Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy
(born April 3
) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer who is best known for his frequent comedic roles in films and on television, including Axel Foley
in the Beverly Hills Cop
film franchise, Prince Akeem Joffer in the 1988
comedy film Coming to America
, Professor Sherman Klump
in The Nutty Professor
and its sequel
(where he also played other characters), and for his voice role as Donkey
in the Shrek
film franchise, produced by DreamWorks Animation
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 in The Haunted Mansion as Jim Evers. 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 Touchstone Pictures film Holy Man. A caricature of him appears in The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Murphy Caricature in The Muppets Take Manhattan.