Eddie Murphy

Comedian / Screenwriter / Songwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Singer-songwriter / Television Producer | * 04/03/1961 (62) | Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor and comedian. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and is ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Murphy has received a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award and was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015 and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2023. Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs. (1982), the Beverly Hills Cop series (1984–present), Trading Places (1983), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). He has also won numerous awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film Dr... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for Eddie Murphy

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Grammy Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Saturn Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
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Movies with Eddie Murphy as Actor(82)

as Det. Axel Foley2023 Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley
as Det. Axel Foley (archive footage) (uncredited)2023 Air
as Akbar2023 You People
as Donkey (voice)2023 Shrek 5
as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson2021 Coming 2 America
as Rudy Ray Moore2019 Dolemite Is My Name
as Self - Mr. Robinson (archive footage)2018 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
as Henry Church2016 Mr. Church
as himself2013 Moms Mabley
as Donkey (voice)2013 Shrek Stories
as Donkey (voice)2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales
as Jack McCall2012 A Thousand Words
as Slide2011 Tower Heist
as Donkey (voice)2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular
as Gumby (archive footage)2010 The Women of SNL
as Donkey2010 Shrek's Yule Log
as Donkey (voice)2010 Shrek Forever After
as Evan Danielson2009 Imagine That
as Dave Ming Chang2008 Meet Dave
as Donkey (voice)2007 Shrek the Halls
as Donkey (voice)2007 Shrek the Third
as Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong2007 Norbit
as James "Thunder" Early2006 Dreamgirls
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2006 Fuck
as Donkey (voice)2004 Far Far Away Idol
as Donkey (voice)2004 Shrek 2
as Donkey (voice)2003 The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
as Jim Evers2003 The Haunted Mansion
as Charlie Hinton2003 Daddy Day Care
as Officer Trey Sellars2002 Showtime
as Kelly Robinson2002 I Spy
as Donkey (voice)2001 Shrek
as Dr. John Dolittle2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
as Donkey (voice) (singing voice)2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
as Sherman Klump2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
as Rayford Gibson1999 Life
as Kit Ramsey / Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey1999 Bowfinger
as G1998 Holy Man
as Mushu (voice)1998 Mulan
as Dr. John Dolittle1998 Doctor Dolittle
as Inspektor Scott Roper1997 Metro
as Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Papa / Mama / Grandma / Ernie1996 The Nutty Professor
as Maximillian / Pauly / Guido1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
as Himself (archive footage)1994 But... Seriously
as Det. Axel Foley1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
as King (Remember The Time)1993 Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films
as Pharaoh1992 Remember the Time
as Thomas Jefferson Johnson1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
as Marcus Graham1992 Boomerang
as (Archive footage1990 Tongues Untied
as Reggie Hammond1990 Another 48 Hrs.
as Self (archive footage)1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
as Quick1989 Harlem Nights
as Self (archive footage)1989 Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul1988 Coming to America
as himself1987 Eddie Murphy Raw
as Det. Axel Foley1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
as Chandler Jarrell1986 The Golden Child
as Himself, Carl Lewis1984 The Joe Piscopo Special
as Det. Axel Foley1984 Beverly Hills Cop
as Lieutenant T.M. Landry1984 Best Defense
as Billy Ray Valentine1983 Trading Places
as Reggie Hammond1982 48 Hrs.

TV Shows/Series with Eddie Murphy as Actor(26)

as himself2020 The Oprah Conversation
as Himself - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as Self (Archival Footage)2019 The Movies That Made Us
as himself2019 Desus & Mero
as Movie excerpt (archiveFootage)2018 All works are good
as himself2005 The Reichen Show
as Donkey (voice)2004 Father of the Pride
as himself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs1999 The PJs
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
as Himself - Host1984 MTV Video Music Awards
as Self - Various Characters1975 Saturday Night Live
as Various (archive footage)1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself??? Today

Movies with Eddie Murphy as Crew(24)

Production/Producer2023 Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley
Production/Producer2023 Candy Cane Lane
Production/Producer2021 Coming 2 America
Writing/Characters2021 Coming 2 America
Production/Producer2019 Dolemite Is My Name
Production/Producer2011 Tower Heist
Production/Producer2007 Norbit
Writing/Screenplay2007 Norbit
Writing/Story2007 Norbit
Production/Executive Producer2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Production/Producer1999 Life
Production/Producer1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
Writing/Screenstory1992 Boomerang
Writing/Story1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Production/Executive Producer1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas
Directing/Director1989 Harlem Nights
Production/Executive Producer1989 Harlem Nights
Writing/Screenplay1989 Harlem Nights
Writing/Story1988 Coming to America
Production/Executive Producer1987 Eddie Murphy Raw
Writing/Writer1987 Eddie Murphy Raw
Writing/Story1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Production/Producer1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Writing/Screenplay1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious

TV Shows/Series with Eddie Murphy as Crew(4)

Production/Executive Producer1999 The PJs
Creator/Creator1999 The PJs
Creator/Creator1991 The Royal Family
Writing/Writer1975 Saturday Night Live

Additional Information

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Full Name: Edward Regan Murphy
Born: Monday, 04/03 1961 (April) in Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 62 years + 183 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Roosevelt High School, Nassau Community College
Member of: Writers Guild of America, East
Record Label: Motown
Net worth estimate: 200,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Nicole Mitchell Murphy
Children: Kris, Myles Murphy, Shayne Murphy, Zola Ivy Murphy, Bella Murphy, Izzy Oona Murphy, Max Charles Murphy, Angel Murphy Brown
Siblings: Charlie Murphy
Other names for Eddie Murphy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"ایڈی مرفی"
"Эдди Мерфи"
"Едді Мерфі"
"에디 머피"
"Edward Regan Murphy"
Eddie Murphy frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (36x, Actor)
Mike Myers (31x, Actor)
Chris Rock (25x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (23x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (22x, Actress)
Fred Armisen (22x, Actor)
Drew Barrymore (19x, Actress)
Jimmy Fallon (18x, Actor)
Will Ferrell (16x, Actor)
Cameron Diaz (15x, Actress)
Will Forte (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:557, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/07/2023