Eddie Griffin, born on July 15, 1968 is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie and the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother. He also played T.J. in the Deuce Bigalow movies.
Griffin was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was raised by his single mother, Doris Thomas, a phone company operator. At 15 years old he moved to Compton, California and finished his senior year at Compton High. He later enrolled as a biological engineering major at Kansas State University, but left a year later and joined the United States Navy.
Griffin has starred in films such as The Meteor Man , Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo , Double Take , Undercover Brother , John Q , Scary Movie 3 , Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Norbit . In 2007, he starred in Urban Justice, a thriller set in New Mexico. He also starred in the UPN television series Malcolm & Eddie.