Eddie Murphy born Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born in Brooklyn, New York April 3, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. He is the highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian.
Murphy is also a singer and musician, having frequently provided background vocals to songs released by the The Bus Boys. As a solo artist, Murphy had two hit singles, "Party All the Time" (which was produced by Rick James) and "Put Your Mouth on Me" in the mid-1980s . [wikipedia]