Bill Murray Facts
Bill Murray is one of the most iconic actors, writers and directors of all time. His humor is beyond compare. Enjoy these fun and interesting facts about one of the most lovable, endearing and talented comedians around – whether on-screen, golfing or crashing a party!
1) Every single one of Murray’s lines in the epic film Caddyshack was completely improvised. He even worked as a caddy in high school.
2) The next time you watch Kingpin keep in mind that Bill really did make those three strikes in a row at the end. There was nothing fake about his or the crowd’s reactions.
3) Bill Murray grew up in a Chicago suburb with a total of eight siblings.
4) He has a reputation for crashing parties. While in Scotland he went with a student he met at a pub to a house party where he drank alcohol from a coffee cup. He then decided to go and wash the dirty dishes.
5) He has a grand total of six sons: Homer, Luke, Caleb, Jackson, Cooper and Lincoln. His own father passed away from complications with diabetes in 1967.
6) Was Bill Murray kicked out of the Boy Scouts? Yes. You might have guessed that.
7) He has no agents and uses an 800 number that he rarely checks. According to Robert Downey Jr., Bill was wanted for a role in Iron Man, but no one could track him down.
8) Here are the some of the roles the Bill Murray has turned down: Airplane!, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Bad Santa, Boogie Nights, Kindergarten Cop, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost In America and Splash. Perhaps the most iconic roles turned down was that of Forrest Gump.
9) He co-owns the minor league baseball team Charleston River Dogs with the title of “Director of Fun.”
10) According to Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner were the only Saturday Night Live cast members who treated him “like a human being.”
11) At 20 years old he was arrested for trying to smuggle about nine pounds of marijuana through O’Hare Airport.
12) While cruising around Bali on a motorcycle, Murray got lost, showed up at a village where he proceeded to entertain the residents with a show even though he did not know the language.
“Don't think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you'll never do a thing.”
— Bill Murray