Eddie Murphy? He is known as Edward Regan Murphy, who is a writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and actor. Murphy's early career was based on standup comedy, which included Italian Americans, African Americans, gay individuals, and overweight individuals. In 1982, he created his first album "Eddie Murphy". In 1987, he created "Raw" which was filmed at the Madison Square Garden located in New York.
In 1980, Murphy jump started his acting career and began receiving attention on Saturday Night Live. In the "Little Rascals" he starred as the character Buckwheat. Buckwheat later became Murphy's most admired character by fans, but he later grew old of the character. Therefore, Murphy retired the character by assassinating him on camera which took place at the 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He was offered roles in several movies that he had to later reject, such as "Ghostbusters", "Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home".
Murphy starred in "The Golden Child", which the role was initially offered to Mel Gibson. Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for several movies, such as "48 Hours", "The Nutty Professor". He received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2007. Murphy has had roles as a voice actor in movies, such as "The PJs" "Shrek", "Mulan". "Meet Dave", "Bowfinger", "Norbit", "Coming to America", "Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn" were movies that Murphy played multiple roles.
Murphy was influenced by several individuals, for example Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, and Peter Sellers. Nolte was originally schedule to host the Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live in December 11, 1982, but he became ill. Therefore, Murphy decided to take over the show, which he became the only cast member to host. Murphy opened the show with a catchy slogan for fans to remember who and what the show was about.
He is a musician and singer that has presented background vocals to songs, such as "The Boys Are Back in Town". Murphy was not only a solo artist, but also had two hit singles, "Party All the Time" and "No More Tears". In 1990, he released the album "Love's Alright" and presented a music video called "Whatzupwitu" featuring Michael Jackson. In 1990, Murphy established a duet with Shabba Ranks which was called "I Was a King". He was also in the video of "Remember the Time" with Michael Jackson, Iman, and Magic Johnson in 1992.
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