Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

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    • April 3rd, 1961
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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Acting (52 Credits)

2022Untitled Shrek Reboot as Donkey (voice)
2021Coming 2 America as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson
2021Beverly Hills Cop 4 as Axel Foley
2020Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
2019Dolemite Is My Name as Rudy Ray Moore
2016Mr. Church as Henry ChurchWatch Free
2012A Thousand Words as Jack McCall
2012Shrek's Thrilling Tales as Donkey (voice)
2011Tower Heist as Slide
2010Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular as Donkey (voice)
2010Shrek Forever After as Donkey (voice)
2009Imagine That as Evan Danielson
2008Meet Dave as Dave Ming Chang
2007Norbit as Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
2007Shrek the Third as Donkey (voice)
2007Shrek the Halls as Donkey (voice)
2006Dreamgirls as James "Thunder" Early
2004Far Far Away Idol as Donkey (voice)
2004Shrek 2 as Donkey (voice)
2003Daddy Day Care as Charlie Hinton
2003The Haunted Mansion as Jim Evers
2003Shrek 4-D as Donkey (voice)
2002I Spy as Kelly Robinson
2002The Adventures of Pluto Nash as Pluto Nash
2002Showtime as Officer Trey Sellars
2001Dr. Dolittle 2 as Dr. John Dolittle
2001Shrek as Donkey (voice)
2001Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party as Donkey (voice) (singing voice)
2000Nutty Professor II: The Klumps as Sherman Klump
1999Life as Rayford Gibson
1999Bowfinger as Kit Ramsey | Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
1999The PJsWatch Free
1998Doctor Dolittle as Dr. John Dolittle
1998Holy Man as G
1998Mulan as Mushu (voice)
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
1997Metro as Inspektor Scott Roper
1996The Nutty Professor as Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Papa / Mama / Grandma / Ernie
1995Vampire in Brooklyn as Maximillian / Pauly / Guido
1994Beverly Hills Cop III as Det. Axel Foley
1993Dangerous: The Short Films as King (Remember The Time)
1992The Distinguished Gentleman as Thomas Jefferson Johnson
1992Boomerang as Marcus Graham
1990Another 48 Hrs. as Reggie Hammond
1989Harlem Nights as Quick
1988Coming to America as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul
1987Beverly Hills Cop II as Det. Axel Foley
1986The Golden Child as Chandler Jarrell
1984Beverly Hills Cop as Det. Axel Foley
1984Best Defense as Lieutenant T.M. LandryWatch Free
1983Trading Places as Billy Ray Valentine
198248 Hrs. as Reggie Hammond

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (4 Credits)

2020Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til it Hurts as HimselfWatch Free
2005Fuck as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1987Eddie Murphy: Raw as HimselfWatch Free
1983Eddie Murphy: Delirious as himself


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