Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor, comedian and singer. He was a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked 10th on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.
When Murphy’s single mother fell ill, eight-year-old Murphy and his older brother Charlie lived in foster homes for a year. In interviews, Murphy said that her time in foster care had an influence on the development of his sense of humor. Later, he and his brother were raised in Roosevelt, New York, by his mother and stepfather Vernon Lynch, foreman in an ice cream factory.
In the movies, Murphy received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hours, the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor and Dolemite Is My Name.
In May 2016, Murphy had a daughter with model Paige Butcher, who he has been dating since 2012, and a son in November 2018, who was engaged in September 2018. The child’s middle name honors Murphy’s late brother Charlie, who died of leukemia in 2017.
Murphy has donated money to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, as well as charities in cancer, education, the creative arts, family support, health care, and homeless charities. Donated to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, and $100,000 to the Screen Actors’ Guild Strike Fund.