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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 Dolemite Is My Name!
Latest Project:
Movie Beverly Hills Cop 4 2019-07-01
Known For
Poster of Beverly Hills Cop 4
Poster of Dreamworks Spooky Stories
Poster of Shrek’s Yule Log
Poster of Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
Movie Dolemite Is My Name! Rudy Ray Moore 2019
Movie Beverly Hills Cop 4 2019-07-01
Movie Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? LeRoy Pryor 2019
Movie Triplets 2019
Movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 2018-11-25
Movie It Comes at Night Sherman Klump | Buddy Love 2017-06-09
Movie The Founder Himself 2016-09-13
Movie Mr. Church Henry Church 2016-09-16
Movie For the Love of Spock Slide 2016-09-09
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Phantom Halo Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey 2014-10-24
Movie Don Rickles: One Night Only 2014-05-18
Movie Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Movie After the Fall Donkey (voice) 2014-02-09
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Himself 2013-04-20
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie A Thousand Words Jack McCall 2012-03-07
Movie Shrek's Thrilling Tales Donkey 2012-08-28
Movie Dreamworks Spooky Stories Donkey 2012-08-01
Movie Tower Heist Slide 2011-11-02
Movie Shrek Forever After Donkey (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Donkey (voice) 2010-12-07
Movie Shrek’s Yule Log Donkey 2010-12-07
Movie Imagine That Evan Danielson 2009-06-19
Series The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Unknown 2009-06-01
Movie Rapture Adrenaline 2009-01-01
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Movie Meet Dave Dave Ming Chang / Kapitän 2008-07-08
Movie Shrek the Third Donkey (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' 2007-06-05
Movie Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong 2007-02-08
Movie Shrek the Halls Donkey (voice) 2007-11-28
Movie Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early 2006-12-25
Movie Corpse Bride Donkey (voice) 2005-09-12
Movie Fuck Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-11-07
Movie Serenity Donkey (voice) 2005-09-03
Movie Far Far Away Idol Donkey (voice) 2004-11-05
Series Father of the Pride Unknown 2004-08-31
Movie Love is a Many Stupid Thing Rayford Gibson 2004-05-20
Movie Shrek 2 Donkey (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers 2003-11-25
Movie The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Donkey (voice) 2003-05-23
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton 2003-05-03
Movie Showtime Officer Trey Sellars 2002-03-14
Movie Below Professor Sherman Klump and various roles 2002-10-11
Movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash 2002-08-15
Movie I Spy Kelly Robinson 2002-10-31
Movie Shrek Donkey (voice) 2001-05-16
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Donkey (voice) (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle 2001-06-22
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
Series The PJs 1999-01-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998-02-24
Movie Mulan Mushu (voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Holy Man G 1998-10-08
Movie Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle 1998-06-22
Movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Slide 1998-06-21
Movie Hoodlum Axel Foley 1997-08-27
Movie Metro Inspektor Scott Roper 1997-01-16
Movie The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump | Buddy Love 1996-06-26
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian | Pauly | Guido 1995-10-26
Movie But... Seriously 1994-03-25
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Axel Foley 1994-05-24
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films King (Remember The Time) 1993-09-28
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson 1992-12-04
Movie Boomerang Marcus Graham 1992-06-30
Series MTV Movie & TV Awards Unknown 1992-06-10
Movie Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1990-06-08
Movie Harlem Nights Quick 1989-11-17
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself (archive footage) 1989-09-24
Movie Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 1988-06-29
Movie Eddie Murphy Raw Himself 1987-11-25
Movie Beverly Hills Cop II Det. Axel Foley 1987-05-18
Movie The Golden Child Chandler Jarrell 1986-12-12
Movie Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry 1984-07-20
Movie Mondo Elvis King (Remember The Time) 1984-12-31
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 1984-11-29
Series MTV Video Music Awards Host - Himself 1984-09-14
Movie Eddie Murphy: Delirious himself 1983-08-17
Movie Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine 1983-06-07
Movie 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1982-12-07
Series Saturday Night Live Various 1975-10-11
Movie Getting Straight Professor Sherman Klump and various roles 1970-05-13
Movie The Longest Day Himself (archive footage) 1962-09-25
Series The Academy Awards Eddie Murphy 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie A Connecticut Yankee Slide 1931-04-06