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 37
  2. Negative: 14 out of 37
37 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
54 Eddie Murphy: Raw Dec 18, 1987 Executive Producer / Opening Sketch / Stand-Up Material / Himself 9.0
63 Life Apr 16, 1999 Producer / Rayford Gibson 8.8
84 Shrek May 18, 2001 Donkey 8.8
75 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Donkey 8.8
71 48 Hrs. Dec 8, 1982 Reggie Hammond 8.8
71 Bowfinger Aug 13, 1999 Kit Ramsey/Jefferson 'Jiff' Ramsey 8.7
64 Beverly Hills Cop Dec 5, 1984 Det. Axel Foley 8.7
69 Trading Places Jun 8, 1983 Billy Ray Valentine 8.6
71 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Mushu 8.5
47 Coming to America Jun 29, 1988 Story / Prince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul 8.5
16 Harlem Nights Nov 17, 1989 Director / Executive Producer / Written By / Quick 8.4
27 Vampire in Brooklyn Oct 27, 1995 Producer / Story / Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido 8.3
37 Mr. Church Sep 16, 2016 Henry Church 7.7
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Thomas Jefferson Johnson 7.5
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 James 'Thunder' Early 7.3
62 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump 7.1
59 Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Producer / Slide 6.8
48 Beverly Hills Cop II May 20, 1987 Story / Det. Axel Foley 6.7
58 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 Donkey 6.5
46 Dr. Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 Dr. John Dolittle 6.5
58 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Donkey 6.4
16 Beverly Hills Cop III May 25, 1994 Det. Axel Foley 6.3
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 6.0
45 Boomerang Jul 1, 1992 Story / Marcus 5.8
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Evan Danielson 5.6
39 Daddy Day Care May 9, 2003 Charlie Hinton 5.6
49 Dr. Dolittle 2 Jun 22, 2001 Dr. John Dolittle 5.5
43 Meet Dave Jul 11, 2008 Dave Ming Cheng/The Captain 5.4
34 The Haunted Mansion Nov 26, 2003 Jim Evers 5.3
41 Holy Man Oct 9, 1998 G 4.9
23 Another 48 Hrs. Jun 8, 1990 Story / Reggie Hammond 4.7
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Principal Cast 4.6
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Pluto Nash 4.4
27 Norbit Feb 9, 2007 Producer / Screenplay / Story / Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. Wong 4.3
32 Showtime Mar 15, 2002 Officer Trey Sellars 3.3
35 I Spy Nov 1, 2002 Kelly 2.9
37 The Golden Child Dec 12, 1986 Chandler Jarrell tbd

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