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Charlie Murphy Biography

Charlie Murphy

Facts of Charlie Murphy

Date of Birth: 1959 , July-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Charlie Murphy
Birth Name Charles Quinton Murphy
Nick Name Charlie
Father Charles Edward Murphy
Mother Lillian Murphy
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Actor, Comedian, Screen writer
Net Worth $2.5 million
Famous for Black Jesus
Married Yes
Married to Tisha Taylor Murphy
Children 3
Movies Harlem Nights, Paper Soldiers
TV Show Murder was the Case: The Movie, Chappelle's Show, Black Jesus
Died April 12, 2017

Quick Timeline of Charlie Murphy

1959 Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
1997 Married to Tisha Taylor Murphy
2009 His wife died
2009 Started Own sketch Comedy Serie
1986 Wrote a screenplay
1993 First major role
1984 Left Navy force
2017 Demise of Charlie Murphy

Detail Timeline of Charlie Murphy

July 12 , 1959

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Charlie 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.


August 12 , 1997

Married to Tisha Taylor Murphy

Charlie 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.


December 13 , 2009

His wife died

Charlie 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

Charlie 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.   


Wrote a screenplay

Charlie Murphy 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

Charlie 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.



Left Navy force

Before starting his acting career, Charlie Murphy 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.

April 12 , 2017

Demise of Charlie Murphy

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


Charlie Murphy was an American comedian, actor and a screenwriter. He is best remembered for his cameo appearance as comedian Rick James in The Chappelle Show, hosted by Dave Chappelle. Charlie is also known for being the cousin of Eddie Murphy. He died on the 12th of April, 2017 after battling leukemia for a long time.

Charlie Murphy's early life

Charlie Murphy was born as Charles Quinton Murphy on the 12th of June, 1959 in New York City. He was the son of father Charles Edward Murphy and mother Lillian. Talking more about family, Charlie was a distant cousin of comedian Eddie Murphy.

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Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, he was African-American actor. There are no details regarding Charlie Murphy's educational background.

Charlie Murphy's career

Following the steps of his father, Charlie 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, starring Allen Payne and  Chris Rock. At that time, Charlie Murphy portrayed the role of the antagonist, Gusto. Prior to that, Murphy has served in United States Navy almost for 6 years as a Boiler Technician.

Charlie Murphy did several voices covers such as for Budweiser radio commercials, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series, The Boondocks, featuring Regina King and John Witherspoon, the voice for a pimp named Jizzy-B in Rockstar’s Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game, etc.

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.  


He is best known for his cameo appearance as Rick James in the comedy show, The Chappelle Show, hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle.   

Charlie Murphy's personal life: Marriage, Divorce, & Children

Charlie 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.


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.

Charlie Murphy's net worth

He earned a good amount of salary from his acting career which has added up to his net worth. In 1986 Charlie Murphy wrote a story named The Peddler, which he sold to Paramount Studios at the price of $150,000.

As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at $2.5 million. The comedian had accumulated that wealth from his works in movies and TV shows.