Happy Birthday, Eddie Murphy!

What is your favorite movie/show starring the world famous comedian & actor?

We’ve also put together some fun facts & favorite video clips of Eddie Murphy! (watch out for strong language)

Facts:

  • Edward Regan Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York, in 1961.
  • Was cast by “Saturday Night Live” (1975) and NBC in 1980 when he was 19 years old.
  • Older brother, Charles Murphy, is also an actor and has made several appearances on the ‘Chappelle’s Show’.
  • Younger brother Vernon Jr. was in the hip-hop group K-9 Posse.
  • The role as Winston in ‘Ghostbusters’ was written for him by Dan Aykroyd, but Eddie turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Both Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke were considered for the role of Axel Foley in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.
  • Was in a relationship with Whitney Houston before she married Bobby Brown.
  • His favorite TV show in ‘Star Trek’.
  • He doesn’t drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and the only drug he takes is caffeine.

Crossing the freeway in ‘Bowfinger’…

As Donkey in ‘Shrek’…

As Prince Akeem in ‘Coming to America’…

The barber shop in ‘Coming To America’…

Train scene in ‘Trading Places’…

Getting into trouble in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’…

About Andre Rodriguez


A Chuck Taylor-wearing, Indie film-lover living in the City of Angels. Film, whiskey, love… Repeat.

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