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Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His siblings are Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch, Jr. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop Axel Foley
(1984)
Trading Places
Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine
(1983)
Coming to America
Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul
(1988)
Norbit
Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
(2007)

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 2016 Mr. Church
Henry Church
 2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales (Video short)
Donkey (voice)
 2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2010 Shrek Forever After
Donkey (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Halls (TV Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Third
Donkey (voice)
 2004 Far Far Away Idol (Video short)
Donkey (voice)
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series)
Donkey
- Donkey (2004) ... Donkey (voice)
 2004 Shrek 2
Donkey (voice)
 2003 Shrek 4-D (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2002 I Spy
Kelly
 2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (Video short)
Donkey (voice, singing voice)
 2001 Shrek
Donkey (voice)
 1999 Bowfinger
Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
 1999/I Life
Rayford Gibson
 1998 Holy Man
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 1998 Mulan
Mushu (voice)
 1992 Boomerang
Marcus
 1992 Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (Video short)
King (uncredited)
 1989 What's Alan Watching? (TV Special)
Protester / James Brown
 1985 Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (Video short)
Eddie Murphy
 1980-1984 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Buckwheat / Tyrone Green / ...
- George McGovern/Madness (1984) ... Carl
- Edwin Newman/Kool & The Gang (1984) ... Various
- Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) ... Various / Tyrone Green
- Robin Williams/Adam Ant (1984) ... Various
 1983 Best of the Big Laff Off (Video)
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Other Works:

Single: "WhuzzupwitU" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 17 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fred Braughton | Edward 'Eddie' Regan Murphy

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays multiple characters in one movie See more »

Nickname:

Murph See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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