A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin's memorable supporting roles in such films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Undercover Brother have built the comedian an ever-growing fan base. Born in Kansas City, MO, Griffin's career began when he accepted a dare to take the stage on amateur night at a local comedy club. Soon, he developed a personal style reminiscent of such classic comedians as Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx.
Landmark performances on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and a Cable Ace Award-nominated special helpd Eddie branch 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 sitcom Malcom and Eddie in (1996). After headlining Double Take "2001" alongside Orlando Jones, Griffin earned his leading-man status, and with his role as Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother (2002), Eddie Griffin has conquered not only the stage, but the silver screen as well. In addition to his comedic skills, Griffin is also a gifted Dancer, Choreographer and Singer.