Bill Murray

Actor and Comedian
Born Sep 21, 1950

William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Murray.


1950 Birth Murray was born on September 21, 1950 in Evanston, Illinois, and was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. … Read More


1970 19 Years Old …  On September 21, 1970, his 20th birthday, the police arrested Murray at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle of cannabis, which he had allegedly intended to sell. … Read More


1974 23 Years Old With an invitation from his older brother, Brian, Murray got his start at The Second City in Chicago, an improvisational comedy troupe, studying under Del Close. In 1974, he moved to New York City and was recruited by John Belushi as a featured player on The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
1975 24 Years Old In 1975, an Off-Broadway version of a Lampoon show led to his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old After working in Los Angeles with the "guerrilla video" commune TVTV on several projects, Murray rose to prominence in 1976. … Read More
1977 26 Years Old Murray was with SNL for three seasons from 1977 to 1980.
1978 27 Years Old A Rutland Weekend Television sketch Eric Idle brought for his appearance on SNL developed into the 1978 mockumentary All You Need Is Cash with Murray (alongside other SNL cast members) appearing as "Bill Murray the K", a send-up of New York radio host Murray the K, in a segment of the film that is a parody of the Maysles Brothers's documentary The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old Murray landed his first starring role with the film Meatballs in 1979.
1980 29 Years Old He followed this up with his portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson in 1980's Where the Buffalo Roam. … Read More


1981 - 1982 2 More Events
1986 35 Years Old …  With the exception of a cameo appearance in the 1986 movie Little Shop of Horrors, he did not make any appearances in films, though he did participate in several public readings in Manhattan organized by playwright/director Timothy Mayer and in a stage production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man.
1988 37 Years Old Murray returned to films with Scrooged in 1988 and Ghostbusters II in 1989.
1990 39 Years Old In 1990, Murray made his first and only attempt at directing when he co-directed Quick Change with producer Howard Franklin. … Read More


1994 43 Years Old Following Murray's affair with Jennifer Butler, the couple divorced in 1994.
1997 46 Years Old In 1997, he married Butler. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old In 1998, he received much critical acclaim for Wes Anderson's Rushmore for which he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (tying with Billy Bob Thornton). … Read More
2000 49 Years Old During the 2000 presidential campaign, Murray supported Green Party candidate Ralph Nader. … Read More


2003 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, he appeared in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and went on to earn a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Best Actor awards from several film critic organizations. … Read More
2004 53 Years Old 1 More Event
During this time Murray still appeared in comedic roles such as Charlie's Angels and Osmosis Jones. In 2004, he provided the voice of Garfield in Garfield: The Movie, and again in 2006 for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. … Read More
In 2008, he played an important role in the post-apocalyptic film City of Ember, and in 2009, played himself in a cameo role in the zombie comedy Zombieland. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In March 2010, Murray appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and talked about his return to Ghostbusters III, stating "I'd do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel." … Read More


2014 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Murray was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the 2014 film St. Vincent.
2015 64 Years Old He appeared as Letterman's final guest when the host retired on May 20, 2015.
On June 15th, 2016, it was announced that Murray would receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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