Birth Name: William James Murray
Place of Birth: Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 21, 1950
Bill Murray is an American actor and comedian. He is famous for starring in the films Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Charlie’s Angels. His brother, actor Brian Doyle-Murray, appeared alongside Bill in Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, among others. His siblings, John Murray and Joel Murray, are also actors.
He is the son of Lucille Mary (Collins) and Edward Joseph Murray II. Both of his parents were of Irish descent. He was raised Catholic.
Bill’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Murray (the son of Andrew William Murray and Catherine/Katherine Holden). Andrew was Irish, born in Waterford, the son of William/Holden Murray and Mary. Catherine was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, James/Patrick Holden and Margaret Kane.
Bill’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Mary Hogan (the daughter of Martin Joseph Hogan II and Mary Burns). Martin was Irish, born in Tiperrary, Fethard, the son of Martin Joseph Hogan and Margaret Wall. Bill’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents, Timothy Burns and Bridget Hughes.
Bill’s maternal grandfather was John Baptist Collins (the son of John Joachim Collins and Elizabeth Lawler). Bill’s great-grandfather John was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Martin Collins and Bridget Brenan. Elizabeth was born in Ohio, to parents of Irish descent, John Lawler and Catherine Donohue.
Bill’s maternal grandmother was Mary Agnes Doyle (the daughter of Thomas Doyle and Elizabeth). Mary Agnes was born in Illinois, to Irish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Bill Murray – https://www.geni.com
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