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Eddie Murphy

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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Apr 3, 1961 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983-08-17
Latest Project:
Movie Dolemite Is My Name 2019-10-04
Known For
Movie Dolemite Is My Name Rudy Ray Moore 2019-10-04
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Meet Dave Dave Ming Chang / Kapitän 2008-07-08
Movie Shrek the Third Donkey (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early 2006-12-25
Movie Shrek 2 Donkey (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers 2003-11-25
Movie Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton 2003-05-03
Movie I Spy Kelly Robinson 2002-10-31
Movie Shrek Donkey (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Professor Sherman Klump and various roles 2000-07-27
Movie Bowfinger Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey 1999-08-12
Movie Life Rayford Gibson 1999-04-16
Movie Holy Man G 1998-10-08
Movie Mulan Mushu (voice) 1998-06-18
Movie The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump | Buddy Love 1996-06-26
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Axel Foley 1994-05-24
Movie The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson 1992-12-04
Movie Boomerang Marcus Graham 1992-06-30
Movie Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1990-06-08
Movie Harlem Nights Quick 1989-11-17
Movie Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 1988-06-29
Movie Eddie Murphy Raw Himself 1987-11-25
Movie Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry 1984-07-20
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 1984-01-25
Movie Eddie Murphy: Delirious himself 1983-08-17