Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy
Birth name Edward Regan Murphy
Born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Saturday Night Live Cast Member 1980–1984
The PJs Thurgood Orenthal Stubbs 1999–2001 1 2 3

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
48 HRS. Reggie Hammond December 9, 1982
Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine June 8, 1983
Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley December 7, 1984
The Golden Child Billy Ray Valentine December 12, 1986
Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley May 20, 1987
Coming to America Prince Akeem, et al. June 29, 1988
Another 48 HRS. Reggie Hammond June 8, 1990
Boomerang Marcus Graham July 1, 1992
The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump, et al. June 28, 1996
Dr. Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle June 26, 1998
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Sherman Klump, et al. June 28, 2000


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Royal Family 1991 –1992 Executive Producer
The PJs 1999 –2001 Executive Producer

Made-for-TV Movies Produced

Title Credit Airdate Series/Banner
The Kid Who Loved Christmas Executive Producer 1990


Series Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
The Royal Family September 18, 1991 Creator
The PJs January 10, 1999 Co-Creator

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (2007)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (2007)


  • Raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York and Roosevelt, New York
  • His mother, Lillian was a telephone operator and his father, Charles was a transit police officer & an amateur actor and comedian; his stepfather Vernon was a foreman at an ice cream plant
  • His father died when he was 8 years old
  • He and his older brother, Charlie were placed in foster care for a year when he was 8 years old after his mother became ill
  • Was 19 years old when he was cast on "Saturday Night Live"
  • Has nine children: a son, Eric with Paulette McNeely; a son, Christian with Tamara Hood; five children with ex-wife, Nicole Murphy: son Miles & daughters Bria, Shayne, Zola and Bella; a daughter, Angel with singer & former Spice Girls member, Mel B.; has a daughter, Izzy with girlfriend Paige Butcher and is expecting a son with Butcher (as of August 2018)
  • Has donated money to the AIDS Foundation, and cancer, education, creative arts, family/parent support, health and homeless charities.


  • "Party all the Time" (#2 pop, 1985)