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Eddie Griffin

Highest Rated:   77% Undercover Brother (2002)
Lowest Rated:   0% How Sweet It Is (2013)
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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 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
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Lonnie
2004
No Score Yet Eddie Griffin: Raw & Uncut
  • Actor
2003
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Orpheus
2003
43% Dysfunktional Family
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Himself
$2.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Legend of Dolemite
  • Actor
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 Picking Up the Pieces
  • Sediento
2000
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • T.J.
1999
0% Foolish
  • Miles Foolish Waise
1999
3% The Mod Squad
  • Sonny
1999
39% Armageddon
  • Little Guy
1998
No Score Yet Master P - I Got The Hook Up! Comedy Jam
  • Actor
1998
67% Jason's Lyric
  • Rat
1994
0% The Walking Dead
  • Pvt. Hoover Branche
1994
29% The Meteor Man
  • Michael
1993
33% Coneheads
  • Customer
1993
50% Brain Donors
  • Messenger
1992
44% 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 Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Voice
  • 2005

Quotes from Eddie Griffin's Characters