Photos: Bill Murray turns 69 today. A look at the comedian through the years. The Associated Press, file Sep 21, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Comedian and actor Bill Murray turns 69 today. Take a look back at the funnyman's life and career in 50 photos: Murray, 1978 Comedian Chevy Chase, second from left, joins cast of NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live," Feb. 16, 1978 in New York, where he first got his start with the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players." Others are, from left, Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and Laraine Newman. Chase is doing a guest shot on the program. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler) Marty Lederhandler Murray, 1980 Actor Burt Reynolds is shown on the set with cast members of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," in New York, April 12, 1980. From left to right: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Reynolds, and Bill Murray. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis) Suzanne Vlamis Murray, 1982 Actor Bill Murray places a flower on the coffin of actor John Belushi at Abel's Hill Cemetery in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, Ma., Tuesday, March 9, 1982. Belushi, 33, died last Friday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Paul Benoit) PAUL BENOIT Murray, 1982 In this Feb. 1, 1982 file photo, host David Letterman, right, and guest Bill Murray appear at the taping of the debut of "Late Night with David Letterman" in New York. Murray's 44th and final appearance Tuesday, May 19, 2015, will mark the end of late-night television's most unique and enduring host-guest relationships. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye, File) NANCY KAYE Murray, 1983 In this November 29, 1983, file photo, Bill Murray, foreground, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver are seen in front of a statue of the monster Zuul on the set of "Ghostbusters" in Burbank, California. Scientists in Canada announced May 9, 2017, that they had named a newly-identified dinosaur Zuul crurivastator in reference to the monster in the film. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File) Doug Pizac Murray, 1984 Shown in this scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" are Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS Murray, 1987 "Saturday Night Live" host Bill Murray, a former cast member, is pictured during rehearsals at Studio 8H in New York's Rockefeller Center, March 19, 1987. At left is SNL's creator and producer, Lorne Michaels. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett) G. Paul Burnett Murray, 1991 Actor Bill Murray, is shown in this May 24, 1991 photo. (AP Photo/Dana Tynan) DANA TYNAN Murray, 1992 Tennis great Arthur Ashe, left, and comedian Bill Murray share a laugh prior to a news conference in New York announcing the start of a new venture by ESPN, Dec. 15, 1992. The network has formed the American Sports Awards - the Espy - which will honor the best performances and highlight the most memorable moments of the past year in sports. The live awards telecast will air in March with some of the proceeds going to the Arthur Ashe Foundation. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey) Ed Bailey Murray, 1993 Bill Murray, left, sings a tune as singer/musician Sting smiles broadly during rehearsal for NBC's "Saturday Night Live," in New York, Feb 18, 1993. (AP Photo/Chrystyna Czajkowsky) CHRYSTYNA CZAJKOWSKY Murray, 1997 Actor Bill Murray yells to the gallery on the first green of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during second round play of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday Jan. 31, 1997. Murray is playing with pro partner Scott Simpson.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ERIC RISBERG Murray, 1999 Actor Bill Murray struts in mock triumph after pitching it close to the pin at the third hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links during third round action in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Championship in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ERIC RISBERG Murray, 1999 Wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, places her hand on the arm of her playing partner actor Bill Murray, who smiles as he drives a golf cart toward the third green during the Annual Robert F. Kennedy Golf Tournament in Hyannisport, Mass. Dozens of celebrities, including actor Kevin Costner, basktetball great Bill Russell, and Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, participated in the event. (AP Photo/ Jim Rogash) JIM ROGASH Murray, 2001 Actors Bill Murray, left, and Laurence Fishburne voices for the characters in the animated film ''Osmosis Jones,'' arrive at the premiere of the movie which opened the World Animation Celebration Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Weeks) CHRIS WEEKS Murray, 2002 Comedian and actor Bill Murray kisses a dollar bill taken from a spectator after missing a putt on the fourth hole during his second round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday, Feb. 1, 2002. Murray, playing on the Spyglass Hill course, jokingly bet against himself with the fan. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ERIC RISBERG Murray, 2004 Bill Murray yells at photographers in the deadline room at the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. Murray won the award best actor in a musical or comedy for his work in “Lost in Translation,” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) REED SAXON Murray, 2004 Actor Bill Murray stands near his seat in the Kodak Theatre while looking at the stage during rehearsals for the 76th annual Academy Awards on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, in Los Angeles. Murray is also nominated for best actor for his work in the film "Lost in Translation." (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) KEVORK DJANSEZIAN Murray, 2004 Actor Bill Murray accepts the award for best male lead for his role in “Lost in Translation," at the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards on In Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) CHRIS PIZZELLO Murray, 2005 Bill Murray, left, Susan Sarandon, center, and Billie Joe Armstrong of the band Green Day stand together for a photo before participating in a discussion during the New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) JULIE JACOBSON Murray, 2005 Bill Murray smiles on the 10th green of the Poppy Hills Golf Course during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday Feb. 11, 2005.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ERIC RISBERG Murray, 2005 American actor Bill Murray, center, and British actress Tilda Swinton, right, pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Broken Flowers", directed by Jim Jarmusch of the U.S., unseen, shown in competition at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France, while the president of the festival Gilles Jacob looks on, Tuesday May 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) MICHEL EULER Murray, 2005 Actor Bill Murray ponders a reporter's question about his role in "Broken Flowers" at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, France, in this May 17, 2005 file photo. Since "Broken Flowers," Murray hasn't acted in a live-action film in over a year and half. (AP Photo/Laurent Emmanue, file) LAURENT EMMANUEL Murray, 2005 Comedian Bill Murray watches the action between Illinois and Arizona in the Chicago Regional championship game of the NCAA tournament Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) BRIAN KERSEY Murray, 2007 Actor Bill Murray wears a colorful hat as he plays the fourth hole during the first round of Pebble Beach National Pro Am at the Spyglass Hill golf course in Pebble Beach, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez Murray, 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival master of ceremonies actor Bill Murray appears onstage as a 70' rocker in Chicago, Saturday, July 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Charles Rex Arbogast Murray, 2007 Chicago Cubs second baseman Mark DeRosa, left, jokes with actor Bill Murray during batting practice before a baseball game against the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Thursday, Sept. 27. 2007. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Lynne Sladky Murray, 2008 Actor Bill Murrray, looks out at the Chicago skyline before his tandem jump from 13,500 feet above Lake Michigan with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team member Staff Sgt. Joe Jones, left, over the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago,, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Charles Rex Arbogast Murray, 2009 US actor Bill Murray arrives for the world premiere of his latest film 'Fantastic Mr Fox' , which opens the London Film Festival in central London, Wednesday Oct. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) LEFTERIS PITARAKIS Murray, 2010 Comedian Bill Murray dresses as Elvis during the Crossroads Guitar Festival Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) Kiichiro Sato Murray, 2010 Actor Bill Murray accepts the best horror movie award for "Zombieland" at the Scream Awards on Saturday Oct. 16, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Chris Pizzello Murray, 2011 Bill Murray, left, and David Letterman appear onstage at the “The Comedy Awards” presented by Comedy Central in New York, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) Charles Sykes Murray, 2011 President Barack Obama chats with actor Bill Murray before an NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Towson in Towson, Md., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky Murray, 2012 Actor Bill Murray poses during a photo call for Moonrise Kingdom at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) Joel Ryan Murray, 2013 Actor Bill Murray closes his eyes on the third hole of the Monterey Peninsula Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Ben Margot Murray, 2014 Bill Murray attends the "St. Vincent" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Evan Agostini Murray, 2014 From left, Bob Balaban, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon pose during a photocall for "The Monuments Men" at the Four Seasons on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jordan Strauss Murray, 2015 Bill Murray attends the "Rock the Kasbah" panel on day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello Murray, 2015 Actor Bill Murray attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Evan Agostini Murray, 2015 US director Sofia Coppola, left, presents a career tribute award to US actor and executive producer Bill Murray, right, during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The festival runs from Dec. 4-12. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar) Abdeljalil Bounhar Murray, 2016 Actor Bill Murray attends an NCAA college basketball game between Xavier and Villanova, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 90-83. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) John Minchillo Murray, 2016 Bill Murray is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) Owen Sweeney Murray, 2016 Actor Bill Murray sporting a Chicago Cubs jacket and cap talks during a brief visit in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Murray is in Washington to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta Murray, 2017 Bill Murray prepares to hit out of a bunker onto the third green during the celebrity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Eric Risberg Murray, 2017 Actor and comedian Bill Murray cheers as he watches the first half of the first round of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Maryland and Xavier, Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Wilfredo Lee Murray, 2017 Bill Murray accepts the award for best moment on behalf of the Chicago Cubs baseball team at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello Murray, 2018 Actor Bill Murray holds the Silver Bear for Best Director award on behalf of Wes Anderson for the movie 'Isle of Dogs' during the awards ceremony at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Axel Schmidt/pool photo via AP) Axel Schmidt Murray, 2018 Actor Bill Murray addresses the audience during the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award gala ceremony honoring actor/director George Clooney at the Dolby Theatre, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello Murray, 2019 Bill Murray poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) Vianney Le Caer Murray, 2019 Actor Bill Murray poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Arthur Mola Murray, 2019 Actor Bill Murray attends the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday, June 10, 2019, in New York. 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