Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

American comedian and actor (1959–2017)
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Charlie Murphy
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Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (July 12, 1959 – April 12, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show as well as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus. He was the brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

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Charlie Murphy was born on Sunday, 12 July 1959 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Charles Quinton Murphy. He was best known as an actor. Murphy's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA at the age of 57. He was 6' 1" (185 cm) tall and weighed 216 lbs (98 kg) with a slim build. He had dark brown eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $2,500,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Charles Quinton Murphy
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Claim to fame
being the older brother of actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer Eddie Murphy, in addition to his contribution as a writer and cast member of Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central sketch comedy series Chappelle's Show, as well as his roles as Jimmy the Muffin Man in the 1989 crime comedy-drama film Harlem Nights, Eggy in the 1990 musical comedy-drama film Mo` Better Blues, Livin’ Large in the 1991 romantic drama film Jungle Fever, Gusto in the 1993 satirical mockumentary black comedy film CB4, Brooklyn in the 1998 dark comedy-drama thriller film The Players Club, Jizzy B (voice) in the Rockstar Games action adventure video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Herb in the 2005 black comedy film King’s Ransom, Victor in the 2005 comedy-drama film Roll Bounce, Ed Wuncler III (voice) in the Adult Swim adult animated sitcom The Boondocks, Big Kid (voice) in the Nickelodeon animated comedy series Thugaboo, Spock (voice) in the G4TV's Star Trek 2.0 shorts, Lloyd the Dog (voice) in the 2007 romantic comedy film Norbit, J-Jizzy in the 2007 Christmas romantic comedy film The Perfect Holiday, White Mike (voice) in the Atari action adventure video game Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, Franklin in the 2009 comedy horror film Frankenhood, Frank Kingston in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, Vic in the Adult Swim sitcom Black Jesus, and Key Flo in the 2016 black comedy horror film Meet the Blacks
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Date of birth
12 July 1959
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
12 April 2017
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Age
57 (age at death)
Place of death
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Cause of death
Leukemia
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Occupation
Actor, voice artist, writer, comedian
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
6' 1" (185 cm)
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Weight
216 lbs (98 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Thin eyebrows
  • Sported a boxed shaped beard
  • Nubian nose shape
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Net worth
$2,500,000 USD
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Talent agency
The Gersh Agency, Inc (LA)
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'Chappelle's Show' was like the Tupac of TV shows. ... For some strange reason, it burned out quick.
  • He was part of a street gang during his early life.
  • Charlie got his nickname “Omar” during his teenage years.
  • He made his first TV show appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1984.
  • Murphy used to practice karate.
  • He was part of the hip hop group K-9 Posse and worked as a songwriter and executive producer. Charlie also wrote the song Somebody’s Brother and Say Who Say What.

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