Eddie Murphy (b. 1961) is a comedian and Academy Award nominated actor who first came to national attention on Saturday Night Live. His films include Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor and the Shrek series as the voice of Donkey.
Murphy starred as Dr. John Dolittle in the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle, with creature effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Other family films featuring Eddie Murphy (either vocally or in the flesh) include Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion and Disney's Mulan.