Is Sean Murray related to Bill Murray?

Sean Murray and Bill Murray share the same surname, which, naturally, brought a lot of rumors about them. 

A lot of fans are wondering if the two are related somehow, so let’s reveal the answer, as well as make a recap of their acting careers individually. 

Who is Sean Murray?

Sean Murray started his acting career in 1991, with his debut role in “Backfield in Motion”. 

From 1992 to 2000, Sean landed great roles in numerous TV series, for example “Civil Wars”, “Harts of the West”, and “JAG”.

Sean stayed with the cast of “JAG” after it made a spin-off series called “NCIS”, which has been filming from 2003 and is still on-going. 

He portrayed Timothy McGee in all 19 seasons of the show, in a total of 413 episodes, plus the specials. 

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Is Sean Murray related to his co-worker Bill Murray? 

No, Sean and Bill are not related in any way, they just happen to have the same last name. 

As far as we could gather, here’s what we know about Sean and Bill’s separate family trees. 

Sean’s family tree

Sean Murray married Carrie James back in 2005 and the couple is still going strong. 

They expanded their family two times, welcoming baby girl Caitlyn Melissa Murray, and a couple of years later a baby boy named River James Murray. 

Sean has a brother Chad W. Murray, and stepbrothers David, Troian, and Michael Bellisario. 

He also has a stepsister Julie B. Watson.

Sean’s mother is Vivienne Lee, who married Donald Bellisario, hence Sean gaining 7 stepsiblings!

READ: Sean Murray is Donald Bellisario’s stepson

Bill’s family tree

The 71-year-old actor from Illinois Bill Murray is the son of Edward and Lucille Murray. 

He has been married twice in his life to Jennifer Butler and Margaret Kelly.

These wonderful women raised 6 children in total with Bill Murray, sons Luke, Cal, Lincoln, Jackson, Homer, and Cooper Murray. 

As for his siblings, he has 4 brothers and a sister. 

Bill Murray celebrates 50 years of his acting career 

Bill Murray started his acting career 22 years before Sean, with whom he shares the surname and the career path. 

He portrayed the bookstore owner in the 1973 movie “The Hat Act”. 

From 1975 to 2000, Bill appeared in the movies “Meatballs”, “Ghostbusters”, “Little Shop of Terrors”, “Ghostbusters II”,  “Groundhog Day”, “Cradle Will Rock”, and “Charlie’s Angels”. 

One of his most popular projects in his long career was the voice acting for Garfield, the cat that we’ve all grown up with. 

Bill’s top-rated roles were in the movies titled “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Dumb and Dumber To”, and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”. 

It’s interesting to mention Bill Murray has appeared in 75 episodes of “Saturday Night Live” from 1977 to 2020, which is very rare! 

His upcoming projects include amazing roles in movies “Asteroid City”, and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’.