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Eddie Griffin
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Griffin on January 2, 2008
Birth name Edward James Griffin, Jr.
Born July 15, 1968 (1968-07-15) (age 41)
Kansas City, Missouri
Years active 1991 - present

Edward James Griffin, Jr. (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie, along with co-star, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role in the 2002 comedy film, Undercover Brother as the film’s title character. He also made headlines in 2007 for crashing an Enzo Ferrari.


Life and career

Griffin was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised by his single mother, Doris.[1] He 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). Eddie was set to star alongside Steven Seagal in Once Upon a Time in the Hood a thriller set in New Mexico. 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. 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".

Stand-Up Career

He is generally considered a talented stand-up comic, displaying a flamboyant, cinematic style. He was ranked at number 62 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.[2]

Car Accident

In March 2007, Eddie 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. He walked away unscathed, but the $1.5 million supercar was badly damaged. Griffin later lashed out at reporters who claimed the crash was a publicity stunt.


Television work


The Message

  • Released: March 9, 1999
  • Label: Warner Bros/Wea
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Message in the Hat

  • Released: July 27, 1993
  • Label: Sony
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Album appearances

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Eddie Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian.


Dysfunktional Family (2003)

  • Y'all can relax about that Osama bin Laden shit coz I'm a handle the shit myself. Coz I can't understand how they can't find the motherfucker, six foot six with a nappy beard and a towel on his head, while they can find my cousin four foot eleven in Compton. Nigga worth half a billion dollars, just look for the cave with the satellite hook up, if there's a Rolls Royce parked in front of the cave, nigga probably in there. You walk in and there's velvet paintings of Saddam Hussein, I think the nigga in there, I mean who do they got looking for this guy Colon Powell?
  • You give me 5 Bloods, 4 Crips 3 Mexicans and a redneck, this shit would have been over. Niggas and Mexicans, we go over there and steal all the tracks off their tanks, them tanks will be on bricks. We come back home like "Who want some tank tracks?". And y'all know rednecks love hunting , a redneck you give that nigga rifle with a scope he can hit a fly off a dear's ear from 500 yards. They don't fuck around and they all have a hunting dog named Peety, you know them pointer motherfuckers. You drop them in Afghanistan Peety gonna point at the right cave [Mimicking Peety] "Mofucker in there, motherfucker in there!! I smell him!!".

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