Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy (born Easter Monday April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American comedian and actor.

Murphy began his comedy career at the young age of 19, as a performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live television show. His characters include a parody of Buckwheat from the Little Rascals and of Fred Rogers. Murphy later starred in many comedies including the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places and Coming to America.

He is a versatile voice actor and voiced the donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon in Disney's Mulan.

In many of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character. A perfect example of this is The Nutty Professor, a remake of the Jerry Lewis classic in which Murphy plays several members of the Klump family as well as Sherman Klump's arrogant alter ego, Buddy Love.

His early comedy was racy, akin to Richard Pryor, whom Murphy says was the one "that wanted [him] to get into comedy." Characterized by excessive swearing and making fun of gays, singers, and others, Murphy became, in a sense, the Pryor of the 1980s. He made vicious comments about gays and AIDS during his 80's standup routines, so vicious that some years later he apologized for the remarks. However, in the late 80's and early 90's, Murphy's fame was fading via a series of poor sequels, drab comedies, and ego-driven vehicles that the public avoided in droves. Harlem Nights was savaged not only by the critics, but also by several of the actors in the film. Richard Pryor had nothing good to say about the film or the star, which stunned Murphy, who had considered Pryor an idol.

Murphy's career continued to slide until 1996, when he would make his comeback in comedies, starting with The Nutty Professor. His record since then has been hit and miss, with several big flops (Holy Man, Pluto Nash) and some hits (Dr. Doolitle, Shrek, Bowfinger).

Murphy was also a one-hit wonder in the 1980s with the single "Party All the Time".

In 1997 a police officer stopped Murphy and found a transvestite prostitute in the passenger's seat. Murphy claimed that he had just been driving through and she asked him for a ride home.

Eddie Murphy's older brother, Charlie Murphy, is also an actor, best known recently for his appearances on Chappelle's Show.

Filmography

  • 48 Hrs., 1982, Reggie Hammond
  • Trading Places, 1983, Billy Ray Valentine
  • Eddie Murphy Delirious, 1983, Eddie Murphy
  • Best Defense, 1984, Landry
  • Beverly Hills Cop, 1984, Axel Foley
  • The Golden Child, 1986, Chandler Jarrell
  • Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987, Axel Foley
  • Eddie Murphy Raw, 1987, Eddie Murphy
  • Coming to America, 1988, Prince Akeem/Clarence/Saul/Randy Watson
  • Harlem Nights, 1989, Quick
  • Another 48 Hrs., 1990, Reggie Hammond
  • Boomerang, 1992, Marcus Graham
  • The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992, Thomas Jefferson Johnson
  • Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994, Axel Foley
  • Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995, Maximillian/Father Pauley/Guido
  • The Nutty Professor, 1996, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump
  • Metro, 1997, Scott Roper
  • Dr. Dolittle, 1998, Dr. John Dolittle
  • Mulan, 1998, Mushu (voice)
  • Bowfinger, 1999, Kit Ramsey/Jeff Ramsey
  • Life, 1999, Ray Gibson
  • Nutty Professor II. The Klumps, 2000, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Grandma Klump/Mama Klump/Papa Klump/Young Papa Klump/Ernie Klump/Lance Perkins
  • Dr. Dolittle 2, 2001, Dr. Dolittle
  • Shrek, 2001, Donkey (voice)
  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 2002, Pluto Nash
  • I Spy, 2002, Kelly Robinson
  • Showtime, 2002, Trey Sellars
  • Daddy Day Care, 2003, Charlie Hinton
  • The Haunted Mansion, 2003, Jim Evers
  • Shrek 2, 2004, Donkey (voice)

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Eddie Murphy's older brother, Charlie Murphy, is also an actor, best known recently for his appearances on Chappelle's Show. Peppard died on May 8, 1994, at the age of 66 in Los Angeles due to complications in the treatment of the cancer he was suffering from. Murphy claimed that he had just been driving through and she asked him for a ride home. He was a recovering alcoholic, who spent his later years trying to help others in the same situation. In 1997 a police officer stopped Murphy and found a transvestite prostitute in the passenger's seat. The "A-Team" star was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1992, and had part of a lung removed. Murphy was also a one-hit wonder in the 1980s with the single "Party All the Time". Married 5 times, and the father of three children, Peppard's second wife was actress Elizabeth Ashley, his co-star in "The Carpetbaggers".

Doolitle, Shrek, Bowfinger). Before the A-Team, Peppard had the leading role in the TV series Banacek (1972 - 1974), (part of the NBC Mystery Movie series of the 1970s), and played in Doctor's Hospital, in 1975, and in several other television films, which became in the later part of his career his major dedication. His record since then has been hit and miss, with several big flops (Holy Man, Pluto Nash) and some hits (Dr. He attended Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Actor's Studio, where one of his classmates was Rip Torn. Murphy's career continued to slide until 1996, when he would make his comeback in comedies, starting with The Nutty Professor. He graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Richard Pryor had nothing good to say about the film or the star, which stunned Murphy, who had considered Pryor an idol. Peppard was born in Detroit, Michigan, as the son of an opera singer and a building contractor.

Harlem Nights was savaged not only by the critics, but also by several of the actors in the film. John "Hannibal" Smith in the cult 1980s television show The A-Team, where he's the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squadron. However, in the late 80's and early 90's, Murphy's fame was fading via a series of poor sequels, drab comedies, and ego-driven vehicles that the public avoided in droves. He starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), although he is probaby more famous among younger viewers for his role as Col. He made vicious comments about gays and AIDS during his 80's standup routines, so vicious that some years later he apologized for the remarks. George Peppard (October 1, 1928 - May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. His early comedy was racy, akin to Richard Pryor, whom Murphy says was the one "that wanted [him] to get into comedy." Characterized by excessive swearing and making fun of gays, singers, and others, Murphy became, in a sense, the Pryor of the 1980s.
George Peppard.

A perfect example of this is The Nutty Professor, a remake of the Jerry Lewis classic in which Murphy plays several members of the Klump family as well as Sherman Klump's arrogant alter ego, Buddy Love. The Strange One (1957). In many of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character. Pork Chop Hill (1959). He is a versatile voice actor and voiced the donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon in Disney's Mulan. Home from the Hill (1960). Murphy later starred in many comedies including the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places and Coming to America. The Subterraneans (1960).

His characters include a parody of Buckwheat from the Little Rascals and of Fred Rogers. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Murphy began his comedy career at the young age of 19, as a performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live television show. How the West Was Won (1962). Eddie Murphy (born Easter Monday April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American comedian and actor. The Victors (1963). Shrek 2, 2004, Donkey (voice). The Carpetbaggers (1964).

The Haunted Mansion, 2003, Jim Evers. Operation Crossbow (1965). Daddy Day Care, 2003, Charlie Hinton. The Third Day (1965). Showtime, 2002, Trey Sellars. The Blue Max (1966). I Spy, 2002, Kelly Robinson. Tobruk (1967).

The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 2002, Pluto Nash. Rough Night in Jericho (1967). Shrek, 2001, Donkey (voice). P.J. (1968). Dolittle. What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968). Dolittle 2, 2001, Dr. House of Cards (1968).

Dr. Pendulum (1969). The Klumps, 2000, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Grandma Klump/Mama Klump/Papa Klump/Young Papa Klump/Ernie Klump/Lance Perkins. The Executioner (1970). Nutty Professor II. Cannon for Cordoba (1970). Life, 1999, Ray Gibson. One More Train to Rob (1971).

Bowfinger, 1999, Kit Ramsey/Jeff Ramsey. The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972). Mulan, 1998, Mushu (voice). Newman's Law (1974). John Dolittle. Damnation Alley (1977). Dolittle, 1998, Dr. Five Days from Home (1979).

Dr. From Hell to Victory (1979). Metro, 1997, Scott Roper. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). The Nutty Professor, 1996, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump. Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981). Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995, Maximillian/Father Pauley/Guido. Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981).

Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994, Axel Foley. Hit Man (1982). The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992, Thomas Jefferson Johnson. Ultra Warrior (1990). Boomerang, 1992, Marcus Graham. The Tigress (1992). Another 48 Hrs., 1990, Reggie Hammond.

Harlem Nights, 1989, Quick. Coming to America, 1988, Prince Akeem/Clarence/Saul/Randy Watson. Eddie Murphy Raw, 1987, Eddie Murphy. Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987, Axel Foley.

The Golden Child, 1986, Chandler Jarrell. Beverly Hills Cop, 1984, Axel Foley. Best Defense, 1984, Landry. Eddie Murphy Delirious, 1983, Eddie Murphy.

Trading Places, 1983, Billy Ray Valentine. 48 Hrs., 1982, Reggie Hammond.

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