Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born July 12, 1959-April 12, 2017) was an American actor, comedian and writer, famous
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for being a cast member and writer on the Comedy Central sketch-comedy seriesChappelle's Show. Charlie is also known for his work with his younger brother, actor/comedian Eddie Murphy.

Recently, Murphy died in April 2017 from Leukemia. 


[hide]*1 Career


Murphy achieved fame as a recurring performer on Chappelle's Show, particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James[1] and Prince.

Although he had minor roles in several films in the late 1980s (most notably Short Circuit 2) and early 1990s, Murphy's first major role in a motion picture was in the 1993 film CB4, where he portrayed the antagonist, Gusto. Murphy had a brief stint as a rapper in the late 1980s as a member of the act K-9 Posse, who was regularly featured on Yo! MTV Raps. In 2005, he appeared in King's Ransom (alongside Anthony Anderson and Jay Mohr). In the film, Murphy portrayed "Herb", a gay ex-con who is hired by King (Anderson) to kidnap him in a fake kidnapping.

After Chappelle's Show host Dave Chappelle left the show, Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted the "lost episodes" compiled from sketches produced before Chappelle's departure. Murphy has done voiceovers for Budweiser radio commercials, provided the voice for Iraq War veteran/criminal Ed Wuncler III on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series The Boondocks, and the voice for a pimp named Jizzy-B in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. Recently, Murphy provided the voice for Spock on the G4TV's Star Trek 2.0 shorts, and the dog in his younger brother Eddie's 2007 film, Norbit.

On March 20, 2009, Murphy began starring in his own sketch comedy series Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy on Crackle.[2] Currently, Murphy has begun a work to portray the role of Leroy Smith.

A stand-up special, "Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize" premiered on Comedy Central in late February 2010.[3]

Murphy also makes a special appearance in 1000 Ways to Die.

He is also appearing in Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena , as the G2 Green Galaxy Ranger, Browne Jones.

Personal LifeEdit

Charlie enlisted in the United States Navy in 1978 and served for 6 years as a Boiler Technician.[4] Charlie and Tisha Taylor Murphy were married in 1997 and had two children together. Charlie Murphy has a third child from a previous relationship.


Television and video
Year[1] Title[2] Role[3] Notes
1984 Saturday Night Live
1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas TV movie
1995 Martin Big Bro TV series
1995 Murder was the Case: The Movie JC Direct-to-video
2003–2006 Chappelle's Show Various also writer
2004 One on One Senator Larry Eldrige TV series
2005 Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas Himself
2005–2010 The Boondocks Ed Wuncler III voice
2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness Big Kid voice
2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street Big Kid voice
2006 Wild 'n Out Himself
2007 Beef IV Narrator voice
2007 We Got to Do Better Host TV series
2007 Natural Born Komics Direct-to-video
2009 Nite Tales: The Series TV series
2010 Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize
2010 Lopez Tonight
2010 Are We There Yet? Frank TV series
2010 1000 Ways to Die Himself TV series
Year[4] Title[5] Role[6] Notes
1988 Short Circuit 2
1989 Harlem Nights Jimmy
1990 Mo' Better Blues Eggy
1991 Jungle Fever Livin' Large
1993 CB4 Gusto
1996 The Pompatus of Love Saxophone Man
1998 The Players Club Brooklyn
1999 Unconditional Love Detective
2003 Death of a Dynasty Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head
2005 Lovesick Damian
2005 King's Ransom Herb Clarke
2005 Roll Bounce Victor
2006 Night at the Museum Taxi Driver
2007 Three Days to Vegas Andre
2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe Griss
2007 Norbit Floyd the Dog voice / also writer
2007 Unearthed Hank
2007 Twisted Fortune Angel Robbins
2007 Universal Remote Various
2007 The Perfect Holiday J-Jizzy
2008 Bar Starz Clay the Doorman/Arnie
2008 The Hustle Junior Walker
2009 Frankenhood Franklin
2010 Our Family Wedding T.J.
2010 Freaknik: The Musical Al Sharpton
2010 Lottery Ticket James
2011 Co2 Coach Ashmokeem Post-production

Tower Heist

Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena

Leroy Tiggs

Browne Jones/G2 Green Galaxy Ranger

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
2002 Paper Soldiers
Video games (voice acting)
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Jizzy B.
2005 Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure White Mike


  1. ^ The Rick James Sketch
  2. ^ "Charlie Murphy taking comedy to". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-04.[dead link]
  3. ^ ""COMEDY CENTRAL FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS" The Futon Critic December 21, 2009". Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  4. ^ "Prince" Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories Chapelle's Show Retrieved 2011-02-09.

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