Charlie Murphy was a famous American actor, vocal actor, comedian, and writer. He became renowned after appearing and writing for sketch-comedy television series, ‘Chappelle’s show’ on Central Comedy. Charlie Murphy was the older brother of Eddie Murphy, comedian and actor, and elder half-brother of Vernon Lynch Jr., hip-hop artist. Continue reading to find the net worth of Charlie Murphy as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Charlie Murphy was born as Charles Quinton Murphy on 12th July 1959 in Brooklyn, New York City to Lillian and Charles Edward Murphy. His mother worked as a telephone operator. His father worked as a transit policeman and an amateur actor cum comedian.
Charlie Murphy practiced karate. Charlie Murphy lived in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey. In 1997, Charlie Murphy and Tisha Taylor Murphy got married but, Trisha died in December 2009 from cervical cancer. The couple had two children and Charlie had another from a previous relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1978, Charlie served in the United States Navy as a Boiler Technician for six years.
Charlie Murphy played minor roles in many movies (1980-1990). Meanwhile, Charlie worked behind the scene with ‘K-9 Posse’, a hip-hop group. He composed music with his half-brother, Vernon Lynch Jr., and Wardell Mahone.
In 1988, they released their first self-titled album for which Charlie was called the executive producer of the album. Also, he got credited as the songwriter of the songs, ‘Somebody’s Brother,’ and ‘Say Who Say What.’ Also, Charlie appeared in the video for the single album, ‘This Beat is Military.’
In 1993, Charlie Murphy enacted in the first most significant role as Gusto, the antagonist, in the movie, ‘CB4’. Charlie Murphy became famous after performing regularly in Chappelle’s show. He became well-known after his comedy-sketch called ‘Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.’
In these episodes, Charlie narrates misadventures as part of his Eddie’s associates with celebrities (Rick James, Prince). After Dave Chappelle, the main host left his Chappelle’s show, both Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted the show called ‘Lost Episodes.’ They compiled from sketches produced before Chappelle left.
In 2005, Charlie Murphy with Anthony Anderson and Jay appeared in the movie, ‘King’s Ransom.’ Charlie played the role of Herb, a gay ex-con hired by King for fake kidnapping. As a voice actor, Charlie Murphy gave his voice for several commercials for Budweiser radio. Also, he provided his voice for Iraq War veterans and criminals of Ed Wuncler III in ‘The Boondocks’, Adult Swim series of television’s Cartoon Network.
Also, Charlie Murphy gave his voice for the pimp called Jizzy-B in ‘Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,’ a video game. He gave his voice for Spock in television series, ‘Star Trek 2.0 shorts’ on G4TV. Charlie Murphy gave his voice for the dog in his younger brother, Eddie’s 2007s movie, ‘Norbit.’ In 2008, Charlie Murphy was nominated for a Razzie Award for ‘Norbit.’
On 20th March 2009, Charlie started, ‘Charlie Murphy’s Crash Comedy began on Crackle.’ As a stand-up special, ‘Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize’ began on Comedy Central in February 2010. Charlie Murphy made several special appearances in ‘1000 Ways to Die’ and the TBS sitcom, ‘Are We There Yet?’ playing the part of Frank Kingston. In 2014–15, Charlie Murphy enacted Vic on Adult Swim live action show, ‘Black Jesus’.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Charlie Murphy at the time of his death was $2.5 Million. Charlie Murphy attained fame and name that helped him earn his fortune after appearing as the actor and writer of the super-hit sketch-comedy television series, ‘Chappelle’s Show.’ Other successful shows included ‘Charlie Murphy True Hollywood Stories.’
On 12th April 2017, Charlie Murphy died from Leukemia. Charlie Murphy conveyed true stories of his meeting celebrities who associated with his brother, Eddie Murphy.