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:
37 Mr. Church Sep 16, 2016 Henry Church 7.6
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Principal Cast 4.7
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 5.6
43 Meet Dave Jul 11, 2008 Dave Ming Cheng/The Captain 5.4
58 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 Donkey 6.5
27 Norbit Feb 9, 2007 Producer / Screenplay / Story / Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. Wong 4.3
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 James 'Thunder' Early / James 'Thunder' Early tbd
75 Shrek 2 May 19, 2004 Donkey 8.7
34 The Haunted Mansion Nov 26, 2003 Jim Evers 5.9
39 Daddy Day Care May 9, 2003 Charlie Hinton 5.5
35 I Spy Nov 1, 2002 Kelly 2.8
12 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Aug 16, 2002 Pluto Nash 4.8
32 Showtime Mar 15, 2002 Officer Trey Sellars / Officer Trey Sellars tbd
49 Dr. Dolittle 2 Jun 22, 2001 Dr. John Dolittle 5.5
84 Shrek May 18, 2001 Donkey 8.8
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 5.9
71 Bowfinger Aug 13, 1999 Kit Ramsey/Jefferson 'Jiff' Ramsey 8.7
63 Life Apr 16, 1999 Producer / Rayford Gibson 9.0
41 Holy Man Oct 9, 1998 G 5.1
46 Dr. Dolittle Jun 26, 1998 Dr. John Dolittle 6.7
71 Mulan Jun 19, 1998 Mushu 8.5
62 The Nutty Professor Jun 28, 1996 Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump/Mama Klump/Grandma Klump/Ernie Klump 7.0
27 Vampire in Brooklyn Oct 27, 1995 Producer / Story / Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido 8.2
16 Beverly Hills Cop III May 25, 1994 Det. Axel Foley / Det. Axel Foley 4.3
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Thomas Jefferson Johnson tbd
45 Boomerang Jul 1, 1992 Story / Story / Marcus / Marcus tbd
23 Another 48 Hrs. Jun 8, 1990 Story / Reggie Hammond 4.7
16 Harlem Nights Nov 17, 1989 Director / Executive Producer / Written By / Quick 8.4

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