Eddie Griffin

Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Bright and energetic comedian Eddie Griffin, at one time named "the king of hip-hop stand-ups," won over a large audience with his straight-talking comedy routines, but reached even more people as an actor, excelling ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1968 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

The Comedy Getdown 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

American Hero 2015 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Going to America 2015 (Movie)

Fumnanya (Actor)

Highway 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Irish Jam 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy McDevitt (Actor)

Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

A Lawyer Walks into a Bar 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

Pope Sweet Jesus (Actor)

Redline 2007 (Movie)

Infamous (Actor)

The Wendell Baker Story 2007 (Movie)

McTeague (Actor)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

Frank Jones (Actor)

Malcolm and Eddie 1993 - 2000, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1993 - 2000, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 (Movie)

T.J. Hicks (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast 2004 (Movie)

Lamont Dixon (Actor)

Celebrity Blackjack 1995 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

Lonnie (Actor)

Punk'd 1995 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Roc 1993 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Wendy Williams Is On Fire 1995 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

DysFunKtional Family 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Orpheus (Actor)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

Pinocchio 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Cat (Actor)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

Undercover Brother/Anton Jackson (Actor)

Double Take 2001 (Movie)

Freddy Tiffany (Actor)

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

Sediento (Actor)

Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

T J Hicks (Actor)

Foolish 1999 (Movie)

Miles 'Foolish' Waise (Actor)

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Little Guy (Actor)

Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Walking Dead 1995 (Movie)

Pvt Hoover Blanche (Actor)

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Eddie Griffin 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jason's Lyric 1994 (Movie)

Rat (Actor)

Townsend Television 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Customer (Actor)

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Dice Rules 1991 (Movie)

Gas Station Attendant (Actor)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

MC (Actor)
Producer (3)

Highway 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

DysFunKtional Family 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (3)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

DysFunKtional Family 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Foolish 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Too Much Man") (Song)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Too Much Man") (Song Performer)

Biography

Bright and energetic comedian Eddie Griffin, at one time named "the king of hip-hop stand-ups," won over a large audience with his straight-talking comedy routines, but reached even more people as an actor, excelling especially in comedic roles, but proving more than capable of dramatic fare as well. As star of "Malcolm & Eddie," one of UPN's most successful and long-running sitcoms, Griffin was able to try his hand at other facets of the entertainment industry, serving as writer, producer and director of select episodes, as well as co-writing the theme song with co-star and former "Cosby" kid Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The series also occasionally showcased Griffin's choreography, harkening back to his pre-comedy dance career.

Relationships

Carla

Wife
Married 1983; Griffin was 16 Divorced 1984

Child
has five five different women

Rochelle Lyn

Wife
Married 2002 Divorced

Nia Rivers

Wife
Couple married on Sept. 8, 2011 at a walk-in wedding chapel in Las Vegas, NV Couple filed for divorce on Oct. 29, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences Reportedly reconciled in November 2011

EDUCATION

Lincoln High School

Kansas City, Missouri
voted class clown three times

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the comedy "Norbit"

2007

Co-starred with brothers Luke and Owen Wilson in "The Wendell Baker Story," a film co-directed by Luke and Andrew Wilson

2006

Starred in "Date Movie," a cinematic spoof of romantic comedy features

2005

Reprised role of pimp T.J. Hicks in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo"

2004

Along with Anthony Anderson, co-starred in the feature "My Baby's Daddy"

2003

Wrote and starred in the documentary "DysFunKtional Family"

2002

Starred in the hit comedy feature "Undercover Brother"

2002

Provided laughter in drama feature "John Q"

2001

Teamed with Orlando Jones in "Double Take"

2000

Cast in a supporting role in the black comedy "Picking up the Pieces," starring Woody Allen and Sharon Stone

1999

Co-starred as an aspiring stand-up comedian with a gangster brother (hip hop mogul Master P), each trying to make it in their chosen professions in "Foolish"

1999

Appeared in the comedy "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," starring Rob Schneider as a man who takes over a male escort's business

1998

Founded Blue Light Records

1998

Appeared in the summer action blockbuster "Armageddon," starring Bruce Willis

1997

Starred in "Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child," an hour-long HBO comedy special

1996

Co-starred with Malcolm Jamal Warner in the UPN sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie"; also wrote and produced select episodes

1995

Reteamed with Payne as African-American Marines looking back at their lives while under attack in the Vietnam war drama "The Walking Dead"

1994

Landed a featured role in the inner-city set drama "Jason's Lyric," starring Allen Payne

1994

Performed in his own CableACE Award nominated HBO special "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Eddie Griffin"

1993

Played hustler Al Fontaine on an episode of "Roc" (Fox)

1993

Co-starred in Townsend's urban superhero comedy "The Meteor Man"

1993

Guest starred on the premiere episode of Townsend's short-lived comedy series "Townsend Television" (Fox)

1993

Appeared in the comedy feature adaptation "Coneheads"

1991

Toured with Robert Townsend and the vocal group The Dells in a series of nationwide promotional appearances for the film "The Five Heartbeats"

1991

Appeared in Clay's concert film "Dice Rules"

1991

Landed a small role in the Bruce Willis action vehicle "The Last Boy Scout"

1988

Served a six-month jail sentence for assault at age 19 (date approximate)

1987

Discharged from the Navy

1986

After his divorce, joined the Navy at age 17 (date approximate)

1984

Was married at age 16 (date approximate)

1983

Opened a dance studio in Kansas City at age 15 (date approximate)

Raised in Kansas City, Missouri

To win a bet, performed an impromptu routine at a comedy club in Kansas City, MO

Landed the opening spot on Andrew Dice Clay's national tour after the comedian saw Griffin's memorable onstage impersonation of him

Relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly became a favorite performer at the Comedy Store

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