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Brian Doyle-Murray (born October 31, 1945) is an American comedian, screenwriter and actor from Chicago, Illinois.
Murray is the oldest brother of actors Bill Murray, Joel Murray and John Murray. Doyle-Murray uses his hyphenated name (Doyle is his grandmother's maiden name) because there is another (British) actor with the same name. One of his sisters, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican nun in Illinois.
Murray has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the 1970s, including as a featured player on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1979-1980 and from 1981 to 1982. He also was a writer for Jean Doumanian's disastrous sixth season from 1980 to 1981, making him one of the few cast members to work for all three producers of SNL (Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, and Dick Ebersol). He was a regular performer on the National Lampoon Radio Hour, a comedy program syndicated nationally to some 600 stations from 1973 to 1975. Co-workers on the Radio Hour included Richard Belzer, John Belushi, Gilda Radner and his younger brother Bill. He appears in most films that star his brother, Bill Murray.
He's a frequent television guest star, most recently on a string of Yes, Dear episodes. He was Mel Sanger, the bubble boy's dad, on Seinfeld.
He is also a voice actor acting as the Flying Dutchman on Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and as Maggie's dad on Disney Channel's The Buzz on Maggie.
He was referenced on Arrested Development in the episode Missing Kitty. Apparently, he is the only person James Lipton, as the Warden, has ever called a coward.
Brian also redid the famous voiceover at the beginning of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain ride, which concludes with "This here's the wildest ride in the wilderness!"
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