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{{Template:Infobox Real Person||name = Eddie Murphy
 
{{Template:Infobox Real Person||name = Eddie Murphy
|born = April 3, 1961 (age 52)
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|born = April 3, 1961 (age {{age|1961|4|3}})
 
|occupation(s) = Actor, comedian, writer, singer, director and musician
 
|occupation(s) = Actor, comedian, writer, singer, director and musician
 
|years active = 1976-present
 
|years active = 1976-present
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"Saturday Night Live"<br>}}
 
"Saturday Night Live"<br>}}
   
'''Eddie Murphy''' performed the voice of [[Donkey]] in ''[[Shrek (film)|Shrek]]'', ''[[Shrek 2]]'', ''[[Shrek the Third]]'', and ''[[Shrek Forever After]]''.
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'''Eddie Murphy''' performed the voice of [[Donkey]] in ''[[Shrek (film)|Shrek]]'', ''[[Shrek 2]]'', ''[[Shrek the Third]]'', and ''[[Shrek Forever After]]''. Murphy was a regular cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
   
==Roles==
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In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in ''48 Hrs.'', the ''Beverly Hills Cop'' series, ''Trading Places'', and ''The Nutty Professor''. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in ''Dreamgirls''.
{| class="wikitable sortable jquery-tablesorter" style="font-size: 100%;"
 
|Year
 
|Film
 
|Role
 
|Notes
 
|-
 
|1982
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48_Hrs. 48 Hrs.]''
 
|Reggie Hammond
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_New_Star_of_the_Year_%E2%80%93_Actor Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor]
 
|-
 
|1983
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_Places Trading Places]''
 
|Billy Ray Valentine
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy]
 
|-
 
|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop Beverly Hills Cop]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley Axel Foley]
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy]
 
|-
 
|1984
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Defense Best Defense]''
 
|Lieutenant T.M. Landry
 
|
 
|-
 
|1986
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Golden Child, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Child The Golden Child]''
 
|Chandler Jarrell
 
|
 
|-
 
|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop_II Beverly Hills Cop II]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley Axel Foley]
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1987
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Murphy_Raw Eddie Murphy Raw]''
 
|Himself
 
|Also writer and executive producer
 
|-
 
|1988
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_to_America Coming to America]''
 
|Prince Akeem/Clarence/Randy Watson/Saul
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1989
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Nights Harlem Nights]''
 
|Quick (real name Vernest Brown)
 
|Also director, writer, and executive producer
 
|-
 
|1990
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_48_Hrs. Another 48 Hrs.]''
 
|Reggie Hammond
 
|Also writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomerang_(1992_film) Boomerang]''
 
|Marcus Graham
 
|Also writer (story)<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Comedic_Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance]
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Distinguished Gentleman, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Distinguished_Gentleman The Distinguished Gentleman]''
 
|Thomas Jefferson Johnson
 
|
 
|-
 
|1994
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Cop_III Beverly Hills Cop III]''
 
|Det. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Foley Axel Foley]
 
|
 
|-
 
|1995
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_in_Brooklyn Vampire in Brooklyn]''
 
|Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido
 
|Also producer, writer (story)
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Nutty Professor, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutty_Professor_(1996_film) The Nutty Professor]''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump, Sr.
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_Entertainment_Award Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Actor Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor] (2nd place)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Award_for_Best_Actor Saturn Award for Best Actor]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Society_of_Film_Critics_Award_for_Best_Actor National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Comedic_Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Movie_Award_for_Best_Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy]
 
|-
 
|1997
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(1997_film) Metro]''
 
|Insp. Scott Roper
 
|
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulan Mulan]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushu Mushu]
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dolittle_(film) Dr. Dolittle]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle]
 
|
 
|-
 
|1998
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Man Holy Man]''
 
|G
 
|
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_(film) Life]''
 
|Rayford "Ray" Gibson
 
|Also producer
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowfinger Bowfinger]''
 
|Kit Ramsey/Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Actor Black Reel Award: Best Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_Entertainment_Award Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team] (shared with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Martin Steve Martin])
 
|-
 
|2000
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutty_Professor_II:_The_Klumps Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
 
|Also executive producer<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Award_for_Best_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture_Musical_or_Comedy Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy]
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek Shrek]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) Donkey]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Award Annie Award] for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production<br />Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAFTA_Award_for_Best_Actor_in_a_Supporting_Role BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Supporting_Actor Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor]
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dolittle_2 Dr. Dolittle 2]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle]
 
|
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showtime_(film) Showtime]''
 
|Officer Trey Sellers
 
| rowspan="3"|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor]
 
Nomianted - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple] (with either [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Niro Robert De Niro], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Wilson Owen Wilson] or himself cloned)
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Adventures of Pluto Nash, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Pluto_Nash The Adventures of Pluto Nash]''
 
|Pluto Nash/Rex Crater
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spy_(film) I Spy]''
 
|Kelly Robinson
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_Day_Care Daddy Day Care]''
 
|Charles "Charlie" Hinton
 
|
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Haunted Mansion, The</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunted_Mansion_(film) The Haunted Mansion]''
 
|Jim Evers
 
|
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_2 Shrek 2]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) Donkey]
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamgirls_(film) Dreamgirls]''
 
|James 'Thunder' Early
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor]
 
Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor_%E2%80%93_Motion_Picture Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award_for_Outstanding_Performance_by_a_Male_Actor_in_a_Supporting_Role Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Reel_Award:_Best_Supporting_Actor Black Reel Award: Best Supporting Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Film_Critics_Association_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP_Image_Award_for_Outstanding_Supporting_Actor_in_a_Motion_Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Film_Critics_Society_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Award_for_Best_Supporting_Actor Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award_for_Outstanding_Performance_by_a_Cast_in_a_Motion_Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture]
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbit Norbit]''
 
|Norbit Rice/Rasputia Latimore-Rice/Mr. Wong
 
|Also writer (story and screenplay), producer
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor] (as Norbit)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Supporting_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor] (as Mr. Wong)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Supporting_Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress] (as Rasputia)
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple] (with either Eddie Murphy or Eddie Murphy)
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screenplay Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay]
 
   
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Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in ''The PJs'', Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's ''Shrek'' series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's ''Mulan''. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in ''Dr. Strangelove'' and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in ''Coming to America'', Wes Craven's ''Vampire in Brooklyn'', the ''Nutty Professor'' films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), ''Bowfinger'', ''The Adventures of Pluto Nash'', ''Norbit'', and ''Meet Dave''. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.
   
Nominated [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture]
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In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
|-
 
|2007
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_the_Third Shrek the Third]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) Donkey]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Kids%27_Choice_Awards Kids' Choice Award] for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
 
|-
 
|2008
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_Dave Meet Dave]''
 
|Starship Dave Ming-Chang (Spacecraft), Captain
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor]
 
Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Screen_Couple Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple] (in Eddie Murphy)
 
|-
 
|2009
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_That_(film) Imagine That]''
 
|Evan Danielson
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor]
 
|-
 
|2010
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_Forever_After Shrek Forever After]''
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_(Shrek) Donkey]
 
|Voice role
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Kids%27_Choice_Awards Kids' Choice Award] for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
 
|-
 
|2011
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Heist Tower Heist]''
 
|Darnell ("Slide")
 
|
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|''<span style="display: none;">Thousand Words, A</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Words_(film) A Thousand Words]''
 
|Jack McCall
 
|Nominated – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award_for_Worst_Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor]
 
|-
 
|2014
 
|''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Phooey#Film Hong Kong Phooey: The Movie]''
 
|Pernod "Penry" Porch/Hong Kong Phooey
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|2015
 
|''Nutty Professor III''
 
|Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love<br />Lance Perkins/Cletus 'Papa' Klump<br />Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump<br />Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen/Ernie Klump
 
|}
 
   
 
==Dreamworks Roles==
 
==Dreamworks Roles==
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{{Shrek}}
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== External links ==
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*[[Wikipedia:Eddie Murphy|Eddie Murphy]] at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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[[Category:Shrek actors]]
 
[[Category:African Americans]]
 
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[[Category:Hero Actors and Actresses]]

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Eddie Murphy performed the voice of Donkey in Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.

Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), BowfingerThe Adventures of Pluto NashNorbit, and Meet Dave. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.

In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Dreamworks RolesEdit

External links Edit

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