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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 & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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


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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 Movie)
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 (2004) ... Donkey (voice)
 2004 Shrek 2
Donkey (voice)
 2003 Shrek 4-D (Short)
Donkey (voice)
 2002 I Spy
 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
 1998 Mulan
Mushu (voice)
 1992 Boomerang
 1992 Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (Video short)
King (uncredited)
 1989 What's Alan Watching? (TV Special)
Protester / James Brown
 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
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Other Works:

Single: "How Could It Be" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[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 ... See more »


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. See more »


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