Charles Quinton 'Charlie' Murphy (born July 12, 1959 in New York City, New York) is an American writer, actor, and stand up comedian, best known for his role on the American television program Chappelle's Show. He is the older brother of comedian Eddie Murphy.
Murphy first achieved widespread fame on Chappelle's Show, in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother's entourage, including his encounters with various celebrities including Rick James and Prince.
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, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series The Boondocks and voiced 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.
In a radio interview Charlie Murphy has stated that he will be starring in a new Comedy Central reality show with Donnell Rawlings.
- His father died when he was young, and his step-father, Vernon Lynch, works at Breyers Ice Cream factory. (Eddie Murphy's Inside the Actors Studio appearance.)
- Served in the United States Navy until 1984.
- Provided the narration for a new series of Boost Mobile television advertisements.
- Claimed on the first episode of the Chappelle's Show lost episodes that he is not mad at Chappelle for leaving because if it weren't for Chappelle, "You motherfuckers would still be callin' me Eddie Murphy's brother!"
- Performed at the launch of PlayStation 3.
- Provided the narration for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas .
- Did a half-hour standup at the 2005 Gathering of the Juggalos. The video can be found here
Filmography and TV and Various
- Night at the Museum
- Harlem Nights
- Mo' Better Blues
- Jungle Fever
- The Nutty Professor
- Vampire in Brooklyn - writer
- The Pompatus of Love
- The Players Club
- Unconditional Love
- Paper Soldiers
- Death of a Dynasty
- Chappelle's Show - performer, writer
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (video game) - voice (as Jizzy B.)
- Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (video game) - voice
- Denis Leary's Merry Fucking Christmas
- Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe
- King's Ransom
- Roll Bounce
- Bar Starz
- Dress 2 Impre$$
- Norbit - writer
- Wild 'N Out
- The Boondocks - voice of Ed Wuncler III