Date of Birth : Jul 15th 1968
One fateful night, his cousin took him to a comedy club one night and dared him to get on stage during open mic night. He was originally supposed to be on stage for 3 minutes, but instead performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully.
Eddie Griffin has starred in several films including Meteor Man (1993), Armageddon (1998), 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). Eddie was set to star alongside Steven Seagal in Once Upon A Time In The Hood a thriller set in New Mexico. He also starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000). In addition to his acting credits, he also performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre’s 1999 album, 2001. He also has appeared on commercials for Miller Beer’s Man Laws.
He is generally considered a talented stand-up comic, displaying a flamboyant, cinematic style. He was ranked at number 62 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
During a 2007 event sponsored by Black Enterprise magazine, Eddie Griffin was ejected by Earl Graves, owner/publisher of Black Enterprise. Griffin had begun to deliver a speech which was laced with the word nigger. Mr. Graves stormed the stage and removed Griffin stating “We … will not allow our culture to go backwards … We will pay Mr. Griffin all that we owe him but we will not allow him to finish the show if that’s the way he’s going to talk.”