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Emmy Award-Winning Comedic Actor; "SNL" and "Ghostbusters"

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Actor and comedian Bill Murray was a self-proclaimed troublemaker growing up. In an attempt to find direction in his life, he joined his older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, in the cast of Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe.

He eventually relocated to New York City where he took his comedic talents on air in National Lampoon Hour. In 1975, both Murray brothers were in an off-Broadway spin-off of the radio show when Bill was spotted by sportscaster Howard Cosell, who recruited him for the cast of his ABC variety program, Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell. On NBC, a program also named Saturday Night Live was creating a much bigger sensation. A year later producer Lorne Michaels tapped Murray to replace Chevy Chase, who had moved on to pursue a film career.

It was on the set of Saturday Night Live that Murray created the sleazy, insincere comedic character that became his calling card for many films to come. He also earned an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for his work on the show. His first major film role was in the 1979 box office hit Meatballs. This was followed by the biography Where the Buffalo Roam. In 1980, he redeemed himself by going back to his comedic roots with the cult classic Caddyshack. The roll continued with the army farce Stripes in 1981, Tootsie in 1982 and Ghostbusters in 1984. The comedy was one of the decade's biggest hits, spawning a cartoon series, action figures and even a chart-topping theme song.

Murray's next move caught loyal fans off guard. He starred in and co-wrote an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Razor's Edge in 1984, which had been a lifelong dream.

After a hiatus, Murray finally made his comeback in 1988 with Scrooged, a darkly comedic version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In 1991, he starred in What About Bob?, which was an unqualified hit followed by the equally acclaimed Groundhog Day in 1993.

In 1998, Murray played what many believed to be one of his finest roles in Wes Anderson's Rushmore. As a business tycoon competing with an eccentric 15-year-old for the affections of a first grade teacher, Murray won Best Supporting Actor from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. The film's success helped put the actor back in the forefront, and he drew further exposure that year from his appearance as a sleazy lawyer in the controversial Wild Things.

Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation, which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore, Hyde Park on Hudson, St. Vincent, and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award. His comedy is known for its deadpan delivery. Murray received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016.

Murray appeared as Martin Heiss, a cynical ghost debunker, in the reboot of Ghostbusters, which was released in July of 2016. He continued working with Wes Anderson, appearing in Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and voicing a character in the 2018 film Isle of Dogs. He'll work with Anderson again in his next film, The French Dispatch.

He will star in the upcoming Jim Jarmusch film The Dead Don't Die, premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. He will reprise his role from Zombieland in the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap. He will once again work with director and screenwriter Sofia Coppola in On the Rocks.

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Emmy Award-Winning Comedic Actor; "SNL" and "Ghostbusters"

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Actor and comedian Bill Murray was a self-proclaimed troublemaker growing up. In an attempt to find direction in his life, he joined his older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, in the cast of Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe.

He eventually relocated to New York City where he took his comedic talents on air in National Lampoon Hour. In 1975, both Murray brothers were in an off-Broadway spin-off of the radio show when Bill was spotted by sportscaster Howard Cosell, who recruited him for the cast of his ABC variety program, Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell. On NBC, a program also named Saturday Night Live was creating a much bigger sensation. A year later producer Lorne Michaels tapped Murray to replace Chevy Chase, who had moved on to pursue a film career.

It was on the set of Saturday Night Live that Murray created the sleazy, insincere comedic character that became his calling card for many films to come. He also earned an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for his work on the show. His first major film role was in the 1979 box office hit Meatballs. This was followed by the biography Where the Buffalo Roam. In 1980, he redeemed himself by going back to his comedic roots with the cult classic Caddyshack. The roll continued with the army farce Stripes in 1981, Tootsie in 1982 and Ghostbusters in 1984. The comedy was one of the decade's biggest hits, spawning a cartoon series, action figures and even a chart-topping theme song.

Murray's next move caught loyal fans off guard. He starred in and co-wrote an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Razor's Edge in 1984, which had been a lifelong dream.

After a hiatus, Murray finally made his comeback in 1988 with Scrooged, a darkly comedic version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In 1991, he starred in What About Bob?, which was an unqualified hit followed by the equally acclaimed Groundhog Day in 1993.

In 1998, Murray played what many believed to be one of his finest roles in Wes Anderson's Rushmore. As a business tycoon competing with an eccentric 15-year-old for the affections of a first grade teacher, Murray won Best Supporting Actor from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. The film's success helped put the actor back in the forefront, and he drew further exposure that year from his appearance as a sleazy lawyer in the controversial Wild Things.

Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation, which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore, Hyde Park on Hudson, St. Vincent, and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award. His comedy is known for its deadpan delivery. Murray received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016.

Murray appeared as Martin Heiss, a cynical ghost debunker, in the reboot of Ghostbusters, which was released in July of 2016. He continued working with Wes Anderson, appearing in Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and voicing a character in the 2018 film Isle of Dogs. He'll work with Anderson again in his next film, The French Dispatch.

He will star in the upcoming Jim Jarmusch film The Dead Don't Die, premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. He will reprise his role from Zombieland in the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap. He will once again work with director and screenwriter Sofia Coppola in On the Rocks.

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  • How much does it cost to book Bill Murray?

    Booking fees for Bill Murray, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Murray, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Murray?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Murray for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Murray for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Murray or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Murray or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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