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

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 9 Oct 8, 2011 Himself / Himself 10
tbd The PJs: Season 3 Oct 8, 2000 Voice Of Thurgood Stubbs tbd
tbd The PJs: Season 2 May 30, 2000 Voice Of Thurgood Stubbs tbd
tbd The PJs: Season 1 Jan 10, 1999 Voice Of Thurgood Stubbs 7.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 8 Sep 25, 1982 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 7 Oct 3, 1981 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 6 Nov 15, 1980 Himself tbd

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