"Whatever you DO?? Always give 100% - unless your giving blood!!"
What a GUY!! What a GUY!! If Bill is IN it?? I WILL BE WATCHING!! FoSho'll NUFF!!
I've always been that way!! I first saw him in, 'Stripes'.. From there "Little Shop of Horrors (as the dentist's gay patient with a fetish for pain!) 😂," to "Ghostbusters," to "Scrooged" to "Kingpin".. As 'Big Ern Ernie McCrackin!! FoSho!!
To me -Bill has ALWAYS been GREAT for an awesome laugh!! Indeed - he never lets me down!! He has his own road in Knoxville, Tennessee, completes with a 'dead end.'
The ULTIMATE party crasher... A White House Press Briefing... O YEAH?! YEAH!! Sometimes - he dabbles in regular party crashing - like say this one in 2010, at a Austin, Texas .. Want him to crash YOUR party?? Just put a sign up!!.. He's not beyond crashing even - a concerto, FoSho!! Or your 5 dollar bill!! Ahhhh.. It's a movement, I reckon... MmmHmm.. I had heard about it, & hadda do a search for myself!! Indeed, for the RECORD?!? HE'S STILL ALIVE folks!!
...& WHOO could forget Ol Bob??? 😋 .. ANNYWAAYYY.. With this cool kid??...
Hurr is his story..
Bill came into the world on September 21, 1950, as William James Murray... In Evanston, Illinois...
He grew up in this house in Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago).. A total of 11 (including parents!!) Yeah, Really!! NOOOOO SHAT!
As a kid - Bill was much the same as he is today - the life of the party!! His father died in 1967 when Bill was 17, from complications of diabetes..
He went to Loyola Academy High School here.. Yearbook photo?? Mmkay! He was a member of the chess club, FoSho, in 9th grade..
He was active in the school drama department, obviously??
Upon graduating, Murray attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado, taking pre-med courses. He quickly dropped out & returned to Illinois (rumor has it - he was expelled for hitting golf balls from the roof!!). Decades later, in 2007, Regis would invite him back (cause he became a celeb, yah know).. & awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. YESS!! The hitting golf balls off the roof.. APPARENTLY forgiven, FoSho!! Becoming a celeb?? CHANGES EVERYTHING - especially when it comes to college!! That is a lesson for yah kiddies!! Neexxxt... Hows about a round of golf in the Oval Office, with Pres. Obama!! DEEEEP breathe!!! Exhale... SUCCESS!! FoSho!!
On September 21, 1970, Bill celebrated his 20th birthday, by getting arrested at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle 10 pounds of cannabis, which he had allegedly intended to sell. The drugs were discovered when Murray joked to the passenger next to him that he had a bomb in his bag. The humor was missed on the TSA, who immediately contacted the popo.. Bill was convicted and sentenced to probation.. Prolly amongst the BEST quotes EVER!!
Bill's sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican nun in Michigan, who has traveled the United States - in a one-woman program, portraying St. Catherine of Siena..
Actually 3 of his brothers are also actors.. Talented family..
With an invitation from his older brother, Brian, Murray got his start at The famed Second City in Chicago.. Joining the likes of legends, John Candy, Eugene Levy, & John Belushi!!
In 1974, he moved to New York City and was recruited by friend from 2nd City, & fellow legend, John Belushi as a featured player on The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
THAT, led to being cast on Saturday Night Live (SNL), in 1975.. Murray rose to great fanfare on SNL in 1976. Following the departure of Chevy Chase, Bill stepped into the role to replace Chevy.. During the first few seasons of SNL, he engaged in a romantic relationship with fellow cast member Gilda Radner..
Bill was with SNL for three seasons, from 1977 to 1980.
Murray landed his first starring role with the 1979 film Meatballs. Then?? A slew of historic lovelys.. Stripes, Caddyshack, Stripes, and Tootsie. His long & strong impressive arts resume can be gandered at here..
Murray is a partner with his brothers, in Murray Bros. CaddyShack restaurant - located near St. Augustine, Florida. Here's a cool video from the annals of w, showing the insides of the unique restaurant, spawned from the bowels of one of the GREATEST films (& actors), of ALL time!!
He has numerous homes around the country - but calls calls Charleston, South Carolina, HOME - (Back of the house).. where he is a very active community member. He also has homes in Palisades NY, Malibu, CA and Valley Center CA, (gate)...
Murray stated in a 1984 interview: "I'm definitely a religious person, but it doesn't have much to do with Catholicism anymore. I don't think about Catholicism as much."
As a Chicago native, Murray appeared at the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show in August 2008. He performed a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
Chevy Chase recalls being confronted by Murray shortly before an SNL broadcast in which Chase had returned to guest host. The issue, likely to do with Chase's insistence on doing the "Weekend Update" segment that had been taken over by Jane Curtin, led to Murray and Chase trading insults, with Murray telling Chase to go have sex with Jacqueline Carlin, Chase's wife at the time, while Chase commented that Murray's face looked "like something Neil Armstrong had landed on". The argument eventually turned physical. Murray later said of the incident, "It was an Oedipal thing, a rupture. Because we all felt mad he had left us, and somehow I was the anointed avenging angel, who had to speak for everyone. But Chevy and I are friends now. It's all fine." The two later starred together in Caddyshack in 1980.
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