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.
Owen Wilson channeled late painter Bob Ross in the first still from the upcoming film Paint.The 54-year-old actor portrays a fictional television painter in the comedy who has an uncanny resemblance to Bob, who died on July 4, 1995, at age 52.The film centers on Carl Nargle who has hosted the top painting show in Vermont for nearly three decades, according to a plot summary.
Film still: Owen Wilson channeled late painter Bob Ross in the first still from the upcoming film PaintThe station, however, hires a new painter to revitalize the channel and Carl starts doubting his talents as a painter.Paint was written and directed by Brit McAdams, who is making his feature film directorial debut with the movie.
The film also stars Michaela Watkins, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ciara Renee, Lusia Strus and newcomer Lucy Freyer.Paint is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 28 with distribution by IFC Films.
Television painter: TV painting instructor Bob Ross is shown in 1991 in his home studioOwen also has a starring role in the upcoming supernatural horror comedy Haunted Mansion adapted from The Haunted Mansion theme park ride that first opened at Disneyland in 1969.Haunted Mansion also stars Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Jared Leto, Danny DeVito, and Jamie Lee Curtis.It is the second film based on the theme park attraction following the 2003 movie The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy, 61.Read more on dailymail.co.uk