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The Best Eddie Murphy Characters

Updated October 13, 2018 1.2k votes 156 voters 3.2k views38 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Eddie Murphy character or performance, which doesn't have to be his best movie.

List of Eddie Murphy characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Eddie Murphy are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Eddie Murphy's roles. Items include everything from Axel Foley to Donkey.

If you think the best Eddie Murphy performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Eddie Murphy roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Eddie Murphy character?" or "What are the top Eddie Murphy performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.
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  • 1
    104
    10

    Donkey

    Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third
  • 2
    61
    16

    Mushu

    Mulan II, Mulan
  • 3
    53
    12

    Prince Akeem

    Coming to America
  • 4
    53
    12

    Axel Foley

    Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II
  • 5
    43
    14

    Sherman Klump

    The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • 6
    37
    11

    Billy Ray Valentine

    Trading Places
  • 7
    29
    7

    Clarence

    Coming to America
  • 8
    31
    11

    Buddy Love

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Nutty Professor
  • 9
    32
    11

    Saul

    Coming to America
  • 10
    28
    8

    Randy Watson

    Coming to America
  • 11
    28
    11

    Dr. John Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle, Dr. Dolittle 2
  • 12
    26
    11

    Norbit

    Norbit
  • 13
    24
    11

    Granny Klump

    The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • 14
    20
    7

    Charlie HintoneDaddy Day Care, Daddy Day Camp

    Daddy Day Care, Daddy Day Camp
  • 15
    21
    9

    Mama Klump

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Nutty Professor
  • 16
    19
    9

    Mr. Wong

    Norbit
  • 17
    19
    10

    Papa Klump

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Nutty Professor
  • 18
    16
    6

    Lance Perkins

    The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • 19
    17
    9

    Jim Evers

    The Haunted Mansion
  • 20
    19
    11

    Rayford Gibson

    Life
  • 21
    12
    4

    Reggie Hammond

    Another 48 Hrs., 48 Hrs.
  • 22
    12
    6

    Quick

    Harlem Nights
  • 23
    10
    5

    Chandler Jarrell

    The Golden Child
  • 24
    10
    7

    Jefferson 'Jiff' Ramsey

    Bowfinger
  • 25
    11
    8

    Officer Trey Sellars

    Showtime