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Charlie Murphy (VIII) (1959–2017)


Charlie Murphy was born on July 12, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Quinton Murphy. He was an actor and writer, known for Norbit (2007), Night at the Museum (2006) and Roll Bounce (2005). He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy. He died on April 12, 2017 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Norbit
Norbit Floyd the Dog
(2007)
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum Taxi Driver
(2006)
Roll Bounce
Roll Bounce Victor
(2005)
Chappelle's Show
(2003-2006)

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 2016 Meet the Blacks
Key Flo
 2012 Moving Day
Cedric
 2010/I Lottery Ticket
Semaj
 2010 Our Family Wedding
T.J.
 2009 Frankenhood
Franklin (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2008 The Hustle
Junior Walker
 2008 Bar Starz
Clay the Doorman / Arnie
 2007 Twisted Fortune
Angel Robbins (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
J-Jizzy
 2007 Unearthed
Hank
 2007/I Universal Remote
Various (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 Norbit
Floyd the Dog (voice)
 2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe
Griss (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 Three Days to Vegas
Andre
 2006 Night at the Museum
Taxi Driver
 2005 Roll Bounce
Victor
 2005 King's Ransom
Herb Clarke
 2005/I Lovesick
Damian (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Dick James / Dukey Man / Sock Head (as Charles Murphy)
 2002 Paper Soldiers
Johnson (as Charles Murphy)
 1999 Unconditional Love
Detective (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1998 The Players Club
Brooklyn (as Charles O. Murphy)
 1995 The Pompatus of Love
Saxophone Man
 1993 CB4
Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1991 Jungle Fever
Livin' Large (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Eggy (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1989 Harlem Nights
Jimmy (as Charles Q. Murphy)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for the albums "Sweat" and "Suit" by Nelly. (2004) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charles O. Murphy | Charles Q. Murphy | Charles Murphy

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the Rick James story on Chappelle's Show (2003)] I knew it was something [special] when we took it over to my baby brother [Eddie Murphy's] house. I was like, "Check out this Rick James sketch." And we watched it and he was silent throughout the whole sketch, so I thought it was horrible. Soon as it stopped playing, he just said one word: "Genius." And then busted out laughing like, "Play ... See more »

Trivia:

In his semi-true sketches, "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", Charlie plays himself as the nemesis of Dave Chappelle's character in Chappelle's Show (2003). Most famously in these sketches, Murphy was repeatedly bitch-slapped by Rick James (as played by Chappelle) and was crushed at basketball by Prince (also played by Chappelle). See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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