Home / Biography / Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin

Biography

Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin enjoyed an effective stand-up profession before embracing television through the mid-1990s among the stars from the UPN sitcom Malcolm and Eddie; his debut single LP, The Message, adopted in 1999.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eddie Griffin
Date Of Birth July 15, 1968
Died August 17, 2007, Houston, Texas, United States
Height 1.7 m
Profession Comedian, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer
Education Kansas State University
Nationality American
Spouse Nia Rivers, Carla Griffin
Children Eddie Griffin Jr., Elexa Griffin
Parents Eddie Griffin, Sr., Doris Thomas
Music Songs Dys-funk-tional, I Thought U Knew, Back to Black, This Is for the Riders
Albums The Message
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies Undercover Brother, Norbit, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Double Take, Foolish, My Baby's Daddy, You Can Tell 'Em I Said It, Dysfunktional Family, The New Guy, Scary Movie 3, Redline, John Q., Jason's Lyric, American Hero, The Meteor Man, The Wendell Baker Story, Armageddon, Irish Jam, Urban Justice, Beethoven's Big Break, Coneheads, The Last Boy Scout, Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech, Pinocchio, Who Made the Potatoe Salad?, Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child, The Walking Dead, Picking Up the Pieces, The Mod Squad, Brain Donors, The Year Without A Santa Claus, House Party 3, All About the Money, Going to America, I'm Rick James, Date Movie, A Lawyer Walks into a Bar, Blast, Bunyan and Babe, All Jokes Aside, Hillbilly Highway, Comedy of Errorz, Def Comedy Jam 25
TV Shows Malcolm & Eddie, Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke, The Comedy Get Down, Black Poker Stars Invitational, The Comedy Get Down: Extras


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Attended Lincoln High School in KC, Missouri
2 Voted class clown three times in high school
3 Married when he was sixteen, divorced a year later
4 Son, Eddie Griffin jr born [1986]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Get Down 2017 TV Series filming Eddie Griffin
All About the Money 2016 Christopher Jefferson Johnson
American Hero 2015 Lucille
Going to America 2014 Fumnanya
The Slimbones 2014 K-Kutta
How Sweet It Is 2013
Highway 2012 Redneck Trucker
David E. Talbert Presents: A Fool and His Money 2012 Video
ATypical Love 2012 Sweet Jimmy
Beethoven's Big Break 2008 Video Stanley
Urban Justice 2007 Video Armand Tucker
Redline 2007 Infamous
Norbit 2007 Pope Sweet Jesus
The Year Without a Santa Claus 2006 TV Movie Jingle
Who Made the Potatoe Salad? 2006 Malik
Irish Jam 2006 Jimmy McDeavitt
Date Movie 2006 Frank Jones
N.T.V. Volume 2 2005 Video Benjamin Wells
N.T.V. Volume 1 2005 Video Ray Ray
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2005 T.J. Hicks
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 McTeague
Pryor Offenses 2004 TV Movie Richard Pryor
Blast 2004 Lamont Dixon
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Grits 'n Gravy
My Baby's Daddy 2004 Lonnie
Scary Movie 3 2003 Orpheus
Pinocchio 2002 Cat (English version, voice)
Undercover Brother 2002 Undercover Brother Anton Jackson
The New Guy 2002 Luther
John Q 2002 Lester Matthews
Double Take 2001 Freddy Tiffany
Picking Up the Pieces 2000 Sediento
Malcolm & Eddie 1996-2000 TV Series Edward Otis 'Eddie' Sherman
Mariah #1's 1999 Video Henchman (segment "Honey")
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 T.J. Hicks
Foolish 1999 Miles 'Foolish' Waise
The Mod Squad 1999 Sonny
Armageddon 1998 Bike Messenger
The Walking Dead 1995 Pvt. Hoover Brache
Jason's Lyric 1994 Rat
House Party 3 1994 Guest at Kid's Bachelor Party (uncredited)
Roc 1993 TV Series Al
The Meteor Man 1993 Michael
Coneheads 1993 Customer
Brain Donors 1992 Messenger
The Last Boy Scout 1991 M.C.
The Five Heartbeats 1991 Ventriloquist (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm & Eddie 1996-2000 TV Series composer - 89 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Slimbones 2014 executive producer
Highway 2012 executive producer
Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It! 2011 TV Special documentary executive producer
Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke 2009 TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
N.T.V. Volume 2 2005 Video executive producer
N.T.V. Volume 1 2005 Video executive producer
My Baby's Daddy 2004 producer
DysFunktional Family 2003 Documentary producer
Malcolm & Eddie TV Series producer - 23 episodes, 1998 - 1999 supervising producer - 21 episodes, 1999 - 2000

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It! 2011 TV Special documentary uncredited
Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke 2009 TV Series source material - 4 episodes
My Baby's Daddy 2004 written by
DysFunktional Family 2003 Documentary head writer
Malcolm & Eddie TV Series story - 3 episodes, 1997 - 1999 teleplay - 1 episode, 1996
Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child 1997 TV Special documentary
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand 1992 TV Series 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
N.T.V. Volume 2 2005 Video
N.T.V. Volume 1 2005 Video
Malcolm & Eddie 1999-2000 TV Series 3 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 performer: "Waterfalls"
Undercover Brother 2002 performer: "Too Much Man" / writer: "Too Much Man"
Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child 1997 TV Special documentary performer: "Voodoo Child"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm & Eddie 1997-1999 TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
N.T.V. Volume 1 2005 Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Get Down 2017 TV Series filming Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Boondocks 2014 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Comedy All-Stars 2011 TV Series Himself
Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It! 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Life After 2010 TV Series Himself
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
I'm Rick James 2009 Documentary Himself
Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke 2009 TV Series Himself
Secrets of Life 2009 Documentary Himself
How Bruce Lee Changed the World 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
11-04-08: The Day of Change 2009 TV Movie Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Black Poker Stars Invitational 2008 TV Series Player / Himself - Guest
Access Granted 2001-2007 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... 2007 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
In Bed with Carrie 2007 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2006 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Roaster
Reel Comedy 2005 TV Series Himself
Independent Lens 2005 TV Series documentary Narrator
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Himself
Making 'Scary Movie 3' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 TV Special Himself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
VH1 Big in 03 2003 TV Special Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2003 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself
DysFunktional Family 2003 Documentary Himself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2001 TV Series Himself
All Jokes Aside 2000 Documentary Himself
31st NAACP Image Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Franky Goes to Hollywood 1998 Short documentary
Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1994 TV Series Himself
The Legend of Dolemite 1994 Documentary Himself
One Night Stand 1992 TV Series Himself
Def Comedy Jam 1992 TV Series Himself - Comedian (1993)
Dice Rules 1991 Documentary Gas Station Attendent

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rampage 2009 TV Series Himself
World's Dumbest 2008 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #62
Short Insanity 6 2000 Video documentary segment "Franky Goes to Hollywood"
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 LAIUFF Award Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival Best Actor Going to America (2014)
2014 Critics Award San Francisco Global Movie Festival Best Actor Going to America (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm & Eddie (1996)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Stand-Up Comedy Special HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994) · Sandy Chanley (executive producer)
· Tom Bull (producer)
· Keith Truesdell (director)

TitleSalary
Double Take (2001) $500,000


Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!


#Trademark
1 Frequently plays fast-talking loudmouth characters

Check Also

G.T.O.

Among the many rings to feature the skills of London-based past video designer Lee Newman, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *