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.
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.