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:
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.
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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 35
  2. Negative: 13 out of 35
35 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
48 Coming to America Jun 29, 1988 Story / Prince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul 8.6
48 Beverly Hills Cop II May 20, 1987 Story / Det. Axel Foley 6.7
64 Beverly Hills Cop Dec 5, 1984 Det. Axel Foley 8.7
66 Trading Places Jun 8, 1983 Billy Ray Valentine 8.6
71 48 Hrs. Dec 8, 1982 Reggie Hammond 8.8

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