Although Bill Murray may be one of America’s best-known and most admired actors, he also has a famous history of disturbing behavior, both among castmates on set and in his personal life. In 2008, for example, his wife Jennifer Butler filed for divorce, accusing Murray of domestic violence, infidelity, and addiction to alcohol, marijuana, and sex. The year before, he had been pulled over by police in Sweden for drunk driving a golf cart.
Murray is known among his peers for his erratic mood swings, with fellow actor Dan Aykroyd famously dubbing him “The Murricane.” Among other harrowing events, he threw a producer into a lake during an argument, got into a physical fight with Chevy Chase, yelled at Richard Dreyfuss and threw an ashtray at him while he was drunk, Charlie’s Angels director McG allegedly with the Headbutting and verbally provoking Lucy Liu so much that she threw punches at him. Most recently, in April 2022, Aziz Ansari’s comedy-drama film Being Mortal was put on hold after Murray received a complaint of “inappropriate conduct,” which was later revealed to be sexual misconduct towards a production assistant.
Now there is yet another indictment against the famous movie star, this time by actor Seth Green, in relation to an incident that happened when he was a child.
Seth Green recalls a horrific incident involving Bill Murray
On October 13, Seth Green appeared on the YouTube show Good Mythical Morning, where he didn’t hesitate when asked, “Who is the rudest celebrity you’ve ever met?” Green recalled an incident on set of “Saturday Night Live” when Green was a kid and hosted Bill Murray, a former member of the cast (Green said he was nine years old, but the Christmas episode he was referring to was probably season 7, episode 8 , when Green was actually seven and Murray was 31). Green said he was sitting backstage on the back of a sofa and Murray walked in and “made a big fuss about me being in his seat”.
7-year-old Green, outraged at being told to get up from a couch chair, apparently refused to move, prompting Murray to pick him up by the ankles and throw him in a bin. “The trash belongs in the trash can!” Green remembered Murray’s words amid his own screams. “I was horrified,” Green said, prompting him to run away and hide under a table.
At that point, Green said, “SNL” cast members Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinsky approached the young and frightened Green and told him, “Hey, everyone knows Bill’s ad ***. He hosts the show, he’s probably very nervous about it.” Murphy and Kazurinsky then apparently convinced Green to perform his part on the show. As for Murphy, Green says he hasn’t seen him since.