William James “Bill” Murray is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning American comedian and actor.
Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, the fifth of nine children. He got his start at Second City Chicago studying under Del Close. The improvisational comedy troupe was a perfect fit for Murray’s clever, dry humor and ad-libbing. He eventually became a featured player on “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”, aired on some 600 stations between 1973 and 1975. In 1975, he landed his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell.
He is most famous for his comedic roles in “Groundhog Day”, “Caddyshack”, “Ghostbusters”, and “What About Bob?”, “Lost In Translation”, “Broken Flowers”, and “Rushmore”.