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. He also has a daughter, Taahirah, by ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. Murphy claimed that he had just been driving through and she asked him for a ride home. O'Neal married long-time girlfriend Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002; they have 3 children: Shareef Rashaun, Amirah Sanaa, and Shaquir Rashaun. In 1997 a police officer stopped Murphy and found a transvestite prostitute in the passenger's seat. In addition to cameo appearances, Shaq has made it to the big screen in Blue Chips (1994) with Nick Nolte, Kazaam (1996) and Steel (1997). Murphy was also a one-hit wonder in the 1980s with the single "Party All the Time". On July 14, he was officially traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and a first-round draft pick.

Doolitle, Shrek, Bowfinger). In 2004, following a NBA Finals loss to the Detroit Pistons, O'Neal said that he would not return to the Lakers, asking instead to be traded. His record since then has been hit and miss, with several big flops (Holy Man, Pluto Nash) and some hits (Dr. Not only did he apologize, but he also appeared with Yao in a telethon on Chinese television to raise money for victims of the SARS epidemic. Murphy's career continued to slide until 1996, when he would make his comeback in comedies, starting with The Nutty Professor. The incident received scant attention at the time, but when an audio clipping of it was replayed several times by Fox Sports Radio on two consecutive days in mid-December 2002, a media firestorm erupted, with many Asian-American advocacy groups demanding that O'Neal apologize. Richard Pryor had nothing good to say about the film or the star, which stunned Murphy, who had considered Pryor an idol. During the winter of 2002-2003, O'Neal became involved in a racial controversy when it was revealed that, while being interviewed by a Fox TV reporter the previous June 28, he said: "Tell Yao Ming, 'Ching chong yang wah ah soh,'" and making simulated kung fu gestures while uttering the words.

Harlem Nights was savaged not only by the critics, but also by several of the actors in the film. He and teammate Kobe Bryant formed one of the most effective guard-center combinations in the NBA, forming the basis for three championship teams. 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. After the 1995-1996 season, Shaq, asking for $120 million over seven years, left Orlando to join the Lakers. 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. In 1994-1995, O'Neal and Hardaway helped their team reach the NBA Finals, but they were swept in four games by Hakeem Olajuwon, Kenny Smith, and the rest of the Houston Rockets. 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. The movie Blue Chips, alongside teammate Anfernee Hardaway and Nick Nolte, marked his Hollywood debut.

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. In the 1993-94 season, Shaq helped the Magic to their first playoff berth ever, and he also debuted in Hollywood, and released a rap CD, named Shaq Diesel. In many of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character. He further raised his fame that year with two infamous dunks which broke the supports holding the basket and backboard, both on national television: the first coming against the Phoenix Suns on NBC, the second against the New Jersey Nets on TNT. He is a versatile voice actor and voiced the donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon in Disney's Mulan. In 1992, he was chosen by the Orlando Magic, and he helped the team to 41 wins that year, missing the playoffs by a single game. Murphy later starred in many comedies including the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places and Coming to America. As a young man, he attended Louisiana State University, where he first became known by many basketball fans around the globe.

His characters include a parody of Buckwheat from the Little Rascals and of Fred Rogers. Cole High School in San Antonio, Texas. Murphy began his comedy career at the young age of 19, as a performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live television show. He first gained national attention as a star at Robert G. Eddie Murphy (born Easter Monday April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American comedian and actor. It was there that he learned to play basketball. Shrek 2, 2004, Donkey (voice). Shaq lived a good part of his childhood in Germany, where Harrison was stationed with the U.S. Army.

The Haunted Mansion, 2003, Jim Evers. O'Neal has said he has no desire to meet Toney, who was living in a Newark Goodwill facility as of 2002, and even cut a scathing rap song about him called "Biological Didn't Bother.". Daddy Day Care, 2003, Charlie Hinton. Toney said he was told Shaq would see him after a 1992 Orlando Magic/New Jersey Nets game, but Shaq never showed. Showtime, 2002, Trey Sellars. Toney told an interviewer he lost track of his son until he saw him in a prep all-star game on television. I Spy, 2002, Kelly Robinson. Shaq's mother, Lucille O'Neal, then married Phillip Harrison, whom Shaq considers his "real" father.

The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 2002, Pluto Nash. He was sent to federal prison for a check-forging operation he undertook to finance his drug use in December 1972. Shrek, 2001, Donkey (voice). A star high school basketball player from a prominent Newark family, Toney attended Seton Hall, but dropped out when he became addicted to drugs. Dolittle. O'Neal was named "Shaquille Rashaun" ("Little Warrior" in Arabic) by his father, Joseph Toney. Dolittle 2, 2001, Dr. He virtually never attempts three-point shots but has no need to (although he did hit one against the Milwaukee Bucks in 1996).

Dr. O'Neal does have a famous weakness: he is a very poor free throw shooter; his percentage (around 50%) is below that of most amateur players. The Klumps, 2000, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Grandma Klump/Mama Klump/Papa Klump/Young Papa Klump/Ernie Klump/Lance Perkins. O'Neal is also an outstanding rebounder at both ends of the court, and a good shot-blocker. Nutty Professor II. However, not everyone has been awed by his power: John Wooden has dismissed his game as "a dunker." He is unstoppable at the low post, and analysts say O'Neal is the most unguardable player in the past 30 years, often comparing him to the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Life, 1999, Ray Gibson. Not surprisingly, his dunks are more dramatic than "jams" by other players.

Bowfinger, 1999, Kit Ramsey/Jeff Ramsey. Lacking a jump shot, he scores many of his points with slam dunks. Mulan, 1998, Mushu (voice). O'Neal's game is based around his massive frame, and an athleticism and agility befitting a much smaller player. John Dolittle. O'Neal has also improved into one of the league's best defenders, receiving All-NBA-Defensive honors in 2000, 2001 and 2003. Dolittle, 1998, Dr. He was also voted the 1999-2000 regular season Most Valuable Player, almost becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. O'Neal was the youngest person named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; he has played in the All-Star Game every year since his rookie season in 1993 (except for the 1999 lockout season).

Dr. He was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and has the highest scoring average for a center in Finals history. Metro, 1997, Scott Roper. O'Neal led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles (2000, 2001, 2002). The Nutty Professor, 1996, Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump. At 7'1" and 325 pounds (2.16 m, 147 kg), he is one of the largest NBA players. Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995, Maximillian/Father Pauley/Guido. Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), commonly known as Shaq, is one of the most dominant basketball players today and currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Beverly Hills Cop III, 1994, Axel Foley. The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992, Thomas Jefferson Johnson. Boomerang, 1992, Marcus Graham. 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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