Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray


Brian Doyle-Murray is a respected actor, writer, comedian and voice artist best known for his roles in "Groundhog Day," "Caddyshack" and "Wayne’s World." In addition to his long list of impressive film and television credits, Doyle-Murray has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series for his work on NBC’s long-running late night show, "Saturday Night Live," in which he also starred as a cast member from 1979 to 1982.

Hailing from Chicago, Doyle-Murray—one of nine children including fellow actors Bill Murray, Joel Murray and John Murray—got his start in the industry as part of The Second City comedic stage troupe. From there, he became a regular on "The National Lampoon Radio Hour" from 1973 to 1975, where he worked with some of entertainment’s biggest stars, including Richard Belzer, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase and Harold Ramis, among many others.

As a featured player on "Saturday Night Live," Doyle-Murray wrote for and worked with such talents as Danny DeVito, Johnny Cash, Olivia Newton-John, Ellen Burstyn, Burt Reynolds, Rodney Dangerfield, Steve Martin and Richard Dreyfuss, among many more. His other comedic writing credits include "Caddyshack," "The Chevy Chase Show" and the TV movie "The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me."

Doyle-Murray has also starred in many feature films-turned-pop-culture-classics. He can be seen in "National Lampoon’s Vacation," "Sixteen Candles, "Ghostbusters II," "Christmas Vacation," "Snow Dogs," "Wayne’s World," "Caddyshack," "The Razor’s Edge," "As Good as It Gets" and "Groundhog Day." He’s also seen great success on television, appearing in several hit series over the years, including "Seinfeld," "Yes, Dear," "Wings," "Get a Life," "Bakersfield P.D." and "The Bill Engvall Show."

With a famously gruff voice, Doyle-Murray has also made a name for himself as a voice actor. He can be heard as the Flying Dutchman in "SpongeBob Squarepants," as well as on "Family Guy," "King of the Hill, "Motorcity," "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" and the "Ghostbusters" video game.

More recently, Doyle-Murray has kept busy with a recurring role as self-absorbed car dealership owner Don Ehlert on the ABC sitcom "The Middle," as well as co-starring on the TBS sitcom "Sullivan & Son" alongside Steve Byrne and Christine Ebersole.

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