Bill Murray’s Siblings Ranked Oldest To Youngest

Bill Murray’s 8 Siblings Ranked Oldest To Youngest

Known for movies such as Lost in Translation, On The Rocks, and Ghostbusters, David Murray is among the most famous actors. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Bill’s mother, Lucille Murray, was a mail-room clerk, while his father, Edward Joseph Murray II, worked as a lumber salesman.

After Bill’s birth, his family soon moved to Wilmette, Illinois, where he grew up with his eight siblings!

While some of them decided to follow in their brothers’ footsteps and become actors, others went their own way. Would you like to know more about them? Then you’ve found the right article! Below you will find a list of all Bill Murray’s siblings ranked oldest to youngest.

9. Peggy Murray (Unknown – April 20, 2020)

Peggy Murray was one of Bill’s sisters. She kept her life private. We also couldn’t find any information about her birth, however, we know that she passed away on April 20, 2020. 

8. Edward Murray III (September 7, 1944 – November 23, 2020)

Age at Time of Death: 76 years, 2 months, 16 days
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Profession: Radio Host and Stockbrocker 

Edward Murray III was Bill’s oldest sibling. He was born in 1944 and died in 2020 at 76 years old due to pulmonary fibrosis.

Edward inspired the main character in the movie Caddyshack, published in 1980. He began caddying at 10, and by the age of 16, he was playing golf. He graduated from Northwestern after studying broadcast journalism. After graduation, Edward worked at Katz Radio in Chicago and KGB Radio in San Diego.

In 1980, he decided to give a kick to his career and move to Santa Maria, where he became the co-owner of Sunny Country/KSMA Radio. Edward was extremely well integrated into the Santa Maria Valley community.

He regularly organized events, such as charity drives to support local organizations, including the Santa Maria YMCA, Marian Regional Medical Center, Allan Hancock College Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, First Tee, Evans Scholar, Chamber of Commerce, CASA of Santa Barbara County, COLAB, Western Growers Association, Rape Crisis Center, and St. Joseph’s High School.

Edward was famously known to live by the motto, ‘The more you give, the more you get.’

In 1987, he became a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds, where he had a long and successful career. Edward retired in 2009 and fully enjoyed the last years of his life playing on the most famous golf courses in the world and even skydiving on his 65th birthday.

Did You Know?

Before graduating, Edward completed his service in the Air Force.

7. Brian Doyle-Murray (October 31, 1945 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 77 years, 2 months, 20 days
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Profession: Actor 

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Brian Doyle-Murray is one of Bill’s most famous brothers. Born in 1945, he’s currently 76 years old. Similarly to Bill, Brian decided to pursue an acting career. He attended Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga and, right after college, started to audition for several acting roles.

Brian is incredibly talented and appeared in several movies, including Ghostbusters II, The Razor’s Edge, and Caddyshack. Apart from this, he also played the role of the Flying Dutchman in the famous animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Coach Tiffany Gills in the series My Gym Partner’s a Monkey.

Throughout his career, Brian has been nominated for three Emmy Awards in three consecutive years from 1978 to 1980.

Did You Know?

On August 28, 2000, Brian married Christina Stauffer, a former assistant director who, later in life, worked as a veterinarian.

6. Nancy Murray (November 1, 1947 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 75 years, 2 months, 19 days
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Profession: Nun

Nancy Murray is one of Bill’s oldest sisters. She was born in 1947.

Similarly to her brothers, Nancy also decided to pursue a career in acting but in a slightly different way. In fact, while her brother’s acting performance can be seen on the big screen, you would have to go to church to see Nancy performing.

Nancy Murray is, in fact, a Dominican sister who, for years, has been working with the poor people living in Chicago. She attended Regina Dominican High School and later entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Throughout her life, Sister Nancy has attended people in hospitals, particularly those affected by AIDS, visited prisoners, and later became known for her performance of St. Catherine of Siena. This role allowed Nancy to travel the world, similar to her brother, bringing this inspiring show to communities on all continents.

Did You Know?

Apart from her role as St. Catherine of Siena, Sister Nancy also portrayed Sister Dorothy Stang and Venerable Mary Potter. The former was a sister of Notre Dame de Namur who worked all her life with Amazon farmers advocating for the environment and was then murdered in 2005. The latter is mainly known as the founder of Little Company of Mary Sisters.

5. Bill Murray (September 21, 1950 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 72 years, 3 months, 30 days
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Profession: Actor 

Bill Murrayphoto source: Photo by Harald Krichel

Bill Murray is, without a doubt, the most famous member of this extended family. Known for his deadpan delivery, one of his best roles was as the male lead in the romantic movie Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola.

Bill started his career on The National Lampoon Radio Hour to join the Saturday Night Live team from 1977 to 1989.

Throughout his career, this amazing actor received several Golden Globe nominations and won two Primetime Emmy Awards. He was also awarded a British Academy Film Award and a Golden Globe.

Regarding his personal life, Bill married Margaret Kelly in 1981, however, the two divorced in 1996 following Bill’s affair with Jennifer Butler. Bill then married Jennifer, but this marriage did not end well. His second wife filed for divorce in 2008, accusing her husband of domestic violence, infidelity, and addiction to sex, marijuana, and alcohol.

4. Laura Murray (May 21, 1952 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 70 years, 7 months, 30 days
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

Laura Murray is one of Bill’s sisters. She was born in 1952 and is currently 70 years old. Unfortunately, there is not much information about her on the internet as she prefers to keep her life private.

3. Andy Murray (April 5, 1956 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 66 years, 9 months, 15 days
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

Andy Murray is one of Bill’s siblings. However, similarly to Laura, we don’t have much information about him. We know he was born in 1956. 

2. John Murray (June 22, 1958 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 64 years, 6 months, 29 days
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Profession: Actor 

John was born in 1958 and is currently 64 years old. Similarly to his brother Bill, he decided to pursue an acting career.

He worked at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC for some time but then left to become an actor. Thankfully, he soon proved himself to be talented in this field and got roles in movies such as Scrooged, published in 1988, Elf, released in 2003, and Caddyshack.

Did You Know?

According to John, after he was chosen for the leading part in the movie Moving Violation, his mother asked him: ‘Will this movie be shown in driver’s ed classes?’

1. Joel Murray (April 17, 1963 – present)

Current Age (as of January 2023): 59 years, 9 months, 3 days
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Profession: Actor 

Joel Murrayphoto source: 

Joel Murray is Bill,’, Murray’s youngest sibling, as he was born in 1963.

He attended Loyola Academy, where he played the lead actor role in the school’s musical. During these years, he also served as the school’s football team captain. Joel’s career in the entertainment industry began only once he moved to Chicago.

He started performing in several improvisational theaters, such as the Improv Institute, the Improv Olympic, and The Second City.

After this experience, Joel started to get more significant roles in tv commercials. He was, in fact, chosen to give the voice to Cheetos’ mascot, Chester Cheetah, from 1986 to 1997. In the 90s, he also starred in several tv series such as Grand, Pacific Station, and Love & War. Joel was also chosen to play in various movies, including One Crazy Summer, Scrooged, and Shakes the Clown.

However, most people will probably remember him for his appearances in the Emmy-winning series Mad Men, as he starred in 15 episodes in the first, second, fourth, fifth, and seventh seasons.

Did You Know?

Joel married Eliza Coyle in 1989. Together the two have four children.


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