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Charlie Murphy Biography

Updated On 06 Jun, 2019 Published On 10 Jan, 2019
Charlie Murphy

Facts of Charlie Murphy

Date of Birth :
Age : 64 years old
Family Name : Murphy
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Cancer
Height : 6 Feet 1 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Charlie Murphy

What is Charlie Murphy marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Charlie Murphy have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Charlie Murphy having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Charlie Murphy Gay ? No

The late American actor and comedian Charlie Murphy was popularly known for portraying Vic in the sitcom Black Jesus. He proved to be a great asset in the Comedy Central's sketch comedy show Chappelle's Show where he was a writer as well as a cast member. Charlie Murphy is also known for being the older brother of Hollywood actor, Eddie Murphy.

Early Life and Education of Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy was born Charles Quinton Murphy on July 12, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. He was born to Charles Edward Murphy who besides being a transit police officer, was a comedian & actor as well.

Whereas, his mother Lillian Lynch worked as a telephone operator. Murphy grew up with his young brother Eddie Murphy who is a big Hollywood star.

Charlie Murphy young.
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At the age of 18 he went to prison for 10 months and after being released from jail in 1978, he served in the United States Navy. Murphy remained in the Navy as a Boiler Technician for six years. Later on, he decided to make his career in the entertainment industry.

Charlie Murphy's Career

Charlie Murphy was professionally an actor, comedian, and writer who is world renowned for his involvement in the sketch comedy series, Chappelle's show. He started off by playing some small roles in movies and later on landed big roles.

His debut movie is Harlem Nights where he portrayed the role of Jimmy The Muffin Man. Simultaneously, he starred in other movies like Frankenhood, Our Family Wedding, Moving Day, Meet the Blacks and so on. Furthermore, he was joined by actors Bow Wow, Nick Cannon and Mike Epps in the rom-com movie Roll Bounce.

Charlie Murphy in the series, Black Jesus.

As for Charlie Murphy's small screen roles he is most known for portraying Vic in the 2014 sitcom Black Jesus and his involvement in the Dave Chappelle's comedy show, The Chappelle's Show. In the latter show, Murphy appeared in 14 episodes as a cast member and also wrote scripts for the show.

Charlie Murphy in the show presented sketch about late musicians Prince in Crushed at basketball by Prince and Rick James in Murphy was repeatedly bitch slapped by Rick James in the True Hollywood Stories segment.

Charlie Murphy's Net Worth

Charlie Murphy was a successful comedian, actor, and writer who had an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. His main source of earning was from movies, television and by writing scripts. The average salary of a scriptwriter is $51.2k annually and it can range from $24.7k to $102k.

In 1986, he wrote a script titled The Peddler and sold it to Paramount for $150,000. Murphy even worked as an executive producer for the hip-hop group K-9 Posse and earned some income through it. Some of his movies were a hit in the box office collection.

  • Our Family Wedding (2010)

        Box office - $21 million

        IMDb - 4.9/10

        Cast Members - Forest Whitaker, Regina King, Lance Gross, and Carlos Mencia.

  • Lotery Ticket (2010)

        Budget - $17 million

        Box Office Collection - $24.7 million

        IMDb - 5/10

        Cast Members - Keith David, Ice Cube, Leslie Jones and Terry Crews.

  • Meet the Blacks (2016)

        Budget - $900,000

        Box Office - $9.1 million

        IMDb - 6/10

        Cast Members - Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Snoop Dogg, and Mike Tyson.

The actor and comedian had a house in New Jersey where he stayed with his family. According to stats, the average price for houses in New Jersey's ranges from $479,800 to $599,000

His brother Eddie Murphy's net worth is $85 million and $120 million according to The Richest & Celebrity Net Worth.

Charlie Murphy's Death

The world lost a great comedian and actor Charlie Murphy on April 12, 2017. The cause of his death is said to be complications from Leukemia and he eventually died after losing his batter with cancer in NYC hospital. 

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Remembering a great man, son, brother, father, uncle and friend.

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He was a healthy man and performed karate to keep himself fit. Murphy played other sports like football, basketball, boxing and followed a healthy regime to live a healthy lifestyle. But unfortunately his illness took over and at the age of 57, the comedian passed away.

The night before his death he had tweeted an inspiring yet heartbreaking tweet which saddened the world.

Charlie Murphy's Personal Life

Charlie Murphy was a married man who tied the knot to late Tisha Taylor Murphy on August 12, 1997. The couple spent some lovely times together in their home in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey and gave birth to their two children Xavier in 1998 and Eva in 2005.

Charlie Murphy with his kids

Murphy already had a child from his previous relationship. Murphy lost his wife to Cervical cancer on December 13, 2009, and the news shook his grounds as he loved her to the core.

Their love story is one of a kind as it was love at fight sight for Murphy. He first met his wife Tisha on a boat while she was having dinner with her friends when Murphy confronted her to come with him and she eventually did.

Without knowing about his status she followed him to his parents' house and Murphy introduced her as his future wife. Even years after Tisha's death he didn't marry and continued living life for his kids. The couple surely were soulmates but unfortunately, both lost their lives to cancer.

Charlie Murphy with his wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy
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Charlie Murphy was the uncle of his nephew and nieces Myles Murphy, Brandon Lynch, Audra Murphy, and Bria L. Murphy. He was active in the social media fields like Instagram and Twitter where he had around 94.6k & 232k followers respectively.

Charlie Murphy's Body Measurements

Height - 6'1 feet

Weight - 82 kg

Hair Color - Black

Eye Color - Black

Ethnicity - African-American

Here is a video of Charlie Murphy portraying a script in the Chappelle show!

Charlie Murphy Married

First Marriage with Tisha Taylor Murphy

Charlie Murphy was a married man who tied the knot to late Tisha Taylor Murphy on August 12, 1997.

Charlie Murphy Children

SON : Xavier Murphy

Mother: Charlie Murphy and Tisha Taylor Murphy

The couple spent some lovely times together and gave birth to their son Xavier from their marriage.

DAUGHTER : Eva Murphy

Mother: Charlie Murphy and Tisha Taylor Murphy

The couple spent some lovely times together and gave birth to their daughter Eva from their marriage.

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