Charlie Murphy Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Charlie Murphy was an American actor, comedian, and writer born on July 12, 1959, and died on April 12, 2017. He gained fame for his roles on TV. He was a key writer and actor on Comedy Central’s show called Chappelle’s Show which was known for its funny sketches.

He also starred in the sitcom “Black Jesus.” Charles was the older brother of the famous actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

Full NameCharlie Murphy
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1959
DiedApril 12, 2017
Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Height6 feet (185 cm)
SpouseTisha Taylor Murphy
Children3
Net Worth$2.5 million

Charlie Murphy’s Early Life

Charlie Murphy Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Charlie Murphy was born on July 12, 1959, in Brooklyn New York City. His mother Lillian Murphy worked as a telephone operator and his father Charles Edward Murphy was a transit police officer as well as an actor and comedian.

During his teenage years, Murphy spent ten months in jail. When he was released in 1978, he joined the United States Navy as a boiler technician and served for six years.

Career

Charlie Murphy Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Charlie Murphy started his career in the 1970s with a small role in the movie “The Landlord” filmed in his neighborhood. He appeared briefly as a boy stealing hubcaps. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he had minor roles in several films and worked with the hip-hop group K-9 Posse where he was an executive producer on their debut album and wrote some songs. He also appeared in one of their music videos.

His big break came in 1993 when he played the villain Gusto in the movie “CB4.” Charlie Murphy became widely recognized for his appearances on Chappelle’s Show, especially for his stories about famous encounters in the “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketches.

After Dave Chappelle left the show, Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted episodes made from sketches filmed before Chappelle’s departure.

In 2005, he starred in “King’s Ransom” and did voice work for Budweiser commercials and characters in cartoons and video games. He had his sketch comedy series and a stand-up special and made guest appearances on various TV shows. From 2014 to 2015 he acted in the Adult Swim series “Black Jesus” as the character Vic.

Net Worth

Charlie Murphy had an estimated net worth of $2.5 Million at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Charlie Murphy’s net worth came from his work in the entertainment industry, especially his contributions as a comedian, actor, and writer.

He gained significant recognition for his role on “Chappelle’s Show,” where he wrote and performed in some of the most popular skits, like the ones about his encounters with Rick James and Prince.

Murphy also acted in various movies and TV shows, did voice work for animated series, and performed stand-up comedy. These diverse entertainment ventures collectively built up his net worth.

Personal life

Charlie Murphy Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Charlie Murphy lived in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey. He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy from 1997 until she passed away from cervical cancer in December 2009. They had two children together and Charlie had another child from a previous relationship. He practiced karate.

Charlie Murphy passed away from leukemia on April 12, 2017, at the age of 57 in New York City, New York.

The third-season premiere of “Black Jesus” and his brother’s film “Dolemite Is My Name” honored Murphy. He inspired his brother’s interest in the biopic’s subject Rudy Ray Moore.