Joel Murray

Actor, Comedy writer, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1963 in Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

Lamb 2016 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Mike and Molly 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

7 Minutes 2015 (Movie)

Uncle Pete (Actor)

Bloodsucking Bastards 2015 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Survivor's Remorse 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Leftovers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Don (Voice)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Computer Professor (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

God Bless America 2012 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

Policeman Fire (Actor)

Mending Fences 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Body Shop 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Doug Shapiro (Actor)

Still Standing 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

John Doe 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & War 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Encino Woman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Basketball Player (Actor)

Beethoven 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Pacific Station 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

Milkman (Actor)

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

Long Gone 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

One Crazy Summer 1986 (Movie)

George Calamari (Actor)

Killing Reagan (TV Show)

Actor

The Sweet Spot (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

2 Broke Girls 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Last Man Standing 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Big Bang Theory 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

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, 2007-15). 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.

Relationships

Eliza Coyle Actor

Wife
Married 1989

Brian Doyle-Murray Actor

Brother
Born Oct. 31, 1945

Bill Murray Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 21, 1950 Acted with brother in "Scrooged" (1988)

Gus Murray

Son

Hank Murray

Son

John Murray Actor

Brother
Born June 22, 1958

Andy Murray

Brother

Ed Murray

Brother

Nancy Murray

Sister

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer

2011

Cast in critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"

2011

Landed recurring guest role on Showtime's "Shameless"

2007

Played Sterling Cooper copywriter Fred 'Freddy' Rumsen on AMC's "Mad Men"

2003

Made recurring appearance on CBS sitcom "Still Standing"

1997

Cast in regular supporting role on ABC sitcom "Dharma & Greg"; made directorial debut during 2001-02 season

1994

Voiced title character on animated series "Beethoven" (CBS)

1992

Landed a regular role on the CBS comedy series "Love & War"

1990

TV series debut in a regular role, "Grand" (NBC)

1987

TV-movie debut, "Long Gone" (HBO)

1986

Feature film debut, "One Crazy Summer"

Joined Chicago's Second City Theatre troupe

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