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"See, this is long before Wesley Snipes. Back then, we were the blackest niggas on the planet, according to Rick James."
— Charlie Murphy, from the Chappelle's Show skit "True Hollywood Stories".

The older brother of Eddie Murphy, Charles Quinton Murphy (July 12, 1959 – April 12, 2017) was an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and former U.S. Navy officer.

Murphy initially got his start in the entertainment industry by playing minor roles in his brother's films, before gaining his first major role in CB4 as the film's antagonist, Gusto. Come the turn of the century, Murphy became a household name thanks to Dave Chappelle's Chappelle's Show; where he served as a writer and featured player on the show, alongside Donnell Rawlings and Bill Burr. His most famous contribution to the show was his four-part skit "True Hollywood Stories", where he told ridiculous, but 100% true stories about his friendships with Rick James and Prince, the former of whom actually participated in his sketches. Although the show was abruptly cancelled after two seasons due to Chappelle eventually disowning the show, both it and Charlie's sketches were critically acclaimed. Post-Chappelle, Murphy carved out a decent niche for himself as a comedian and voice actor, appearing in The Boondocks, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Black Jesus, and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).

Sadly, he died from a long battle with leukemia on April 12, 2017; coincidentally almost exactly a year after Prince passed away.



  • Harlem Nights (1989)
  • Mo' Better Blues (1990)
  • CB 4 (1993)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) - Co-writer
  • The Pompatus of Love (1996)
  • The Players Club (1998)
  • Unconditional Love (1999)
  • Paper Soldiers (2002)
  • Death of a Dynasty (2003)
  • Lovesick (2005)
  • King's Ransom (2005)
  • Roll Bounce (2005)
  • Three Days to Vegas (2007)
  • Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe (2007)
  • Norbit (2007) - Voice cameo.
  • Unearthed (2007)
  • Twisted Fortune (2007)
  • Universal Remote (2007)
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007)
  • Bar Starz (2008)
  • The Hustle (2008)
  • Frankenhood (2009)
  • Our Family Wedding (2010)
  • Lottery Ticket (2010)
  • Moving Day (2012)
  • Meet the Blacks (2016) - Final film role

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