Eddie Griffin's has appeared on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam"1992", the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand "1992", HBO Comedy Half Hour Special "1995", the HBO special Voodoo Child "1997" and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. He also recorded the successful comedy albums Message In The Hat "1993" and The Message "1999" featuring comedic and musical performances by him as well as Master P, Sikk the Shocker, and Fiend.
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 his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie "1996-2000", for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred his mentor and Richard Pryor.
After, he was offered a lead role in Double Take "2001" alongside Orlando Jones. Griffin then starred alongside Denzel Washington in John Q "2002", earning him respect as a dramatic actor. Shortly thereafter, his leading-man status lead to his role as Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother "2002". Mr. Griffin's extensive film resume includes films such as and Armageddon "1998", and the worldwide successful comedy franchise Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo "1999" and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo "2005", as well as Date Movie "2006", Scary Movie 3"2003", My Baby's Daddy " 2004" "which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced for Miramax.
Eddie also contributed and performed on Dr. Dre's Multi-Platinum selling albums The Chronic "1992" and Chronic 2001 "2001".
Eddie Griffin is widely known for his award winning Comedy Stand-up Special Dysfunktional Family "2003" which he starred, wrote, Executive Produced and performed on the film's soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac.
Eddie most recently starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the hit feature Norbit "2007" and starred, wrote and Executive Produced his next comedy special Freedom Of Speech "2007". Later that year he contributed to and performed on T-Pain's worldwide successful album Circus "2008" and starred in Disney's Beethoven's Big Break "2008".
Eddie's most recent comedy special You Can Tell 'Em I Said It premiered on Comedy Central on February 19, 2011. In June 2012, Eddie took a dramatic turn in David E. Talbert's play A Fool And His Money in which he received rave reviews as the hero. Most recently Eddie was the voice of Richard Pryor in the animated series Black Dynamite on Adult Swim and starred in the R-rated comedy feature Mucho Dinero set to be released in 2013.
Comedy Central honored him as the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.
Eddie has appeared in over 50 films and numerous television shows.