain Prize for American Humor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bill Murray is a great actor who has starred in many classic films, such as Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day. His performances are always memorable and he has the ability to bring characters to life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Entertaining Personality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text"> Bill Murray is an entertaining personality who often takes on fun roles in movies and television shows. He often makes unexpected appearances at events and his quick wit and humor make him a pleasure to watch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text"> Bill Murray is a philanthropist who has donated money to numerous charitable organizations. He also regularly donates his time to help those in need and hosts fundraisers for various causes.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Attended Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bill Murray was a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live, appearing in the show from 1977 to 1980.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Was the First Ghostbuster</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bill Murray was the first actor to be cast for the 1984 classic Ghostbusters, playing Dr. Peter Venkman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He's an Award Winning Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bill Murray has won multiple awards over his career including a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founded a Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1996, Bill Murray founded the production company, American Zoetrope, with fellow actor George Clooney.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Arrested in 1970</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1970, Bill Murray was arrested for possession of marijuana in Chicago, Illinois. He was later released on bond.</p></div>


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