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Bill Murray

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).

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Sep 21, 1950 In Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Olive Kitteridge 2014-11-02

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 49 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Olive Kitteridge
Poster of
Poster of Parks and Recreation
Poster of The Big Bang Theory
Olive Kitteridge Jack Kennison 2 episodes, 2014 2014-11-02
"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
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Square Pegs Unknown 1982-09-27
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11