Brian Doyle-Murray is an American writer, actor, comedian, dubbing artist, and producer who is respected for his screenwriting skills and distinctive voice. The iconic comedian and actor Bill Murray is his younger brother. The long list of films Brian Murray has starred in includes Scrooged, The Razor’s Edge, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters II, and he has also starred in several Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon series, including The Marvelous Misadventure of Flapjack. He has been nominated three times for the Emmy Awards for his writing on Saturday Night Live (SNL).
Brian Doyle-Murray: Biography
Brian Doyle-Murray was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on October 31, 1945, the son of Lucille Murray (née Collins) and Edward J. Murray II. His mother worked as a postal clerk, while his father was a wood salesman. His grandmother’s maiden name is Doyle, which he carries with a hyphen next to his last name.
The actor has eight siblings, some of whom are Ed, Andy, John, Bill, Joel, and Nancy. Three of his brothers, Joel Murray, Bill Murray, and John Murray, are actors like him. His other brother Andy is a chef and runs a restaurant in Florida known as the Murray Brothers.
Brian Doyle-Murray has a devout Catholic background and is of Irish descent. He went to school at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California, where he graduated in 1968.
His Movies and TV Shows: All You Need To Know
Brian Doyle-Murray began his career in the early 1970s with The Second City, a comedy troupe in Chicago. Since then, he has continued to develop writing for and acting in films and television shows. In 1972 he starred as a detective in the comedy Fuzz. He appeared regularly on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, which began in 1973 and ended in 1975; during its run, the radio show was a hit and a huge success. While working on The Radio Hour, he worked alongside his brother Bill Murray, John Belushi, Harold Ramis, and Richard Belzer.
From 1977 to 1982, Brian appeared on and wrote for the Saturday Night Live show with Howard Cosell. He is considered one of the few performers to have worked with the three producers – Dick Ebersol, Jean Doumanian, and Lorne Michaels – of Saturday Night Live.
Brian Doyle-Murray has appeared in a handful of movies and television shows during his career as an actor. In the 1980s, he began co-writing and starring in the comedy Caddyshack by Harold Ramis, which he directed. He starred alongside his brother Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, and Chevy Chase.
Other films Brian Doyle-Murray worked on in the 1980s are Modern Problems (1981), Sixteen Candles (1984), Head Office (1985), Club Paradise (1986), Superman 50th Anniversary (1988), The Experts (1989).
In the 1990s, Brian Doyle-Murray continued to build his impressive career and has been featured in the following articles, among others Small White House (1990), Nothing but Trouble (1991), JFK (1991), Babe Ruth (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998), The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998).
Not surprisingly, Brian Doyle-Murray continued to book lucrative performances in the new millennium, including notable ones such as Jackie Chan Adventures (2000), Bedazzled (2000), Justice League (2001), A Gentleman’s Game (2002), Jade Empire (2005), Tom Goes to the Mayor (2006) and Nearing Grace (2006).
The talented screenwriter remains very active and has contributed to projects such as The Middle (2009-2017), Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010), Supernatural (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Raising Hope (2013), Underdogs (2015) and Counting.
Brian has made a lot of money with his career in show business. Over the years he has been able to manage his finances up to a net worth of about $12 million. He owns several homes in America, including one that he sold in 2016 at a profit of about half a million dollars.
Who Is His Wife?
Brian Doyle-Murray has been married to a woman all his life, although his marriage was not consummated until much later in his life. This lucky woman is Christina Stauffer. The marriage was entered into on August 28, 2000, when Doyle-Murray was 55 years old.
Christina Stauffer is not in the entertainment business like her husband Brian, but she is a veterinarian. She attended Kansas State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine on May 16, 2008. After graduating from college, she worked for some time as a veterinarian at Studio City Animal Hospital in Studio City, California. The couple has no child and lives together in Moraga, California.