Joel Murray

Joel Murray

Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)

Lowest Rated: 20% Holiday Hell (2019)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1963

Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, USA

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% No Score Yet Holiday Hell Chris (Character) - 2019
40% 64% The Last Word Joe Mueller (Character) $1.8M 2017
No Score Yet 17% The Bill Murray Experience Himself (Character) - 2017
63% 68% Killing Reagan Edwin Meese (Character) - 2016
57% 31% Mr. Pig Gringo (Character) - 2016
64% 60% Sophie and the Rising Sun Sheriff Cooper (Character) $30.3K 2016
67% 48% Bloodsucking Bastards Ted (Character) - 2015
82% 54% Lamb Wilson (Character) $3.1K 2015
24% 18% 7 Minutes Uncle Pete (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Listing Agent Noel Brown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 63% Party Central Don (Voice) - 2014
80% 81% Monsters University Don Carlton (Voice) $268.5M 2013
66% 68% God Bless America Frank (Character) $122K 2011
95% 87% The Artist Policeman Fire (Character) $44.7M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ballhawks Executive Producer - 2009
No Score Yet 44% Mending Fences Sam Bridgewater (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tiffany Problem Mr. Reynolds (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy Unknown (Character) - 2006
55% 45% Hatchet Shapiro (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encino Woman Mr. Jones (Character) - 1996
59% 63% One Crazy Summer George Calamari (Character) $13.4M 1986

TV

Credit
93% 42% The Conners Jim (Guest Star) 2020
93% 88% Lodge 49 Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Bus Driver No. 1 (Guest Star) 2017
91% 89% The Leftovers George Brevity (Guest Star) 2017 2015
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Doug (Guest Star),
Director
2017 2008
No Score Yet 58% 2 Broke Girls Director 2016
No Score Yet 59% Mike & Molly Dr. Jeffries (Guest Star) 2015-2016
58% 59% The McCarthys Ray (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 78% Last Man Standing Director 2014
94% 96% Mad Men Fred Rumsen (Guest Star) 2014 2012 2010 2007-2008
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Petey (Guest Star) 2011-2013 2009 2007
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
42% 24% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
81% 79% Shameless USA Eddie Jackson (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2003-2006
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 89% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
79% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Pete Cavanaugh (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1997-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Blues Carl Bitterman (Voice) 2002 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
17% No Score Yet Partners Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love & War Ray Litvak (Character) 1992-1995
80% No Score Yet Grand Norris Weldon (Character) 1990

QUOTES FROM Joel Murray CHARACTERS

Frank says: I really hate this country.

Roxy says: That's why we're moving to France.

Roxy says: Come on Frank, let's dance.

Frank says: I don't dance.

Roxy says: Come on , I'll lead.

Office Staff says: I doubt that.

Frank says: I don't care, I'm just glad he's dead.

Roxy says: This is more fun than killing yourself, right?

Frank says: I don't know. Yeah I guess.

Frank says: You're one pretty girl.

Don says: Want to join Oozma Kappa?

Squishy says: We've got cake.

Don says: Just think of us as brothers that share the same mom/wife! Wait, that's worse...

Don says: Just think of us as brothers that share the same mom wife! Wait, that's worse.

Frank says: Yeah that's a fuckin' tragady

Frank says: Yeah that's a fuckin' tragedy.

Frank says: Why have a civilization if we are no longer interested in being civilized

Frank says: Why have a civilization if we are no longer interested in being civilized.

Frank says: What's wrong with Glee?

Roxy says: It stereotypes and homogenizes homosexuals. Plus, it ruined Rocky Horror forever.

Frank says: I hate guys that buy hundred thousand dollar cars and then drive them 10 miles slower than the speed limit. MAO!

Roxy says: Wow! Look at all these people.

Frank says: Yeah. I wish I had an AK-47.

Frank says: I only kill people who deserve to die.

Roxy says: So you can kill a teenager, just not fuck one?

Frank says: Yeah.

Frank says: [after finishing shooting practice] You did a good job.

Roxy says: I have a good coach. That and I was pretending the targets were the cast of Glee.

Frank says: Are you A.D.D. 'Juno'

Roxy says: Yes. I have A.D.D. And don't you ever call me fucking 'Juno' again.

Frank says: That's one of the problems of your generation. You can't enjoy anything unless it was recorded. You were there. You lived it. Isn't that enough of an experience? I mean, next time you want to remember something, instead of taking out your cell phone, why don't you take a picture of it with your brain camera? I mean, when I was your age, nobody tweeted, yet we managed to have experiences. You know, a phone was attached to a wall back at the house. It didn't have a camera.

Frank says: (after shooting teddy bears for target practice) You did a good job.

Frank says: [after shooting teddy bears for target practice] You did a good job.

Roxy says: Thanks. I had a great teacher. (pause) That, and I pretended they were the cast of Glee.

Roxy says: Thanks. I had a great teacher. [pause] That, and I pretended they were the cast of Glee.

Frank says: What's wrong with Glee?

Roxy says: They stereotype and homogenize homosexuals. Plus they've ruined Rocky Horror forEVER!!

Roxy says: They stereotype and homogenize homosexuals. Plus they've ruined Rocky Horror forEVER!

Chloe says: If you want the car just take it. My parents bought me the wrong one anyways.

Frank says: Yeah, that's a fucking shame.

Frank says: I know it's not normal to want to kill people but I am no longer normal.

Frank says: I would defend their freedom of speech if I thought it was in jeopardy. I would defend their freedom of speech to tell uninspired, bigoted, blowjob, gay-bashing, racist and rape jokes all under the guise of being edgy, but that's not the edge. That's what sells. They couldn't possibly pander any harder or be more commercially mainstream, because this is the "Oh no, you didn't say that!" generation, where a shocking comment has more weight than the truth. No one has any shame anymore, and we're supposed to celebrate it. I saw a woman throw a used tampon at another woman last night on network television, a network that bills itself as "Today's Woman's Channel". Kids beat each other blind and post it on Youtube. I mean, do you remember when eating rats and maggots on Survivor was shocking? It all seems so quaint now. I'm sure the girls from "2 Girls 1 Cup" are gonna have their own dating show on VH-1 any day now. I mean, why have a civilization anymore if we no longer are interested in being civilized?

Frank says: I would defend their freedom of speech if I thought it was in jeopardy. I would defend their freedom of speech to tell uninspired, bigoted, blowjob, gay-bashing, racist and rape jokes all under the guise of being edgy, but that's not the edge. That's what sells. They couldn't possibly pander any harder or be more commercially mainstream, because this is the 'Oh no, you didn't say that!' generation, where a shocking comment has more weight than the truth. No one has any shame anymore, and we're supposed to celebrate it. I saw a woman throw a used tampon at another woman last night on network television, a network that bills itself as 'Today's Woman's Channel'. Kids beat each other blind and post it on Youtube. I mean, do you remember when eating rats and maggots on Survivor was shocking? It all seems so quaint now. I'm sure the girls from '2 Girls 1 Cup' are gonna have their own dating show on VH-1 any day now. I mean, why have a civilization anymore if we no longer are interested in being civilized?

Roxy says: Who you're killing next? Do you take requests? Because I was thinking maybe some Kardashians, my gym coach. People who give high fives. Really, any jock. Twihards. People who talk about punk rock. Who else really rips my cock off?

Frank says: Get off the bed!

Roxy says: Oh, Mormons and other religious assholes who won't let gay people be married. And adult women who call their tits the girls.

Frank's Boss says: Frank: [On the air] My name is Frank. That's not important. The important question is: who are you? America has become a cruel and vicious place. We reward the shallowest, the dumbest, the meanest and the loudest. We no longer have any common sense of decency. No sense of shame. There is no right and wrong. The worst qualities in people are looked up to and celebrated. Lying and spreading fear is fine as long as you make money doing it. We've become a nation of slogan-saying, bile-spewing hatemongers. We've lost our kindness. We've lost our soul. What have we become? We take the weakest in our society, we hold them up to be ridiculed, laughed at for our sport and entertainment. Laughed at to the point, where they would literally rather kill themselves than live with us anymore.

Frank says: [On the air] My name is Frank. That's not important. The important question is: who are you? America has become a cruel and vicious place. We reward the shallowest, the dumbest, the meanest and the loudest. We no longer have any common sense of decency. No sense of shame. There is no right and wrong. The worst qualities in people are looked up to and celebrated. Lying and spreading fear is fine as long as you make money doing it. We've become a nation of slogan-saying, bile-spewing hatemongers. We've lost our kindness. We've lost our soul. What have we become? We take the weakest in our society, we hold them up to be ridiculed, laughed at for our sport and entertainment. Laughed at to the point, where they would literally rather kill themselves than live with us anymore.

Frank says: Why have a civilization anymore if we no longer are interested in being civilized?

Frank says: I hate when people use the word actually. Like, are you actually putting that gun to your head.

Frank says: [I hate] People who say namaste.

Roxy says: What's that?

Frank says: It's an indian greeting the hippies stole.

Frank says: I hate my neighbors. The constant cacophony of stupidity that pours from their apartment is absolutely soul crushing

Frank says: I hate my neighbors. The constant cacophony of stupidity that pours from their apartment is absolutely soul crushing.

Frank says: Are you really goin' to take up both of those parking spaces?