Charlie Murphy

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Date of Birth July 12, 1959
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death Apr 12, 2017 (57)
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Charlie Murphy

Charles Quinton Murphy was an American actor, comedian, and writer. Murphy was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show, and as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus. He was the older brother of comedian Eddie Murphy.

Birth name: Charles Quinton Murphy
Born: July 12, 1959, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: April 12, 2017, New York City, New York, U.S.
Medium: Stand-up, film, television
Genres: Observational comedy, physical comedy, surreal humor
Subject(s): Everyday life, popular culture, politics, celebrities
Children: 3
Relative(s): Eddie Murphy (brother)
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About Charlie Murphy

Best known for being a contributing writer and member of the sketch comedy show Chappelle's Show alongside comedian Dave Chappelle. He also appeared in such films as Night at the Museum, Roll Bounce, and Norbit.

Before Fame

He first appeared in the film Harlem Nights, but landed his first major role four years later in CB4.


He is the voice of Big Kid on the animated show Thugaboo.

Family Life

He married Tisha Taylor in 1997. They had two children together, and he also had a child from a prior relationship. Tisha died of cancer in 2009, eight years before he also lost his life to the disease.


He was the older brother of fellow comedian Eddie Murphy.

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