Billy Murray Age, Bio, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children

William Albert Murray is a well-known English actor, born on 6 October 1941. He has become popular for his performances as tough characters in various films and TV shows.

Billy Murray Biography

Murray is best known for his portrayal of Don Beech in The Bill from 1995 to 2004, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, and Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Billy Murray Age

As of 2022, he was 81 years old.

Billy Murray Parents

His parents are Timothy and Vera Murray.

Billy Murray Career

Billy Murray's acting career began in 1963 with his debut in the film The Wrong Arm of the Law. He then appeared in minor uncredited roles in What a Crazy World (1963) and Two Left Feet (1965). He later took on larger roles in films such as Poor Cow (1967), Corruption (1968), Up the Junction (1968), and Performance (1970). Throughout the 1970s to the early 1990s, he appeared in various television series such as Softly, Softly, The Sweeney, The Professionals, Minder, Bergerac, and Casualty. Interestingly, he was also considered for the role of Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in the BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses before David Jason landed the role.

In 1995, Billy Murray took on the role of DS Don Beech in the ITV police drama series The Bill, where he appeared as a regular cast member until late 2000. He later reprised the role in a special spin-off episode titled “Beech on the Run,” followed by the six-part mini-series Beech is Back. In 2004, he made his final appearance as Beech for a guest stint in five episodes. Murray's portrayal of Don Beech is considered one of his most memorable roles.

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Murray joined the cast of the BBC soap opera EastEnders in late 2004 and played gangland figure Johnny Allen. During his time on the show, he became the show's main antagonist upon terrorizing numerous characters on the programme, including Peggy Mitchell; her sons Phil Mitchell and Grant Mitchell; their cousin Billy Mitchell; Phil and Grant's ex-lover Sharon Watts; her godmother Pauline Fowler; his daughter's best friend Stacey Slater, and even his own henchman Jake Moon. For his performance as Johnny Allen, Murray won the ‘Best Villain' award at the British Soap Awards in May 2006.

Following his departure from EastEnders, Billy Murray appeared in several British films such as Rollin' with the Nines (2006), Doghouse (2009), and Dead Cert (2010). He also played Mickey Steele in three films from the Rise of the Footsoldier film series. Murray's later career has mainly consisted of film roles, including The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012), One in the Chamber (2012), We Still Steal the Old Way (2016), and the crime film Nemesis (2021). He has also lent his voice to the character of Captain John Price in the Call of Duty video game series and fronted the adverts for Injury Lawyers 4 U, a compensation claims company in the UK.

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In recent years, Billy Murray has headlined the crime film Nemesis (2021) and starred alongside Lee Majors, Danny Trejo, and Ian Ogilvy in the action-thriller film Renegades (2022). Despite being in his eighties, Murray's talent and versatility as an actor continue to shine through in his performances.

Billy Murray Wife

He is married to Elaine Murray.

Billy Murray Children

He reportedly has four children.

Billy Murray Net Worth

We gathered that Billy Murray has an estimated of $180 million.

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