Eddie Murphy filmography

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Eddie Murphy filmography
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Eddie Murphy at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Feature films 41
Television series 15

The following is the filmography for the American actor, comedian, singer, director, and producer, Eddie Murphy that includes his work in film and television.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1982 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond Walter Hill
1983 Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine John Landis
1984 Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry Willard Huyck
Beverly Hills Cop Detective Axel Foley Martin Brest
1986 The Golden Child Chandler Jarrell Michael Ritchie
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II Detective Axel Foley Tony Scott Also writer (story)
Eddie Murphy: Raw Himself Robert Townsend Stand-up film
1988 Coming to America Prince Akeem Joffer / Clarence /
Randy Watson / Saul
John Landis Also writer (story)
1989 Harlem Nights Vernest "Quick" Brown Himself
1990 Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond Walter Hill Also writer (story)
1992 Boomerang Marcus Graham Reginald Hudlin Also writer (story)
The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson Jonathan Lynn
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Detective Axel Foley John Landis
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido Wes Craven Also writer (story) and producer
1996 The Nutty Professor Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love /
Lance Perkins / Cletus 'Papa' Klump /
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump /
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen / Ernie Klump, Sr.
Tom Shadyac
1997 Metro Insp. Scott Roper Thomas Carter
1998 Mulan Mushu Voice role
Murphy's first animated film role
Dr. Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle Betty Thomas
Holy Man G Stephen Herek
1999 Life Rayford "Ray" Gibson Ted Demme Also writer (story) and producer
Bowfinger Kit Ramsey / Jiffrenson "Jiff" Ramsey Frank Oz
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love /
Lance Perkins / Cletus 'Papa' Klump /
Anna Pearl 'Mama' Jensen Klump /
Ida Mae 'Granny' Jensen /
Ernie Klump, Sr. / Young Cletus 'Papa' Klump
Peter Segal Also executive producer
2001 Shrek Donkey Voice role
Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle Steve Carr
2002 Showtime Officer Trey Sellers Tom Dey
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash / Rex Crater Ron Underwood
I Spy Kelly Robinson Betty Thomas
2003 Daddy Day Care Charles "Charlie" Hinton Steve Carr
The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers Rob Minkoff
2004 Shrek 2 Donkey Voice role
2006 Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early Bill Condon
2007 Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong Brian Robbins Also writer and producer
Shrek the Third Donkey Voice role
2008 Meet Dave Dave / Captain Brian Robbins
2009 Imagine That Evan Danielson Karey Kirkpatrick
2010 Shrek Forever After Donkey Mike Mitchell Voice role
2011 Tower Heist Darnell ("Slide") Davis Brett Ratner
2012 A Thousand Words Jack McCall Brian Robbins
2016 Mr. Church Henry Joseph Church Bruce Beresford
2019 Dolemite Is My Name Rudy Ray Moore Craig Brewer Also producer
2021 Coming 2 America Prince Akeem Joffer / Clarence /
Randy Watson / Saul
Craig Brewer Also writer (story)


Year Title Role Notes
1980–84 Saturday Night Live Himself 65 episodes; also writer
1982, 1984,
Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 3 episodes
1983 Eddie Murphy: Delirious Himself Stand-up special
1983 The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards Himself (host) TV special
1983 The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself (host & nominee) TV special
1985 1985 MTV Video Music Awards Himself (host) TV special
1989 What's Alan Watching? Protester / James Brown TV special
1991 The Royal Family Creator and executive producer
1993 Dangerous: The Short Films Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh "Remember the Time" music video
1999–2001 The PJs Thurgood Stubbs Voice; 31 episodes
Also creator and executive producer
2004 Father of the Pride Donkey Voice
Episode: "Donkey"
2007 Shrek the Halls Voice
TV special
2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Voice
TV special
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself TV special[2]
2019 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself Episode: "Eddie Murphy"

Theme parks[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Shrek 4-D Donkey Voice role

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist Role
1985 "Party All The Time" Eddie Murphy Himself
1992 "Remember the Time" Michael Jackson Pharaoh
2013 "Red Light"[3] Eddie Murphy (feat. Snoop Lion) Singer


  1. ^ Saturday Night Live-SNL [@nbcsnl] (August 26, 2019). "Live from your timeline, we've got some news. #SNL pic.twitter.com/7HrcoM8OPg" (Tweet). Retrieved August 26, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only". Spike. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Red Light (feat. Snoop Dogg) – Single by Eddie Murphy". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved November 16, 2020.

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