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Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known as the older brother of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy. He also featured as a cast member with Dave Chappelle of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show.

Early life

Murphy was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Roosevelt, New York and attended Roosevelt High School. His mother, Lillian (née Regan), was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer, and amateur comedian.[1][2] Murphy's parents divorced when Charlie Murphy was four years old, but he remained close to his father until his death four years later. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Vernon Lynch, and he is the brother of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy and half brother of Vernon Lynch Jr. He served in the United States Navy until 1984.

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[3] and Prince.

Although he had minor roles in several films in the late 1980s 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 regulalry 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.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life

Charlie and Tisha Taylor Murphy were married in 1997 and had three children together. Charlie Murphy has a fourth child from a previous relationship.

Murphy's wife died of cancer December 14, 2009 in her sleep, after a two year battle with disease. The announcement was made on MTV, citing she died in her sleep surrounded by her family, and privacy requested at this difficult time.

Filmography

Template:Filmography table begin |- | 1984 || Saturday Night Live || || |- | 1990 || The Kid Who Loved Christmas || || TV Movie |- | rowspan="2"| 1995 || Martin || Big Bro || TV Series

|- | 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) |- | rowspan="3"| 2006 || Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness || Big Kid || (voice) |- | Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street || Big Kid || (voice) |- | Wild 'n Out || Himself || |- | rowspan="3"| 2007 || Beef IV || Narrator || Voice |- | We Got to Do Better || Host || TV Series |- | 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 |} Template:Filmography table begin |- | 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 || |- |rowspan="3"| 2005 || Lovesick || Damian || |- | King's Ransom || Herb Clarke || |- | Roll Bounce || Victor || |- | 2006 || Night at the Museum || Taxi Driver || |- |rowspan="7"| 2007 || Three Days to Vegas || Andre || |- | Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe || Griss || |- | Norbit || Floyd the Dog || (voice) / Also Writer |- | Unearthed || Hank || |- | Twisted Fortune || Angel Robbins || |- | Universal Remote || Various || |- | The Perfect Holiday || J-Jizzy || |- | rowspan="2"| 2008 || Bar Starz || Clay the Doorman/Arnie || |- | The Hustle || Junior Walker || |- | 2009 || Frankenhood || Franklin || |- |rowspan="3"| 2010 || Our Family Wedding || T.J. || |- | Freaknik: The Musical || Al Sharpton || |- | Lottery Ticket (film) || Semaj || |- | 2011 || Co2 || Coach Ashmokeem || Filming |}

Template:Filmography table begin |- | 1995 || Vampire in Brooklyn || Writer |- | 2002 || Paper Soldiers || Writer |}

Template:Filmography table begin |- | 2004 || Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas || Jizzy B. || (voice) |- | 2005 || Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure || White Mike || (voice) |}

References

  1. "Eddie Murphy Biography (1961-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  2. Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio
  3. The Rick James Sketch
  4. "Charlie Murphy taking comedy to Crackle.com". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-03-03. Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ""COMEDY CENTRAL FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS" The Futon Critic December 21, 2009". Thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 

External links

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  • [1] Charlie Murphy's Wife Dies
  • Performance at the 2005 Gathering of the Juggalos
  • [2] Audio of Charlie Murphy talking about the end of "Chappelle's Show", Prince
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