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Born: April 17, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wilmette, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, comedy writer, director

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The younger brother of actor-comedian Bill Murray, Joel Murray was a regular presence on television and in the occasional feature beginning in the late 1980s, playing hapless sidekicks and overgrown adolescents on series like "Dharma & Greg" (ABC, 1997-2002) and "Still Standing" (CBS, 2002-06) until gaining a stellar showcase for his dramatic talents on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). Murray's hangdog visage and understated delivery, which had served him well in comic roles, underscored the sadness of his character, Freddy Rumsen, whose yeoman talents could not help him overcome a powerful alcohol addiction. The critical praise generated by "Mad Men" helped Murray land more nuanced parts on "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011- ) and his first feature lead in the black comedy "God Bless America." These and other turns helped to mint Joel Murray as a burgeoning dramatic actor on par with his older brother's successful second-act career.

The younger brother of actor-comedian Bill Murray, Joel Murray was a regular presence on television and in the occasional feature beginning in the late 1980s, playing hapless sidekicks and overgrown adolescents on series like "Dharma & Greg" (ABC, 1997-2002) and "Still Standing" (CBS, 2002-06) until gaining a stellar showcase for his dramatic talents on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). Murray's hangdog visage and understated delivery, which had served him well in comic roles, underscored the sadness of his character, Freddy Rumsen, whose yeoman talents could not help him overcome a powerful alcohol addiction. The critical praise generated by "Mad Men" helped Murray land more nuanced parts on "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011- ) and his first feature lead in the black comedy "God Bless America." These and other turns helped to mint Joel Murray as a burgeoning dramatic actor on par with his older brother's successful second-act career.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Sweet Spot, The (2002) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Jobs (2013)
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4.
 Hatchet (2006)
5.
 Cable Guy, The (1996) Basketball Player
6.
 Encino Woman (1996) Mr Jones
7.
 Shakes the Clown (1991) Milkman
8.
 Scrooged (1988) Guest
9.
 Long Gone (1987) Bart Polanski
10.
 One Crazy Summer (1986) George Calamari
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Joined Chicago's Second City Theatre troupe
1986:
Feature film debut, "One Crazy Summer"
1987:
TV-movie debut, "Long Gone" (HBO)
1990:
TV series debut in a regular role, "Grand" (NBC)
1992:
Landed a regular role on the CBS comedy series "Love & War"
1994:
Voiced title character on animated series "Beethoven" (CBS)
1997:
Cast in regular supporting role on ABC sitcom "Dharma & Greg"; made directorial debut during 2001-02 season
2003:
Made recurring appearance on CBS sitcom "Still Standing"
2007:
Played Sterling Cooper copywriter Fred 'Freddy' Rumsen on AMC's "Mad Men"
2011:
Landed recurring guest role on Showtime's "Shameless"
2011:
Cast in critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"
2012:
Cast opposite Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer
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wife:
Eliza Coyle.

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brother:
Brian Doyle-Murray. Actor, writer.
sister:
Sister Nancy Murray. Nun. Older.
brother:
Bill Murray. Actor, comedian, screenwriter.
brother:
Ed Murray.
brother:
Andy Murray.
brother:
John Murray.
son:
Hank Murray.
son:
Gus Murray.
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