Charlie Murphy (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy was born July 12, 1959. He is an American actor, comedian and writer, famous for being a cast member and writer on the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. Charlie is also known for his work with his younger brother, actor/comedian Eddie Murphy.

Personal Life

Charlie Murphy was born in Brooklyn and raised by his mother and stepfather after his birth father left the family and was later stabbed to death.

Comedian Charlie Murphy enlisted in the United States Navy in 1978 and served for 6 years as a Boiler Technician.

He married Tisha Taylor in 1997 and had two children together. Charlie had been married once before and he had a single child from his first marriage. Charlie’s wife, Tisha, was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and in 2009 she died in her sleep.

Murphy has been a resident of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey.


Comedian Charlie Murphy became known from his recurring performance on Chappelle's Show, particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. During this episodes, Murphy talks about his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James and Prince.

Stand-up comedian Charlie Murphy had minor roles in several films in the late 1980s (most notably Short Circuit 2) and early 1990s, Murphy's first major role in a motion picture was in the 1993 film CB4.

Murphy also had a brief career as a rapper in the late 1980s as a member of the act K-9 Posse, who was regularly featured on Yo! MTV Raps.

After Chappelle's Show host Dave Chappelle left the show, Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted the "lost episodes" compiled from sketches produced before Chappelle's departure.

Charlie Murphy has done voiceovers for Budweiser radio commercials, provided the voice for Iraq War veteran/criminal Ed Wuncler III on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series The Boondocks, and the voice for a pimp named Jizzy-B in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. Recently, Murphy provided the voice for Spock on the G4TV's Star Trek 2.0 shorts, and the dog in his younger brother Eddie's 2007 film, Norbit.

On March 20, 2009, Murphy began starring in his own sketch comedy series Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy on Crackle. Currently, Murphy has begun a work to portray the role of Leroy Smith. Murphy also makes special appearances in 1000 Ways to Die and the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? as Frank Kingston.

His first stand-up special, "Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize" premiered on Comedy Central in late February 2010.

Comedian Charlie Murphy is also a writer. He wrote Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) and Paper Soldiers (2002)

He is best known for his film appearances rather than his stand-up comedy performances. Among his other films are: Short Circuit 2 (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), The Pompatus of Love (1996), The Players Club (1998), Unconditional Love (1999), Death of a Dynasty (2003), Lovesick (2005), King’s Ransom (2005), Roll Bounce (2005), Night at The Museum (2006), Three Days to Vegas (2007), Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe (2007), Unearthed (2007), Twisted Fortune (2007), Universal Remote (2007), The Perfect Holiday (2007), Bar Starz (2008), The Hustle (2008), Frankenhood (2009), Our Family Wedding (2010), Freaknik: The Musical (2010), Lottery Ticket (2010), Co2 (2011), Tower Heist (2011).

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