5 Things to Know About Eddie Griffin

"The Comedy Get Down" episode 106 - Eddie Griffin. (Photo: Lara Solanki/BET)

5 Things to Know About Eddie Griffin

You can't be around Eddie if you don't like an honest soul!

Published October 20, 2017

  1. Big Breaks

    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 role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

  2. Class Clown
    "The Comedy Get Down" episode 106 - Eddie Griffin. (Photo: Lara Solanki/BET)

    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 half-time shows. 

  3. Double Dog Dare You
    Eddie Griffin during The Laugh Factory Celebrates Bob Hope's 100th Birthday With a Special Comic Tribute To The Troops at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

    But all of that would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3 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.

  4. Live from Vegas
    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05:  Actor/Comedian Eddie Griffin performs onstage during 2016 Soul Train Music Awards - Soul Train presents The Comedy Get Down on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

    Currently, Eddie can be found performing four nights a week at Rio Las Vegas, and on tour during his days away from Vegas.

  5. Comedy Get Down Member

    In the show 'The Comedy Get Down', Eddie is most definetely a conspiracy theorist. 

Written by BET Staff


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