Happy Birthday Edward Murphy

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03 2010

Happy Birthday Edward Murphy

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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.

Early life

Murphy was born in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Lilian, was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur actor and comedian.

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.


Television and videoYearTitleRoleNotes

1980-1984Saturday Night Live
1983Eddie Murphy: Delirious
1987Eddie Murphy Raw
1989What's Alan Watching?
1993Dangerous: The Short FilmsAncient Eqyptian PharaohRemember the Time music video
1999 - 2001The PJsThurgood StubbsVoice
2007Shrek the HallsDonkeyVoice


198248 Hrs.Reggie Hammond
1983Trading PlacesBilly Ray Valentine
1983Eddie Murphy DeliriousHimselfAlso Producer
1984Best DefenseLieutenant T.M. Landry
Beverly Hills CopDet. Axel Foley
1986The Golden ChildChandler Jarrell
1987Beverly Hills Cop IIDet. Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy RawHimselfAlso Producer
1988Coming to AmericaPrince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul
1989Harlem NightsQuick (Real Name Vernest Brown)Also Director and Producer
1990Another 48 Hrs.Reggie Hammond
1992BoomerangMarcus Graham
The Distinguished GentlemanThomas Jefferson Johnson
1994Beverly Hills Cop IIIDet. Axel Foley
1995Vampire in BrooklynMaximillian/Preacher Pauly/GuidoAlso Producer
1996The Nutty ProfessorProfessor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/
Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump/
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump/
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump, Sr.
Also Producer
1997MetroInsp. Scott Roper
Doctor DolittleDr. John Dolittle
Holy ManG
1999LifeRayford "Ray" GibsonAlso Producer
BowfingerKit Ramsey/Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
2000Nutty Professor II: The KlumpsProfessor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/
Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump/
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump/
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
Also Producer
Dr. Dolittle 2Dr. John Dolittle
2002ShowtimeOfficer Trey Sellers
The Adventures of Pluto NashPluto Nash
I SpyKelly Robinson
2003Daddy Day CareCharles "Charlie" Hinton
The Haunted MansionJim Evers
2004Shrek 2Donkey(voice)
2006DreamgirlsJames 'Thunder' Early
2007NorbitNorbit Rice/Rasputia Latimore-Rice/Mr. WongAlso Producer
Shrek the ThirdDonkey(voice)
2008Meet DaveStarship Dave (Spacecraft), Captain
2009Imagine ThatEvan Danielson
2010Shrek Forever AfterDonkey(voice)
A Thousand Words



Academy Award2007Best Supporting ActorDreamgirlsNominated
Annie Awards1999Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television ProductionThe PJsNominated
2001Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionShrekWon
2008Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television ProductionShrek the HallsNominated
BAFTA Awards2002Actor in a Supporting RoleShrekNominated
Black Reel Awards2000Best Actor in a Motion PictureBowfingerNominated
2002Actor in a Supporting RoleShrekNominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2007Best Supporting ActorDreamgirlsWon
Central Ohio Film Critics Association2007Best Supporting ActorDreamgirlsWon
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards2007Best Supporting ActorDreamgirlsNominated
Emmy Awards1983Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music SeriesSaturday Night LiveNominated
1984Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night LiveNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night LiveNominated
1999Outstanding Animated Program - Less Than One HourThe PJs
"He's Gotta Have It"
Golden Globe Awards1983New Star of the Year (Actor)48 Hrs.Nominated
1984Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)Trading Places
1997Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)The Nutty Professor
1985Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)Beverly Hills Cop
2007Best Supporting Actor - Motion PictureDreamgirlsWon
NAACP Image Awards1997Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureThe Nutty ProfessorNominated
2007Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirlsNominated
National Society of Film Critics Awards1997Best Supporting ActorThe Nutty ProfessorNominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards2007Best Supporting ActorDreamgirlsNominated
Satellite Awards1996Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or ComedyThe Nutty ProfessorNominated
2001Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Saturn Awards1997Best ActorThe Nutty ProfessorWon
2002Best Supporting ActorShrekNominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards2007Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirlsWon
Cast in a Motion PictureNominated

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