Bill Murray Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Siblings, Children, Net Worth, Books, and Awards

Bill Murray Biography

Bill Murray ( born William James Murray) is an American actor, comedian, and writer who is best known for being cast on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where he received his first Emmy Award for a series of performances. He is also known for playing roles in Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), among others.

Bill Murray Age

Bill was born on 21 September 1950, Evanston, Illinois, United States. He is 71 years old as of 2021.

Bill Murray Height

Murray stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).

Bill Murray Family

Murray was born to Lucille (née Collins), a mail-room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a timber merchant, in Evanston, Illinois. He grew up in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb. Murray grew up in an Irish Catholic family with eight siblings. His maternal forebears were from County Galway, while his paternal grandfather was from County Cork. John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray, three of his siblings, are also actors. 

Bill Murray Siblings

Murray is one of nine children, five brothers, and three sisters, with him right in the middle at No. 5. The oldest is his sister Peggy 91 years old. Ed Murray was the oldest brother of the family and is the sibling who passed away in 2020. Brian Doyle-Murray as the third-oldest Murray child, whom you may recognize from several films also featuring Bill, including Caddyshack (which he also co-wrote), Groundhog Day, and Scrooged.

Brian is 75 years old and has been married to his wife, Christina Stauffer, since 2000.One of the oldest daughters of the Murray family, Nancy Murray. The 73-year-old is a nun and member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan, having joined the community nearly 50 years ago. his sister Laura, who is 68 years old. Bill’s brother Andy, He’s 64 years old and is a chef. John Murray is next at 62 years old. He also appeared in both Caddyshack and Scrooged and has acted in several other titles over the years. Joel Murray the youngest, is the writer-director is 57 years old, meaning there’s a 34-year age gap between the oldest Murray sibling and the youngest.

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Bill Murray Wife

On January 25, 1981, Murray married Margaret Kelly. They later remarried in Chicago for the sake of their families. Homer and Luke, Margaret’s two boys, were born to her. Murray and Jennifer Butler separated in 1996, following Murray’s affair with Jennifer Butler. He married Butler in 1997. Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln are their four boys together. On May 12, 2008, Butler filed for divorce. On June 13, 2008, their divorce was completed. Butler died on the 19th of January, 2021.

Bill Murray Children

He has six children, Homer and Luke are from his first marriage with Margaret Kelly. He has four sons Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln with the late Jennifer Butler.

Bill Murray Net Worth

Murray has amassed a fortune of $180 million, which is hardly surprising given his tremendous body of work.

Bill Murray Education

Murray attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, after graduating from Loyola Academy, where he studied pre-medical courses. He dropped out and moved back to Illinois. Regis conferred an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree on him in 2007.

Bill Murray Career

In Chicago, he joined his brother in the cast of the improv comedy ‘The Second City,’ where he studied under Del Close. This gave him a purpose in life, and he began performing. In 1975, he was cast in Saturday Night Live, a short-lived ABC variety show. After two years, NBC invited him to perform on Saturday Night Live. He was a part of it for three years. In 1979, he made his film debut in the box office smash ‘Meatballs.’ The film ‘Where the Buffalo’s Roam’ followed, in which he played Hunter S. Thompson. The film, however, was a flop. With the cult hit ‘Caddyshack,’ he resurrected his career as an actor in 1980. In the years that followed, he appeared in box-office smashes such as ‘Stripes,’ ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

He co-wrote and starred in ‘The Razor’s Edge’ in 1984. The film went poorly, and he was so unhappy that he took a four-year hiatus, only appearing in cameo appearances. Except for a cameo role in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in 1986, he took a break from acting to spend time with his family and study philosophy and history at the Sorbonne. With ‘Scrooged,’ he returned to the big screen in 1988. The sequel, ‘Ghostbusters II,’ was released the following year. He even collaborated with Howard Franklin on the film ‘Quick Change.’In 1999, he published ‘Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf,’ a semi-autobiographical book on his love for the game.

He worked on Wes Anderson’s ‘The Aquatic Life’ in 2004. In addition, he appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s film ‘Broken Flowers.’ He made cameo appearances in ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and ‘Get Smart’ the following year. After taking a sabbatical from acting, he made a memorable appearance in the 2008 film ‘City of Ember.’ He had a cameo appearance in the comedy ‘Zombieland’ the following year. He portrayed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the film ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ in 2012. In addition, he appeared in Wes Anderson’s film ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’ He will appear in Wes Anderson’s next film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ opposite Johnny Depp and Jude Law, and is slated to be released in 2014.  

Bill Murray Books

  • 2003- Bhoys, Bears, and Bigotry: Rangers, Celtic and the Old Firm in the New Age of Globalised
  • The Classic Lampoon.
  • 1998- The Old Firm in the New Age: Celtic and Rangers Since the Souness Revolution
  • 1999- Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf

Bill Murray Awards

  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Golden Globe Award
  • Primetime Emmy Award
  • British Academy Film Award
  • Academy Award

Bill Murray Movies

  • 2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • 2021 The French Dispatch
  • 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • 2020 On the Rocks
  • 2019 The Dead Don’t Die
  • 2019 Zombieland: Double Tap
  • 2018 Isle of Dogs
  • 2018 For The Fun Of The Game
  • 2016 The Jungle Book
  • 2016 Ghostbusters
  • 2015 Aloha
  • 2015 Rock the Kasbah
  • 2014 The Monuments Men
  • 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 2014 St. Vincent
  • 2014 Dumb and Dumber To