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Also Known As: Brian Murray, Brian Doyle Murray Died:
Born: October 31, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, writer, caddy

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Stocky, distinctly Irish-American character actor and occasional writer who specializes in gruff characterizations in broad American comedies. The brother of Bill Murray, this gravelly-voiced performer has been a familiar face in the "Saturday Night Live"/National Lampoon/Second City nexus of stage, TV and film productions since the 1970s. Like many of his comic contemporaries, Doyle-Murray started out in the famed Chicago Second City improvisational troupe. He went on to rack up theatrical credits with the Organic Theater of Chicago and the Boston Shakespeare Company before appearing off-Broadway in "The National Lampoon Show". Doyle-Murray also appeared on the weekly radio series, "National Lampoon Show". Doyle-Murray was a writer and sporadic performer during the halcyon days of "Saturday Night Live". He co-wrote the popular "slobs vs. snobs" comedy, "Caddyshack" (1980) with director Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney. Doyle-Murray also acted in the film, as he would in a number of features associated with the SNL/SCTV/National Lampoon confederation including "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Sixteen Candles" (1984), Bill Murray's dramatic vehicle, "Razor's Edge" (1984), "Wayne's World" (1992)...

Stocky, distinctly Irish-American character actor and occasional writer who specializes in gruff characterizations in broad American comedies. The brother of Bill Murray, this gravelly-voiced performer has been a familiar face in the "Saturday Night Live"/National Lampoon/Second City nexus of stage, TV and film productions since the 1970s. Like many of his comic contemporaries, Doyle-Murray started out in the famed Chicago Second City improvisational troupe. He went on to rack up theatrical credits with the Organic Theater of Chicago and the Boston Shakespeare Company before appearing off-Broadway in "The National Lampoon Show". Doyle-Murray also appeared on the weekly radio series, "National Lampoon Show".

Doyle-Murray was a writer and sporadic performer during the halcyon days of "Saturday Night Live". He co-wrote the popular "slobs vs. snobs" comedy, "Caddyshack" (1980) with director Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney. Doyle-Murray also acted in the film, as he would in a number of features associated with the SNL/SCTV/National Lampoon confederation including "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Sixteen Candles" (1984), Bill Murray's dramatic vehicle, "Razor's Edge" (1984), "Wayne's World" (1992) and "Groundhog Day" (1993). In a marked change of pace, Doyle-Murray played Jack Ruby in Oliver Stone's "J.F.K." (1991).

In recent years, Doyle-Murray has established himself as supporting actor in TV sitcoms. He was quietly charismatic as John "Mac" McKinney, the righthand man of a Nixonian cable mogul on "Good Sports" (CBS, 1991). Doyle-Murray was amusingly cranky as Chris Elliot's landlord during the second season of "Get a Life!" (Fox, 1991-92). He was surprisingly dignified as a veteran cop on "Bakersfield P. D." (Fox, 1993-94) a superior police spoof.

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 17 Again (2009)
3.
4.
 Daddy Day Camp (2007)
5.
 Nearing Grace (2005)
6.
 Getting Hal (2003)
7.
 Snow Dogs (2002) Ernie
8.
 Gentleman's Game, A (2001) Tomato Face
9.
 Drowning Mona (2000) Co-Worker
10.
 Bedazzled (2000) Priest
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Worked as a caddy for eight years in Illinois; served as the insperation for "Caddy Shack"
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Performed as a member of Chicago's Second City improvisational troupe
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Joined the Organic Theatre of Chicago
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Joined the Boston Shakespeare Company
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Appeared off-Broadway in "The National Lampoon Show"
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Acted on radio in the weekly "National Lampoon Show"
1975:
Feature debut, provided the voice for "La Honte de la Jungle/Jungle Burger," a French-Belgian animated feature
1977:
Wrote for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; was also a featured player from 1979-1980 and 1981-1982
1980:
Co-wrote (with Harold Ramis and Douglas Kenney) the screenplay for "Caddyshack"; also acted opposite his brother Bill
1986:
Co-wrote (with Harold Ramis) the screenplay for "Club Paradise"
1989:
Appeared as Chevy Chase's uptight boss in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
1991:
Portrayed assassin Jack Ruby in Oliver Stone's "JFK"
1991:
Cast as a regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Good Sports," starring Ryan O'Neal
1991:
Joined the cast on the revamped second season of "Get A Life" (Fox)
1992:
Played an arcade business owner in the film "Wayne's World"
1993:
Was a regular on the police comedy "Bakersfield P. D." (Fox)
1995:
Had regular role on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The George Wendt Show"
1997:
Had a recurring role as sports editor Stuart Franklin on "Between Brothers" (Fox, 1997-1998; UPN, 1999)
1999:
Was featured in the ensemble of the CBS sitcom "Love & Money"
1999:
Voiced The Flying Dutchman in the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants"
2000:
Played a priest in the Harold Ramis comedy "Bedazzled"
2000:
Voiced Jack the barber on FOX's "King of the Hill"
2002:
Cast in the Disney movie "Snow Dogs"
2002:
Joined the cast of the CBS comedy "Yes, Dear"
2005:
Voiced Maggie's dad on Disney Channel's "The Buzz on Maggie"
2006:
Cast in the family drama "Nearing Grace" with David Morse and Jordana Brewster
2006:
Voiced Coach Gills on Cartoon Network's "My Gym Partner's A Monkey"
2007:
Cast in the comedy "Daddy Day Camp"
2008:
Voiced Captain K'nuckles on the animated series "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" (Cartoon Network)
2009:
Appeared in the film "17 Again"
2009:
Cast in a recurring role as Mr. Ehlert in the ABC sitcom "The Middle"
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Notes

Doyle-Murray was one of a group of over a dozen writers nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" for "Saturday Night Live" in 1977/78 (host: Steve Martin), 1978/79 (host: Richard Benjamin) and 1979/80 (host: Teri Garr).

Doyle-Murray adopted his grandmother's maiden name because there already was a Brian Murray in Actors Equity

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sister:
Sister Nancy Murray. Nun. Older.
sister:
Sister Nancy Murray. Attorney.
brother:
Bill Murray. Actor, writer. Younger.
brother:
Bill Murray. Veterinarian.
brother:
Joel Murray. Actor. Younger; co-starred in the series "Love and War".
brother:
Joel Murray. Journalist. Austrian descent.
brother:
Ed Murray. Pharmacist.
brother:
Andy Murray. Had nine; survived him.
brother:
John Murray. Italian.
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