Charlie Murphy Net Worth 2019, Biography, Education, and Career
Charlie Murphy Net Worth 2019 – Charlie Murphy was a popular American writer, comedian, and actor. He is best known for being a cast member and writer for Chappelle’s Show – a critically acclaimed Comedy Central sketch television show which starred Dave Chappelle.
Charlie is also the brother of well-known comedian, Eddie Murphy. He is also Vernon Lynch Jr’s older half-brother.
Charles Quinton Murphy was born on the 12th of July, 1959 to Charles Edward Murphy and Lillian Murphy in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
His mother was a telephone operator while his father was an amateur comedian and transit, police officer.
Charlie spent 10 months in jail when he was an adolescent for robbing a driver at gunpoint with a friend.
The day he was released from jail, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a boiler technician for six years. Before leaving the Navy, he witnessed a mushroom cloud over Beirut.
He later found out that the mushroom cloud he saw was actually a result of the Beirut Barracks bombings of 1983. These bombings were an act of terrorism during the Lebanese civil war where two truck bombs were used to kill 307 people.
Charlie Murphy married Tisha Taylor in 1997. She passed away in December 2009 due to cancer. They had two children. Murphy also had another child from a previous relationship.
Is Charlie Murphy Dead
Charlie Murphy suffered from leukemia and passed away from the disease on 12 April 2017. He was 57 at the time of his death.
Before he started his career in films, Charlie Murphy worked for the hip-hop band ‘K-9 Posse’. He was the executive producer of the band’s debut self-titled album. He also wrote two of the songs.
He made his film debut in the 1989 comedy crime film ‘Harlem Nights’. The film was directed by his brother Eddie Murphy and revolved around a team that ran a nightclub.
It explored how they dealt with gangsters and corrupt policemen.
The following year, he played a supporting role in the musical drama film ‘Mo’ Better Blues’. Directed by Spike Lee, it followed the life of a musician who messes up his life by taking several wrong decisions.
He appeared in the 1993 comedy movie ‘CB4’ which was directed by Tamra Davis. The story revolved around a fictional rap group which was formed in a prison cell.
Two years later, he worked in the comedy horror movie ‘Vampire in Brooklyn’ as a writer. The movie was co-produced by his brother Eddie Murphy, who also played the main role.
Some of the other films he appeared in over the years were ‘The Players Club’ (1998), ‘Paper Soldiers’ (2002), ‘Death of a Dynasty’ (2003) and ‘Roll Bounce’. (2005).
In 2003, he gained fame for his appearance in the American comedy TV series ‘Chappelle’s Show’, in which he was also a writer. The show ran on the Comedy Central network till 2006.
In 2005, Charlie Murphy played a supporting role in the film ‘King’s Ransom’. Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, the film was about a selfish businessman whose wife plans to ruin him financially as he plans to divorce her.
Therefore, he plans a mock kidnapping to keep his money safe. The film was a commercial failure.
The same year, he worked in the animated TV series ‘The Boondocks’. The show aired for four seasons on Adult Swim. The show received critical acclaim. However, it also gained controversy due to several reasons.
In 2006, he played a cameo role in the hit fantasy-comedy film ‘Night at the Museum’. The film revolved around the story of a night-watchman working at a museum who discovers that the exhibits come to life at night.
He appeared in several films over the ensuing years, such as ‘Three Days to Vegas’ (2007), ‘The Perfect Holiday’ (2007), ‘Frankenhood’ (2009), ‘Lottery Ticket’ (2010) and ‘Moving Today’ (2012). His last role before his untimely death was in the 2016 comedy horror film ‘Meet the Blacks’.
In addition to ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ Charlie Murphy had also worked in several other TV shows. Some of them were ‘One on One’, ‘Nite Tales: The Series’, ‘Are We There Yet’, ‘The Cookout 2’, ‘Black Dynamite’, ‘Black Jesus’, and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’.
Charlie Murphy had a net worth of $2.5 million.