Brian Doyle-Murray
American actor and comedian
Brian Doyle-Murray
Brian Doyle-Murray is an American comedian, screenwriter, actor and voice artist. He is the older brother of actor/comedian Bill Murray and has acted together with him in several films, including Caddyshack, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, The Razor's Edge and Groundhog Day. He currently appears with a recurring role as Don Ehlert on the ABC sitcom The Middle.
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Judge Issues Summons For Chris Christie In Potential New Bridgegate Case
Huffington Post - 4 months
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From candles to LEDs, a quick look at Christmas lights’ past
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Nowadays just the thought of putting candles on a Christmas tree would almost be enough to set off the smoke alarms, but that wasn’t always the case. In 1832, Harvard professor Charles Follen brought the Christmas tree tradition to the U.S. when he decorated a fir with candles for a party at his Cambridge home. The German native recreated his homeland’s tradition and kept a sponge nearby in case of accidents. Indeed, one of the decorative dolls did get a bit singed, according to the Harvard University Gazette. The effect may have been beautiful, but candles and trees are too much of a hazard (and a hassle) to be a viable option. Christmas lights needed to go electric. Fast forward to 1880, when the Christmas tree craze was in full swing, thanks in part to Queen Victoria’s suggestion that German-born Prince Albert decorate a tree in 1848. Thomas Edison wired up a half-mile of Menlo Park with his recent invention, incandescent lamps. Train passengers between New York and Philadelphia wer ...
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9 Things You Never Knew About 'Christmas Vacation'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" hit the big screen 26 years ago. The movie was an instant success, pulling in $71.3 million at the box office and securing a place on television screens forever. And with that, the Griswolds' name and famous phrases soon became synonymous with family and festivities over the holidays.  As you count down the hours until Christmas, here are a few facts about Clark and the gang that you might not know about the film. Enjoy!  1. Chevy Chase's favorite part of the movie is in the credits.  In a recent video, WhoSay, filmed Chase watching "Christmas Vacation" with his family in the Hollywood Hills. He revealed that his favorite part of the film is when his name comes up ABOVE the title of the movie, which he said is "the definition of star."    2. The actress that played Aunt Bethany also voiced Betty Boop. Actress Mae Questel was amazing at doing impressions and voices. She voiced Betty Boop in countless animated shorts and ...
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9 Things You Never Knew About 'Christmas Vacation'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" hit the big screen 26 years ago. The movie was an instant success, pulling in $71.3 million at the box office and securing a place on television screens forever. And with that, the Griswolds' name and famous phrases soon became synonymous with family and festivities over the holidays.  As you count down the hours until Christmas, here are a few facts about Clark and the gang that you might not know about the film. Enjoy!  1. Chevy Chase's favorite part of the movie is in the credits.  In a recent video, WhoSay, filmed Chase watching "Christmas Vacation" with his family in the Hollywood Hills. He revealed that his favorite part of the film is when his name comes up ABOVE the title of the movie, which he said is "the definition of star."    2. The actress that played Aunt Bethany also voiced Betty Boop. Actress Mae Questel was amazing at doing impressions and voices. She voiced Betty Boop in countless animated shorts and ...
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The Climate Post: Tough Issues Linger in New Climate Deal Draft
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Climate negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris have until Friday to reach a global deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most serious climate change impacts. Negotiators released a new, shorter draft of that deal. The 29-page document leaves some major sticking points unresolved, including whether to reduce overall global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels or 2 degrees Celsius, who shoulders the cost of moving to a low-carbon economy and how often nations should review their emissions reduction plans. "On these issues I ask you to scale up your consultations to speedily come to compromise solutions," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told conference delegates. "We've made progress but still a lot of work remains to be done. Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed." Many of the countries supporting a 1.5 degree Celsius target are arguing that rich but still developing economies -- among them, Ba ...
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The Climate Post: Sticking Points for the Paris Climate Talks
Huffington Post - about 1 year
At the Paris climate talks, where ministers are hammering out an international deal to curb climate change, two huge debates remain unresolved: the long-term global warming target and the amount and nature of finance that will flow to poor countries, a debate that hinges on differentiation of developing country and developed country responsibilities. "Whether the text will also take into account a very justifiable request from the most vulnerable countries to improve on those efforts, it remains to be seen how that is going to be handled," said United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres. "It wouldn't surprise me if there is a recognition of the intense vulnerability of some nations." It's about Money and Temperature Goals Brian Murray, director of the Environmental Economics Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, writes from the climate talks in Paris. The central objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNF ...
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Bill Murray Got Taken Down A Peg By Andy Warhol At The Best Party He Ever Crashed
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In his Reddit AMA on Wednesday, longtime Hollywood insider Bill Murray shared some stories about the role that got away (in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously"), working with Wes Anderson ("he loves to eat") and why he'd want to be on "Flavor of Love," Flavor Flav's short-lived reality series ("really nutty"). But this one story takes the cake. In the '70s, Murray wrote, he crashed an event "called the subway party," thrown for the premiere of "Tommy," a musical film starring Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed and The Who's Roger Daltrey. Murray explained: It was Gilda Radner, Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Brian Doyle Murray, and we were all plus 1, probably. It was biggest party ever in NYC at the time. You couldn't get into this party. It was an inner circle thing. It was at an enclosed subway stop, it was a roar. It was a scream. If you made an airport movie with everyone on the plane is a celebrity, it was like that times 10. We were doing a show in the restauran ...
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Bill Murray Got Taken Down A Peg By Andy Warhol At The Best Party He Ever Crashed
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In his Reddit AMA on Wednesday, longtime Hollywood insider Bill Murray shared some stories about the role that got away (in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously"), working with Wes Anderson ("he loves to eat") and why he'd want to be on "Flavor of Love," Flavor Flav's short-lived reality series ("really nutty"). But this one story takes the cake. In the '70s, Murray wrote, he crashed an event "called the subway party," thrown for the premiere of "Tommy," a musical film starring Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed and The Who's Roger Daltrey. Murray explained: It was Gilda Radner, Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Brian Doyle Murray, and we were all plus 1, probably. It was biggest party ever in NYC at the time. You couldn't get into this party. It was an inner circle thing. It was at an enclosed subway stop, it was a roar. It was a scream. If you made an airport movie with everyone on the plane is a celebrity, it was like that times 10. We were doing a show in the restauran ...
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Bill Murray Got Taken Down A Peg By Andy Warhol At The Best Party He Ever Crashed
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In his Reddit AMA on Wednesday, longtime Hollywood insider Bill Murray shared some stories about the role that got away (in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously"), working with Wes Anderson ("he loves to eat") and why he'd want to be on "Flavor of Love," Flavor Flav's short-lived reality series ("really nutty"). But this one story takes the cake. In the '70s, Murray wrote, he crashed an event "called the subway party," thrown for the premiere of "Tommy," a musical film starring Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed and The Who's Roger Daltrey. Murray explained: It was Gilda Radner, Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Brian Doyle Murray, and we were all plus 1, probably. It was biggest party ever in NYC at the time. You couldn't get into this party. It was an inner circle thing. It was at an enclosed subway stop, it was a roar. It was a scream. If you made an airport movie with everyone on the plane is a celebrity, it was like that times 10. We were doing a show in the restauran ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brian Doyle-Murray
    FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    He has also appeared as Salty in the Family Guy episode "A Fish out of Water", the voice of Jack the barber on King of the Hill, the voice of the mayor in the Ghostbusters video game, the voice of Qui the Promoter in the 2005 video game Jade Empire, a minor appearance on the Disney show Recess during a YoYo competition, Prince Huge on Adventure Time in the episode "The Hard Easy", Charlie in Mike Judge's The Goode Family, and Jacob on Motorcity.
    More Details Hide Details Murray was also contracted to voice Eustace in the cancelled reboot of Courage the Cowardly Dog.
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 45
    He co-starred of the Fox TV series Get a Life and Bakersfield P.D. from 1991 to 1992 and 1993 to 1994, respectively, with a recurring role as sports editor Stuart Franklin on the Fox/UPN TV series Between Brothers from 1997 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He played studio head and Greg Warner's (Anthony Clark) boss George Savitsky on Yes Dear. He played Shawn Spencer's grandfather on the episode "The Old and the Restless" on the USA Network TV series Psych, with an uncredited cameo in the sixth season. He had a recurring role as Mr. Ehlert, owner of the car dealership where Frankie and Bob work on the ABC-TV series The Middle. He co-starred on the TBS sitcom on Sullivan & Son, where he played the foul-mouthed Hank Murphy. Known for his gruff voice, Murray voiced the Flying Dutchman on Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, a small role as the Grandfather on Lloyd in Space, Coach Gills on Cartoon Network's My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Captain K'nuckles on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, and Maggie's dad on Disney Channel's The Buzz on Maggie.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 34
    He wrote for Jean Doumanian from 1980 to 1981, one of the few cast members to work for all three producers of SNL (Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, and Dick Ebersol).
    More Details Hide Details He was a regular on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a comedy program syndicated nationally to 600 stations from 1973 to 1975. Co-workers on the Radio Hour included Richard Belzer, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, and younger brother Bill. He appears in many films with his brother, Bill Murray. However, he has also landed roles in other films. Early on, he appeared in Modern Problems alongside Chevy Chase. Again, years later, he memorably appeared as Chevy Chase's uptight boss, Frank Shirley, in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and co-starred as arcade tycoon Noah Vanderhoff in the film version of Wayne's World (1992). He landed a small role as assassin Jack Ruby in JFK (1991). He was seen in the movie Snow Dogs (2002). His most recent role was in 17 Again (2009).
  • 1979
    Age 33
    He has appeared in numerous films and television shows since then, including as a featured player on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1979 to 1980 and from 1981 to 1982.
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  • 1978
    Age 32
    Doyle-Murray was nominated for three Emmy Awards in 1978, 1979, and 1980 for his work on Saturday Night Live in the category Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
    More Details Hide Details Two other younger brothers, Joel and John, are actors, as well. His oldest brother Ed is a businessman, and brother Andy is a chef, and runs the Murray Brothers "CaddyShack" restaurant located in the World Golf Village resort near St. Augustine, Florida. Doyle is his grandmother's maiden name, and he chose to hyphenate it to avoid confusion with another actor. Murray, one of nine children, was born in Chicago, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward J. Murray II, a lumber salesman. His parents were Irish American and Catholic. He is the older brother of actors Bill, Joel and John. A sister, Nancy, an Adrian Dominican Sister in Michigan, travels the country portraying St. Catherine of Siena. Doyle-Murray uses his hyphenated name (Doyle was his grandmother's maiden name) to avoid confusion with another actor of the same name. Brian attended Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, California in the late 1960s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on October 31, 1945.
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