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Bill Murray is an American actor and comedian

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousCollege Dropouts, Saturday Night Live Cast, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, ISTP
City/StateIllinois
SpousesJennifer Butler (m. 1997–2008), Margaret Kelly (m. 1981–1996)
SiblingsAndy Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray
Known asWilliam James Murray
Childrens Homer
Birth PlaceWilmette, Illinois, U.S.
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherEdward Joseph Murray II
MotherLucille
Net Worth$140 million as of Jul 10,2016
Sun SignVirgo
Born inWilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Famous asAmerican actor

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Who is Bill Murray?

Bill Murray started his career in acting with comic roles, but later moved on to do dramatic roles. He is a golf enthusiast - he worked as a caddy in his formative years, and it was here that he developed a keen love for the game. He is also a baseball enthusiast. As a young man, he started on the wrong note, getting arrested for possession of cannabis. He took his life in the right direction when he and his brothers set out to act in the comedy ‘The Second City’. This was followed by roles in ‘Saturday Night Live’. His first successful movie was ‘Meatball”. It was followed by the cult classic ‘Caddyshack’ and box-office hits such as ‘Stripes’, and ‘Tootsie’. His most popular movie was ‘Ghostbusters’. He did dramatic roles in ‘Wild Things’, ‘Cradle Will Rock’, ‘Hamlet’, and in the 2001 critically acclaimed movie ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’. He provided the voice for cartoon characters such as Garfield and Mr. Badger in ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’. He has no agents or managers and no entourage following him around. He is involved in providing affordable housing to low-income seniors through Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), to which he has made a generous donation.

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Childhood & Early Life

William James "Bill" Murray was born to Lucille Collins, a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray had eight siblings.

He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. In order to fund his education at the Jesuit high school, he worked as a golf caddy in his teens.

As a teen, he was the singer of a band called the Dutch Masters and performed in high school and community theatre. He attended Regis University, Denver but dropped out and returned to Illinois.

In 1970, he was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle cannabis. He was convicted and sentenced to probation.

Career

He joined his brother in the cast for the improvisational comedy ‘The Second City’ in Chicago and got to study under Del Close. This gave direction to his life and he took up acting.

In 1975, he was cast in the short-lived ABC variety show, Saturday Night Live. Two years later, NBC invited him to their Saturday Night Live. He was with it for three seasons.

In 1979, he landed his first movie role in the box-office hit, ‘Meatballs’. It was followed by ‘Where the Buffalo’s Roam’ in which he portrayed Hunter S. Thompson. However, the movie flopped.

In 1980, he restored his image as an actor with the cult classic ‘Caddyshack’. The following years saw him act in box-office hits such as ‘Stripes’, and ‘Tootsie’.

In 1984, he co-wrote and acted in ‘The Razor’s Edge’. The movie did not do very well and he was so disappointed that he took four years off, appearing in only cameo roles.

He took time off from movies, except for a cameo appearance in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in 1986, to be with his family and to study philosophy and history at the Sorbonne.

In 1988, he returned to movies with ‘Scrooged’. It was followed by the sequel ‘Ghostbusters II’, the next year. He even co-directed the movie ‘Quick Change’ with Howard Franklin.

In 1999, he wrote a semi-autobiographic book ‘Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf’, explaining his love for the game of golf.

Once he decided to take up dramatic roles, his career started sky-rocketing with roles in ‘Wild Things’, ‘Cradle Will Rock’, ‘Hamlet’, and in the 2001 critically acclaimed movie ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’.

In 2004, he provided the voice-over for the cartoon character Garfield in ‘Garfield: The Movie’ and two years later for ‘Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties’.

In 2004, he worked in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Aquatic Life’. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's ‘Broken Flowers’. The next year, he appeared in cameo roles in ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and ‘Get Smart’.

After a break from acting, he appeared in a notable role in the movie ‘City of Ember’ in 2008. In the next year, he appeared in a cameo role in the comedy ‘Zombieland’.

In 2012, he took up the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the movie ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’. He also starred in Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.

He will be seen starring alongside Johnny Depp and Jude Law in Wes Anderson’s next film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, which is set to release in 2014.

Major Works

In 1984, he made a deal with Columbia Pictures to star in ‘Ghostbusters’. Murray stars as one of the three eccentric ghost-catching parapsychologists. ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge hit.

The early 1990s saw him act in movies such as ‘What About Bob?’ and ‘Groundhog Day’. He won critical acclaim for both movies which went on to become box-office hits.

Awards & Achievements

In 1998, for his role in Wes Anderson's ‘Rushmore’, he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

In 2003, he acted in Sofia Coppola's ‘Lost in Translation’. He won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award. He lost the Academy Award to Sean Penn.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1981, he married Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday. They had a marriage ceremony later in church with family on March 25th. They had two sons, Homer and Luke.

Murray and Kelly divorced after Murray’s affair with Jennifer Butler came to light. He married Butler in 1997. They had four sons: Caleb, Jackson, Cooper and Lincoln. Butler filed for divorce on the grounds of domestic violence, infidelity and addiction to sex, marijuana and alcohol. They were granted divorce in 2008.

Trivia

This prominent actor was the M.C. for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007. He dressed in various guises of Clapton as he appeared through the years.

This famous actor won the Pro-Am championship at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2011, when he played with tournament champion D. A. Points.

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Bill Murray awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2004Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalLost in Translation (2003)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2015Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieOlive Kitteridge (2014)
1977Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)

BAFTA Awards

2004Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleLost in Translation (2003)

Bill Murray biography timelines

  • // 21st Sep 1950
    William James "Bill" Murray was born to Lucille Collins, a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray had eight siblings.
  • // 1970
    In 1970, he was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle cannabis. He was convicted and sentenced to probation.
  • // 1975
    In 1975, he was cast in the short-lived ABC variety show, Saturday Night Live. Two years later, NBC invited him to their Saturday Night Live. He was with it for three seasons.
  • // 1979
    In 1979, he landed his first movie role in the box-office hit, ‘Meatballs’. It was followed by ‘Where the Buffalo’s Roam’ in which he portrayed Hunter S. Thompson. However, the movie flopped.
  • // 1980
    In 1980, he restored his image as an actor with the cult classic ‘Caddyshack’. The following years saw him act in box-office hits such as ‘Stripes’, and ‘Tootsie’.
  • // 1980
    In 1984, he co-wrote and acted in ‘The Razor’s Edge’. The movie did not do very well and he was so disappointed that he took four years off, appearing in only cameo roles.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he married Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday. They had a marriage ceremony later in church with family on March 25th. They had two sons, Homer and Luke.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he made a deal with Columbia Pictures to star in ‘Ghostbusters’. Murray stars as one of the three eccentric ghost-catching parapsychologists. ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge hit.
  • // 1986
    He took time off from movies, except for a cameo appearance in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in 1986, to be with his family and to study philosophy and history at the Sorbonne.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he returned to movies with ‘Scrooged’. It was followed by the sequel ‘Ghostbusters II’, the next year. He even co-directed the movie ‘Quick Change’ with Howard Franklin.
  • // 1997 To 2008
    Murray and Kelly divorced after Murray’s affair with Jennifer Butler came to light. He married Butler in 1997. They had four sons: Caleb, Jackson, Cooper and Lincoln. Butler filed for divorce on the grounds of domestic violence, infidelity and addiction to sex, marijuana and alcohol. They were granted divorce in 2008.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, for his role in Wes Anderson's ‘Rushmore’, he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he wrote a semi-autobiographic book ‘Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf’, explaining his love for the game of golf.
  • // 2001
    Once he decided to take up dramatic roles, his career started sky-rocketing with roles in ‘Wild Things’, ‘Cradle Will Rock’, ‘Hamlet’, and in the 2001 critically acclaimed movie ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he acted in Sofia Coppola's ‘Lost in Translation’. He won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award. He lost the Academy Award to Sean Penn.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he provided the voice-over for the cartoon character Garfield in ‘Garfield: The Movie’ and two years later for ‘Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties’.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he worked in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Aquatic Life’. He also starred in Jim Jarmusch's ‘Broken Flowers’. The next year, he appeared in cameo roles in ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and ‘Get Smart’.
  • // 28th Jul 2007
    This prominent actor was the M.C. for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007. He dressed in various guises of Clapton as he appeared through the years.
  • // 2008
    After a break from acting, he appeared in a notable role in the movie ‘City of Ember’ in 2008. In the next year, he appeared in a cameo role in the comedy ‘Zombieland’.
  • // 2011
    This famous actor won the Pro-Am championship at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2011, when he played with tournament champion D. A. Points.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he took up the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the movie ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’. He also starred in Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.

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Bill Murray's FAQ

  • What is Bill Murray birthday?

    Bill Murray was born at 1950-09-21

  • Where is Bill Murray's birth place?

    Bill Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

  • What is Bill Murray nationalities?

    Bill Murray's nationalities is American

  • Who is Bill Murray spouses?

    Bill Murray's spouses is Jennifer Butler (m. 1997–2008), Margaret Kelly (m. 1981–1996)

  • Who is Bill Murray siblings?

    Bill Murray's siblings is Andy Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray

  • Who is Bill Murray childrens?

    Bill Murray's childrens is Homer

  • What is Bill Murray's religion?

    Bill Murray's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is Bill Murray?

    Bill Murray's height is 188

  • Who is Bill Murray's father?

    Bill Murray's father is Edward Joseph Murray II

  • Who is Bill Murray's mother?

    Bill Murray's mother is Lucille

  • What is Bill Murray's sun sign?

    Bill Murray is Virgo

  • How famous is Bill Murray?

    Bill Murray is famouse as American actor