Bill Murray Biography
When life threw Bill Murray a curve ball on the road to doctorhood, he chose the path that took him to where he is today.
Bill Murray was born on September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and is the fifth of nine children. He grew up working as a caddy on golf courses along with his brothers. He saved his salary so he could attend a private high school – Loyola Academy, which was an all boys’ school. Murray was not satisfied to be enrolled in the public school system. While in school he played sports and did some acting.
Bill Murray’s aspirations were to be a doctor. While enrolled in Regis College in Denver to study pre-med, he was charged with possession of marijuana, and his plans were changed. He dropped out of school and headed off to try his hand at being a comedian. One of his brothers was already a member of Chicago’s Second City Comedy Troupe so Bill followed in his brother’s footsteps and signed himself up. He soon found himself on "The National Lampoon Radio Show" along with Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, and John Belushi.
In 1977, Murray tried out for a spot on "Saturday Night Live." Soon after he was on the show, he became an audience favorite and this lead him to his career in acting three years later. Murray has acted in both serious and comedic roles. He has been in over forty films and has produced several movies. He wrote the movie "The Razor’s Edge" that was a box office hit in 1984. He has also directed one movie as well. Bill has been recognized with numerous Awards and nominations including a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination for "Lost in Translation."
Bill Murray wrote his autobiography and the book is titled, "Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf." This comedic actor has played golf his entire life and regularly plays in charity events as well as in open tournaments. With his satirical wit, he keeps the players and bystanders entertained.
On January 24, 1980, he married Margaret Kelly. They had two sons together and in 1996, they were divorced. Murray is currently married to his second wife, Jennifer, with whom he has four children.