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Brian Doyle-Murray is a gravelly-voiced, hilarious character actor and writer who was born on October 31, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. He has three brothers, all of them actors as well: Bill Murray, John Murray, and Joel Murray. Factoid: Doyle is his grandmother's maiden name; he probably goes by Brian Doyle-Murray because there was another Brian Murray in the Screen Actor's Guild (the same thing happened to David Pierce, or David Hyde Pierce). On August 28, 2000 he married his present wife Tina Stauffer.

Brian has mostly worked in comedy, either as an actor or a writer. He began his performing career at Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. Ironically, Brian is the one who pulled some strings and got his younger brother Bill into Second City. Then Bill Murray became a star while Brian was relegated to writing and character acting. Theatrical credits to his name are with the Organic Theater of Chicago and the Boston Shakespeare Company.

In the late 1970’s, Brian Doyle-Murray was a writer for Saturday Night Live in its early years and even acted in the show doing skits and the famed “Weekend Update”, a spot that would later catapult Dennis Miller into fame.

In 1980, Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote some movie called "Caddyshack," (1980) supposedly one of the greatest comedies ever or something. Throughout the 1980’s Brian had memorable supporting roles in such films as “Modern Problems” (1981) and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989). He was featured along with brother Bill Murray as the doleful mayor of Punxsutawney in the timeless comedy "Groundhog Day."

In 1991 he joined the cast of Get A Life! for its second and final season as Gus Borden, a retired cop who takes in the lead character, Chris Peterson (played by Chris Elliott when he moves out of his parents' house. The show almost becomes a bizarre remake of The Odd Couple as the last handful of episodes centers solely on Murray's and Elliott's interaction with each other. Brian also became a regular on the 1991 sitcom Good Sports. Besides those stints, though, Brian Doyle-Murray's television career have mostly entailed guest starring roles. Many of these roles has been playing the character "Mr. Savitsky" for a sitcom calledYes, Dear, which he began doing in 2002.

Below is a complete filmography, courtesy of imdb.com:

  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003) (VG): Flying Dutchman
  • Getting Hal (2003) .... Phil
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (2002) (VG) (voice): The Flying Dutchman
  • "Teamo Supremo" (2002) TV Series (voice): Chief
  • Snow Dogs (2002): Ernie
  • Gentleman's Game, A (2001): Tomato Face
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (2001) (VG) (voice) (as Brian Doyle Murray): Flying Dutchman
  • Bedazzled (2000): Priest
  • Drowning Mona (2000): Tow Truck Driver
  • Stuart Little (1999): Cousin Edgar Little
  • "Love & Money" (1999) TV Series: Finn McBride
  • "SpongeBob SquarePants" (1999) TV Series (voice): The Flying Dutchman
  • Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, The (1999) (V): Wittgenstein
  • Kill the Man (1999) (as Brian Doyle Murray): Grumpy Senior
  • Legalese (1998) (TV): Roy's Father
  • Dennis the Menace Strikes Again (1998) (V): Professor
  • Doctor Dolittle (1998) (voice): Old Beagle
  • Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, The (1998) (V) (voice): Wittgenstein
  • As Good As It Gets (1997): Handyman
  • Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (V): Foreman Dave
  • Waiting for Guffman (1996): Red Savage
  • Multiplicity (1996): Walt
  • Pistol Pete (1996) (TV): Mayor
  • Jury Duty (1995): Harry
  • My Brother's Keeper (1995) (TV): Curtis
  • "George Wendt Show, The" (1995) TV Series: Finnie
  • Texan (1994) (TV): Sleazy Guy
  • "Martin Short Show, The" (1994) TV Series: Gary
  • Cabin Boy (1994): Skunk
  • "Bakersfield, P.D." (1993) TV Series: Sergeant Bill Hampton
  • Groundhog Day (1993): Buster
  • Frosty Returns (1992) (TV) (voice): Mr. Twitchell
  • Wayne's World (1992): Noah Vanderhoff
  • JFK (1991): Jack Ruby
  • Babe Ruth (1991) (TV): Marshall Hunt
  • Nothing But Trouble (1991): Brian
  • "Good Sports" (1991) TV Series: John 'Mac' MacKinney
  • "Get a Life" (1990) TV Series: Gus Borden
  • Experts, The (1989): Jones
  • Christmas Vacation (1989): Mr. Frank Shirley
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) (as Brian Doyle Murray): Psychiatrist
  • How I Got Into College (1989): Coach Evans
  • Scrooged (1988) .... Earl Cross
  • Club Paradise (1986) .... Voit Zerbe
  • Legal Eagles (1986) .... Shaw
  • Head Office (1985) .... Colonel Tolliver
  • Razor's Edge, The (1984) .... Piedmont
  • Sixteen Candles (1984) .... Reverend at Wedding
  • Vacation (1983) .... Kamp Komfort Clerk
  • Modern Problems (1981) .... Brian Stills
  • Caddyshack (1980) .... Lou Loomis
  • "Saturday Night Live" (1975) TV Series: Various (1979-1982)
  • Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (1975) (voice)
  • Fuzz (1972): Detective

Filmography as a writer:

  • Caddyshack II (1988) (characters)
  • Best of Dan Aykroyd, The (1986) (V)
  • Club Paradise (1986)
  • Best of John Belushi, The (1985) (V)
  • Caddyshack (1980) (written by)
  • "Saturday Night Live" (1975) TV Series (writer) (1977-1982)
  • "Second City TV" (1976) TV Series (writer)

Notable Television Guest Appearances

  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" (episode # 4.11) 15 December 2003
  • "I'm with Her" (2003) playing "Suds" in episode: "Alex Misses the Boat" (episode # 1.8) 18 November 2003
  • "Justice League" (2001) playing "Artie Bauman" (voice) in episode: "Eclipsed: Part 2" (episode # 2.14) 8 November 2003
  • "Justice League" (2001) playing "Artie Bauman" (voice) in episode: "Eclipsed: Part 1" (episode # 2.13) 8 November 2003
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Savitsky" in episode: "Spare Parts" (episode # 4.3) 6 October 2003
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Savitsky" in episode: "Savitsky's Tennis Club" (episode # 3.23) 12 May 2003
  • "Lucky" (2003) playing "Jimmy, the deli Owner" in episode: "Up the Steaks" (episode # 1.3) 22 April 2003
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Savitsky's Beach House" (episode # 3.18) 10 March 2003
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Flirtin' with Disaster" (episode # 3.17) 24 February 2003
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Home Is Where the Heart Isn't" (episode # 3.11) 16 December 2002
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Jimmy Saves the Day" (episode # 3.9) 18 November 2002
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Nitpicking" (episode # 3.2) 30 September 2002
  • "Yes, Dear" (2000) playing "Mr. Savitsky" in episode: "Greg's Promotion" (episode # 2.20) 15 April 2002
  • "Family Guy" (1999) playing "Salty" (voice) in episode: "A Fish Out of Water" (episode # 3.10) 19 September 2001
  • "Lloyd in Space" (2001) playing "Grandpa Leo" (voice) in episode: "Campout on Zoltan III" (episode # 1.7) 31 March 2001
  • "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" (2000) playing "Panchax" (voice) in episode: "Panic on Bathyos" 19 October 2000
  • "Family Guy" (1999) (voice) (as Brian Doyle Murray) in episode: "Road to Rhode Island" (episode # 2.13) 30 May 2000
  • "Smart Guy" (1997) playing "Pete Gilroy" in episode: "Cross Talk" (episode # 3.19) 1 April 1999
  • "Hughleys, The" (1998) playing "Mr. Gifford" (as Brian Doyle Murphy) in episode: "G.E.D." (episode # 1.20) 16 March 1999
  • "Recess" (1997) playing "Tommy Tate" (voice) in episode: "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo" (episode # 2.8) 31 October 1998
  • "Ellen" (1994) playing "Burt" in episode: "Vows" (episode # 5.22) 22 July 1998
  • "Seinfeld" (1990) playing "Mel Sanger" in episode: "The Finale: Part 1" (episode # 9.21) 14 May 1998
  • "Between Brothers" (1997) playing "Stuart Franklin" in episode: "Kung Fools" (episode # 1.12) 22 January 1998
  • "Mr. Show" (1995) playing "Referee" in episode: "It's Perfectly Understandishable" (episode # 4.2) 1998
  • "Between Brothers" (1997) playing "Stuart Franklin" in episode: "Scandalous" (episode # 1.9) 11 December 1997
  • "Duckman" (1994) playing "Agnes Delrooney" (voice) in episode: "You've Come the Wrong Way, Baby" (episode # 4.24) 26 July 1997
  • "Men Behaving Badly" (1996) playing "Bob" in episode: "The Box" (episode # 1.22) 4 June 1997
  • "Mr. Rhodes" (1996) playing "Buck Poloski" in episode: "Death, Lice and Videotape" (episode # 1.7) 4 November 1996
  • "Duckman" (1994) playing "Agnes Delrooney" (voice) in episode: "Aged Heat" (episode # 3.14) 27 April 1996
  • "Ellen" (1994) playing "Burt Kovak" in episode: "What's Up, Ex-Doc?" (episode # 3.10) 29 November 1995
  • "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993) playing "Harlan Black" in episode: "Chi of Steel" (episode # 2.11) 8 January 1995
  • "Seinfeld" (1990) playing "Mel Sanger" (uncredited) in episode: "The Pilot" (episode # 4.23) 20 May 1993
  • "Married... with Children" (1987) playing "Wayne" in episode: "Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (episode # 7.8) 8 November 1992
  • "Seinfeld" (1990) playing "Mel Sanger" in episode: "The Bubble Boy" (episode # 4.7) 6 October 1992
  • "Wings" (1990) playing "Coach Snyder" in episode: "Say It Ain't So, Joe" (episode # 3.21) 30 April 1992

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