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Overview (5)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (complications from leukemia)
Birth NameCharles Quinton Murphy
Nickname Charlie
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Tisha Taylor Murphy (12 August 1997 - 13 December 2009) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

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).
Older brother of Eddie Murphy.
Stepbrother of Vernon Lynch.
Nephew of Uncle Ray Murphy.
Ex-brother-in-law of Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
Was in the U.S. Navy until 1984.
Cousin of Ray Murphy Jr..
Ran with a street gang early in his life.
His nickname as a teenager was "Omar".
In 1986 he wrote a screenplay titled "The Peddler" and sold it to Paramount for $150,000. As of today, the film remains unmade.
Son of Lillian Lynch.
Was half of the hip-hop duo K-9 Posse.

Personal Quotes (1)

[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 that shit again!"

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