For the Chicago comedy show “The Second City,” Murray joined his brother in the cast and studied under Del Close. Because of this, he decided to pursue a career in acting.
When The Lampoon Radio Hour began in early 1970, Bill Murray had a two-year run in the show. In the end, it was a huge success for him. He made his broadcast debut on Saturday Night Live soon after.
Bill has been a cast member on Saturday Night Live for many years now. At the same time, he was also a writer there. In addition, he has been on programs including Alpha House, Parks and Recreation, and more.
Meatballs’ was the movie that gave him his first big-screen appearance back in 1979. After that, he played Hunter S. Thompson in Where the Buffalo’s Roam.
‘The Razor’s Edge,’ which he co-wrote and appeared in back in 1984, was one of his many acting credits. A critical and box office flop forced him to take an extended hiatus, during which he only appeared in cameo parts.
In 1988, he returned to the big screen in ‘Scrooged.’ The next year, ‘Ghostbusters II’ came out, he starred in this movie alongside Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
After the success of “The Life Aquatic,” Murray decided to take a break from acting for a second time. Murray lives in Charleston, South Carolina, while he’s not shooting or working on other projects. In 2009, he returned to Wes Anderson movie as Mr. Badger in “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” giving the voice for the character. In 2016, he reprised his role as Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book.
Murray’s career as a voice actor continued to flourish after that, as he participated in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” another animated film. “The French Dispatch,” which was released in 2019, starred Murray.
Other ventures for Murray included two different Caddyshack-themed restaurants with two of his brothers. In addition, on his birthday in 2016, Murray, along with his brother Joel, launched an apparel brand called William Murray Golf.