Charlie Murphy Biography

Charlie Murphy

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Birth Name: Charlie Murphy
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   58 Years
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Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy is an American actor, writer, and comedian born on July 12, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States of America to mother Lillian Murphy and father Charles Edward Murphy. He is best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series "Chappelle's Show". Charlie grew up with a telephone operator mother, and a police officer as well as amateur actor and comedian father. Besides, he has two brothers Eddie, and Vernon Lynch who is also a comedian/actor/producer respectively. The actor died on 13th of April 2017 at the age of 57.

Following the steps of his father, Murphy started his acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, he first appeared on screen in 1993 motion picture film named CB4. At that time, he portrayed a role of the antagonist, Gusto. Prior to that, Murphy has served in United States Navy almost for 6 years as a Boiler Technician.

Murphy did several voices covers such as for Budweiser radio commercials, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series, "The Boondocks", the voice for a pimp named Jizzy-B in Rockstar’s Game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" video game, etc. Recently, Murphy later started his own sketch comedy series Charlie Murphy’s Crash Comedy on Crackle and has played Vic on the Adult Swim Live action shows Black Jesus.         

Murphy, a married man was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy on 12 August 1997. They were together until Tisha's death from cancer in 2009. He has altogether three children, 2 from Tisha Taylor and 1 from another wife whose name is not disclosed yet. Murphy resided in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey and was not involved in any kind of extramarital affairs, neither had any news or record of girlfriend after the death of his beloved wife.

Murphy was one of the noticeable personality at the current time. Regarding his Ethnicity and Nationality, He was African-American actor. He earned a good amount of salary from his acting career which has added up to his net worth. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at $2.5 million.

(We are sorry to let the Murphy fans know that the comedian-actor is no more. The actor died in New York hospital on 13th of April 2017 fighting his battle with Leukemia. The 57 years old comedian will be greatly missed in the industry).

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Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

1959 12th of July

Murphy was born in a middle class family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to Lillian and Charles Edward Murphy. His mother was a telephone operator, and his father was a transit police officer and an amateur actor and comedian.



Left Navy force


Before starting his acting career, he was in the U.S. Navy force. The actual date he joined is unknown to the press and it is also uncertain, what he was there. But it is true that he left it in 1984. After that he actively remained in his acting career.


Wrote a screenplay


He is not only an actor but also a writer. In, 1986 it was reported that, he wrote a screenplay titled "The Peddler" and sold it to Paramount for $150,000. But it is a bad news for him that this film remains unmade.





First major role


Murphy started his acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But his first major role in a motion picture was in the 1993 film CB4. There he played the antagonist, Gusto. Since then, he was hired for many renowned acting roles.



Married to Tisha Taylor Murphy

1997 12th of August

Murphy has been a living in Tewksbury Townshop, New Jersey from a long time ago. Murphy is a married man. He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy on 12 August 1997. They together had two children. They lived together happily until her death.



His wife died

2009 13th of December

The beautiful couple, Murphy, and Tisha were living a happy life together. Nevertheless, on December 13, 2009, Tisha died because of cervical cancer. Since then, Murphy has been living his single life with his children and he is happy with them.  


Started Own sketch Comedy Serie


Man of talents, Murphy has played several roles in numerous films and television series. Recently, he has begun his own sketch comedy series, Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy in the year of 2009. Likewise, he has also played on the adult Swim live action show, Black Jesus.   


Demise of Charlie Murphy

2017 12th of April

Charlie Murphy died on April 12, 2017, at the age of 57, form leukemia leaving his larger than life legacy behind.

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