Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born July 12, 1959-April 12, 2017) was an American actor, comedian and writer, famous 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.
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 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.
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.
Charlie enlisted in the United States Navy in 1978 and served for 6 years as a Boiler Technician. Charlie and Tisha Taylor Murphy were married in 1997 and had two children together. Charlie Murphy has a third child from a previous relationship.
|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||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||Are We There Yet?||Frank||TV series|
|2010||1000 Ways to Die||Himself||TV series|
|1988||Short Circuit 2|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Eggy|
|1991||Jungle Fever||Livin' Large|
|1996||The Pompatus of Love||Saxophone Man|
|1998||The Players Club||Brooklyn|
|2003||Death of a Dynasty||Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head|
|2005||King's Ransom||Herb Clarke|
|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||Twisted Fortune||Angel Robbins|
|2007||The Perfect Holiday||J-Jizzy|
|2008||Bar Starz||Clay the Doorman/Arnie|
|2008||The Hustle||Junior Walker|
|2010||Our Family Wedding||T.J.|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Al Sharpton|
Browne Jones/G2 Green Galaxy Ranger
|1995||Vampire in Brooklyn|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Jizzy B.|
|2005||Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||White Mike|
- ^ The Rick James Sketch
- ^ "Charlie Murphy taking comedy to Crackle.com". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-04.[dead link]
- ^ ""COMEDY CENTRAL FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS" The Futon Critic December 21, 2009". Thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- ^ "Prince" Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories Chapelle's Show Retrieved 2011-02-09.
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