William James Murray is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his deadpan delivery. He rose to fame on The National Lampoon Radio Hour before becoming a national presence on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980, where he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Bill Murray Age, Wife, Net Worth, Biography
|Net Worth||$180 Million|
|Name||William James Murray|
|Profession||Businessman, Actor, Comedian|
|Date Of Birth||September 21, 1950|
|Income||$25 Million (Annual)|
William James “Bill” Murray was born on the 21st of September, 1950, in Evanston, Illinois. Murray is the son of Lucille Collins, a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. In order to fund his education at the Jesuit high school, he worked as a golf caddy in his teens.
Bill Murray has been married twice. In 1981, he married Margaret Kelly, whom he had met during the filming of “Stripes.” The couple had two children together before they divorced in 1996. The reason behind their divorce was because Murray was having an affair with Jennifer Butler, whom he married in 1997. Bill Murray had four children with Butler before they divorced in 2008. Among other things, Jennifer Butler accused Bill Murray of addiction issues and domestic abuse. Bill Murray is incredibly involved in minor league baseball, having owned shares in countless teams over the years. Bill Murray has a reputation for being incredibly hard to contact and difficult to work with at times. In regard to the first point, Murray does not have an agent or a manager – a rarity in the film industry among actors. Instead, those interested in working with him typically call one of his phone numbers and leave a message on an answering machine. Murray doesn’t check his messages regularly, and he only displays an interest in roles when he feels the script is worth his time. This approach has resulted in Murray “missing out” on various roles, although he doesn’t see it this way for the most part. The fact that he’s only willing to work with select directors generally only makes him more sought-after. As for his reputation of being difficult to work with on set, this is largely due to the fact that he has a select group of directors that he “gels” with. These include Wes Anderson, James Jarmusch, and Sofia Coppola. Working with other directors who have a less harmonious relationship with the actor can prompt Murray to undergo mood swings on set.
Bill Murray has completed his high school studies at Loyola Academy. Soon after completing high school studies, Bill went to Regis University, where he started learning acting too. Although, Bill dropped from college very soon and later got involved in drug smuggling and other things.
Here are some of the best highlights of Bill Murray’s career:
- Groundhog Day (Movie, 1993)
- Kingpin (Movie, 1996)
- The Dead Don’t Die (Movie, 2019)
Bill Murray is a very successful Personality who started his career at a very young age. He started learning acting from a young age and later worked in some small roles. In early 1970, Bill Murray played a part in The Lampoon Radio Hour for two consecutive years. It made him really popular. Soon, he made his debut on television from Saturday Night Live. Bill has worked on Saturday Night Live for quite a long time. He also worked as a writer in it. Apart from that, he has worked in shows like Alpha House, Parks, Recreation, etc. Bill Murray has also played a part in plenty of movies, making his debut in Meatballs in 1979. His role in the Ghostbusters Movie series is critically acclaimed. Bill Murray has also given voice to several roles. He has also won numerous Accolades like British Academy Film Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, etc.