Eddie Murphy

3 Apr 1961

Actor, Producer, Writer, Director

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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Filmography (47 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Mr. Church
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Church)
(movie, 2013)
···Trampoline
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as James Needham)
(movie, 2012)
···A Thousand Words
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jack McCall)
(movie, 2011)
···Tower Heist
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 2010)
···Shrek Forever After
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Imagine That
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Evan Danielson)
(movie, 2008)
···Meet Dave
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Dave Ming Chang · Kapitän)
(movie, 2007)
···Shrek the Halls
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Shrek the Third
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Norbit
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Dreamgirls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as James "Thunder" Early)
(movie, 2004)
···Shrek 2
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
(movie, 2003)
···The Haunted Mansion
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Family
Role: Actor (as Jim Evers)
(movie, 2003)
···The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
(movie, 2003)
···Daddy Day Care
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Charlie Hinton)
(movie, 2002)
···I Spy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kelly Robinson)
(movie, 2002)
···The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Pluto Nash)
(movie, 2002)
···Showtime
Genre: Action, Comedy
By: Tom Dey
Role: Actor (as Officer Trey Sellars)
(movie, 2001)
···Dr. Dolittle 2
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dr. John Dolittle)
(movie, 2001)
···Shrek
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Donkey (voice))
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Donkey)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1999)
···Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kit Ramsey · Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey)
(movie, 1999)
···Life
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1998)
···Holy Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as G)
(movie, 1998)
···Doctor Dolittle
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dr. John Dolittle)
(movie, 1998)
···Mulan
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mushu (voice))
(movie, 1997)
···Metro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Inspektor Scott Roper)
(movie, 1996)
···The Nutty Professor
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sherman Klump · Buddy Love)
(movie, 1995)
···Vampire in Brooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1994)
···Beverly Hills Cop III
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Axel Foley)
(movie, 1992)
···The Distinguished Gentleman
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Thomas Jefferson Johnson)
(movie, 1992)
···Boomerang
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marcus Graham)
(movie, 1990)
···Another 48 Hrs.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Reggie Hammond)
(movie, 1990)
···Another 48 Hrs.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Reggie Hammond)
(movie, 1989)
···Harlem Nights
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···Coming to America
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Prince Akeem · Clarence · Randy Watson · Saul)
(movie, 1987)
···Eddie Murphy Raw
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1987)
···Beverly Hills Cop II
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···The Golden Child
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chandler Jarrell)
(movie, 1984)
···Beverly Hills Cop
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Det. Axel Foley)
(movie, 1984)
···Best Defense
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant T.M. Landry)
(movie, 1983)
···Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1983)
···Trading Places
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Billy Ray Valentine)
(movie, 1982)
···48 Hrs.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Reggie Hammond)