Bill Murray

Noble-born fame

Bill Murray
Full NameWilliam James Murray


The illustrious William James Murray, fifth of nine children, of Irish descent, is of royal lineage, born in Wilmette, Illinois. His father, Edward Joseph Murray II, sold lumber and his mother, Lucille Collins, was a mailroom clerk. His siblings, who include actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray, all worked as caddies to pay for his tuition at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. Here, he played sports and acted, but mostly "screwed off". He went on to study pre-med at Regis College in Denver but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. After this, he joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. Eventually, he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, where he became a regular cast member. His royal blood and illustrious background is certainly something to be admired.

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  • Primetime Emmy2015
    Olive KitteridgeOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Primetime Emmy1977
    Saturday Night LiveOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
  • Golden Globe2004
    Lost in TranslationBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


  • SCTV Network
  • Ghostbusters
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • Jay Sebring.... Cutting to the Truth
  • The Best of Gilda Radner
  • New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization
  • Super Bowl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Groundhog Day
  • Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
  • The Best of John Belushi
  • The Best of Chevy Chase
  • Vice Principals
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
  • Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial
  • Ed Wood
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Saturday Night Live 25
  • The Oscars
  • Lost in Translation
  • Zombieland
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Rushmore
  • Alpha House
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin
  • Late Night with David Letterman
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • The Best of Dan Aykroyd
  • Tootsie
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Women of SNL
  • Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
  • Wild Things: Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd
  • The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation
  • Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts

Family Tree

The illustrious Murray family is a dynasty of comedic royalty, boasting five generations of celebrated actors and entertainers. From patriarch Edward, who sold lumber, to the youngest of the nine siblings, Joel, the Murray dynasty has collectively appeared in over 250 sit-com episodes, as well as iconic films such as Caddyshack, Scrooged, Elf, and JFK. William James, more commonly known as Bill, is a renowned actor and comedian, who famously starred in the classic Groundhog Day, and the eldest sibling, Brian Doyle-Murray, is an actor and writer. John Murray, the fourth sibling, is an actor and writer, most notably known for his works in Caddyshack and Scrooged. The youngest sibling, Joel, has starred in a plethora of comedies, as well as the dark comedy God Bless America, and he can be heard playing Don Carlton in the Pixar prequel, Monsters University. It's safe to say that the Murray family will continue to make us laugh for generations to come.

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