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Eddie Murphy

1961-04-03 Brooklyn, New York, USA

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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.


Beverly Hills Cop 4 Axel Foley 2021-12-31
Coming 2 America Prince Akeem 2020-12-16
Dolemite Is My Name Rudy Ray Moore 2019-10-04
Mr. Church Henry Church 2016-09-16
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Himself 2013-04-20
A Thousand Words Jack McCall 2012-03-07
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Shrek's Thrilling Tales Donkey 2012-08-28
Tower Heist Slide 2011-11-02
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Donkey (voice) 2010-12-07
Shrek Forever After Donkey (voice) 2010-05-16
Shrek’s Yule Log Donkey 2010-12-07
The Women of SNL Gumby (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Imagine That Evan Danielson 2009-06-19
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Meet Dave Dave Ming Chang 2008-07-08
Shrek the Halls Donkey (voice) 2007-11-28
Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong 2007-02-08
Shrek the Third Donkey (voice) 2007-05-17
Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early 2006-12-25
Fuck Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-11-07
Shrek 2 Donkey (voice) 2004-05-19
Far Far Away Idol Donkey (voice) 2004-11-05
Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton 2003-05-03
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Donkey (voice) 2003-05-23
The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers 2003-11-25
Showtime Officer Trey Sellars 2002-03-14
I Spy Kelly Robinson 2002-10-31
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash 2002-08-15
Shrek Donkey (voice) 2001-05-16
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Donkey (voice) (singing voice) 2001-01-01
Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle 2001-06-22
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of Shrek Himself 2001-04-22
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Professor Sherman Klump and various roles 2000-07-27
Life Rayford Gibson 1999-04-16
Bowfinger Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey 1999-08-12
Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle 1998-06-22
Mulan Mushu (voice) 1998-06-18
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998-02-24
Holy Man G 1998-10-08
Metro Inspektor Scott Roper 1997-01-16
The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump | Buddy Love 1996-06-26
Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian | Pauly | Guido 1995-10-26
Beverly Hills Cop III Det. Axel Foley 1994-05-24
But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films King (Remember The Time) 1993-09-28
The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson 1992-12-04
Boomerang Marcus Graham 1992-06-30
Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1990-06-08
Harlem Nights Quick 1989-11-17
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself (archive footage) 1989-09-24
Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 1988-06-29
Beverly Hills Cop II Det. Axel Foley 1987-05-18
Eddie Murphy Raw Himself 1987-11-25
The Golden Child Chandler Jarrell 1986-12-12
B.B. King: Into the Night Himself 1985-01-01
Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 1984-01-25
Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry 1984-07-20
Eddie Murphy: Delirious himself 1983-08-17
Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine 1983-06-07
48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1982-12-07
Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake