This article is part of our series “Vocate’s Wall of Fame”. Each person described in the series is someone who has inspired the Vocate team and who we believe represents what “unlocking human potential” means. Quite literally, the Wall of Fame exists in our office (printed out images framed on the wall) and every week we vote on a new honoree.
Bill Murray is an actor, comedian, and writer. He jumpstarted his career in acting and comedy at The Second City, an improvisational theater troupe in Chicago – now world-renowned and one of the most influential comedy theatres in the world. From there, Murray moved to New York where he was discovered by John Belushi and asked to be a featured player on the National Lampoon Comedy Hour, a comedy radio show created, produced and written by staff from National Lampoon magazine. This feature led him to his big break on Saturday Night Live. Three years later in 1979, Murray landed a role in the movie Meatballs. This was only the beginning of his success in film. He went on to star in box office hits such as Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day.
Apart from acting, before his appearance in Groundhog Day, Murray took a break from acting in and studied philosophy and history at the Sorbonne in Paris. He also currently owns a restaurant near St. Augustine, Florida, Murray Bros. Caddy Shack, but spends most of his time at home in Charleston, South Carolina and has remained quite detached and distant from Hollywood.
Bill Murray has inspired many throughout the years with his passion for life and laughter. He is unapologetically himself, and as Sam Carney, Vocate adVocate expressed, Murray truly “understand[s] what it means to be human – to live to the fullest, to laugh, and to dream big.”
For more information, follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Murray