Eddie Murphy

Biography

Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. He is the second-highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor for his performance in 48 Hrs and best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role. Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, and 2007's Norbit.

Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. He is the second-highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor for his performance in 48 Hrs and best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role. Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, and 2007's Norbit.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1961-04-03

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Beverly Hills Cop 4 as Axel Foley
2016 Mr. Church as Henry Church
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
2014 Don Rickles: One Night Only as Himself
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You as Himself
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales as Donkey
2012 Dreamworks Spooky Stories as Donkey
2012 A Thousand Words as Jack McCall
2011 Tower Heist as Slide
2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular
2010 Shrek’s Yule Log as Donkey
2010 Shrek Forever After as Donkey (voice)
2009 Imagine That as Evan Danielson
2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
2009 Rapture Adrenaline
2008 Meet Dave as Dave Ming Chang / Kapitän
2007 Shrek de sărbători(1 episode)
2007 Shrek the Halls as Donkey (voice)
2007 Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' as Himself
2007 Shrek the Third as Donkey (voice)
2007 Norbit as Norbit
2006 Dreamgirls as James "Thunder" Early
2004 Far Far Away Idol as Donkey (voice)
2004 Father of the Pride(1 episode)
2004 Shrek 2 as Donkey (voice)
2003 The Haunted Mansion as Jim Evers
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 The Ghost of Lord Farquaad as Donkey (voice)
2003 Daddy Day Care as Charlie Hinton
2002 I Spy as Kelly Robinson
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash as Pluto Nash
2002 Showtime as Officer Trey Sellars
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 as Dr. John Dolittle
2001 Shrek as Donkey (voice)
2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party as Donkey
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps as Professor Sherman Klump and various roles
1999 Bowfinger as Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
1999 Life as Rayford Gibson
1999 The PJs(44 episodes)
1998 Holy Man as G
1998 Doctor Dolittle as Dr. John Dolittle
1998 Mulan as Mushu (voice)
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
1997 Metro as Inspektor Scott Roper
1996 The Nutty Professor as Sherman Klump | Buddy Love
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn as Maximillian | Pauly | Guido
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III as Axel Foley
1994 But... Seriously
1993 Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films as King (Remember The Time)
1992 The Distinguished Gentleman as Thomas Jefferson Johnson
1992 Boomerang as Marcus Graham
1992 MTV Movie Awards(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 Michael Jackson - Remember the Time as Eddie Murphy
1990 Another 48 Hrs. as Reggie Hammond
1989 Harlem Nights as Quick
1988 Coming to America as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul
1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw as Himself
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II as Det. Axel Foley
1986 The Golden Child as Chandler Jarrell
1984 Beverly Hills Cop as Det. Axel Foley
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode) as Host - Himself
1984 Best Defense as Lieutenant T.M. Landry
1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious as himself
1983 Trading Places as Billy Ray Valentine
1982 48 Hrs. as Reggie Hammond
1975 Saturday Night Live(70 episodes) as Various
1952 Today(2 episodes)
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Eddie Murphy
1900 Triplets
1900 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? as LeRoy Pryor

Production

2011 Tower Heist … Producer
2007 Norbit … Producer
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps … Executive Producer
1999 Life … Producer
1999 The PJs(44 episodes) … Executive Producer
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn … Producer
1989 Harlem Nights … Executive Producer
1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw … Executive Producer
1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious … Producer
1900 What's Alan Watching?(0 episodes) … Producer

Writing

2007 Norbit … Author
1989 Harlem Nights … Screenplay
1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw … Author
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II … Story
1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious … Author
1975 Saturday Night Live(944 episodes) … Writer

Creator

1999 The PJs … Creator
1991 The Royal Family … Creator

Directing

1989 Harlem Nights … Director

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