Bill Murray Biography

Updated On Feb 03, 2019 Published On Oct 13, 2015
Facts of Bill Murray
Date of Birth: 1950 , September-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Bill Murray
Birth Name William James "Bill" Murray
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Comedian
Net Worth $140 million
Hair Color Grey
Face Color White
Married Yes But Divorced
Married to Jennifer Butler (m. 1997–2008), Margaret Kelly (m. 1981–1996)
Children Luke Murray, Homer Murray, Cooper Murray, Lincoln Murray, Cal Murray, Jackson Murray
Divorce Yes
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William James "Bill" Murray known as Bill Murray is a comedian and actor from the United States of America. He is known for comedy roles in Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), What About Bob? (1991) and Groundhog Day (1993.

When & Where Was William James Born? His Educational Background

Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois, the United States to Lucille and Edward Joseph Murray II. He has eight siblings altogether while three of them are also an actor. He got his education from St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy.

Bill Murray Marriage, Divorce, & Love Affairs

Bill Murray has been married twice. Murray married Margaret Kelly on January 25, 1981, in Las Vegas. They together have two sons; Homer and Luke Murray.

He started having affairs with Jennifer Butler, which lead to the couple to divorce in 1996. In the following year, he married Jennifer Butler. They are the parents of four children together; Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln.

Later in the year 2008, Butler filed for divorce with the reason as drug addiction, physical abuse, adultery, and abandonment. Murray is a fan of Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls. He was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle cannabis on his 20th birthday then he was sent to probation.

How Much is Bill's Net Worth?

He has a net worth of $140 million. The comedian earns a good amount for his work as a comedian. He owns several luxury goods that include his cars, real estate properties and much more.

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Bill Murray facts on timeline

Born in Wilmette, Illinois, United States

September 21 , 1950

Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois, United States to Lucille and Edward Joseph Murray II. He has eight siblings altogether while three of them are also an actor. He got his education from St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy.

Married to Margaret Kelly

January 25 , 1981

Bill Murray has been married twice. Murray married Margaret Kelly on January 25, 1981 in Las Vegas. They together have two sons; Homer and Luke Murray. He married her on Super Bowl Sunday at Las Vegas and remarried in Chicago for their families.

Divorced to Margaret Kelly

1996

After giving birth to two son and living together for fifteen years, Margaret Kelly filed a divorce against Bill Murray in 1996. At the same time, Murray was having affairs with Jennifer Butler. Murray affair was the main reason for their divorce.

Married to Jennifer Butler

1997

Bill Murray and Margaret Kelly separated in 1996. The following year i.e. 1997 He married Jennifer Butler. Jennifer Butler is a costume designer by profession and is from United States. They together have four children; Caleb, Jackson, Cooper and Lincoln.

Arrested for Smuggling Cannabis

September 21 , 1970

He was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle cannabis on his 20th birthday then he was sent to probation. He was carrying about 4.5 kg of cannabis at that moment. He also had drug cases many other times.

Divorced to Jennifer Butler

June 13 , 2008

After living together for eleven years, Bill Murray and Jennifer Butler divorced in June 2008. They have four children altogether; Caleb (born January 11, 1993), Jackson (born October 6, 1995), Cooper (born January 27, 1997), and Lincoln (born May 30, 2001). Butler filed for divorce with the reason as drug addiction, physical abuse, adultery and abandonment.

First child Homer

1982

Bill and Margaret Kelly welcome their first child/son as Homer Murray in 1982. Margaret Kelly is Bill's first wife. His second wife was Jennifer Butler. Bill Murray has six children altogether. He has two sons from his first wife and 4 children from second wife.

Awarded by honorary Doctor of Humanities degree

2007

Bill Murray got his education from St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. Helater joined Regis University in Denver, Colorado to study pre-medical courses. In 2007, Regis University awarded him honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.

First role in Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

1975

It was year 1975 when he first ever got a role in television series. He was seen in Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell, an ABC television variety show. The show last for one season but he also joined in NBC's Saturday Night in same season.

First movie Meatballs

1979

Bill Murray's first ever role in movie was in Meatballs, a 1979 movie. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and is a comedy movie from Canada. He started getting various offer then by. Bill Murray is seen as Tripper Harrison in the movie.