- Bill Murray
Murray at the premiere of Get Low at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Born William James Murray
September 21, 1950
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter Years active 1973–present Spouse Margaret Kelly (1981–96)
Jennifer Butler (1997–2008)
William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), that gave him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray's father died in 1967 from complications of diabetes when Bill was 17 years old. Murray, along with his eight siblings, was raised in an Irish Catholic family. Three of his siblings are actors: John Murray, Joel Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray. A sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican nun in Michigan, who has traveled the United States in a one-woman programme, portraying St. Catherine of Siena.
The family did not have much money, and Lucille Murray pressed her children to work to pay their school tuitions. As a youth, Murray read children's biographies of American heroes like Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok and Davy Crockett. He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. During his teen years, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his education at Jesuit High School. One of his sisters had polio and his mother suffered several miscarriages. During his teen years he was the lead singer of a rock band called the Dutch Masters and took part in high school and community theatre.
After graduating, Murray attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, taking premedical courses. However, he quickly dropped out, returning to Illinois. In 2007, however, Regis awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
With an invitation from his older brother, Brian, Murray got his start at Second City Chicago, an improvisational comedy troupe, studying under Del Close. In 1974, he moved to New York City and was recruited by John Belushi as a featured player on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, which aired on some 600 stations from 1973 to 1974.
Saturday Night Live
In 1975, an Off Broadway version of a Lampoon show led to his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell that featured animal acts and little kids with loud voices. That same season, another variety show titled NBC's Saturday Night premiered. Cosell's show lasted just one season, canceled in early 1976.
After working in Los Angeles with the "guerrilla video" commune TVTV on a number of projects, Murray rose to prominence in 1976. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live for the show's second season, following the departure of Chevy Chase.
A Rutland Weekend Television sketch Eric Idle brought for his appearance on SNL developed into the 1978 mockumentary All You Need Is Cash with Murray (alongside other SNL cast members) appearing as "Bill Murray the K", a send-up of New York radio host Murray the K, in a segment of the film that is an obvious parody of the Maysles Brothers's documentary The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.
Murray landed his first starring role with the film Meatballs in 1979. He followed this up with his portrayal of famed writer Hunter S. Thompson in 1980's Where the Buffalo Roam. In the early 1980s, he starred in a string of box-office hits including Caddyshack, Stripes, and Tootsie.
Murray became the first guest on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman on February 1, 1982. He would later appear on the first episode of The Late Show with David Letterman in August 1993, when the show moved to CBS.
Murray began work on a film adaptation of the novel The Razor's Edge. The film, which Murray also co-wrote, was his first starring role in a dramatic film. He later agreed to star in Ghostbusters, in a role originally written for John Belushi. This was a deal Murray made with Columbia Pictures in order to gain financing for his film. Ghostbusters became the highest-grossing film of 1984. But The Razor's Edge, which was filmed before Ghostbusters but not released until after, was a box-office flop.
Upset over the failure of Razor's Edge, Murray took four years off from acting to study philosophy and history at the Sorbonne, frequent the Cinematheque in Paris, and spend time with his family in their Hudson River Valley home. During that time, his second son, Luke, was born. With the exception of a cameo appearance in the 1986 movie Little Shop of Horrors, he did not make any appearances in films, though he did participate in several public readings in Manhattan organized by playwright/director Timothy Mayer and in a production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man.
Murray returned to films in 1988 with Scrooged and the sequel Ghostbusters II in 1989. In 1990, Murray made his first and only attempt at directing when he co-directed Quick Change with producer Howard Franklin. His subsequent films What About Bob? (1991) and Groundhog Day (1993) were box-office hits and critically acclaimed.
After a string of films that did not do well with audiences (one of the exceptions being his role in the 1996 comedy Kingpin), he received much critical acclaim for Wes Anderson's Rushmore for which 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 (tying with Billy Bob Thornton). Murray decided to take a turn towards more dramatic roles. Murray then experienced a resurgence in his career as a dramatic actor, taking on roles in Wild Things, Cradle Will Rock, Hamlet (as Polonius), and The Royal Tenenbaums.
In 2003, he garnered considerable acclaim for Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, and went on to earn a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Best Actor awards from a number of film critic organizations. He was considered a favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, although Sean Penn ultimately won the award for his performance in Mystic River. In an interview included on the Lost in Translation DVD, Murray states that this is his favorite movie in which he has appeared. Also in 2003, he appeared in a short cameo for the movie Coffee and Cigarettes, in which he played himself "hiding out" in a local coffee shop.
During this time, Murray still appeared in comedic roles such as Charlie's Angels and Osmosis Jones. In 2004, he provided the voice of Garfield in Garfield: The Movie, and again in 2006 for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. In 2004, he made his third collaboration with Wes Anderson in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. His dramatic role in Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers was also well received.
In 2005, Murray announced that he would take a break from acting, as he had not had the time to relax since his new breakthrough in the late 1990s. He did return to the big screen, however, for brief cameos in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited and in Get Smart as Agent 13, the agent in the tree. In 2008, he played an important role in the post-apocalyptic film City of Ember, and in 2009, played himself in a cameo role in the zombie comedy Zombieland.
Murray provided the voice for the character Mr. Badger for the 2009 animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox. Though there was speculation that he might return to the Ghostbusters franchise for the rumored Ghostbusters 3, he dispelled such speculation in a recent interview with GQ. In March 2010, Bill Murray appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and talked about his return to Ghostbusters III, stating "I'd do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel". In an interview with Coming Soon, Murray said: "You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it'd be fun to do." In the interview, when asked "Is the third Ghostbusters movie happening? What's the story with that?", Bill Murray replied, "It's all a bunch of crock." Despite this comment, later reports by Dan Aykroyd and Stefano Paginini suggest the movie is well underway, and the script has already been approved.
Murray is an avid golfer who often plays in celebrity tournaments. His 1999 book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf, part autobiography and part essay, expounds on his love of the game. In 2002, he and his brothers starred in the Comedy Central series, The Sweet Spot, which chronicled their adventures playing golf. Caddyshack, one of Murray's earliest film roles, has him playing assistant greens-keeper Carl Spackler who lives in the golf course's tool shed. The title of his book is derived from a scene he played in Caddyshack, narrating his own golf fantasy (which was listed as #92 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes list).
Murray's love for golf is displayed in Space Jam and Zombieland.
On February 13, 2011, Murray, playing with tournament champion D.A. Points, won the Pro-Am championship at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Outside of show business
He is a part-owner of the St. Paul Saints independent minor-league baseball team and occasionally travels to Saint Paul, Minnesota to watch the team's games. He also owns part of the Charleston RiverDogs, Hudson Valley Renegades, and the Brockton Rox. He invested in a number of other minor league teams in the past, including the Utica Blue Sox, Fort Myers Miracle, Salt Lake Sting (APSL) and Salt Lake City Trappers. He was also a part-owner of the Auburn Astros (now the Auburn Doubledays) in Auburn, New York.
Being very detached from the Hollywood scene, Murray does not have an agent or manager and reportedly only fields offers for scripts and roles using a personal telephone number with a voice mailbox that he checks infrequently. This practice has the downside of sometimes preventing him from taking parts that he had auditioned for and was interested in, such as that of Sulley in Monsters, Inc., Bernard Berkman in The Squid and the Whale, Frank Ginsburg in Little Miss Sunshine and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He also regretted losing the chance to play Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit when he heard that he was considered for the role, which he says he would have definitely accepted.
During the filming of Stripes, Murray married Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas on January 25, 1981. Later, they re-married in Chicago for their families. Margaret gave birth to two sons, Homer (born 1982) and Luke (born 1985). In April 2011, Luke was named an Assistant Coach at Towson University, located outside of Baltimore, MD. Following Murray's affair with Jennifer Butler, the couple divorced in 1996. In 1997, he married Butler. Together, they have four sons: Caleb (born January 11, 1993), Jackson (born October 6, 1995), Cooper (born January 27, 1997), and Lincoln (born May 30, 2001). Butler filed for divorce on May 12, 2008, accusing Murray of domestic violence, infidelity, and sex, drug and alcohol addiction. Their divorce was finalized on June 13, 2008.
Murray has homes in Los Angeles, California; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; and Rockland County, New York, just outside of New York City. He enjoys a warm glass of 2% milk before bed.
Murray is a fan of Chicago pro sports teams, especially the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. (He was once a guest color commentator for a Cubs game during the 1980s.) He also is a Michael Jordan fan and has made cameo appearances in Space Jam and Jordan documentaries. Murray is an avid Quinnipiac University basketball fan, where his son served as head of basketball operations. Murray is a regular fixture at home games. He cheered courtside for the Illinois Fighting Illini's game against the University of North Carolina in the NCAA Basketball Tournament's championship game in 2005. He is a fixture at home games of those teams when in his native Chicago. After traveling to Florida during the Cubs playoff run to help "inspire" the team (Murray told Cubs slugger Aramis Ramírez he was very ill and needed two home runs to give him the hope to live), he was invited to the champagne party in the Cubs' clubhouse when the team clinched the NL Central in late September 2007, along with fellow actors John Cusack, Bernie Mac, James Belushi, and former Cubs legend Ron Santo. Murray appeared in Santo's documentary, This Old Cub.
As a Chicago native, Murray appeared at the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show in August 2008. He performed a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. He was the M.C. for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007, where he dressed in various guises of Clapton as he appeared through the years. He was MC again in 2010. Also because of his roots in the Chicago area, the founders of Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) Michael and Lilo Salmon, were able to contact him through his former sister-in-law for support. In 1987 he made a sizeable donation to assist in the development and building of the Nathalie Salmon House. This home has been able to provide affordable housing for low-income seniors. Michael and Lilo Salmon credited him as performing "miracles" for them.
Songs inspired by Murray's life
Bill Murray is unique in that there are several songs currently available that were inspired by his acting career, all of which were released later in his life over the course of recent years.
- Terrible People, an indie rock band from Phoenix, Arizona made a music video for their single "Bill Murray" off their LP "Wireless Generation", casting comedian Jim Tavaré in the lead role as a zombie (referencing Zombieland) The band claims each lyric in the song alludes to different iconic roles Murray has played over the years. - Released in 2011.
- Gorillaz released a single and music video for their song "Bill Murray" off their album, D-Sides. - Released in 2007.
- Sweatshop Union has a hip-hop EP named "The Bill Murray," - Released in 2011.
- Dan Aux and Youx titled an electronic instrumental for Murray from their EP "Fire House 1" - Released in 2010.
- Smokey Smelko raps about a Cadillac on "Bill Murray" from his LP "Pink Eagle" - Released in 2008.
- Trey Green's rock song from his LP "The Awesomeness", titled "Bill Murray, Philosopher" is based in part on his role in Groundhog Day. - Released in 2010.
- The Anatomy of Frank's recorded a singled called "Bill Murray" off of their EP "Relax, There's Nothing Here But Old Pictures"] - Released in 2011
- Her Candane recorded a single entitled "Chevy Chase Is Good, But He's No Bill Murray." off their "No Battle!" LP - Released in 2006.
- Lindsay Weidmann recorded a song called "Bill Murray, We Got To Hurry." for her LP Quasi-Erotic Dreams of Famous Middle Aged Actors] - Released in 2010.
- The Gifthorse also released a movie reference inspired single called "Bill Murray" on their Self-Titled LP - Released in 2008.
- Papa Razzi and the Photogs recorded a song called "Bill Murray Is My Idol" - Released in 2010.
- Australian electronic music producer Moonbase Commander released a track titled "Bill Murray." - Released in 2011.
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- Bill Murray at the Internet Movie Database
- Bill Murray at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Bill Murray at AllRovi
- "The Films of Bill Murray", video compilation of film clips, 5 minutes
- Streaming audio interview from 1988 (18 minutes)
- USA Today Article detailing Murray's house party crashing
- Entertainment Weekly interview
- GQ interview
- Meatballs Movie Website
- Terrible People - Bill Murray (Music Video)
Awards for Bill Murray Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (2001–2020) BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2000–2019) Complete list · (1952–1959) · (1960–1979) · (1980–1999) · (2000–2019) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (1975–2000) Specials
1975: John Bradford · Cy Coleman · Bob Wells | 1976: Ann Elder · Christopher Guest · Lorne Michaels · Earl Pomerantz · Jim Rusk · Lily Tomlin · Jane Wagner · Rod Warren · George Yanok | 1977: Buz Kohan · Ted Strauss | 1978: Chevy Chase · Tom Davis · Al Franken · Charles Grodin · Lorne Michaels · Paul Simon · Lily Tomlin · Alan Zweibel
1975: Roger Beatty · Gary Belkin · Dick Clair · Rudy De Luca · Arnie Kogen · Barry Levinson · Jenna McMahon · Gene Perret · Bill Richmond · Ed Simmons | 1976: Anne Beatts · Chevy Chase · Tom Davis · Al Franken · Lorne Michaels · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Michael O'Donoghue · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Rosie Shuster · Alan Zweibel | 1977: Dan Aykroyd · John Belushi · Tom Davis · James Downey · Al Franken · Lorne Michaels · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Bill Murray · Michael O'Donoghue · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Rosie Shuster · Alan Zweibel | 1978: Roger Beatty · Dick Clair · Tim Conway · Rick Hawkins · Robert Illes · Jenna McMahon · Gene Perret · Bill Richmond · Liz Sage · Larry Siegel · Franelle Silver · Ed Simmons · James Stein
1979: Alan Alda | 1980: Buz Kohan | 1981: Jerry Juhl · Chris Langham · David Odell | 1982: Jeffrey Barron · Dick Blasucci · John Candy · Chris Cluess · Bob Dolman · Joe Flaherty · Paul Flaherty · Stuart Kreisman · Eugene Levy · Andrea Martin · John McAndrew · Brian McConnachie · Rick Moranis · Catherine O'Hara · Mert Rich · Michael Short · Doug Steckler · Dave Thomas | 1983: Dick Blasucci · John Candy · Bob Dolman · Joe Flaherty · Paul Flaherty · Eugene Levy · Andrea Martin · John McAndrew · Martin Short · Michael Short · Doug Steckler · Mary Charlotte Wilcox | 1984: Chris Elliott · Sanford Frank · Ted Greenberg · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Joseph E. Toplyn · Matt Wickline · David Yazbek | 1985: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Eddie Gorodetsky · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1986: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1987: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Adam Resnick · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1988: Jackie Mason | 1989: John Bowman · A. Whitney Brown · Gregory Daniels · Tom Davis · James Downey · Al Franken · Shannon Gaughan · Jack Handey · Phil Hartman · George Meyer · Lorne Michaels · Mike Myers · Conan O'Brien · Bob Odenkirk · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Robert Smigel · Bonnie Turner · Terry Turner · Christine Zander | 1990 (tie): Billy Crystal | 1990 (tie): Jerry Belson · James L. Brooks · Marc Flanagan · Dinah Kirgo · Jay Kogen · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Heide Perlman · Ian Praiser · Sam Simon · Tracey Ullman · Wallace Wolodarsky | 1991: Billy Crystal · Hal Kanter · Buz Kohan · David Steinberg · Bruce Vilanch · Robert Wuhl | 1992: No award | 1993: Judd Apatow · Robert Cohen · David Cross · Brent Forrester · Jeff Kahn · Bruce Kirschbaum · Bob Odenkirk · Sultan Pepper · Dino Stamatopoulos · Ben Stiller | 1994: No award | 1995: No award | 1996: David Feldman · Eddie Feldmann · Mike Gandolfi · Tom Hertz · Leah Krinsky · Dennis Miller · Rick Overton | 1997: Chris Rock | 1998: Jose Arroyo · David Feldman · Eddie Feldmann · Jim Hanna · Leah Krinsky · Dennis Miller · David Weiss | 1999: Tom Agna · Vernon Chatman · Louis C.K. · Lance Crouther · Gregory Greenberg · Ali LeRoi · Steve O'Donnell · Chris Rock · Frank Sebastiano · Chuck Sklar · Jeff Stilson · Wanda Sykes · Mike Upchurch | 2000: Eddie Izzard
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