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William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on the NBC late-night comedy variety show Saturday Night Live, for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, and later starred in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, such as CaddyshackStripes, Broken Flowers, and Groundhog Day. He also starred, along with fellow co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, as Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters films, and voiced the titular character in the live-action Garfield films. He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation, for which he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including The Royal Tenenbaums as Raleigh St. Clair, Moonrise Kingdom as Mr. Bishop, and Fantastic Mr. Fox as Clive Badger.

For Disney, he portrayed Steve Zissou in 2004 Touchstone Pictures film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Herman Blume in Rushmore, Tommy Crickshaw in Cradle Will Rock, Bunny Breckinridge in Ed Wood, and Bob "Bobby" Wiley in What About Bob?. He also voiced Baloo in the 2016 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, as well as performed a new version of "The Bare Necessities". Additionally, he was mentioned in The Muppets episode "A Tail of Two Piggies".

He is also the younger brother of actor Brian Doyle-Murray and the older brother of actors John Murray and Joel Murray.

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