William ‘James’ Murray is an outstanding American actor, comedian as well as a writer. He is known for his incredible performance in Meatballs (1979) as Tripper Harrison, Caddyshack (1980) as Carl Spackler, Stripes (1981) as Pvt. John Winger, Tootsie (1982) as Jeff Slater, Ghostbusters (1984) as Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters II (1989) as Dr. Peter Venkman, What About Bob? (1991) as Bob Wiley, Groundhog Day (1993) as Phil Connors, Kingpin (1996) as Ernie McCracken and Lost in Translation (2003) as Bob Harris.
|Full Name||William James Murray|
|Date of Birth||September 21, 1950|
|Birth Place||Evanston, Illinois, U.S.|
|Parent(s)||Edward Joesph Murray II and Lucille Collins|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.86 m)|
(m. 1981; div. 1996)
(m. 1997; div. 2008)
|Children||6 (Homer Murray, Luke Murray, Caleb James Murray, Jackson William Murray, Lincoln Darius Murray and Cooper Jones Murray.)|
|Net worth||US $180 million|
Early Life and Bio
Bill Murray was born on the 21st of September, 1950 in Evanston, Illinois, United States of America (USA). His father’s name is Edward Joesph Murray II and his mother’s name is Lucille Collins. His father worked as a lumber salesman and his mother worked as a mailroom clerk. He grew up with eight siblings, out of which, three are actors just like Bill. Their father died of complications of diabetes when Bill was 17 years old. Similarly, his brother, Ed Murray passed away in 2020.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Bill Murray is currently 70 years old. He has a slim build of height 6 feet 1 inch or 1.86 m and weight 75 kg or 165.5 lbs. The color of his hair is gray and he has blue eyes. He has a receding hairline, thin lips, soft voice, pockmarked voice, soft voice, and deadpan expression.
His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Irish. He was raised in a Roman Catholic household.
His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Bill Murray attended the St. Joseph’s Grade School and later studied at the Loyola Academy. Loyola Academy is a co-educational Jesuit college preparatory high school which is located in Wilmette, Illinois.
After completing high school, he joined the Regis University to study pre-med. The university is located in Denver, Colorado. However, Bill soon dropped out of college. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree later on by the university.
Bill Murray made his movie debut in 1976’s Next Stop, Greenwich Village as Nick Kessel. He has done some pretty amazing movies over the years and has been able to make a huge name and money for himself. Some of his amazing movies are Meatballs (1979) as Tripper Harrison, Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (1979) as the voice of Reporter, Caddyshack (1980) as Carl Spackler, Stripes (1981) as Pvt. John Winger, Ghostbusters (1984) as Dr. Peter Venkman alongside Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson.
The Razor’s Edge (1984) as Larry Darrell, What About Bob? (1991) as Bob Wiley, Kingpin (1996) as Ernie McCracken, Larger than Life (1996) as Jack Corcoran, Charlie’s Angels (2000) as John Bosley, Hamlet (2000) as Polonius, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) as Raleigh St. Clair, Lost in Translation (2003) as Bob Harris, Broken Flowers (2005) as Don Johnston, Get Smart (2008) as Agent 13, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) as the voice of Clive Badger, Zombieland (2009) as himself, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) as M. Ivan, Dumb and Dumber To (2014) as Ice Pick, The Jungle Book (2016) as the voice of Baloo, Ghostbusters (2016) as Martin Heiss, Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) as himself, Aloha (2015) as Carson Welch and many more.
In this 1980 American sports comedy movie, Bill Murray has excellently portrayed the character of Carl Spackler. The movie was directed by Harold Ramis and starred Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray. The movie was commercially successful. The movie grossed $60 million despite its budget being $4.8 million. The movie was rated 7.3 by IMDb.
Bill Murray appeared on television for the first time in the late-night family comedy show, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell in 1975. Some of his popular TV shows are: All You Need Is Cash (1978) as Bill Murray the K, Square Pegs (1983) as a teacher, Alpha House (2013-2014) as Senator Vernon Smits, Olive Kitteridge (2014) as Jack Kennison, Parks and Recreation (2015) as Mayor Walter Gunderson, Vice Principals (2016) as Principal Welles, and a few more.
Awards and Achievements
Bill Murray has been nominated numerous times for various awards and he has also won many of those awards. He has been honored with awards like Academy Awards, British Academy Film Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Genie Awards, Saturn Awards, MTV Movie Award, American Comedy Award, and many many more.
Personal Life: Wife
Bill Murray married Margaret Kelly in January 1981. The couple was blessed with two baby boys named Homer Murray and Luke Murray. After being together for more than 15 years, they finally separated and they divorced each other in 1996.
He started dating Jennifer Butler in 1991. She was the main reason for Murray’s divorce from Margaret Kelly. The pair blessed with 4 children named Caleb James Murray, Jackson William Murray, Lincoln Darius Murray, and Cooper Jones Murray. The couple married in 1997. However, they divorced each other on June 13, 2008. She even accused Murray of domestic violence, infidelity, addictions to sex, marijuana, and alcohol.
Bill Murray isn’t active on any social media platform.
Bill Murray has earned a huge amount of fortune after working in the movie industry from 1973 to the present. He has a net worth of $180 million.
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