Charlie Murphy Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, Marital Life, and Death
Charlie Murphy Net Worth 2020 – 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 a well-known comedian, Eddie Murphy. He is also Vernon Lynch Jr’s older half-brother.
Biography of Charlie Murphy
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.
Early in his career, he worked for the hip-hop group K-9 Posse, behind the scenes. He was also credited as an ‘executive producer’ on their debut album.
Charlie then achieved fame when he was a cast member on the Chappelle’s Show, especially for his Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.
In these stories, he would tell stories of his encounters with celebrities as part of his brother’s entourage.
His sketches, especially the ones about Rick James and Prince, went viral which was particularly impressive considering that ‘going viral’ was not as common as it is today.
He also appeared in King’s Ransom, The Boondocks, Norbit and Are We There Yet? At the end of the day, everyone can agree that Charlie Murphy was a hardworking comic and deserved every penny he had.
Prior to his death, Charlie Murphy lived in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey with his wife, Tisha Tayor, and his kids.
The two got married in 1997 and had two children together. Charlie also had a child from a previous relationship. Unfortunately, Tisha passed away in 2009 from cervical cancer.
As previously mentioned, Charlie was the older brother of Eddie Murphy – the actor, producer, singer, writer and comedian extraordinaire.
Eddie Murphy is largely noted for being one of the greatest comedians of all time. He got his big break when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.
After that, Eddie appeared in 48 Hrs., Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, Dream Girls, Shrek, Mulan, and The Beverly Hills Cop film series.
The actor has been nominated for several awards including several Golden Globe Awards, several Emmy awards, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dreamgirls.
On the 12th of April, 2017, Charlie Murphy passed away at the age of 57 after having been battling with Leukemia.
He joined a league of other great artists who had died from Leukemia including Jill Clayburgh, Al Downing, Nora Ephron, Adam West.