Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, director, producer, and singer who is best known for his frequent comedic roles in films and on television, including portraying the titular character in the first two Dr. Dolittle films, Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Prince Akeem Joffer in Coming to America, Professor Sherman Klump in The Nutty Professor and its 2000 sequel (where he also played other characters), Charlie Hinton in Daddy Day Care, Evan Danielson in Imagine That, and for his voice role as Donkey in the Shrek franchise. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Bill Condon's Dreamgirls.
He is the younger brother of actor/comedian Charlie Murphy.
In 1992, Murphy made his Disney debut in the Hollywood Pictures release, The Distinguished Gentleman. Murphy's most notable Disney role is Mushu in the animated feature film, Mulan, which gained him praise for his naturally comedic voice work. In 2003, he starred as Jim Evers in The Haunted Mansion. He also played Inspector Scott Roper in the 1997 Touchstone Pictures film Metro, and G in the 1998 film Holy Man.
- He was originally considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, along with several other actors that were considered for the role. However, he turned down the role afterwards and later regretted it.
- He was originally considered for the role of Genie in Aladdin along with several other actors that were considered for the role, but it was later given to Robin Williams.