Bill, the fifth of nine children, was born in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. He then joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with fellow members Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. However, while those three became the original members of Saturday Night Live (1975), he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975), which premiered that same year. After that show failed, he later got the opportunity to join Saturday Night Live (1975).
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 49 nominations.
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|"Alpha House" Pilot||Senator Vernon Smits||2013-04-19|
|Friends with Benefits||Unknown||2011|
|Parks and Recreation||Unknown||2009-04-09|
|The Graham Norton Show||Unknown||2007-02-22|
|Red Eye w/Tom Shillue||Unknown||2007-02-06|
|The Big Bang Theory||Unknown||2006-05-01|
|Iron Chef America: The Series||Unknown||2005-01-16|
|Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations||Unknown||2005-07-25|
|American Chopper: The Series||Unknown||2002-09-29|
|The Daily Show||Unknown||1996-07-22|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Unknown||1986-01-07|
|Saturday Night Live||Unknown||1975-10-11|