Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961)  is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and is ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central 's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. 
Eddie Murphy. Actor: The Nutty Professor. Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor.
Apr 3, 2014 · Eddie Murphy began doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and later joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. At age 21, Murphy co-starred with Nick Nolte in 48 Hours, and he went on to further...
Oscars: Revisiting Eddie Murphy's Epic 1988 Takedown of the Academy
A poignant Eddie Murphy rant is more prescient than ever. Despite a historic year such as 2023, which produced the highest number of Asian nominees at the Oscars ever in a single year, controversy still persists over whether these shows have made a genuine commitment to equity.
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Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant.
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Eddie Murphy' television credits; Year Title Role Notes Ref. 1980–84 Saturday Night Live: Himself 65 episodes Also writer 1982, 1984 2019 Saturday Night Live: Himself (host) 3 episodes 1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious: Himself Stand-up special Also writer and producer The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards: Himself (host) Television special