Eddie Griffin

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Eddie Griffin
EddieGriffin 2008.jpg
Griffin on January 2, 2008
Birth nameEdward Griffin
Born(1968-07-15) July 15, 1968 (age 45)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1991–present
GenresBlack comedy, Observational comedy, Satire, Improvisational comedy, Blue comedy
Subject(s)Recreational drug use, human sexuality, race relations, politics, racism, religion[1]
InfluencedLoni Love[2]
SpouseCarla Griffin (1983 - 1984; divorced)
Rochelle Griffin (2002 - ?)
Nia Rivers (2011-present)
Notable works and rolesMalcolm & Eddie
Undercover Brother
Scary Movie 3
Date Movie
Urban Justice
Eddie Griffin Going For Broke
 
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Eddie Griffin
EddieGriffin 2008.jpg
Griffin on January 2, 2008
Birth nameEdward Griffin
Born(1968-07-15) July 15, 1968 (age 45)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1991–present
GenresBlack comedy, Observational comedy, Satire, Improvisational comedy, Blue comedy
Subject(s)Recreational drug use, human sexuality, race relations, politics, racism, religion[1]
InfluencedLoni Love[2]
SpouseCarla Griffin (1983 - 1984; divorced)
Rochelle Griffin (2002 - ?)
Nia Rivers (2011-present)
Notable works and rolesMalcolm & Eddie
Undercover Brother
Scary Movie 3
Date Movie
Urban Justice
Eddie Griffin Going For Broke

Edward "Eddie" Rubin Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie, along with co-star Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role as the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother.

Early life[edit]

Griffin was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised by his single mother, Doris Thomas, a phone company operator.[3] After attending high school in Kansas City, he enrolled as a biological engineering major at Kansas State University, but left after three months.[4]

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Griffin starred in many films, including The Meteor Man (1993), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Double Take (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), John Q (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) and Norbit (2007). Later in 2007, Eddie starred alongside Steven Seagal in Urban Justice a thriller set in New Mexico. He also starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000).

Stand-up career[edit]

He was ranked at number 62 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.[5] In 2011 Comedy Central released You Can Tell 'Em I Said It on DVD. It was 82 minutes of unedited and uncensored content.

Other work[edit]

In addition to his acting credits, he also performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre's 1999 album, 2001, and the intro track from The D.O.C.'s 1996 album Helter Skelter. He also has appeared on commercials for Miller Beer's Man Laws. Griffin is well known for his comedic routine of imitating Michael Jackson on crack cocaine. He also made an appearance on Chappelle's Show in the skit "World Series of Dice" as the character "Grits n' Gravy".

Personal life[edit]

Griffin has been married three times. He married his first wife Carla in 1983 when he was 16 years old, They were together for 13 years. Griffin married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002, but has since divorced. Griffin has nine kids and the oldest is 25 years old, Edward James Griffin, III.[6] On September 8, 2011, Griffin married Nia Rivers.[7]

Car accident[edit]

In March 2007,[8] Griffin participated in a charity race at Irwindale Speedway to promote the film Redline, using a Ferrari Enzo owned by Daniel Sadek. During a practice run, Griffin accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and lost control of the Enzo, crashing hard into a concrete barrier.[8] He walked away unscathed, but the $1.5 million supercar was badly damaged.[8] Griffin later lashed out at reporters who claimed the crash was a publicity stunt.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRole
1991The Last Boy ScoutClub DJ
1992Brain DonorsN/A
1993The Meteor ManMichael Anderson
1994House Party 3N/A
Jason's LyricRat
1995The Walking DeadPvt. Hoover Brache
1997Eddie Griffin: Voodoo ChildHimself
1998ArmageddonBike Messenger
1999Deuce Bigalow: Male GigoloTiberius Jefferson "T.J." Hicks
The Mod SquadN/A
FoolishMiles "Foolish" Waise
2000All Jokes AsideHimself
Picking Up the PiecesN/A
2001Double TakeFreddy Tiffany
2002John QLester Matthews
The New GuyLuther
Undercover BrotherAnton Jackson/Undercover Brother
PinocchioN/A
2003Dysfunktional FamilyHimself
Scary Movie 3Orpheus
2004BlastLamont Dixon
My Baby's DaddyLonnie
2005The Wendell Baker StoryMcTeague
Deuce Bigalow: European GigoloT.J. Hicks
2006Date MovieFrank Jones
Irish JamJimmy Winston "Da Jam" McDevitt
2007NorbitPope Sweet Jesus
RedlineInfamous
I'm Rick JamesHimself
Urban JusticeArmand Tucker
Freedom of SpeechN/A
2008Beethoven's Big BreakStanley
2009Young WorldN/A
2010Hollywont
Bunyan and BabeTBA
2011You Can Tell 'Em I Said ItHimself
2014Last SupperFumnanya
TV Shows/Program
YearShowRole
1996-2000Malcolm & EddieEddie
2001Chappelle's ShowGrits N' Gravy
2006The Year Without a Santa Claus
2009Eddie Griffin Going For BrokeHimself
2012-presentBlack DynamiteRichard Pryor

Discography[edit]

List of Live albums
TitleAlbum details
The Message
Message In The Hat
List of soundtrack album's
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
USUS R&B
Foolish (with Various artists)
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: No Limit/Priority
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
3210

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