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Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His brothers are Charlie ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Papa Klump / Mama Klump / Grandma Klump / Ernie Klump
(1996)
Dreamgirls James 'Thunder' Early
(2006)
Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson
(1988)
Shrek Donkey
(2001)

Filmography

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  Beverly Hills Cop 4 (announced)
Axel Foley
 2020 Coming 2 America (filming)
Akeem
 2019 Dolemite Is My Name
Rudy Ray Moore
 2016 Mr. Church
Henry Church
 2013 Beverly Hills Cop (TV Movie)
Det. Axel Foley
 2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales (Video short)
Donkey (voice)
 2012/I A Thousand Words
Jack McCall
 2011 Tower Heist
Slide
 2010 Shrek's Yule Log (Short)
Donkey
 2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2010 Shrek Forever After
Donkey (voice)
 2009 Imagine That
Evan Danielson
 2008 Meet Dave
Dave / Captain
 2007 Shrek the Halls (TV Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Third
Donkey (voice)
 2007 Norbit
Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
 2006 Dreamgirls
James 'Thunder' Early
 2004 Far Far Away Idol (Video short)
Donkey (voice)
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series)
Donkey
- Donkey (2004) ... Donkey (voice)
 2004 Shrek 2
Donkey (voice)
 2003 The Haunted Mansion
Jim Evers
 2003 Shrek 4-D (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2003 Daddy Day Care
Charlie Hinton
 2002 I Spy
Kelly
 2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Pluto Nash
 2002 Showtime
Officer Trey Sellars
 1999-2001 The PJs (TV Series)
Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs
- Clip Show (2001) ... Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (voice)
- Parole Officer and a Gentleman (2000) ... Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (voice)
- The Last Affirmative Action Hero (2000) ... Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (voice)
- Robbin' HUD (2000) ... Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (voice)
- The Jeffersons (2000) ... Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs (voice)
 2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (Video short)
Donkey (voice, singing voice)
 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
Dr. John Dolittle
 2001 Shrek
Donkey (voice)
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Granny Klump / ...
 1999 Bowfinger
Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
 1999/I Life
Rayford Gibson
 1998 Holy Man
'G'
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Dr. John Dolittle
 1998 Mulan
Mushu (voice)
 1997 Metro
Insp. Scott Roper
 1996 The Nutty Professor
Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / ...
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video)
Pharaoh (segment "Remember the Time")
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
Det. Axel Foley
 1993 Dangerous: The Short Films (Video)
Pharaoh ('Remember the Time' video)
 1993 Eddie Murphy Feat. Michael Jackson: Whatzupwitu (Video short)
Eddie Murphy
 1992 Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (Video short)
King (uncredited)
 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman
Thomas Jefferson Johnson
 1992 Boomerang
Marcus
 1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Reggie Hammond
 1989 Harlem Nights
Quick
 1989 What's Alan Watching? (TV Special)
Protester / James Brown
 1988 Coming to America
Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / ...
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Axel Foley
 1986 The Golden Child
Chandler Jarrell
 1985 Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (Video short)
Eddie Murphy
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop
Axel Foley
 1984 Best Defense
Lieutenant T.M. Landry
 1980-1984 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Buckwheat / Tyrone Green / ...
- George McGovern/Madness (1984) ... Carl
- Billy Crystal/Al Jarreau (1984) ... Mr. Breckman
- Edwin Newman/Kool & The Gang (1984) ... Various
- Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) ... Various / Tyrone Green
- Robin Williams/Adam Ant (1984) ... Various
 1983 Best of the Big Laff Off (Video)
 1983 Trading Places
Billy Ray Valentine
 1982 48 Hrs.
Reggie Hammond
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Other Works:

(1992 Music video: Appeared in Michael Jackson video "Remember The Time" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 17 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Fred Braughton | Edward 'Eddie' Regan Murphy

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why he lost his trademark laugh] I don't laugh like that anymore, somehow it doesn't come out. It's weird to change something that's as natural as that. But it started out as a real laugh, then it turned into people laughing because they thought my laugh was funny, and then there were a couple of times where I laughed because I knew it would make people laugh. Then it got weird. People came ... See more »

Trivia:

Eddie's multiple roles have been played in the films: Coming to America (1988) (4), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) (3), The Nutty Professor (1996) (7), Bowfinger (1999) (2), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) (8), Norbit (2007) (3), Meet Dave (2008) (2). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays multiple characters in one movie See more »

Nickname:

Murph See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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