Bill Murray young
September 21, 1950
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
86 kg | 190 lbs
Bill Murray was born in Evanston, Illinois, United States, on September 21, 1950, is an American actor and comedian. Young Bill Murray first started performing in high school theater productions and community theater.
He began his acting career with improvisational comedy troupe The Second City in Chicago. He performed in comedy radio show The National Lampoon Radio Hour (1973-1974), with John Belushi and Chevy Chase.
He got his television debut in ABC comedy variety program Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975-1976). He landed his big break with NBC Saturday Night Live (1976–1980) in various roles, also as a writer.
He made his big screen debut in comedy drama film Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) in uncredited role as Nick Kessler. He got his first starring role as Tripper Harrison in comedy movie Meatballs (1979).
Bill's breakthrough performance came as Carl Spackler in comedy film Caddyshack (1980) opposite Chevy Chase.
Ghostbusters 2020 (2020) fantasy comedy in role as Peter Venkman
On the Rocks (2020) comedy drama in role as Felix, directed by Sofia Coppola
The French Dispatch (2020) comedy drama in role as Arthur Howitzer Jr., directed by Wes Anderson
The Dead Don't Die (2019) horror comedy in role as Cliff Robertson, directed by Jim Jarmusch
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) horror action zombie comedy in role as Himself, opposite Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone
He won the Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and he was nominated for the Academy Award for his role as Bob Harris in romantic comedy drama movie Lost in Translation (2003) directed by Sofia Coppola.
He played Peter Venkman in supernatural comedy films:
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters 2020 (2020)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Ghostbusters (1984) supernatural comedy in role as Peter Venkman
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) historical comedy drama in role as Franklin D. Roosevelt
St. Vincent (2014) comedy drama in role as Vincent MacKenna
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Herman Blume in coming-of-age comedy drama movie Rushmore (1998).
Tootsie (1982) comedy opposite Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange
Groundhog Day (1993) comedy fantasy with Andie MacDowell
What About Bob? (1991) black comedy opposite Richard Dreyfuss
Charlie's Angels (2000) crime thriller in role as John Bosley
Passion Play (2010) drama fantasy with Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox
Rock the Kasbah (2015) comedy opposite Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis and Zooey Deschanel
Aloha (2015) romantic comedy with Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone
Zombieland (2009) post-apocalyptic zombie comedy opposite Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone
Scrooged (1988) Christmas comedy with Karen Allen
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for Saturday Night Live (1977).
He played Murray the K in television film All You Need Is Cash (1978).
He portrayed Senator Vernon Smits in Amazon Studios political satire web television series Alpha House (2013-2014).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jack Kennison in HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for Netflix musical comedy film A Very Murray Christmas (2015), which he co-written and starred in role as Himself.
Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray's Extra Innings (2017– ) Facebook Watch reality web television series, co-host with his older brother Brian Doyle-Murray
Attended St. Joseph's grade school.
Graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois (1968).
Attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
He is of Irish descent.
He was the lead singer of rock band Dutch Masters.
Is an avid golfer.
Good friends with Sofia Coppola.
He is a co-owner of the New York Yankees single A affiliate baseball team, the Charleston RiverDogs.
He voiced Garfield in live-action computer-animated family comedy film Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and Clive Badger in stop motion animated comedy movie Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
Fan of the Illini men's basketball team.
Huge fan of Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.
He voiced Baloo in fantasy adventure film The Jungle Book (2016) and Boss in stop-motion-animated science fiction adventure movie Isle of Dogs (2018).
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, U.S.
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Palisades, New York, U.S.
Lower Manhattan, New York, U.S.
He was married to:
Margaret Kelly (1981-1996), they have two sons
Jennifer Butler (1997-2008), they have four sons
He dated Jenny Lewis (2015).
You are always away from home, as a movies actor. Look at me now. You can be stuck in a hotel, several thousand miles away in a whole different time zone, and it is never glamorous. You can't sleep, you put on the television in the middle of the night when you can't understand a word, and you make phone calls back home which don't really give you the comfort they should.
Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.
I've had some success in movies, so I really don't think about success. You like to have it, but I'm not desperate for it.
I think midlife crisis is just a point where people's careers have reached some plateau and they have to reflect on their personal relationships.
When I work, my first relationship with people is professional.
'Groundhog Day' was one of the greatest scripts ever written. It didn't even get nominated for an Academy Award.
I've been lucky, I've had movies that made a lot of money, so I don't feel like I have to kill every time out. I don't want that pressure. I don't need it.