Bill Murray Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, writer and director 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 and Caleb; with Margaret Kelly: Luke and 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.
    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 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 - "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 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.
    June 4, 2017 - "New Worlds," a musical stage show, with Murray and German cellist Jan Vogler premieres in Germany. An album release is scheduled for September.