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Murray is one of the main characters of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. He is a suave Egyptian mummy who is one of Dracula's best friends and usually hangs out with Frankenstein.

He is voiced by rapper CeeLo Green in the first film and by Keegan-Michael Key in the sequels, who also voices Frank the Foreman in The Lego Movie, Judge Peckinpah in The Angry Birds Movie, Alpha Wolf in Storks, Dave in The Star, Kamari in the 2019 remake of The Lion King, Ducky in Toy Story 4, and Wendell in Wendell and Wild.

Physical description

Murray is a fat gray mummy with crooked teeth and two yellow dots for eyes. His human form in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is that of a dark-skinned, short-statured Egyptian pharaoh with brown eyes and a blue and white robe. He also has less teeth as a human.


Hotel Transylvania

Arriving after Wayne, Frank and Griffin via his sand-sliding entrance, Murray warmly exchanges greetings with Dracula before being scolded for the mess he left. Murray greets his friends, while playful making fun of Frank's weight; this results in Frank framing him for a terrible gas-passing, which Murray denies doing.

He and Eunice went up to Mavis's room to greet her. When Mavis tells them that Dracula is letting her go to a human village, they were shocked as they still believed they are violent, but Mavis suggested that they might have changed. Murray warns Mavis to not let anyone scoop her brain out. After Mavis left, everyone discovered that Dracula was gone, not knowing that Dracula built the town to make Mavis believe that humans are bad.

After Dracula lets a human named "Johnny" into the hotel and tries to let him leave throught a secret tunnel, Frank and Wayne fighting Zombie Mozart, Bach and Beethoven after the zombies wouldn't let them sing for Mavis' party. He later meets Johnny, pretending to be the distant cousin of Frank's right arm, Jonnystein, who supports their idea to play at Mavis' party instead of famous zombie composers. Being amazed by Jonathan's more modern music taste, Murray immediately warms up to him.

The first activity designed by Dracula was bingo, and everyone except Dracula was bored. At the gym, everyone were playing charades, but no one had a clue. Johnny takes out his scooter riding it around the gym and Murray was the first to try out the scooter. At the pool, he, Eunice, Wayne, Wanda and Mavis was interested in hearing Johnny's travel and his visit to the Taj Mahal, which no monster has ever been to. When Dracula secretly, told Johnny to fake a back injury to leave, everyone mistakes this as a chicken fight and Murray plays with Eunice.

Murray later enjoys the sauna with Drac, Frank, Griffin, and Wayne, he and everyone else disbelieved Dracula's claim that Jonathan left the hotels until Johnny landed on Dracula after falling through a weak part of the roof.

At Mavis' party, Murray plays slightly techno-like music with Frank, Griffin and Wayne. After Dracula had an argument with Mavis after seeing that he thought that Johnny kissed Mavis, he yells out that the village that Mavis went didn't exist and everyone came up to Dracula demanding to know what he did. To make things worst, the chief of the hotel, Quasimodo arrived along with his pet rat, Esmeralda to tell everyone about everything, but was frozen by Dracula earlier, but Fly speaks frozen and tells everyone that he said that Dracula brought a human into the hotel and that the human was Johnny. When Jonathan's revealed to be human, he panics like the rest of the crowd. When Johnny rejects Mavis for Dracula's respect, he lies that he hates monsters, and Murray begged Johnny not to hurt him. After Mavis blamed Dracula for everything and flies away, he heads to the lobby to leave the hotel.

When everyone tries checking out of Hotel Transylvania in anger at Dracula betraying their trust, Murray attempts to mail the Steins. Murray is left shocked by Dracula's confession that he no longer knows what humans are like, and that Johnny Zinged with Mavis, but he got in the way. Murray joins Drac in tracking Jonathan down to reunite him with Mavis. They found a shirt that fell out of his backpack, and Winnie was able to track down his location that he's headed to the airport leaving in 15 minutes at 8 am. When turning around when their was a sheep in the way, Murray almost fell out of the car to the edge of the cliff, but was saved by Frank.

After Wayne ate lots of sheep that were blocking the way, he was disgusted by this, despite that Wayne informs him that he eats lamb chops and it's the same thing. Dracula and the group were confused when they arrive at the town where they are greeted by the humans and by a sign advertising a "Monster Festival"; they are shocked to find humans dressed up as monsters and several banners with pun-related cheers for them. Unfortunately, the way to the airport is blocked, so they walked through the crowd.

Murray gets an idea to show everyone who they really are, but since they haven't scared anyone in years, they don't remember how to scare people. Griffin uses Frank's pyrophobia to try scaring the humans; however, they cheer as they idolize the monsters. Frank yells that he's trying to scare them, and that he's real, but everyone knows and loves him. Frank shows everyone the real Dracula and explains the situation, so several humans dressed as vampires uses their capes to provide shade for Dracula all the way to the airport. Dracula got Johnny back and he reunited with Mavis.

He later sings at the party celebrating Mavis' relationship with Jonathan. And then Murray Wayne Griffin Mavis Johnny and Dracula sing a song about Zing. Murray grabs a Mic and starts singing then Mavis joins him then Dracula freezes them. Then Murray is last seen Dancing on the floating tables.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Some after the first film, in the sequel, Murray is first seen attending Mavis and Jonathan's wedding. He sits next to the Female Mummy, and Murry praises her to Griffin, who claims that he also has an invisible girlfriend. Later, Murray is with Frank, Eunice, and Wanda watch and listen the blessing to the newly wedded couple. Then when everybody dances, Murray dances with the female Mummy.

Murray attends Dennis' first birthday along with Frank, Eunice, Mike, Linda, Mavis, Johnny, Wayne Wanda and their wolf pup. Murray gives Dennis a Madaleion as his first birthday present, and put it on Dennis, but it is too heavy and makes Dennis falls, which makes him cries.

A few years later, Dennis is four and a half. Requested by Dracula, Murray aids his friends in transforming Dennis in a vampire, though at first he thinks there are going to vacation after Mavis leaves. As they get into the hearse, Murray sees Blobby coming and Bloby asks Dracula if he can join, but there's no room for him; eventually, he is allowed to follow them with a scooter. Later, while Dracula explains about the monsters to Dennis, Murray rocks with the music that Frank plays until it's turned off by Dracula.

Wayne is forced to kill a deer in the forest, but he is soon distracted and chases a frisbee; Murray and Frank smile while Dennis encourages Wayne to get it, much to Dracula's astonishment. In another place, Murray tries to create a sandstorm to show Dennis what a mummy can do as a monster, but he ends up throwing out his back and fall down, with a handful of sand falling next to him. Finally, they find Camp Winnepacaca, which was where Dracula be in his summer camp when he was little. Except Dracula, they are impressed by all the camp activities; Murray is seen sitting at the campfire singing song with the Vampire Children and Dana. Soon, Murray follows his friends to the top of the jump tower with Dracula; worried about Dennis' safety, Murray and his mats urge Dracula to save him at once. At last, Dracula flies down and catches Dennis immediately, seeing that he can't fly.

They are noticed by the camp participants, and then Dracula starts to argue with Dana. Then, the weight of Franks cause the tower to collapse, and the ruins catches fire, and so does Frank. Frank rushes around in horror; Murray and Wayne run after him, trying to tell him how to put out the fire and calm him down but failed, and most of the buildings are burned by Frank. Mavis notices the abnormal activity of her family from her phone, and she rushes back to Hotel Transylvania, but Dracula's hearse is destroyed in the fire. Finally, Blobby arrives the camp so they have to leave with his slow scooter.

But on the way back to the hotel, the battery of Blobby's scooter is dead. Then, Frank blows Blobby like a balloon and let the air goes. They flies around and Blobby by flies even farther when Dracula tickles him. However, Murray slips and Frank grabs his shroud; it is untied and it extends to the super length, dragging Murray in a great distance, which makes him shrieks in the process. Eventually, they arrive in the hotel, only to notice that Mavis is already there and she shows the video about Dennis' jumping and Dracula's argue. Then, Mavis tells Dracula she decides to leave with her son after Dennis' birthday.

On Wednesday night, everyone are having fun celebrating Dennis' fifth birthday party, and humans are in disguise of monster. Murray is hanging out with his crush ,the female mummy, until Vlad Dracula arrives at the hotel for Dennis. Frank introduces Murray to Vlad. Once seeing him, Murray yelps and asks Vlad not to kill him, but soon he tries to act friendly with a smile on his face. Vlad then says that he is amazed to see a talking toilet paper - much to Murray's desperation. Murray later laughs along with Frank when Vlad teases Johnny's wig.

When the people notice Dennis' missing, all people rush out of the hotel. They find him and then Dennis, who is now able to change into a bat, tells that the Bela and Bat Cronies are approaching. As the battle begins, Murray and other monsters defend themselves; at last, the whole herd of bats are defeated. Later, Murray the other monsters and humans head back to the hotel to continue celebrating Dennis fifth birthday party. Murray is seen dancing with the female mummy again, but his back breaks again. Murray is seen later when Dennis is about to blow out the candle on his birthday cake and the Elderly Gremlin eats the entire birthday cake.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Murray first appears in the movie during the wedding of Carl and Lucy Prickles. He is seen sitting alongside Frankenstein, Wayne, Griffin, Wanda, and Eunice. He later on is at the dance party after the wedding where Johnny is the DJ. Later on in the movie, after Mavis gets inspiration to take her family on a "monster cruise", Murray and the rest of the gang board a plane called "Gremlin Air", which takes them to the Bermuda Triangle where the RMS Legacy cruise ship is located. Murray and the rest of the monsters board the ship, to which Murray describes several activities that Dracula call "a hotel on the water". He then greets Ericka Van Helsing, captain of the ship, whose alluring beauty attracts the attention of Dracula, resulting in him "zinging" a second time.

Murray later on is seen with the rest of the Drac Pack inside a giant swimming pool playing "Monster Ball", a monster variation of Volleyball, to which Frankenstein wins after Dracula gets distracted by Ericka mentioning the first stop on their travels, the Underwater Volcano. Later on while underneath the surface inside the ocean, Murray hears Frankenstein's stomach rumble, only to learn after they return to the ship that he was making a "seafood" joke. After overhearing Dracula ask Ericka out on date, he believes that Dracula is in full-time "zing mode" with her. Murray and the gang then go to an island for their second stop, where he presumably moonbathes on the sand.

Murray is later seen with the rest of the monsters as they enter their final destination on their trip, Atlantis. He and the rest of the gang (sans Dracula, who talks to Ericka) play cards together, with Frankenstein having the intent of hoping to win, only to literally lose his hands and have to replace them with crab claws. Murray and the gang then head to a dance party in the city, where they are attracted by funky music played by a DJ in a clamshell (which makes Johnny jealous). Eventually, however, their party is interrupted when Van Helsing, Ericka's great-grandfather, takes over the DJ booth and plays evil music to wake up a singing, dancing kraken that then attacks all the monsters, trapping them on the dance floor. However, with the help of Johnny's DJ booth and powerful music, the evil music is defeated, and everyone (including Murray) begins to dance to "Macarena" by Los del Rio. Ericka and Van Helsing then reform and refund everyone that went on the cruise, which then leaves and goes back to port.

Back at the hotel, Murray asks Frankenstein to use his new hands to open up a bottle of water, to which he does. He and the rest then head to the roof to see if Ericka accepts Dracula's proposal, to which she does.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Murray first makes his appearance in the final chapter of the Hotel Transylvania saga at a party celebrating Hotel Transylvania's 125 years of service. He and the rest of the Drac Pack await Dracula's announcement of retiring and giving the hotel to Johnny and Mavis, only to hear that he is expanding it by giving it a second bathroom. He claps anyway despite not hearing what he was supposed to hear, claiming "you can't have too many bathrooms". He then later appears on the dance floor as Blobby, the blob monster from the last three films, plays "Cha Cha Slide" while serving as DJ.

Later on in the movie, Dracula and Johnny respectively switch roles, with Johnny becoming an exuberant, free-spirited dragon-like monster and Dracula becoming a middle-aged human. Murray and the rest of the Drac Pack go outside the hotel after hearing Johnny dive into the pool to rescue Dracula, who is then seen stuck on the roof and unable to come down by turning into a bat. Murray then saves him with a pile of sand, to which the monsters agree that he doesn't look good as a human, whilst Johnny looks better as a monster. The monsters then go back inside the hotel while Dracula and Johnny go to Van Helsing for assistance. After drinking some water infused with the "Monsterfication Ray"'s green human power, the Drac Pack turns into humans, with Murray becoming a short-statured pharaoh. They then all decide to lay low until Dracula and Johnny return from the Amazon with a cure, only to run into Mavis, Ericka, Eunice, and Wanda, who barely recognize him. Eventually they realize that Van Helsing is behind all this, and agree to follow them through the Amazon to help return them to their normal forms.

After finally locating them, the Drac Pack catches up to Dracula and Johnny, with the gang (including Murray) learning that Dracula made up the "monster real estate law" so as to not let Johnny take control of the hotel entirely. Johnny then leaves after growing and becoming more monster-like, with Dracula and the rest of the pack driving towards the Cave of Reflexion to retrieve the new crystal. Following their arrival in the crystal, they all get separated, with a pointy crystal at one point being mistaken for Murray by Wayne. Dracula and Mavis eventually retrieve the crystal to turn Johnny back to normal, only for them to be too late. Murray and the rest of the humanized monsters watch as Dracula compares a burnt marshmallow to Johnny to reflect on how Johnny as influenced his lifestyle, resulting in Johnny being returned to his normal human form.

The rest of the gang then reverts to normal, with Murray (now back in his mummy form) telling Griffin the Invisible Man not to be naked even though he is invisible. The gang returns to the hotel, only to find out it's been destroyed by Van Helsing's pet guinea pig Gigi, who has become an oversized beast as a result of the Monsterfication Ray's effects on her. One year later the hotel is rebuilt and slightly changed, to which all the monsters enjoy the hotel's new changes.


  • Murray is one of four main characters in the franchise to have two voice actors, being CeeLo Green and Keegan-Michael Key, respectively. The others are Dracula, Frankenstein, and Blobby.
  • When Murray turns human in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, he becomes a pharaoh. In Egyptian lore and mythology, it was often common for pharaohs to be mummified during their deaths.
  • Murray is the first character in a Sony Pictures Animation movie to be voiced by Keegan-Michael Key. The second is Dave from The Star.
  • According to Hotel Transylvania 2, Murray has not conjured up a sand storm in years, suggesting that the sand he does conjure up is not his usual sand storms that he conjured up during his earlier years.
  • Apparently, as shown in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, he hates wearing heels.


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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: Ericka Van Helsing | Tinkles | Sunny

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