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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 48 Hrs. 1982-12-07
Latest Project:
Movie A Short Story of Love and Its Faults 2021-04-07
Known For
Movie A Short Story of Love and Its Faults Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong / Captain America 2021-04-07
Movie Coming 2 America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson 2021-03-05
Movie Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize 2020-01-07
Movie Feeding America Comedy Festival Himself 2020-05-10
Movie Dolemite Is My Name Rudy Ray Moore 2019-10-04
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Movie Trampoline James Needham 2013-11-01
Movie A Thousand Words Jack McCall 2012-03-07
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Shrek's Thrilling Tales Donkey (voice) 2012-08-28
Movie Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Himself 2011-12-17
Movie Tower Heist Slide 2011-11-02
Movie Shrek: Once Upon a Time Self 2011-12-30
Movie The Women of SNL Gumby (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Movie Shrek Forever After Donkey (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Donkey (voice) 2010-12-07
Movie Imagine That Evan Danielson 2009-06-19
Movie Meet Dave Dave Ming Chang 2008-07-08
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Movie Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong 2007-02-08
Movie Shrek the Halls Donkey (voice) 2007-11-28
Movie Shrek the Third Donkey (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Fuck Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2006-11-10
Movie Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early 2006-12-25
Movie Shrek 2 Donkey (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Far Far Away Idol Donkey (voice) 2004-11-05
Movie Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton 2003-05-09
Movie The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers 2003-11-25
Movie I Spy Kelly Robinson 2002-10-31
Movie Showtime Officer Trey Sellars 2002-03-14
Movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash 2002-08-15
Movie Shrek Donkey (voice) 2001-05-18
Movie Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Donkey (voice) (singing voice) 2001-11-02
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle 2001-06-22
Movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Sherman Klump 2000-07-27
Movie Bowfinger Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey 1999-08-12
Movie Life Rayford Gibson 1999-04-16
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 1998-06-26
Movie Metro Inspektor Scott Roper 1997-01-16
Movie The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Papa / Mama / Grandma / Ernie 1996-06-26
Movie Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - HIStory Pharaoh (segment "Remember the Time") 1995-06-16
Movie Beverly Hills Cop III Det. Axel Foley 1994-05-24
Movie Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films King (Remember The Time) 1993-09-28
Movie Boomerang Marcus Graham 1992-06-30
Movie Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1990-06-08
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself (archive footage) 1989-09-24
Movie Harlem Nights Quick 1989-11-17
Movie Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 1988-06-29
Movie B.B. King: Into the Night Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 1984-11-30
Movie Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine 1983-06-07
Movie 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1982-12-07