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:
59 Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Producer / Slide 6.8
58 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Donkey 6.4
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Evan Danielson 6.1
43 Meet Dave Jul 11, 2008 Dave Ming Cheng/The Captain 5.5
58 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 Donkey 6.5
49 Dr. Dolittle 2 Jun 22, 2001 Dr. John Dolittle 6.3
41 Holy Man Oct 9, 1998 G 5.5
46 Dr. Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 Dr. John Dolittle 6.5
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Thomas Jefferson Johnson 7.5
45 Boomerang Jul 1, 1992 Story / Marcus 5.8
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

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