Charlie Murphy (VIII) (1959–2017)

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Charlie Murphy was born on July 12, 1959 in Brooklyn, 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 Coming to America (1988). He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy. He died on April 12, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Norbit Floyd the Dog
Night at the Museum Taxi Driver
Coming to America Additional Crew
Beverly Hills Cop II Additional Crew


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 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
Charlie Murphy
- LA Story Part 1 (2017) ... Charlie Murphy
- Shirts and Skin (2017)
- Weekend at Eddie's (2017) ... Charlie Murphy
- Unsuitable (2017)
 2017 Power (TV Series)
Marshal Clyde Williams
- Don't Thank Me (2017) ... Marshal Clyde Williams
- We're in This Together (2017) ... Marshal Clyde Williams
- The Kind of Man You Are (2017) ... Marshal Clyde Williams
- Things Are Going to Get Worse (2017) ... Marshal Clyde Williams
- When I Get Out (2017) ... Marshal Clyde Williams
 2016 Meet the Blacks
Key Flo
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
- Journey to the Center of Mikey's Mind (2016) ... Bellybomb (voice)
 2014-2015 Black Jesus (TV Series)
- Good for Nothing (2015) ... Vic
- Janky Cable (2015) ... Vic
- Never Say When (2015) ... Vic
- Thy Neighbor's Strife (2015) ... Vic
 2012-2014 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
A Cat Named Rollo / A Slave Cat Named Rollo
- Black Jaws or Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea (2014) ... A Cat Named Rollo / A Slave Cat Named Rollo (voice)
- Honky Kong or White Apes Can't Hump (2012) ... A Cat Named Rollo (voice)
 2014 Charlie Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Charlie Murphy
- Reunions (2014) ... Charlie Murphy
 2013 A Saturday Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (Short)
Sensei (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2013 The Rickey Smiley Show (TV Series)
- Lights, Camera, Act a Fool (2013) ... Damon (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2013 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Don McKinney
- Hookman (2013) ... Don McKinney
 2010-2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Frank Kingston
- The Inappropriate Website Episode (2012) ... Frank Kingston
- The Lindsey Gets High Episode (2011) ... Frank Kingston
- The Compatibility Test Episode (2011) ... Frank Kingston
- The Mr. Himdependent Episode (2011) ... Frank Kingston
- The Get Together Episode (2010) ... Frank Kingston
 2012 Moving Day
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie)
Coach Ashmokeem (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2005-2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Ed Wuncler III
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... Ed Wuncler III (voice)
- The Fund-Raiser (2010) ... Ed Wuncler III (voice)
- Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy (2010) ... Ed Wuncler III (voice)
- The Red Ball (2010) ... Ed Wuncler III (voice)
- Bitches to Rags (2010) ... Ed Wuncler III (voice)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket
 2010 Our Family Wedding
 2010 Freaknik: The Musical (TV Movie)
Al Sharpton / Perminator (voice)
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
- Pill Time (2009) ... Samson (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2009 Frankenhood
Franklin (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2008 The Hustle
Junior Walker
 2008 Bar Starz
Clay the Doorman / Arnie
 2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe
Griss (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 Natural Born Komics (Video)
 2007 Three Days to Vegas
 2007 Twisted Fortune
Angel Robbins (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
 2007 Unearthed
 2007/I Universal Remote
Various (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2007 Norbit
Floyd the Dog (voice)
 2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie)
Big Kid (voice)
 2006 Night at the Museum
Taxi Driver
 2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV Movie)
Big Kid (voice, as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2005 Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Video Game)
White Mike (voice)
 2005/I Lovesick
Damian (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 2005 Roll Bounce
 2005 King's Ransom
Herb Clarke
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Jizzy B (voice)
 2004 One on One (TV Series)
Senator Larry Eldredge
- Rock the Vote (2004) ... Senator Larry Eldredge
 2003-2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
Buc Nasty / Various / Stinky / ...
- Lil Jon On Lil Jon & Black Bush (2004) ... Various (uncredited)
- Mandela Boot Camp & The Time Haters (2004) ... Buc Nasty
- Kneehigh Park & Making Da Band (2004) ... Stinky (voice, as Charles Q. Murphy)
- World Series Of Dice & Mooney On Movies (2004) ... Rodney 'Quills' Dinkins
- Negrodamus & The Niggar Family (2004) ... Thug
 2003 Death of a Dynasty
Dick James / Dukey Man / Sock Head (as Charles Murphy)
 2002 Paper Soldiers
Johnson (as Charles Murphy)
 2000 Ghetto Laws (Video short)
 1999 Unconditional Love
Detective (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1998 The Players Club
Brooklyn (as Charles O. Murphy)
 1995 The Pompatus of Love
Saxophone Man
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short)
JC' (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Bro Fo' Real
- Xpress Yourself (1995) ... Bro Fo' Real
 1993 CB4
 1991 Jungle Fever
Livin' Large (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie) (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Eggy (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1989 Harlem Nights
Jimmy (as Charles Q. Murphy)
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
- Ratman Can (1988) ... Ratman
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Other Works:

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

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1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Tisha Taylor Murphy  (her death)  (2 children)


Eddie Murphy (sibling)

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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 »


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 »



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