Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin

  • Highest Rated: 77% Undercover Brother (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% How Sweet It Is (2013)
  • Birthday: Jul 15, 1968
  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • A popular comic turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin's memorable supporting roles in such films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo have built the comedian an ever-growing fan base and a path to his first starring role in 2002's Undercover Brother. Born in Kansas City, MO, Griffin's career began when he accepted a dare to take the stage on amateur night at a local comedy club. Soon developing a personal style reminiscent of such classic comics as Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, Griffin gained further exposure opening for comic Andrew Dice Clay on a 22-city tour and later in a series of impromptu performances at Los Angeles' popular Comic Store. Quickly following with performances on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and a Cable Ace Award-nominated special, Griffin began branching out into acting. Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), and Jason's Lyric (1994) soon led to a sitcom (Malcom and Eddie) in 1996, and Griffin's film appearances became more frequent. After headlining 2001's Double Take alongside Orlando Jones, Griffin seemed poised for leading-man status, and with his role as Anton Jackson in 2002's Undercover Brother, it seemed as if Griffin had conquered not only the stage, but the silver screen as well. In addition to his comedic skills, Griffin is also a gifted dancer and choreographer. Griffin joined the cast of Scary Movie 3 the following year, and continued to perform as a stand-up comedian throughout the early 2000s. In 2005 he starred in the comedy The Wendell Baker Story alongside Luke Wilson, Andrew, and Owen Wilson, and appeared in a series of ultimately forgettable films over the course of the decade (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Date Movie, and Norbit among them), but continues to remain popular as a stand-up comedian.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Eddie Griffin: Undeniable Actor 2018
No Score Yet All About the Money Christopher Jefferson Johnson 2017
No Score Yet Def Comedy Jam 25 Actor 2017
30% American Hero Lucille 2015
No Score Yet Last Supper (Going To America) Fumnanya 2014
0% How Sweet It Is Actor 2013
No Score Yet Highway (Hillbilly Highway) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Beethoven's Big Break Stanley 2008
No Score Yet Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech Actor 2008
No Score Yet Urban Justice (Renegade Justice) Armand Tucker 2007
0% Redline Infamous $6.8M 2007
No Score Yet A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... Himself 2007
9% Norbit Pope Sweet Jesus $95.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Jangle 2006
No Score Yet Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Actor 2006
No Score Yet Irish Jam Executive Producer Jimmy McDevitt 2006
No Score Yet Carnaval Actor 2006
7% Date Movie Frank Jones $48.5M 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Actor 2005
9% Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo T.J. Hicks $22.3M 2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story McTeague $48.6K 2005
No Score Yet Eddie Griffin:Voodoo Child Actor 2005
No Score Yet Blast! Lamont Dixon 2005
4% My Baby's Daddy Producer Lonnie Screenwriter 2004
No Score Yet Eddie Griffin: Raw & Uncut Actor 2003
35% Scary Movie 3 Orpheus 2003
43% Dysfunktional Family Screenwriter Producer Himself $2.2M 2003
No Score Yet I Got the Hook-Up Comedy Jam Actor 2003
0% Pinocchio The Cat [U.S. Version] $3.7M 2002
77% Undercover Brother Undercover Brother $38.3M 2002
7% The New Guy Luther $29M 2002
23% John Q Lester Matthews $71.1M 2002
12% Double Take Freddy Tiffany 2001
No Score Yet The Legend of Dolemite: Bigger and Badder Actor 2001
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Sediento 2000
22% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo T.J. 1999
0% Foolish Miles Foolish Waise 1999
3% The Mod Squad Sonny 1999
38% Armageddon Little Guy 1998
No Score Yet Master P - I Got The Hook Up! Comedy Jam Actor 1998
61% Jason's Lyric Rat 1994
0% The Walking Dead Pvt. Hoover Branche 1994
29% The Meteor Man Michael 1993
35% Coneheads Customer 1993
45% Brain Donors Messenger 1992
46% The Last Boy Scout MC 1991
9% Dice Rules Gas Station Attendant 1991
No Score Yet 62 Pickup Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Black Dynamite
2012-2015
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2005
96% Chappelle's Show
2003-2006
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie
1996-2000
Director Eddie Sherman
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Goldie
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Eddie Griffin CHARACTERS

Luther
High school is a lot like prison: Bad food, high fences; the sex you want, you ain't gettin', the sex you gettin', you don't want. I've seen terrible things.
Dizzy Harrison/Gil Harris
Yesterday, an eighty-year-old librarian broke my penis.
Luther
You win.
Anton Jackson/Undercover Brother
Blackness confirmed.
Cindy
So can you tell me about...
Aunt SahNeequa
The tape?
Cindy
Yes. I watched it and...
Aunt SahNeequa
The phone rang.
Cindy
Right. Then this voice said...
Aunt SahNeequa
That you would die in seven days.
Cindy
Okay, that's getting...
Aunt SahNeequa
Extremely annoying.
Cindy
Yeah.
Orpheus
Try being married to her. I catch shit about women I ain't slept with yet.
Pope Sweet Jesus
you fat woman physco!!
Pope Sweet Jesus
You fat woman physco!
Preacher
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today--
Norbit Albert Rice
I OBJECT!
Preacher
[Agitated] Oh, for Christ's sake!
Mr. Wong
[Glad] Norbit.
Pope Sweet Jesus
[Overjoyed] Norbit!
Kate
[Astonished] Norbit!
Choir Member
[Singing] NORBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!
Pope Sweet Jesus
It's rainin' little white women!
Lord Have Mercy
[Overjoyed] My prayers have been answered!
Pope Sweet Jesus
Well, she'd better move, 'cause my prayer's for a cadillac.
Anton Jackson/Undercover Brother
You mess with the 'fro, you got to go.