1. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie and the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother.
2. 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.
3. He later enrolled as a biological engineering major at Kansas State University, but left three months later and joined the United States Navy.
4. In 2007, he starred in Urban Justice, a thriller set in New Mexico.
5. He is well known for his comedic routine of imitating Michael Jackson on crack cocaine.
6. He married his first wife, Carla, in 1983; he was 16 years old.
7. He married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002, but they have since divorced.
8. On September 8, 2011, he married Nia Rivers. However, they filed for divorce after one month of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
9. In March 2007, Griffin participated in a charity race at Irwindale Speedway to promote the film Redline, using a Ferrari Enzo owned by Daniel Sadek.
10. During a practice run, Griffin accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and lost control of the Enzo, crashing hard into a concrete barrier.