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How rich is Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy?

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy net worth:
$85 Million

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy information

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy information

Birth date: April 3, 1961
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York USA
Profession:Actor, Singer, Musician, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Stand-up comedian, Comedian
Nationality:American
Partner:Paige Butcher (2012–)
Spouse:Nicole Mitchell Murphy (1993–2006)
Awards:"100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time" (Nr.10 "Comedy Central's list"), Annie Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2007), Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2007), Golden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actor (2007), Kids Choice Awards - Best Voice from an Animated Film (2008 (2008), 2011), Saturn Awards - Best Actor (1997), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007), National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Actor (1997), Golden Raspberry Awards - Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay (2008)
Nominations:Satellite Awards (1996 (1996), 2001), Online Film Critics Society Awards (2007), NAACP Image Awards (2007), Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance (1984), BAFTA Awards, Black Reel Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (2000), Academy Awards for Best Supportinf Actor (2007)
Movies:"48 Hrs." (1982), "Dreamgirls", "Shrek", "Bowfinger", "The Adventures of Pluto Nash", "Norbit", "Meet Dave", "Shrek the Third", "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps", "Vampire in Brooklyn", "Imagine That" (2009)
TV shows:"Eddie Murphy Raw" (1987), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986), "Trading Places", "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994), "Dr. Dolittle", "Saturday Night Live" (1980-1984), "The Nutty Professor"
Albums:"Eddie Murphy" (1982), "How Could It Be" (1985), "So Happy" (1989), "Love's Alright"

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Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy was born on 3 April 1961, in Brooklyn, New York USA.  Eddie Murphy is a  stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director and musician, but is best known as a comic actor, to the extent where as of 2014, films featuring Murphy have grossed over $3.8 billion at the United States and Canada box office, and $6.6 billion worldwide, making him the fourth highest-grossing US actor of all time.

So just how rich is Eddie Murphy? Sources have estimated that the total size of Eddie Murphy’s net worth today reaches $85 million, a good deal of his wealth having been accumulated from film appearances, but all his talents have contributed.

Eddie Murphy Net Worth $85 Million

Although Eddie Murphy’s mother, Lillian, worked as a telephone operator,  his father Charles worked as a transit police officer and was an amateur actor and comedian. Being 15, Murphy was already writing and performing his own programs, which were influenced by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. Still, Eddie Attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, before beginning his acting career. Murphy began his career as well as the net worth accumulation as a stand-up comedian and released two albums ‘Delirious’ and ‘Raw’. From 1980 he started working as a regular actor on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ TV show. In 1982, Eddie debuted on the big screen, co-starring with Nick Nolte in the action comedy film directed by Walter Hill ’48 Hrs’. for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the Best Acting Male Debut. Of course this also added to Eddie’s net worth as well as fame.

In 1983, ‘Trading Places’, a comedy film directed by John Landis was released in which Eddie Murphy co-starred alongside Dan Aykroyd. The film received generally favorable reviews by critics and brought a ‘Best Actor’s’ nomination for Murphy at the 41st Golden Globe Awards. After such a successful start, Eddie Murphy continued his starring career and accumulation of net worth in films including ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, a 1984 action comedy film directed by Martin Brest, ‘The Golden Child’ a 1986 fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie, and ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’, a 1987 action-comedy film directed by Tony Scott.

Up until 1990, critics and audience loved Murphy but by 1992 results dropped and his appearances on ‘Beverly Hills Cop III’ directed by John Landis, ‘Boomerang’ directed by Reginald Hudlin, ‘Harlem Nights’ directed by Eddie Murphy himself,  and ‘Another 48 Hrs.’ directed by Walter Hill were not very successful. However, since 1998 Eddie has managed to increase his net worth and popularity as he followed with a series of very profitable family-friendly films like ‘Mulan’, ‘Dr. Dolittle’ and its sequel, the ‘Shrek’ series, ‘Daddy Day Care’, ’ The Haunted Mansion’, and ’The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’.

Murphy is the winner of an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production for his voice acting in ‘Shrek’ and a National Society of Film Critics Award for the Best Actor in ‘The Nutty Professor’ which also helped add to Murphy’s net worth. In addition to this Eddie Murphy’s net worth increased after he starred in the motion picture version of the Broadway musical ‘Dreamgirls’ as soul singer James ‘Thunder’ Early. Eddie Murphy was the winner of a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in that category.

Overall, Eddie Murphy has starred in over 40 films and 20 TV productions, which have brought him 50 award nominations in various categories (including ‘Worst….’) of which he has won 15. Together with box office receipts mentioned above, these are indeed impressive statistics.

In his personal life, Eddie Murphy married Nicole Mitchell in 1993. They had five children together but divorced in 2005. In 2008 he married Tracey Edmonds. In addition to his marriages, he has three children out of wedlock, including a son with Tamara Hood, and a daughter, with his ex-girlfriend, Melanie Brown.

Eddie is also a noted philanthropist, donating money to the AIDS Foundation, and cancer, education, creative arts, family/parent support, health and homeless charities. He has also donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and $100,000 to the Screen Actors’ Guild‘s strike relief fund.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills Cop 4 announced Axel Foley
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? announced LeRoy Pryor
Triplets announced
Mr. Church 2016 Henry Church
Beverly Hills Cop 2013 TV Movie Det. Axel Foley
Shrek's Thrilling Tales 2012 Video short Donkey (voice)
A Thousand Words 2012/I Jack McCall
Tower Heist 2011 Slide
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular 2010 Short Donkey (voice)
Shrek Forever After 2010 Donkey (voice)
Imagine That 2009 Evan Danielson
Meet Dave 2008 Dave Captain
Shrek the Halls 2007 TV Short Donkey (voice)
Shrek the Third 2007 Donkey (voice)
Norbit 2007 Norbit Rasputia Mr. Wong
Dreamgirls 2006 James 'Thunder' Early
Far Far Away Idol 2004 Video short Donkey (voice)
Father of the Pride 2004 TV Series Donkey
Shrek 2 2004 Donkey (voice)
The Haunted Mansion 2003 Jim Evers
Shrek 4-D 2003 Short Donkey (voice)
Daddy Day Care 2003 Charlie Hinton
I Spy 2002 Kelly
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 Pluto Nash
Showtime 2002 Officer Trey Sellars
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party 2001 Video short Donkey (voice, singing voice)
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Dr. John Dolittle
Shrek 2001 Donkey (voice)
The PJs 1999-2001 TV Series Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 Sherman Klump Buddy Love Granny Klump ...
Bowfinger 1999 Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
Life 1999/I Rayford Gibson
Holy Man 1998 'G'
Doctor Dolittle 1998 Dr. John Dolittle
Mulan 1998 Mushu (voice)
Metro 1997 Insp. Scott Roper
The Nutty Professor 1996 Sherman Klump Buddy Love Lance Perkins ...
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 Maximillian Preacher Pauly Guido
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Det. Axel Foley
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video Pharaoh ('Remember the Time' video)
The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Boomerang 1992 Marcus
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time 1992 Video short King (uncredited)
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 Reggie Hammond
Harlem Nights 1989 Quick
What's Alan Watching? 1989 TV Special Protester / James Brown
Coming to America 1988 Prince Akeem Clarence Randy Watson ...
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 Axel Foley
The Golden Child 1986 Chandler Jarrell
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Axel Foley
Best Defense 1984 Lieutenant T.M. Landry
Saturday Night Live 1980-1984 TV Series Various / Buckwheat / Tyrone Green / ...
Trading Places 1983 Billy Ray Valentine
48 Hrs. 1982 Reggie Hammond

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norbit 2007 screenplay / story
The PJs 1999-2001 TV Series created by - 43 episodes
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary uncredited
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 story
Boomerang 1992 story
The Royal Family TV Series creator - 15 episodes, 1991 - 1992 story - 1 episode, 1991
A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 story - as Fred Braughton
Harlem Nights 1989 written by
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series story - 1 episode
Coming to America 1988 story
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary opening sketch / stand-up material
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 story
Saturday Night Live 1982-1984 TV Series writer - 39 episodes
Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983 TV Special documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills Cop 4 producer announced
Beverly Hills Cop 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Tower Heist 2011 producer
Norbit 2007 producer
The PJs 1999-2001 TV Series executive producer - 41 episodes
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 executive producer
Life 1999/I producer
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 producer
Move the Crowd 1992 TV Movie executive producer
The Royal Family 1991-1992 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Clippers 1991 TV Short executive producer
The Kid Who Loved Christmas 1990 TV Movie executive producer
Harlem Nights 1989 executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
What's Alan Watching? 1989 TV Special executive producer
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live 1989 Video documentary executive producer
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary executive producer
Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special executive producer
Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983 TV Special documentary producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Party All the Time"
Regular Show in Space 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video writer: "Party All The Time"
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shrek the Third 2007 performer: "Cat's in the Cradle", "Good Morning", "Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Again"
Dreamgirls 2006 performer: "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Cadillac Car", "Steppin' to the Bad Side", "I Want You Baby", "Patience", "I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "Ebony and Ivory", "Won't You Be My Neighbor", "Lookin' for Love", "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie performer: "Lookin' for Love", "Paloma Blanca", "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
After the Sunset 2004 performer: "Party All the Time"
Far Far Away Idol 2004 Video short performer: "Disco Inferno"
Shrek 2 2004 performer: "One" 1968, "Theme from 'Rawhide'" 1958, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" 1979, "Tomorrow" 1977, "Livin' La Vida Loca" 1999, "All By Myself" 1975
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues 2002 Video documentary short "Spanish Flea", uncredited
Shrek 2001 performer: "On the Road Again" 1976, "Friends" 1969, "Try a Little Tenderness" 1932, "I'm a Believer" 1966
Three Kings 1999 performer: "Party All the Time"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary performer: "Won't You Be My Neighbor", "Three Times a Lady", "Lookin' for Love", "Bette Davis Eyes", "Paloma Blanca", "Ebony and Ivory", "Tutti Frutti", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Love Me Do", "My Cherie Amour" - uncredited
Mulan 1998 performer: "I'll Make a Man Out of You"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coming to America 1988 performer: "I Got It"
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary producer: "Raw" / writer: "Raw"
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 "Spanish Flea"
Saturday Night Live 1981-1984 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983 TV Special documentary performer: "Cuban Cabby", "She's Out of My Life", "My Way"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harlem Nights 1989

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three Point Tony 2016 Short special thanks
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special dedicatee
Laff Mobb Presents 2012 TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
American Pimp 1999 Documentary special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary special thanks
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes 1994 TV Special documentary special thanks
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Comedy Motion Picture
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1982-1987 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Axel Foley / ...
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Beverly Hills Cop II' 1987 Video short Himself
The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special 1986 TV Special Himself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Himself - Host
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short The drummer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1981-1984 TV Series Various / Himself / Himself - Host / ...
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Joe Piscopo Special 1984 TV Special Various
Trading Places: Industry Promotional for ShoWest 1983 Video short Himself
Trading Places: Trading Stories 1983 Video short Himself
The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Host
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Host & Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series
Eddie Murphy: Delirious 1983 TV Special documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
The Big Laff Off 1978 TV Series Himself (1981)
Hollywood Film Awards 2016 Video Himself
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Rotten Tomatoes 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2011-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy 2015 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special 2015 TV Special Himself
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cosby Tribute
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You 2013 Documentary Himself
Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Plotting 'Tower Heist' 2012 Video documentary Himself
Tower Heist: Brett Ratner's Video Diary 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Shrek: Once Upon a Time 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Three Days in Cannes 2009 Video short Himself
America's Next Top Model 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary
Biography 1996-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008 Video documentary Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
HypaSpace 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather 2007 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Building the Dream 2007 Video documentary Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
Meet the Cast of Shrek 2 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Film '72 2004 TV Series Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
I Spy: The Slugafest 2003 Video documentary short Himself - "Kelly Robinson"
One-Hit Wonders 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2002 TV Series Himself
The Nick Cannon Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beverly Hills Cop III: Triple Axel 2002 Video short Himself
Journeys in Black 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet 2001 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of 'Shrek' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Presenter (uncredited)
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1 1999 Video documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
A Century of Science Fiction 1996 Video documentary Himself
Cinema 3 1996 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary Pharaoh (segment "Remember the Time")
Who Makes You Laugh? 1995 TV Special Himself
The Essence Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
When Stars Were Kids 1994 TV Movie Himself
1993 MTV Movie Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Host
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
1993 Essence Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The Road to Hollywood 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
1992 MTV Movie Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman 1984-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary Host
Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration 1991 TV Special Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Himself / Host
A Vintage Sit-Down with Eddie and Arsenio 1989 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 Documentary Himself
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Mister Robinson
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie Tyron Green (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Himself (segment "Watters' World")
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - 35th Place
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Billy Ray Valentine
The Most Annoying Greek Youtube Star of the Year 2012 Video short Rasputia
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Slide
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Various
That Fellow in the Coat 2010 TV Series Donkey
The Women of SNL 2010 TV Movie Gumby
I Am 2010/III Documentary uncredited
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Donkey
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 Himself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie Mr. Robinson (uncredited)
Michael Jackson 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2009 TV Special
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - #80: 'Party All The Time'
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message 2008 Video documentary Himself
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 90s 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
DR2 tema: Arven fra DINS 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Maquillando entre monstruos 2007 TV Movie documentary Professor Sherman Klump
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Donkey
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America 2007 Video documentary short Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Celebrity A-List Bloopers 2007 TV Movie Himself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Various
Fuck 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Buh-Wheat (uncredited)
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #10
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Himself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Century of Black Cinema 2003 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002 TV Special Gumby (uncredited)
Beverly Hills Cop: The Phenomenon Begins 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Det. Axel Foley
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Axel Foley (uncredited)
Gomorron 2001 TV Series Himself
Troldspejlet 2001 TV Series Himself - Actor / Sherman Klump
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Mister Robinson
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Bill Ray Valentine
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary Himself / Various Characters
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
20 Years of Comedy on HBO 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Television's Christmas Classics 1994 TV Special Himself
But... Seriously 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself Stevie Wonder Jesse Jackson ...
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Buckwheat Velvet Jones (uncredited)
Without Walls 1991 TV Series documentary
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Himself
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt 1989 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live 1989 Video documentary Himself / Various
Saturday Night Live 1985 TV Series Various
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Texaco Star Theatre Presents Bob Hope in 'Who Makes the World Laugh?' 1983 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Career Achievement Award Hollywood Film Awards
2011 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Shrek Forever After (2010)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Decade The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2008 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Shrek the Third (2007)
2008 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Norbit (2007)
2008 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Norbit (2007)
2008 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Norbit (2007)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Hall of Shame Norbit (2007)
2006 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2002 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Shrek (2001)
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Shrek (2001)
2002 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy
2002 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2001 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production Shrek (2001)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Nutty Professor (1996)
1996 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 26 June 1996. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1992 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Star of the Decade
1990 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Harlem Nights (1989)
1989 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1987 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1985 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer Tied with Tom Selleck
1985 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Star of the Year
1983 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Trading Places (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Mr. Church (2016)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor A Thousand Words (2012)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Tower Heist (2011)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Imagine That (2009)
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Meet Dave (2008)
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Meet Dave (2008)
2008 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Shrek the Halls (2007)
2008 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Movie Star Norbit (2007)
2008 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Norbit (2007)
2008 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Norbit (2007) · Charlie Murphy
· Jay Scherick
· David Ronn
2007 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Norbit (2007)
2007 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Dreamgirls (2006) · Beyoncé Knowles
· Jennifer Hudson
· Anika Noni Rose
· Jamie Foxx
· Keith Robinson
· Sharon Leal
· Danny Glover
· Hinton Battle
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Dreamgirls (2006) · Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Jennifer Hudson
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Dreamgirls (2006) · Henry Krieger (music by)
· Willie Reale (lyrics by)
· Keith Robinson (performed by)
· Anika Noni Rose (performed by)
2007 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Dreamgirls (2006) · Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Jennifer Hudson
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
2005 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Shrek 2 (2004)
2004 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor The Haunted Mansion (2003)
2003 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2003 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Showtime (2002) · Robert De Niro
· Owen Wilson
2002 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Shrek (2001)
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Shrek (2001)
2002 BET Award BET Awards Best Actor Showtime (2002)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor Shrek (2001)
2002 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Movie Star Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Shrek (2001)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Shrek (2001) · Cameron Diaz
· Mike Myers
2002 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Coolest Character of the Year Shrek (2001)
2001 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor Bowfinger (1999)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film Life (1999) · Brian Grazer
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Comedy Team Bowfinger (1999) · Steve Martin
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Comedy Team Life (1999) · Martin Lawrence
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) The PJs (1999) · Steve Tompkins (executive producer)
· Larry Wilmore (executive producer)
· Brian Grazer (executive producer)
· Ron Howard (executive producer)
· Tony Krantz (executive producer)
· Will Vinton (executive producer)
· Tom Turpin (executive producer)
· Bill Freiberger (supervising producer)
· David Flebotte (supervising producer)
· Mary Sandell
· David Bleiman Ichioka
· Michael Price
· J. Michael Mendel
· Al Jean (consulting producer)
· Mike Reiss (consulting producer)
· Les Firestein (consulting producer/writer)
· Donald R. Beck (co-producer)
· Mark Gustafson (supervising director
1999 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production The PJs (1999)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy Doctor Dolittle (1998)
1999 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Doctor Dolittle (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Family Actor Mulan (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The PJs (1999)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Actor The Nutty Professor (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Nutty Professor (1996)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Boomerang (1992)
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Harlem Nights (1989)
1989 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Coming to America (1988)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Trading Places (1983)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) · Andrew Smith (writer)
· Jim Belushi (writer)
· Andy Breckman (writer)
· Robin Duke (writer)
· Adam Green (writer)
· Mary Gross (writer)
· Nate Herman (writer)
· Tim Kazurinsky (writer)
· Kevin Kelton (writer)
· Andrew Kurtzman (writer)
· Michael C. McCarthy (writer)
· Pamela Norris (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Joe Piscopo (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Bob Tischler (writer)
· Eliot Wald (writer)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male 48 Hrs. (1982)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series Saturday Night Live (1975)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Nutty Professor (1996)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Dreamgirls (2006)
1988 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1987 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)

TitleSalary
Tower Heist (2011) $7,500,000
Shrek Forever After (2010) $4,000,000 (Back end bonus)
Shrek 2 (2004) $10,000,000
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) $20,000,000
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) $20,000,000
Shrek (2001) $3,000,000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) $20,000,000 (and 20% of the gross)
Doctor Dolittle (1998) $17,500,000
The Nutty Professor (1996) $16,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) $15,000,000
Coming to America (1988) $8,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) $8,000,000
Best Defense (1984) $1,000,000
Saturday Night Live (1975) $30,000 /episode (1982)
Saturday Night Live (1975) $4,500 /episode (1981)

#Fact
1 One of two African American actors in the top 5 highest grossing actors of all time, the other actor is Morgan freeman, as of 2016.
2 Close friends with Jeffrey Katzenberg.
3 Graduated high school as Most Popular boy.
4 Ranked 5th highest grossing actor of all time with his previous films grossing $3.8 billion, as of 2016.
5 Two of his movies - Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and The Golden Child (1986) - started out as serious action films with Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson respectively, before becoming comedies.
6 In his first animated role he played a dragon. In his second he played a donkey who falls in love with a dragon.
7 Is a big fan of the TV series Jail (2007).
8 Owns the original Ernie Barnes painting "The Sugar Shack" from the popular TV series Good Times (1974).
9 Keeps a bowling alley in the basement at his home.
10 Cousin of Ray Murphy Jr..
11 Son of Lillian Lynch.
12 Uncle of Brandon Lynch.
13 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).
14 Had his ninth child with girlfriend Paige Butcher, a girl named Izzy Oona Murphy (May 2016).
15 He turned down the role of James Carter in Rush Hour (1998) in order to star in Holy Man (1998). The role went to Chris Tucker.
16 He refused to return to Saturday Night Live (1975) for several years after David Spade made an insulting joke about him on Weekend Update in the 90's. However, Murphy himself made an similarly insulting joke about Garrett Morris on Weekend Update in the early 80's.
17 He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in the Performance Arts.
18 Even though he played cops or characters with guns, he deeply dislikes guns.
19 Is an admirer of martial artist Bruce Lee, naming him as the only actor he has ever consciously imitated onscreen. Murphy first adopted Lee's "tough guy face" in 48 Hrs. (1982) and has quipped that, since then "whenever you see me holding a gun onscreen, I'm doing Bruce!".
20 Won the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
21 He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
22 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 26, 1996.
23 Has played a human who can talk to animals (Doctor Dolittle (1998)) and an animal (Donkey) who can talk to humans (Shrek (2001)).
24 The longest he has gone without a Razzie nomination is 13 years, between Harlem Nights (1989) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)/I Spy (2002)/Showtime (2002).
25 He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Arts and Entertainment.
26 Has a state of the art recording studio in his basement. Simon Cowell once heard an album Murphy put out and called it "crap".
27 He was offered the lead role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) that went to Bob Hoskins, but turned it down. He deeply regrets this decision.
28 The first (and so far only) actor to receive a BAFTA nomination for a voice-over performance - Best Supporting Actor for Shrek (2001).
29 Was considered for the title role in Candyman (1992), which went to Tony Todd.
30 Vacations in Hawaii nearly every year, almost always staying at Maui's Four Seasons Hotel.
31 Sold his Granite Bay vacation home, near Sacramento, for $6.1 million shortly after divorcing ex-wife, Nicole. [2008]
32 He doesn't drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and the only drug he takes is caffeine.
33 He does an excellent impersonation of Stevie Wonder. This can be seen and heard on Saturday Night Live; Best of Eddie Murphy (last scene).
34 At first, he denied that he was the father of Melanie Brown's daughter Angel until a DNA-test proved that he was.
35 Was considered for the role of Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), which went to Laurence Fishburne.
36 Although he frequently plays multiple characters in films and television, and has lent his voice to a dozen animated projects, he has never once voiced more then one character in the same animated project.
37 Was considered for the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) as a UFO-file who gets involved with Captain Kirk's search for a humpback whale.
38 Supports Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
39 Is an avid fan of professional wrestling, with Hulk Hogan as his all time favorite wrestler.
40 Born to Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer, and his wife Lilian, a telephone operator. Charles left the family when Eddie was three years old and was stabbed to death five years later. Charles was also an amateur stand-up comedian.
41 Was heavily influenced by Bill Cosby.
42 After picking up a pre-op transsexual prostitute on Santa Monica Boulveard in West Hollywood, he was arrested by LAPD deputies, but finally released (2 May 1997).
43 Married Tracey E. Edmonds in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora on 1 January 2008, but their nuptials were not legal in the United States. They initially decided to renew their vows in America, but eventually separated two weeks after their island wedding.
44 Got the idea of playing multiple roles in one film after watching another one of his idols, Peter Sellers, in one of his all time favorite films Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
45 Is a huge fan of the bands Ratt and Cinderella, particularly the former as can be seen in The Golden Child (1986) where their song "Body Talk" (from their 1986 album "Dancing Undercover") is featured.
46 One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
47 Ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown gave birth to a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on 3 April 2007.
48 He and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Montego Bay, Jamaica where they stayed for one week.
49 Is mentioned, along with Vanessa Redgrave, and Joe Piscopo in the song "Jammin' Me", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
50 Is a huge fan of Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.
51 The first actor to receive $1,000,000 for his first film.
52 Nephew of Uncle Ray Murphy.
53 Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
54 Chris Rock is an admirer of Murphy and considers him his role model and inspiration to become an actor and comedian.
55 Was one of the last movie actors to sign an exclusive contract with a studio. In this case, it was Paramount Pictures, which released all of his early films.
56 Met Nicole Mitchell Murphy in 1988 at an NAACP Image Awards show. They lived together for a year and a half before they married. They were married at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
57 At one time, he was considered to play The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), before Jim Carrey was cast.
58 Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1993
59 Stepson of Vernon Lynch.
60 Chosen as #10 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time.
61 Although arguably the biggest movie star ever to come out of Saturday Night Live (1975), he has never attended a cast reunion and is not known to even talk about having been on the show.
62 Scored two hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts with "Party All the Time" (US #2, 1985) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" (US #27, 1989).
63 Has a house in Englewood, New Jersey.
64 His brother Charlie Murphy is a regular performer on the hit sketch comedy show Chappelle's Show (2003) on Comedy Central.
65 In 1997, he and his late-night encounter with Shalimar Seiuli was ranked #61 on E! TV's The Greatest Shocking Moments In Entertainment History.
66 Former wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy, is an Associate with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
67 Was in a relationship with singer Whitney Houston before she married former husband Bobby Brown.
68 Is the only cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975) to host while still a cast member. Nick Nolte was to host but fell ill and Eddie replaced him.
69 (January 30, 2002) His wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy gave birth to their daughter Bella Zahra.
70 Named one of E!'s Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.
71 Was criticized tremendously by Spike Lee for not using his show business stature to help black actors break into film.
72 Paid for the funeral of comedic inspiration Redd Foxx.
73 Close friends with former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall
74 At the height of his popularity in the mid 1980s, he began a music career, spawning the popular song "Party All the Time", which he recorded with Rick James. Also recorded an album in the early 1990s, entitled "Whazzupwitu", in which he performs in a video of the single of the same name, alongside Michael Jackson. Murphy appeared in Jackson's video "Remember the Time" in 1992 alongside fellow celebrities Magic Johnson and Iman.
75 Idolized Richard Pryor and was inspired by him to do comedy. Went on to cast Pryor in his directorial debut Harlem Nights (1989).
76 Tthe role of Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters (1984) was originally written with him in mind and was meant to be much bigger. He turned it down in favour of starring in Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and the role went to Ernie Hudson.
77 Older brother Charlie Murphy is also an actor. Younger brother Vernon Jr. was half of the hip-hop group K-9 Posse, which released two albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
78 Was voted Most Popular while attending Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in Roosevelt, New York, due to the stand-up comedy routines he would perform in the school's auditorium and jokes he would tell classmates during lunch.
79 Did stand-up comedy at the same Bay Area Comedy Club as Robin Williams and Caryn Johnson (whose stage name eventually became Whoopi Goldberg) before getting into acting.
80 Attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, before beginning his acting career.
81 He has eight children. His first and oldest child was with Paulette McNeely: son, Eric (born on 10 July 1989). He also fathered five children with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Murphy: daughter, Bria L. Murphy; son, Miles Mitchell (born on 7 November 1992); daughter, Shayne Audra Murphy; daughter, Zola Ivy (born on 24 December 1999, in Los Angeles); and daughter, Bella Zahra (born on 29 January 2002). Murphy also has a son, Christian (born on 29 November 1990) with Tamara Hood; and a daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown (born on 3 April 2007) with his ex-girlfriend, Melanie Brown.
82 In a TV commercial never shown in the United States, Eddie Murphy kissed the front bumper of a Toyota sedan.
83 Born at 1:30pm-EST.
84 Ranked #78 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
85 Was cast by Saturday Night Live (1975) and NBC in 1980 when he was 19 years old.

#Quote
1 About the hits and misses on his career: "I kind of see it from a different perspective than the way you guys [journalists] may see it. In my view, I've never had a flop movie or a movie that didn't work. If I did the movie, and they paid me lots and lots of money to do it, it's a f-ing smash!". "Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a f-ing smash. And, to be perfectly honest, we celebrate Pluto Nash at my house. We don't have Christmas Day, we have Pluto Nash Day. And we don't have Halloween, we have Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)."
2 [His high school yearbook quote] In reality, all men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of their masterpiece.
3 [2015] I just finished a movie. But it's not a comedy. It's called Mr. Church (2016), directed by Bruce Beresford. I hadn't done a movie in five years; I'd been waiting for something really special. Then this thing came along. It got me off the couch. It's about a man who's hired to cook for a dying woman for six months and becomes part of the family. You'll be hearing about it.
4 [2015] I'm not doing anything unless the script's incredible. I did some movies where they offer you a bunch of money and you go, "OK, I'll do it!" I've done enough of those - I don't have to do them any more.
5 [in 1982, about Saturday Night Live (1975)] If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
6 [on scripts he receives] They'll come to you with this stuff, dialogue like "Hey, jive turkey!" Like, "you can play this irate black man." I'm going, "Hey, you have a script?" "No, that's it, you're angry with society and you beat up a Mafia person and you're friends with Drew Barrymore." It's like they had to throw in a white person there.
7 [on Charlie Murphy] We were so different that people would see us and be like, "Y'all are brothers? I didn't know you was brothers." And Charlie was in gangs, and even now, Charlie's like extra ultramacho - piranha, pit bulls, hatchets, axes, machetes. He has a black belt in karate. I got through a lot of school because the kids knew I was his brother, nobody was fucking with me. "You don't fuck with Eddie, his brother will kill you." Charlie was a really tough guy.
8 [on his legacy] Technology has it to where they gonna play this stuff forever. But the reality is, all this shit turns into dust, everything is temporary. No matter what you do, if you're around here long enough, you'll wind up dribbling and shitting on yourself, and you won't even remember the shit you did. I saw this documentary on Ronald Reagan, and it was like, "Whoa." They say he came into the house, and he had the toy White House that he had taken out of a fish tank, and he goes, "I don't know what I'm doing with this, but I know it has something to do with me." He had even forgotten he was the president. No matter what you do, that shit is all getting turned into gobbledy­gook. In 200 years, it's all dust, and in 300 years, it ain't nothing, and in 1,000 years, it's like you wasn't even fucking here. But if you're really, really lucky, if you really did something special, you could hang around a little longer.
9 [on returning to stand-up comedy] If I ever get back onstage, I'm going to have a really great show for you all - an hour and a half of stand-up and about 40 minutes of my shitty band. But I don't know. The way that used to come about, you'd be around the house, hanging out, say something funny and it'd be like, "I'm going to go to the club, try that out tonight." That still happens, but it's been a long time. I'm not that guy in the leather suit anymore. The hardest thing for comics nowadays is to find your fucking voice.
10 [on being the biggest star from Saturday Night Live (1975)] That's only because John Belushi's dead. Belushi's like Spanky of the Little Rascals series. I guess that makes me Stymie, but that's cool. I'll be Stymie. Think of all the people who came off that show. I bet you could figure out the combined grosses of people who came off Saturday Night Live in the movies - me, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. I bet it's $15 billion. It's no coincidence - that show's like Harvard for a comic actor. When you come off the show and get into the movie business, it's like you're moving in slow motion for a couple of years. You've been working like a crazy person in a pressure cooker, then you're in the movies, just sitting in your trailer.
11 [on what his younger self would think of his family films] Would the 27-year-old have wondered what I was doing in Doctor Dolittle (1998)? No. Or in those Shrek (2001) movies? No. But, you know, both the 27-year-old and the 48-year-old was like, "Why am I in Imagine That (2009)?" The movie didn't have a chance at the box office - it's just me and this little girl and a blanket.
12 [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 up to me and said, "Do that laugh," or if you laugh, someone turns around and goes, "Eddie?" I just stopped doing it.
13 With the success that I've had and the money that I make, if I and a white man went out to get a cab together, the cab wouldn't stop for me. It would stop for the white man.
14 I know what I'm capable of doing and what I'm capable of not doing. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little afraid of doing a straight dramatic film. I'm not saying I couldn't do it. I'm saying I'm afraid to. Everyone is afraid of failure.
15 [on Richard Pryor, Charles Chaplin, Bill Cosby and George Carlin being his greatest influences] I feel like those are the most brilliant comic minds ever. You can draw a line from them to anyone who's trying to do comedy - or just be funny - today, including me.
16 [on Dan Aykroyd] Robotic the way he handles people: "Ah, yes, good to meet you." Very straightforward, very clean-cut, very polite, real nice guy.
17 [on rumours he will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie] I would love to be in one of those Batman movies. Jim Carrey did The Riddler once and he did a wonderful job. Egghead, I could be Egghead.
18 The only reason I did Showtime (2002) was Robert De Niro. I definitely consider him to be in the top 5 all time best actors.
19 I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
20 The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.
21 If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.
22 That's my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you'd see pictures all over of Elvis. He's just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it's because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the fucking room. I don't give a fuck who was in the room with him---[Humphrey Bogart], Marilyn Monroe.
23 [on why he accepted a part in Best Defense (1984)] The door opened and four guys came in carrying a check.
24 I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing - how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
25 Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. I grew up in the projects and you don't turn down money there. You take it, because you never know when it's all going to end. I made [Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)] because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass.
26 [in 1985] I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way [Charles Chaplin] did. I'll do that before I'm thirty.

#Trademark
1 Boundlessly energetic
2 Big smile
3 Often plays multiple characters in one movie
4 His moustache
5 His goofy laugh

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