Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) 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 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.

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 turned down the role afterwards, and he 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.