Griffin on January 2, 2008
|Birth name||Edward Griffin|
July 15, 1968 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
|Years active||1986 – present|
|Genres||Black comedy, Observational comedy, Satire, Improvisational comedy, Blue comedy|
|Subject(s)||Recreational drug use, human sexuality, race relations, politics, racism, religion|
|Spouse||Carla Griffin (1983 - 1984; divorced)
Rochelle Griffin (2002 - ?)
Nia Rivers (2011-present)
|Notable works and roles||Malcolm & Eddie
Scary Movie 3
Eddie Griffin Going For Broke
Edward "Eddie" Griffin (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.
Early life 
Griffin was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised by his single mother, Doris Thomas, a phone company operator. After attending high school in Kansas City, he enrolled as a biological engineering major at Kansas State University, but left after three months.
Acting career 
Griffin 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). Later in 2007, Eddie starred alongside Steven Seagal in Urban Justice a thriller set in New Mexico. He also starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000).
Stand-up career 
He was ranked at number 62 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. In 2011 Comedy Central released You Can Tell 'Em I Said It on DVD. It was 82 minutes of unedited and uncensored content.
Other work 
In addition to his acting credits, he also performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre's 1999 album, 2001, and the intro track from The D.O.C.'s 1996 album Helter Skelter. 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".
Personal life 
Griffin has been married three times. He married his first wife Carla in 1983 when he was 16 years old, They were together for 13 years. Griffin married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002, but has since divorced. Griffin has nine kids and the oldest is 25 years old, Edward James Griffin,III. On September 8, 2011, Griffin married Nia Rivers.
Car accident 
In March 2007, 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 
- Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000)
- The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
- Chappelle's Show appeared in a sketch as Grits N' Gravy.
- Eddie Griffin Going For Broke (2009)
- Black Dynamite (TV series) (2012)
- Released: March 9, 1999
- Label: Warner Bros/Wea
- Released: July 27, 1993
- Label: Sony
Album appearances 
- 1996 "Intro" (from The D.O.C. album Helter Skelter)
- 1998 "DP Gangsta" (from Snoop Dogg & C-Murder) album Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told)
- 1999 "Bar One" (with Traci Nelson and Ms. Roq) (from Dr. Dre album 2001)
- 1999 "Ed-ucation" (from Dr. Dre album 2001)
- 2002 "Bitch Ass Niggaz" (from Xzibit album Man vs. Machine)
- 2003 "I Thought U Knew" (with Crooked I, Eastwood & The Dramatics) album Dysfunktional Family) (Various artists)
- 2003 "Dys-Funk-Tional" (from Spider Loc & Eddie Griffin) album Dysfunktional Family) (Various artists)
- 2008 "Take A Ride Skit" & "Feed The Lions Skit" (from T-Pain album Thr33 Ringz)
Music Video appearances 
- 1997 "Honey" (from Mariah Carey "Butterfly (Mariah Carey album)")
- 1997 "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" (from Puff Daddy album No Way Out (album) Puff Daddy)
See also 
- All Jokes Aside Documentary
- [dead link]
- "417 at 4:17: An Interview with Comedian Loni Love - 417 Blog - March 2010 - Southwest Missouri". 417mag.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- "Eddie Griffin finds his material in his funky, troubled family".
- "New Material Drives Comedian Eddie Griffin's New Special, Stand-up Tour". Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time at the Internet Movie Database
- "EDDIE GRIFFIN" Celebrity Wonder. Last accessed 25 Feb 2011.
- "Eddie Griffin - The Walk-In VEGAS Wedding!!!!". TMZ.com. 2011-08-28. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- "Eddie Griffin Wrecks .5 Million Ferrari". CBS News. March 27, 2007.
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