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Encyclopedia > Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin
Born July 15, 1968 (1968-07-15) (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri
Notable roles * Eddie Sherman in Malcolm & Eddie
* T.J. Hicks in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
* Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother

Eddie Griffin (July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and television/film actor. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... The TV comedy series Malcolm & Eddie starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin for four seasons on UPN. The series was distributed by Columbia TriStar Television. ... Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

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Biography

Early life

Griffin was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Doris Thomas and Eddie Griffin, Sr. He has two siblings, Luther and Wilbert. He attended Lincoln College Preparatory Academy High School in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was voted class clown three years in a row. After marrying at age sixteen, he divorced a year later. Griffin has one child, Eddie Jr., born in 1986. He first got a taste of comedy when he was a busboy at Stanford and Son's comedy club. He later performed during the open mic night and quickly became recognized as a comedian. Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Career

He has starred in films such as Double Take (2001), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), and Norbit (2007). He also starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie (1996-2000). In addition to his acting credits, he also performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre's 1999 album, 2001. He also has appeared on commercials for Miller Beer's Man Laws. He was considered as well to be a talented standup comic, displaying a flamboyant, cinematic style. Eddie was set to star alongside Steven Seagal in Once Upon A Time In The Hood a thriller set in New Mexico. Double Take is a 2001 action/comedy film starring Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is a sequel to Scary Movie (2000) and Scary Movie 2 (2001); it was followed by Scary Movie 4 in 2006. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Norbit is a 2007 comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring its co-writer, Eddie Murphy, in three leading roles. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The TV comedy series Malcolm & Eddie starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin for four seasons on UPN. The series was distributed by Columbia TriStar Television. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... André Romell Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by stage name Dr. Dre, is an influential Grammy Award-winning American record producer, hip hop producer, rapper, actor and record executive. ... 2001, sometimes referred to as Chronic 2001, Chronic 2 or , is a 1999 hip hop album by famed rapper and producer Dr. Dre, featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. ... Man Laws (Men of the Square Table) are a series of beer commercials for Miller Lite, inspired by the unwritten codes men live by. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1951), is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... This is a 2007 action film starring Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin that will be released STV in September 2007. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ...


He was number 64 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Eddie's official fan club website can be found online at: http://www.eddiegriffin.tv. He suffered a heart attack after doing the salsa dance for a taping of his show Malcolm and Eddie. This list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time is according to Comedy Central, and was aired in 2004. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Salsa dancing. ... Malcolm & Eddie was a television sitcom-comedy that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons. ...


Publicity

Griffin crashed a rare Enzo Ferrari while practicing for a charity racing event on March 26, 2007.[1] Following the event, Griffin left the car unharmed and joked about his inability to drive(referring to himself in the third person with pseudonym "Undercover Brother" as he also does in the film). The Enzo belonged to film producer Daniel Sadek, writer and producer of the film Redline, a film Griffin is in, which bears the car on its promotional poster. The Enzo Ferrari is a 12-cylinder Ferrari supercar named after the companys founder, Enzo Ferrari. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... Daniel Sadek was born in 1969 in Lebanon. ... Redline is a 2007 action film starring an ensemble cast. ...


Credits

Filmography

TV (regular roles): The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 thriller film starring Bruce Willis as a former Secret Service agent, and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player, who join forces to prevent a corrupt United States Senator from being assassinated. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... The Meteor Man is a 1993 film by director/writer/star Robert Townsend about a superhero. ... Jasons Lyric is a 1994 film about a young black man named Jason, who must learn how to deal with love and maturity. ... The Walking Dead is a monthly black and white comic, published by Image Comics beginning in 2003. ... For other films with this name, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... Picking Up The Pieces was a single released from Difford & Tilbrooks self-titled debut album in the United States. ... 2002 Lincoln cent, obverse, proof with cameo Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ... Double Take is a 2001 action/comedy film starring Orlando Jones and Eddie Griffin. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... The New Guy is a 2002 teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. ... Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is a sequel to Scary Movie (2000) and Scary Movie 2 (2001); it was followed by Scary Movie 4 in 2006. ... My Babys Daddy is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Cheryl Dunye. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Blast! is a Broadway show created by James Mason and the drum and bugle corps, Star of Indiana. ... This article reads like a review. ... This article is about the spoof. ... Norbit is a 2007 comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring its co-writer, Eddie Murphy, in three leading roles. ... This is a 2007 action film starring Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin that will be released STV in September 2007. ... Redline is a 2007 action film starring an ensemble cast. ...

TV (guest roles): Malcolm & Eddie was a television sitcom-comedy that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons. ...

  • Roc "Labor Intensive" (October 5, 1993) - (Unknown)
  • Malcolm and Eddie "Mixed Nuts" (February 23, 1998) - Grandpa, Uncle Lud, Doyle
  • Punk'd "Frankie Muniz/Justin Timberlake" (March 17, 2003) - Himself
  • Coming Attractions "Scary Movie 3; Honey; Big Fish; Looney Tunes: Back In Action" - Himself as played in movie Scary Movie 3
  • The Osbournes "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special" (December 11, 2003) - Himself
  • The Late Show With David Letterman "Show #2101" (January 7, 2004) - Guest
  • On Air With Ryan Seacrest "1/19/04" (January 19, 2004) - Guest
  • Movie House "Daredevil" (circa February 2004) - Himself
  • Chappelle's Show "Show #207" (March 3, 2004) - Grits n' Gravy
  • Celebrity Blackjack "Eddie Griffin v. Jamie Kennedy v. Melissa Joan Hart v. Hal Sparks v. Dean Cain" - Himself as tournament player
  • Coming Attractions "Herbie: Fully Loaded; Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo; The Amityville Horror" (March 18, 2005) - Himself as played in movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
  • "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (2006) starring John Goodman.

ROC, Roc, roc, R.O.C or R.o. ... Malcolm & Eddie was a television sitcom-comedy that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons. ... Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... The Osbournes was an Emmy Award-winning American reality television program broadcast by MTV in the U.S., by CTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the UK and MTV UK and Ireland in Ireland and the UK, RTÉ Two in Ireland, Network Ten, MTV Australia in Australia and TV2 in... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... On Air with Ryan Seacrest which ran from January 12, 2004 through September 17, 2004 was an American syndicated TV talk show. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Celebrity Blackjack is a television show on GSN where celebrities play tournament style blackjack. ... Mrs. ...

See Also

All Jokes Aside is a documentary about black comedians in Hollywood. ...

References

  1. ^ Crash Footage of Griffin's Enzo smashup.

External links


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