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Brian Doyle-Murray (born October 31, 1945) is an Americanmarker comedian, screenwriter, actor and voice artist. An alumnus of Saturday Night Live, he is the older brother of actor/comedian Bill Murray and has acted together with him in several films, including Caddyshack, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II and Groundhog Day.


Murray, one of nine children, was born Brian Murray in Chicago, Illinoismarker, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward J. Murray II, a lumber salesman. His parents were Irish American and Catholic. He is the older brother of actors Bill Murray, Joel Murray and John Murray. Doyle-Murray uses his hyphenated name (Doyle is his grandmother's maiden name) because there is another actor with the same name. A sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican Sister in Michiganmarker who travels around the country portraying St. Catherine of Siena.


Murray has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the 1970s, including as a featured player on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1979 to 1980 and from 1981 to 1982. He also was a writer for Jean Doumanian's sixth season from 1980 to 1981, making him one of the few cast members to work for all three producers of SNL (Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, and Dick Ebersol). He was a regular performer on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a comedy program syndicated nationally to some 600 stations from 1973 to 1975. Co-workers on the Radio Hour included Richard Belzer, John Belushi, Gilda Radner and his younger brother Bill. He appears in most films that star his brother, Bill Murray. However, he has also landed a series of roles in other films. He memorably appeared as Chevy Chase's uptight boss in 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and co-starred as an arcade business owner in the 1992 film version of Wayne's World. He also landed a small but pivotal role as assassin Jack Ruby in 1991's JFK. He was also seen in the 2002 Disney movie, Snow Dogs. His most recent role was a pivotal character in 2009's 17 Again.

He is a frequent television guest star, most recently on a string of Yes, Dear episodes playing Mr. Savitsky. He was also Mel Sanger, the bubble boy's dad, on Seinfeld, and played Joe Hackett's cranky high school baseball coach on a 1992 episode of Wings. He was also a co-star of the Fox TV series Get a Life from 1991 to 1992, and he had a recurring role as sports editor Stuart Franklin on the Fox/UPN TV series Between Brothers from 1997 to 1999. He played Shawn Spencer's grandfather on the episode "The Old and the Restless" on the USA Network TV Show Psych.

Murray is known for his gravelly voice and has voiced The Flying Dutchman on Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, a small role as the Grandfather on Lloyd in Space, Coach Gills on Cartoon Network's My Gym Partner's A Monkey, Captain K'nuckles on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and as Maggie's dad on Disney Channel's The Buzz on Maggie. He has also appeared as "Salty" in the Family Guy episode "A Fish out of Water". He is the voice of Jack the barber on King of the Hill. He is named as the only man James Lipton has ever called a coward in an episode of Arrested Development. He also plays Mr. Ehlert, owner of the car dealership where Frankie and Bob work on the ABC TV Series The Middle

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