Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer.
Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, and Dolemite Is My Name. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Cory Jones (Boomerang, Insecure) has signed with APA for representation. Jones is best known for co-producing and writing on various seasons of Issa Rae’s hit HBO comedy series, Insecure.
He has also written on shows like Games People Play for BET, Underground for OWN, and Ben Watkins’ Hand of Godfor Amazon. Jones co-created and executive produced the BET comedy series Boomerang, loosely based on the 90s-era film starring Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry.
Berry and Lena Waithe also served as executive producers across the show’s two seasons. In 2013, Jones was selected to participate in the prestigious ABC/Disney Television Writing Program and was a staff writer on the ABC Family drama series, Chasing Life.Read more on deadline.com