Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer 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 is also the younger brother of the late actor and comedian Charlie Murphy.

In 1998, Murphy made his Disney debut as 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 Thomas Jefferson Johnson in The Distinguished Gentleman, Inspector Scott Roper in the 1997 Touchstone Pictures film Metro, and G in the 1998 film Holy Man. A caricature of him appears in The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Disney Roles



  • 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. But he turned down the role afterwards and later regretted it.[1]
  • He was also considered for the role of the Genie in Aladdin, along with several other actors that were considered. But the role was later given to Robin Williams.
  • He was originally supposed to voice Timon in The Lion King, but the part then went to Nathan Lane