Murphy in December 2009
|Born||Charles Quinton Murphy
July 12, 1959
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, writer, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Tisha Taylor Murphy
(m. 1997 - 2009, her death)
Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American actor, comedian, and writer notable as 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 Eddie Murphy.
Early life and education 
Murphy achieved fame as a recurring performer on Chappelle's Show, particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James and Prince.
Murphy also worked behind the scenes with the hip hop group K-9 Posse, a hip hop duo composed of his step-brother Vernon Lynch, Jr. and Wardell Mahone. On their 1988 self titled debut, Murphy was credited as the album's executive producer as well as songwriter on the songs "Somebody's Brother" and "Say Who Say What". He also made an appearance in the video for the duo's first single "This Beat Is Military".
Although he 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, where he portrayed the antagonist, Gusto. In 2005, he appeared in King's Ransom (alongside Anthony Anderson and Jay Mohr). In the film, Murphy portrayed "Herb", a gay ex-con who is hired by King (Anderson) to kidnap him in a fake kidnapping.
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. 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.
Personal life 
|1989||Harlem Nights||The Muffin Man|
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Eggy|
|1991||Jungle Fever||Livin' Large|
|1996||The Pompatus of Love||Saxophone Man|
|1998||The Players Club||Brooklyn|
|2003||Death of a Dynasty||Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head|
|2005||King's Ransom||Herb Clarke|
|2006||Night at the Museum||Taxi Driver|
|2007||Three Days to Vegas||Andre|
|2007||Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe||Griss|
|2007||Norbit||Lloyd||voice / also writer|
|2007||Twisted Fortune||Angel Robbins|
|2007||The Perfect Holiday||J-Jizzy|
|2008||Bar Starz||Clay the Doorman/Arnie|
|2008||The Hustle||Junior Walker|
|2010||Our Family Wedding||T.J.|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Al Sharpton|
|2010||Lottery Ticket||Semaj (James spelled backwards)|
|2011||The Cookout 2||Coach Ashmokeem||TV movie|
Television and video 
|1984||Saturday Night Live|
|1990||The Kid Who Loved Christmas||TV movie|
|1995||Martin||Big Bro||TV series|
|1995||Murder was the Case: The Movie||JC||Direct-to-video|
|2003–2006||Chappelle's Show||Various||also writer|
|2004||One on One||Senator Larry Eldrige||TV series|
|2005||Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas||Himself|
|2005–2010||The Boondocks||Ed Wuncler III||voice|
|2006||Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness||Big Kid||voice|
|2006||Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street||Big Kid||voice|
|2006||Wild 'n Out||Himself|
|2007||We Got to Do Better||Host||TV series|
|2007||Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Nite Tales: The Series||TV series|
|2010||Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize|
|2010–present||Are We There Yet?||Frank||TV series|
|2010||1000 Ways to Die||Himself||TV series|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0 (episode "Hookman")||Don McKinney||TV series|
Video games 
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Jizzy B.|
|2005||Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||White Mike|
As a writer 
|1995||Vampire in Brooklyn||Story and screenplay|
|2007||Norbit||Story and screenplay|
- Murphy, Charlie (December 1, 2009). The Making of a Stand-Up Guy. Contributions by Chris Millis. Simon & Schuster. pp. 81–83. ISBN 9781439123140. "On the spur of the moment, for what in our minds amounted to nothing more than a lark, we decided to rob the driver at gunpoint. [...] I was charged as a youthful offender on my first offense and handed three years' probation. [...] [I]n the third year I was arrested for petit larceny, loitering, and a few other misdemeanors. Taken all together, the crimes were a violation of my probation. [...] I was sentenced to serve out the remainder of my probation in Nassau County Jail. I was going away for ten months."
- Kugel, Allison (December 15, 2007). "Charlie Murphy Shares His True Hollywood Stories and Passion for Comedy with PR.com". Retrieved January 18, 2013. "I got out on a Monday and I signed up for the Navy the same day."
- "So Corny It's Good Part Five: The K-9 Posse". bloggerhouse.net. Retrieved 10/14/2012.
- "K-9 Posse- This Beat Is Military (Video)". music video. youtube.com. Retrieved 10/14/2012.
- "Charlie Murphy taking comedy to Crackle.com". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-04.[dead link]
- ""COMEDY CENTRAL FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS" The Futon Critic December 21, 2009". Thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Charlie Murphy at Pepper Belly's, SFstandup.com. Accessed January 21, 2011.
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