Bill Murray

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
A droll, iconoclastic comedic actor who enjoyed existing outside of Hollywood while thriving in it, Bill Murray carved a unique career that moved successfully from slapstick comedy to subtly complex seriocomic roles ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1950 in Wilmette, Illinois, USA


Actor (103)

Ghostbusters (Reboot) 2016 (Movie)

(has been mentioned) (Actor)

Aloha 2015 (Movie)

Carson Welch (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

Richie Lanz (Actor)

The Jungle Book (Disney) 2015 (Movie)

Baloo (Voice)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

Ice Pick (Actor)

Olive Kitteridge 2014 (Tv Show)


Saturday Night Live 1977 - 1980, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


St. Vincent 2014 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Graham Norton Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

M. Ivan (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)


The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

Richard Campbell (Actor)

The Wedding Contract 2014 (Movie)


Alpha House 2013 (Tv Show)


Hyde Park On Hudson 2012 (Movie)

FDR (Actor)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Bishop (Actor)

Passion Play 2011 (Movie)

Happy Shannon (Actor)

Get Low 2010 (Movie)

Frank Quinn (Actor)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Badger (Actor)

The Limits of Control 2009 (Movie)

American (Actor)

Zombieland 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

City of Ember 2008 (Movie)

Mayor Cole (Actor)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Agent 13 (Actor)

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

The Businessman (Actor)

FCU: Fact Checkers Unit 2006 (Movie)


Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Garfield (Actor)

The Lost City 2006 (Movie)

The Writer (Actor)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

Don Johnston (Actor)

With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

Maurice Melnick (Actor)

Coffee and Cigarettes 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Garfield (Actor)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Steve Zissou (Actor)

This Old Cub 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

Bob Harris (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Lounge Singer (Actor)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

Frank Detorri (Actor)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

Raleigh St Claire (Actor)

The Story Behind: Caddyshack 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

Bosley (Actor)

Hamlet 2000 (Movie)

Polonius (Actor)

Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 (Movie)


Speaking of Sex 2000 (Movie)

Ezri Stovall (Actor)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

Tommy Crickshaw (Actor)

John Belushi: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

Mr Blume (Actor)

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Wild Things 1998 (Movie)

Ken Bowden (Actor)

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

Wallace Ritchie (Actor)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

Ernie McCracken (Actor)

Larger Than Life 1996 (Movie)

Jack Corcoran (Actor)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gilda Radner: In Her Own Words 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

John "Bunny" Breckinridge (Actor)

Groundhog Day 1993 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

Frank Milo (Actor)

Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

Bob Wiley (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Grimm (Actor)

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

Dr Peter Venkman (Actor)

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Frank Cross (Actor)

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

Arthur Denton (Actor)

Ghostbusters 1984 (Movie)

Dr Peter Venkman (Actor)

The Razor's Edge 1984 (Movie)

Larry Darrell (Actor)

Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Twilight Theater 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


Loose Shoes 1981 (Movie)

Lefty Schwartz (Actor)

Nothing Lasts Forever 1981 (Movie)

Lunar Cruise Director (Actor)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

John Winger (Actor)

Caddyshack 1980 (Movie)

Carl Spackler (Actor)

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Dr Hunter S Thompson (Actor)

Meatballs 1979 (Movie)

Tripper (Actor)

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 (Movie)


A Bird for all Seasons 1978 (Movie)


First Love 1978 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Dogs 1977 (Movie)


La Honte de la jungle 1974 (Movie)


Airborne (TV Show)


Corruption (Movie)

Rik (Actor)

Hell To Pay (Movie)


The Sweet Spot (TV Show)


Things We Did Last Summer (TV Show)

Music (2)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding") (Song Performer)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

("The Best Thing (Love Song)") (Song Performer)
Writer (2)

The Razor's Edge 1984 (Movie)


The TV TV Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Director (1)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)



A droll, iconoclastic comedic actor who enjoyed existing outside of Hollywood while thriving in it, Bill Murray carved a unique career that moved successfully from slapstick comedy to subtly complex seriocomic roles that earned him several awards and untold critical praise. After a stint in Chicago's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, Murray took over the space left behind by Chevy Chase on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), where he made his bones as an unpredictable, but ultimately beloved performer. Murray used his success on "SNL" to make a string of successful slapstick comedies, starting with the sophomoric "Meatballs" (1979), which put him on the map, and the iconic "Caddyshack" (1980), which turned him into a certifiable movie star. With his next film, "Stripes" (1982), Murray became synonymous with huge box office, which was confirmed by the gigantic success of his only bona fide blockbuster, "Ghostbusters" (1984). Though he attempted dramatic roles at the peak of his comedy streak - namely "The Razor's Edge" (1984) - Murray found difficulty breaking the confines of his comedic beginnings. It was only when he made gradual progressions - "Scrooged" (1988), "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Rushmore" (1998), and his Oscar-nominated performance in "Lost in Translation" (2003) - that Murray earned well-deserved respect for his deft ability to blend sharp comedy with emotionally complex characters. Thanks to a trifecta of likability, durability and versatility, Murray cemented his stature as something of a national treasure in American pop culture over the course of a career that steadfastly refused to follow Hollywood convention.


Jennifer Butler Costume Designer

Married July 4, 1997 Divorced June 13, 2008

Brian Doyle-Murray Actor

Born Oct. 31, 1945 Acted with brother in "Scrooged" (1988)

Margaret Kelley

Were high school sweethearts Married Jan. 25, 1981during the filming of "Stripes" (1981) on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas, NV She filed for divorce in 1994 after his affair with Jennifer Butler Divorced Jan. 29, 1994

Edward Murray

Died in 1967 of complications from diabetes at age 46

Homer Murray Actor

Born in 1982; mother, Margaret Kelley

Joel Murray Actor

Born April 17, 1963 Acted with brother in "Scrooged" (1988)

Lucille Murray

Worked in a hospital supply company Died in 1988

Caleb Murray

Born Jan. 11, 1993; mother, Jennifer Butler

John Murray Actor

Born June 22, 1958 Acted with brother in "Scrooged" (1988)

Cooper Murray

Born Jan. 27, 1997; mother, Jennifer Butler

Jackson Murray

Born Oct. 6, 1995; mother, Jennifer Butler

Lincoln Murray

Born May 30, 2001; mother, Jennifer Butler

Luke Murray

Born in 1985; mother, Margaret Kelley

Andy Murray


Peggy Murray


Sister Murray

Member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan

Laura Murray




Paris ,
Studied philosophy and history while on hiatus from Hollywood in the 1980s

Regis University

Denver , Colorado
Was taking pre-med courses when he left to join Second City in his sophomore year

Loyola Academy

Wilmette , Illinois 1968



Cast opposite Charlie Sheen in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola


Portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson"


Re-teamed with writer and director Wes Anderson to play the father of a preteen runaway in "Moonrise Kingdom"


Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Get Low")


Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male


Starred opposite Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek in indie dramedy "Get Low"


Voiced Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) lawyer and advisor in Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox"


Starred in screen adaptaion of "City of Ember"


Returned to voice Garfield in sequel "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties"


Co-starred with an ensemble of actresses in Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers"


Starred as the titular oceanographer in Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"


Voiced Garfield in live action film "Garfield" based on popular comic strip


Cast in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes," a collection of stories that all have coffee and cigarettes in common


Played an aging movie star opposite Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation"; earned Academy Award and SAG nominations for Best Actor


Appeared on stage opposite Sigourney Weaver in off-off-Broadway play "The Guys"


Starred in live-action sequences of "Osmosis Jones"


Played Polonius in Michael Almereyda's film version of "Hamlet"


Portrayed a ventriloquist in Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock"


Received critical acclaim as a wealthy tycoon in Wes Anderson's "Rushmore"


Delivered another tiny gem as a low-life lawyer in "Wild Things"


Appeared opposite an elephant in "Larger Than Life"


Teamed with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird in live-action and animated film "Space Jam"


Turned in small gem as aspiring transsexual Bunny Breckinridge in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood"


Executive produced "Confessions of a Hit Man"


Scored big hit with "Groundhog Day," written and directed by Ramis


Portrayed Chicago hood to Robert De Niro's nerdy cop in John McNaughton's oddly endearing "Mad Dog and Glory"


Re-teamed with Frank Oz as a patient who drove his therapist (Richard Dreyfuss) crazy by following him on vacation in "What About Bob?"


First credit as producer, "Quick Change"; also starred in and co-directed with Howard Franklin


Re-teamed with Reitman, Ramis, Aykroyd, and others for sequel "Ghostbusters II"


First starring role in more than four years, "Scrooged"


Played small comic role as the masochistic dental patient (first made famous by Jack Nicholson in original Roger Corman film) in Frank OZ directed musical "Little Shop of Horrors"


Became firmly established as comic star in Reitman's "Ghostbusters"; Ramis and Dan Aykroyd both co-starred and co-wrote


First lead in a dramatic role, "The Razor's Edge"; also co-scripted with director John Byrum


Cast as Dustin Hoffman's actor roommate in Sydney Pollack's "Tootsie"


Re-teamed with Ramis to co-star in comedy film "Stripes"; also re-teamed with Reitman, who co-wrote and directed


Portrayed famed writer Hunter S. Thompson in "Where the Buffalo Roam"


Played the gopher-obsessed groundskeeper in Harold Ramis' "Caddyshack"


First leading role in a feature film, "Meatballs"; directed by Ivan Reitman and scripted by Harold Ramis


Joined cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) for show's second season; replaced a departing Chevy Chase


Feature acting debut, "Jungle Burger"

Left college to join improv troupe Second City in Chicago, IL

Appeared on "National Lampoon Radio Hour" and in the off-Broadway production of "National Lampoon Show"

Bonus Trivia


Murray received the Jack Benny Award for Excellence in Entertainment from UCLA.


A great baseball fan, particularly of the Chicago Cubs, Murray co-owned the minor league team St. Paul (Minnesota) Saints.


"I took 'Rushmore' because the writing was so precise. Anybody that writes it that way knows exactly what they want to show. A lot of 'Rushmore' is about the struggle to retain civility and kindness in the face of extraordinary pain. And I've felt a lot of that in my life. Movies don't usually show the failure of relationships; they want to give the audience a final, happy resolution. In 'Rushmore,' I play a guy who's aware that his life is not working, but he's still holding on, hoping something will happen and that's what's most interesting. In life, you never have to completely quit. There's some futile paddling toward some shore of relief, and that's what gets people through. Only the really lucky get a tailwind that takes them to shore. So many get the headwind that they fight and, then, tip over and drown." – Murray to The New York Times magazine, Jan. 31, 1999


"The truth is, anybody that becomes famous becomes an ass for a year and a half. You gotta give them a year and a half, two years. They are getting so much smoke blown, and their whole world gets so turned upside down, their own responses become distorted. I give everybody a year or two to pull it together." – Murray quoted to Rolling Stone magazine, Sept. 9, 2003


"He has a way of being both sarcastic and wonderfully warm and personal all in one sentence. He's terribly fearful of appearing maudlin and will go to extreme lengths to hide and disguise the sweetness that is in a deep part of him. But it's always there." – director Ivan Reitman on Murray to Premiere magazine, July/August 2006


"The beauty of Bill is if he sees something he doesn't like, he will rip into that person. I have seen him go off on people, but I've never seen him go off on someone who didn't deserve it." – filmmaker Peter Farrelly on Murray, who co-directed the actor in "Kingpin," quoted in Entertainment Weekly, July 2, 2010


"I never saw 'Seinfeld' until the final episode, and that's the only one I saw. And it was terrible. I'm watching thinking, 'This isn't funny at all. It's terrible!'" – Murray quoted in GQ, August 2010