Eddie Murphy

Biography: Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step father of Eddie, his brother Charlie, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York, Murphy spent a great deal of time on impressions and comedy stand-up routines rather than academics. His sense of humor and wit made him a stand out amongst his classmates at Roosevelt Junior High School (from which he graduated in 1979). By the time he was 15, Murphy worked as a stand up comic on the lower part of New York, wooing audiences with his dead-on impressions of celebrities and outlooks on life.

In the early '80s at 19, Murphy was offered a contract for the "Not-Ready-for Prime Time Players." It was from SNL, where Murphy exercised his comedic abilities in impersonation African American figures and originating some of the shows most memorable characters:
Velvet Jones, Mr. Robinson, and a disgruntled and angry Gumby. Expand

Eddie Murphy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 84 Shrek
Lowest Metascore: 12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
34 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Beverly Hills Cop 4 Mar 25, 2016 Producer / Axel Foley tbd
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Principal Cast 4.6
59 Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Producer / Slide 6.1
58 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Donkey 6.3
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Evan Danielson 5.7
43 Meet Dave Jul 11, 2008 Dave Ming Cheng/The Captain 5.4
58 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 Donkey 5.8
27 Norbit Feb 9, 2007 Producer / Screenplay / Story / Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. Wong 4.6
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 James 'Thunder' Early 7.3
75 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Donkey 8.3
34 The Haunted Mansion Nov 26, 2003 Jim Evers 4.9
39 Daddy Day Care May 9, 2003 Charlie Hinton 5.3
35 I Spy Nov 1, 2002 Kelly 6.5
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Pluto Nash 4.8
32 Showtime Mar 15, 2002 Officer Trey Sellars 4.8
49 Dr. Dolittle 2 Jun 22, 2001 Dr. John Dolittle 6.2
84 Shrek May 18, 2001 Donkey 8.6
38 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Jul 28, 2000 Executive Producer / Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Granny Klump/Mama Klump/Papa Klump/Young Papa Klump/Ernie Klump/Lance Perkins 5.5
71 Bowfinger Aug 13, 1999 Kit Ramsey/Jefferson 'Jiff' Ramsey 8.7
63 Life Apr 16, 1999 Producer / Rayford Gibson 7.6
41 Holy Man Oct 9, 1998 G 5.6
46 Dr. Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 Dr. John Dolittle 5.6
71 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Mushu 8.3
62 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump 6.5
27 Vampire in Brooklyn Oct 27, 1995 Producer / Story / Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido 5.9
16 Beverly Hills Cop III May 25, 1994 Det. Axel Foley 6.3
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Thomas Jefferson Johnson 7.5
45 Boomerang Jul 1, 1992 Story / Marcus 6.2
23 Another 48 Hrs. Jun 8, 1990 Story / Reggie Hammond 5.4
16 Harlem Nights Nov 17, 1989 Director / Executive Producer / Written By / Quick 7.7

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