Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Age
53
Birthday
Apr. 3rd, 1961
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height
5' 9

Eddie Murphy's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Shrek The Halls TV Show
Shrek The Halls
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Beverly Hills Cop IV
2010 - Shrek Forever After
2009 - Imagine That
2008 - Meet Dave
2007 - Shrek The Third
2007 - Norbit
2006 - Dreamgirls
2004 - Shrek 2
2003 - The Haunted Mansion
2003 - Shrek 4-D
2003 - Daddy Day Care
2002 - Showtime
2002 - I Spy
2002 - The Adventures of Pluto Nash
2001 - Shrek
2001 - Dr. Dolittle 2
2000 - Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
1999 - Bowfinger
1999 - Life
1998 - Holy Man
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - Mulan
1997 - Metro
1996 - The Nutty Professor
1995 - Vampire in Brooklyn
1994 - Beverly Hills Cop III
1992 - Boomerang
1992 - The Distinguished Gentleman
1990 - Another 48 Hrs.
1989 - Harlem Nights
1988 - Coming to America
1987 - Beverly Hills Cop II
1986 - The Golden Child
1984 - Best Defense
1984 - Beverly Hills Cop
1983 - Trading Places
1982 - 48 Hrs.

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Secretary
70
Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (Voiced)
29
Donkey (Voiced)
1
Donkey (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.

Murphy grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. His mother, Lillian, was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur actor and comedian. His father died when he was young. When Murphy's single mother became ill, the eight-year-old and his older brother lived in foster care for one year. In interviews, the actor and comedian says that his time in foster care was influential in developing his sense of humour. Later Murphy and his older brother Charlie were raised in Roosevelt, New York by his mother and stepfather Vernon Lynch, a foreman at an ice cream plant. Around the age of 15, Murphy was writing and performing his own routines, which were heavily influenced by 'Bill Cosby' and 'Richard Pryor'.

Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the second-highest grossing actor in the United States. 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.

In 1982, Murphy made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. with 'Nick Nolte'. The following year, Murphy starred in Trading Places with fellow SNL alumnus 'Dan Aykroyd'. The movie marked the first of Murphy's collaborations with director John Landis (who also directed Murphy in Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cop III) and proved to be an even greater box office success than 48 Hrs. In 1984, Murphy starred in the successful action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop. The film was Murphy's first starring role.

In 1986, Murphy starred in the supernatural comedy, The Golden Child. Although The Golden Child (featuring Murphy's "I want the knife!" routine) performed well at the box office. The Golden Child was considered a change of pace for Murphy because of the supernatural setting as opposed to the more "street smart" settings of Murphy's previous efforts. A year later, Murphy reprised his role of Axel Foley in the Tony Scott-directed Beverly Hills Cop II.

In Coming to America, he imitated Jackie Wilson when he sang "To Be Loved", but because the character he was playing had a thick accent, he had to sing it in character. In later years, Murphy performed several songs in the Shrek film franchise. In the first film, he performed a version of "I'm a Believer" in the film's final scene; in Shrek 2 he performed Ricky Martin's hit "Livin' La Vida Loca" along with co-star 'Antonio Banderas'.

He also has some very successful family-friendly movies like Mulan, Dr. Dolittle and its sequel, the Shrek series, Daddy Day Care, and The Haunted Mansion, along with Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.

In 2006, he starred in the motion picture version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls as soul singer James "Thunder" Early. Murphy won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in that category. Several reviews for the film highlighted Murphy's performance while he received some pre-release Academy Awards buzz. Murphy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on January 23, 2007, but lost to 'Alan Arkin' for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine.

Murphy co-starred in Tower Heist, directed by Brett Ratner. Murphy played a thief who joins a group of hardworking men who find out they have fallen victim to a wealthy businessman's Ponzi scheme, and conspire to rob his high-rise residence. 'Ben Stiller', 'Matthew Broderick', and 'Casey Affleck' also starred in the film, released on November 4, 2011.


TRIVIA:
  • Has a house in Englewood, New Jersey.
  • Was considered for the move Star Trek: The Voyage Home (1986) as a UFO-file who gets involved with Captain Kirk's search for a hump back whale.
  • Nephew of 'Uncle Ray Murphy' (qv).
  • After picking up a pre-op transsexual prostitute on Santa Monica Boulveard in West Hollywood, he was arrested by LAPD deputies, but finally released (2 May 1997).
  • Was criticized tremendously by 'Spike Lee' (qv) for not using his show business stature to help black actors break into film.
  • Set a new Razzie Award record for most nominations by one person in a single year, with five nominations total. All of which were for the movie _Norbit (2007)_ (qv). Murphy was nominated for Worst Actor (as the character Norbit), Worst Supporting Actor (as the character Mr. Wong), Worst Supporting Actress (as the character Rasputia), Worst Screen Couple (Eddie Murphy as Norbit and either Eddie Murphy as Mr. Wong or Eddie Murphy as Rasputia) and Worst Screenplay. He went on to "win" all three of the acting nominations, becoming the first person to ever "win" in both male and female acting categories in one year.
  • At the height of his popularity in the mid 1980s, he began a music career, spawning the popular song "Party all the Time," which he recorded with 'Rick James (II)' (qv). Also recorded an album in the early 90s, entitled "Whazzupwitu," in which he performs in a video of the single of the same name, alongside 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv). Murphy appeared in Jackson's "Remember the Time" video in 1992 alongside fellow celebrities 'Magic Johnson' (qv) and 'Iman (I)' (qv).
  • His favorite TV show is _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv).


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.