Griffin's other film work includes roles in John Q with Denzel Washington, the big-screen version of the popular '60s television series The Mod Squad, Michael Bay's Armageddon, Jason's Lyric, Undercover Brother and House Party 3.
The performance documentary DysFunKtional Family, combined Griffin's stand-up comedy act with a cinema verite look at his personal life. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Griffin produced, co-wrote and performed on the soundtrack with Suge Knight.
He is best known to television audiences as Eddie on UPN's hit comedy series Malcolm & Eddie. Griffin was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the role. He also wrote and directed four episodes of the sitcom, one of which starred his mentor, Richard Pryor.
Griffin began his career in Kansas City, Missouri. He was working as a choreographer for a soccer team when a cousin bet him $50 that he would not go on stage during a visit to a local comedy club. After winning the bet, Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. One month later, he was performing at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx and Lenny Bruce. Those performances led to featured appearances on the HBO specials Voodoo Child, the cable ACE-nominated One Night Stand and Def Comedy Jam.
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Eddie Griffin Facts
|Birthday||July 15, 1968 (53)|
|Birthplace||Kansas City, Missouri, USA|
|Height||5' 6½" (1m69) How tall is Eddie Griffin compared to you?|
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