Bill Murray Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Weight, Height and Achievement
Bill Murray Net Worth – Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is a comedy icon and people mostly know him for his popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters and movie classics including ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Ghostbusters.’
He garnered the prestigious Oscar Award nomination role in ‘Lost in Translation.’
Early Life, Family, and Education:
Bill was born in Evanston, Illinois on September 21, 1950, as William James Murray. His parents are Lucille, a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Throughout his childhood years, he grew up with his eight siblings in a Roman Catholic Irish-American family.
His three siblings John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray, are also actors. Furthermore, in his early years, Bill read children’s biographies of American heroes like Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok, and Davy Crockett.
He holds the American nationality. Additionally, he belongs to Irish ethnic background.
Talking about his education, Bill attended St. Joseph’s grade school and Loyola Academy. Later, he attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, taking pre-medical courses.
Eventually, he dropped out of the University, returning to Illinois. Furthermore, Regis awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in 2007.
Bill Murray was previously married to Margaret Murray. The pair divorced after a marriage of 16 years from 1980 – 1996. Next, he was involved in a relationship with Joan Lunden for 5 years.
From 25 January 1981 to 29 January 1994, Bill was married to Mickey Kelley. They have 2 children from the marriage, Homer Murray, and Luke Murray.
American Costume Designer Jennifer Butler and Bill Murray were married for 10 years. The pair dated for 6 years after getting together in 1991 and married on 4th July 1997. They later divorced on 13th June 2008, 10 years later.
The couple has 4 children from the marriage, Caleb James Murray (born January 11, 1993), Jackson William Murray (born October 6, 1995), Cooper Jones Murray (born January 27, 1997) and Lincoln Darius Murray (born May 30, 2001).
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Career and Award:
Bill relocated to New York City. There, he took his comedic talents to radio’s ‘National Lampoon Hour’. Later, he got involved in an off-Broadway spin-off of the comedy radio show when Howard Cosell recruited him for a show called ‘Saturday Night Live’.
In the set of ‘Saturday Night Live’, he created the sleazy, insincere comedic character that became his calling card for many films to come. He has since then appeared in several comedy cult classics including ‘Caddyshack’.
Some of the other movies and television series that he has appeared in are ‘Stripes’, ‘Tootsie’, ‘Ghostbusters ‘and others. Later, he took a break from acting and spent the next several years away from Hollywood.
Bill made his comeback in 1988 with ‘Scrooged’. He appeared in Wes Anderson’s ‘Rushmore’ in 1998 and ‘Cradle Will Rock’ in 2000. All in all, Bill has more than 80 credits as an actor. Additionally, he is one of the most recognizable comedic icons in the show business.
Bill garnered the Academy Awards nomination in 2004 for ‘Lost in Translation’. Additionally, he has garnered 5 Golden Globe nominations winning 1 time.
He has won other several awards including Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, American Comedy Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, BSFC Award, COFCA Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, DFCS Award among others. All in all, he has 52 wins & 77 nominations to his name as an actor.
Bill has been active in the world of show business for a long time. His film career has pushed his net worth to $140 million as of April 2017, according to TheRichest.com website.