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Know Your “That Guy”: Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

Born: October 31, 1945

Number of Roles: 118

Best Known for Playing: Bosses and Executives

First Appearance: Detective in Fuzz (1972)

Most Recent Appearance: Mr. Ehlhert on The Middle (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Lou Loomis in Caddyshack
  • SNL Newsbreak Anchor from 1978-1982
  • Earl Cross in Scrooged
  • Frank Shirley in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Reverend in Sixteen Candles
  • Jack Ruby in JFK
  • Noah Vanderhoff in Wayne’s World
  • Buster in Groundhog Day
  • Walt in Multiplicity
  • Mel Sanger on Seinfeld
  • The Flying Dutchman on Spongebob Squarepants
  • George Savitsky on Yes, Dear
  • Jack on King of the Hill
  • Captain K’nuckles on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Fun Facts:

  • Older brother of Bill Murray
  • Doyle is his grandmother’s maiden name, added it to avoid confusion with actor Brian Murray.
  • Featured player on SNL in the late 70’s-early 80’s, did impressions of Rod Serling, Jerry Falwell and Albert Einstein.


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