Eddie Griffin Career and Net Worth
Eddie Griffin Career and Net Worth, Was Eddie Griffin in the military?
Eddie Griffin is an American comedian and actor born in Kansas City of Missouri. Eddie Griffin has a net worth of $4 million. Griffin made his riches from sitcom. Griffin is considered by many as one of the greatest stand-up comedian of all time. He is ranked 62 among the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
Eddie Griffin has featured in in a number of film and television projects: “Malcolm & Eddie” as well as “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo”. Griffin also featured on Dr. Dre’s two tracks.
Eddie Griffin Early Life
Edward Griffin was born on July 15th, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was raised by his mother until the age of 16. At the age of 16, Eddie moved to Compton to live with his cousins. Eddie Griffin completed Compton High School.
He joined the U.S. navy shortly after becoming a father. He was later discharged for marijuana use. The comedian spent 6 months in prison on grounds of assault. He took menial jobs such as painting and sometimes dancing to make ends meet. Eddie’s involvement in comedy started in 1989 during an open-mic event. After his first very successful gig, he secured several gigs in LA which helped him to gradually build his reputation and niche in the world of comedy.
Eddie Griffin Career
Roles in “Brain Donors” and “Coneheads” during the 90s gave the initial spark to Eddie Griffin’s career. It all started with a spontaneous hopping onto stage in 1989 after which the comedian never looked back.
His role in the science fiction film, “Armageddon” contributed significantly to him getting one of the most memorable roles in the film, “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”. Was Eddie Griffin in the military? Yes. The sitcom, “Malcom and Eddie” did a major enhancement to his career. He featured in film such as “Double Take”, “The New Guy” and “Undercover Brother”. Eddie Griffin landed a voice acting role in the film, “Pinnochio”. The early 2000s saw him book roles in movies such as “All About the Money”, “A Star Is Born,” and “The Comeback Trail”. The comedian released his stand-up comedy special: E-Niggma in December 2019.
Eddie Griffin Personal Life
Eddie Griffin married his first wife Carla when he was 16 in 1984. Griffin got married to his second wife Rochelle in 2002 and divorced in 2009, then married a third time in 2011 to Nia Rivers which lasted for only a month. His marriage with Nia Rivers also ended in a divorce. He married Ko Lee Griffin in 2017 in Las Vegas Nevada.
Griffin separated from his mother on his 20th birthday when he was accused by his Mum of stealing her jewelry only to reunite four years on. Griffin believed an attempt to destroy his reputation during the sexual allegations on Bill Cosby. Grififn was had allegations leveled against him for passing unsavory comments at people. For example, he was called out for referring to a Sikh man as “Osama Bin Laden” following 9/11.