Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician. He grew up in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His mother, Lillian, was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur actor and comedian.
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.
He’s received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs, Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls.
Eddie 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. He’s played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films, Norbit, and Meet Dave.
Hollywood sources say, Eddie Murphy will join Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Danny DeVito in the upcoming new film “Triplets.”
Here’s Eddie’s Party All the Time with Rick James