Joel Murray (born April 17, 1963) is an American actor. He has had prominent roles in television series such as Mad Men, Grand, Love & War, Dharma and Greg, and Shameless. He has also appeared in films such as God Bless America and Monsters University. Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman He grew up in an Irish Catholic family. One of nine siblings, he is the younger brother of actors Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, and John Murray. A sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican Sister in Michigan, who toured the U.S. portraying St. Catherine of Siena. Their father died in 1967 at the age of 46 from complications of diabetes. In high school at Loyola Academy, Murray was captain of the football team and the lead actor in one of the school's musicals. His entertainment career began in Chicago, Illinois, where he performed at various improvisational theaters, including the Improv Olympic, the Improv Institute, and The Second City. Joel has been married to Eliza Coyle since 1989 and they have four children; three sons (Hank, Gus, and Louie) and one daughter (Annie). He and his brothers own a country-club themed restaurant, the Murray Brothers "Caddyshack" (run by his brother Andy), named after the 1980 comedy film which starred his brothers Bill and Brian, located in the World Golf Village resort near St. Augustine, FL. He uses his free time writing, playing golf and coaching his sons in baseball, volleyball, and basketball. He currently resides in Cheviot Hills, California.
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