Eddie Griffin is an American actor and comedian. Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), and Jason's Lyric (1994) soon led to his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000), for which he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Eddie was voted class clown three years in a row in high school. His first love was always dance and, by the young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs halftime shows.
Double Dog Dare You
All of that would soon change when, one night, his cousin dared him to go on stage at local comedy club Sanford and Sons, where he was told to do three minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up.
Live from Vegas
Currently, Eddie can be found performing four nights a week at Rio Las Vegas and on tour during his days away from Vegas.
'Comedy Get Down' Member
In the show The Comedy Get Down, Eddie is most definitely a conspiracy theorist.