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A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Eddie was voted class clown three
years in a row in high school. His first love was always dance and by
the young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was
choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But all of that
would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at
the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3
minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was
then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue
his dream of becoming a stand up.

In only one short month, he
was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with
esteemed talents such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce.
After only 2 short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice
Clay at Madison Square Garden that kicked off a 22-city tour.

These many successful performances led to Eddie Griffin's appearance 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

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 fil

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