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Bill, the fifth of nine children, was born in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Jungle Book (filming)
Baloo (voice)
 2015 Aloha (completed)
Carson Welch
 2015 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Walter Gunderson
- Two Funerals (2015) ... Walter Gunderson (uncredited)
 2014 Dumb and Dumber To
Ice Pick
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Kennison
- Security (2014) ... Jack Kennison
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Badger (voice)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game)
Dr. Peter Venkman (voice)
 2008 Backdrop NYC (TV Series)
- The F Word (2008)
 2006 Garfield 2
Garfield (voice)
 2005 The Lost City
The Writer
 2004 Garfield
Garfield (voice)
 2000 Hamlet
Polonius
 1999 Scout's Honor (Short)
Jack Vardell
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
- Pinocchio and the Golden Key (1998) ... (voice)
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
Ted Breughel
 1983 Square Pegs (TV Series)
Mr. McNulty
- No Substitutions (1983) ... Mr. McNulty
 1982 Tootsie
Jeff
 1982 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Various
- Days of the Week, The/Street Beef (1982) ... Various
 1981 Stripes
John
 1980 B.C. Rock
Dragon (English version, voice)
 1978 Coming Attractions
Lefty Schwartz
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Nick Kessel (uncredited)
 1976 The TVTV Show (TV Movie)
Various
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 8 November 1975 (1975) ... Various
- Pilot (1975) ... Various
 1975 Shame of the Jungle
Reporter (English version, voice)
 1973 The Hat Act (Short)
The Bookstore Owner
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Buster Poindexter's (David Johansen) "Hot, Hot, Hot" video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Billy Murray

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have developed a kind of different style over the years. I hate trying to re-create a tone or a pitch. Saying, "I want to make it sound like I made it sound the last time"? That's insane, because the last time doesn't exist. It's only this time. And everything is going to be different this time. There's only now. And I don't think a director, as often as not, knows what is going to play funny ... See more »

Trivia:

Was considered and tested for the voice role of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. (2001), but the director, Pete Docter, said that when the filmmakers decided to offer it to Murray, they were unable to make contact with him and took that to mean "no". See more »

Trademark:

Often plays bitter, misanthropic cynics who suffer humiliation and failure. See more »

Nickname:

Billy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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