Bill Murray Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, writer, director and practical joker Bill Murray.

Birth Date:
September 21, 1950
Birth place: Evanston, Illinois
Birth Name: William James Murray
    Father: Edward Murray, lumber salesman
    Mother: Lucille (Collins) Murray, mailroom worker
    Marriages: Jennifer Butler (1997-2008, divorced); Margaret Kelly (1981-1996, divorced)
    Children: with Jennifer Butler: Lincoln; Cooper; Jackson; Caleb; with Margaret Kelly: Luke; Homer
    Education: Attended Regis University
    Other Facts:
    Nominated for one Academy Award.
    Agreed to a voice role as the title cat in "Garfield" because he mistakenly believed the script was written by one of the Coen brothers.
    Although Murray occasionally works on mainstream movies like "Garfield" and "Charlie's Angels," most of his post-"Ghostbusters" pictures are low-budget indies and arthouse films. He works with auteurs like Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola and Jim Jarmusch.
    January 15, 1977 - Makes his debut on "Saturday Night Live," taking Chevy Chase's place in the cast. During his three-year tenure on the show, his recurring characters include a schmaltzy lounge singer and a whining teenage nerd (alongside Gilda Radner).
    September 11, 1977 - Wins a Primetime Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy-variety or music series for "Saturday Night Live."
    1979 - Stars in "Meatballs" as a slacker camp counselor who inspires a group of misfit kids to defeat their preppy competitors in an end-of-summer tournament.
    1980 - The golf romp, "Caddyshack," features Murray as a gopher-chasing groundskeeper.
    1982 - Plays a supporting role in "Tootsie," portraying the main character's dry-witted roommate.
    1984 - In "Ghostbusters," Murray stars as a wisecracking scientist who zaps evil spirits in New York skyscrapers. The same year, he makes his dramatic debut in "The Razor's Edge," an adaptation of a 1944 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The two films are linked. Murray agreed to play a leading role in "Ghostbusters" after the studio greenlit "The Razor's Edge," a passion project for the actor. He co-wrote the screenplay in addition to starring in the movie.
    1990 - Co-directs and stars in the caper "Quick Change," about a hapless group of bank robbers trying to flee New York.
    1993 - "Groundhog Day" reunites Murray with Harold Ramis, his "Ghostbusters" costar as well as the director of "Caddyshack." The mystical comedy centers on a weatherman who finds enlightenment as he relives the same day repeatedly in a time warp.
    1994 - Makes a cameo appearance in "Ed Wood," a biopic that chronicles the making of a famed sci-fi flop, "Plan 9 from Outer Space."
    1998 - Portrays a melancholy millionaire who feuds with a precocious teen in "Rushmore." Murray works for scale, plus a cut of the profits. Director Wes Anderson estimates that the actor's salary was $9,000.
    2003 - In "Lost in Translation," Murray plays an aging movie star who befriends a lonely young woman at a Tokyo hotel. He gets an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role but loses to Sean Penn ("Mystic River").
    2009 - Makes a memorable cameo appearance in the apocalyptic comedy "Zombieland," portraying himself.
    2012 - Plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the biopic, "Hyde Park on Hudson."
    September 20, 2015 - Wins a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in the HBO literary adaptation, "Olive Kitteridge."
    December 4, 2015 - Netflix releases "A Very Murray Christmas," a musical holiday special directed by Sofia Coppola that features tuneful appearances by Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney and Amy Poehler.
    2016 - Guest stars on the TBS cop comedy, "Angie Tribeca," playing a flirtatious supermarket clerk.