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Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Most people feel they're just being introduced to Charlie Murphy. They know him as the guy who's just finished a very successful second season on the three time Emmy nominated Chapelle's Show; the hottest and most talked about show on television. The show has seen a steady increase in ratings since the airing of "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Rick James". According to a Variety article on April 11, 2004, the show hit record highs with a 5.6/18 rating, the highest on Comedy Central in seven years! Plus, Paramount pulled off one of the biggest coups of the year when Chappelle's Show surpassed Friends and Sex and the City to become the top-selling TV title of the year with $4.5 million in DVD sales!

Despite most people's misconception that Charlie is a new comer, this is simply not the case. He has been on this journey for 16 years, working with actors such as Eddie Murphy, Danny Aiello, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, and Angela Basset. He has been featured in several films, including Chris Rock's Hip Hop Parody CB4, Spike Lee's Jungle Fever & Mo' Betta Blues, Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights & Vampire In Brooklyn, for which Charlie was also credited as a writer. His other writing credits include a remake of The Incredible Shrinking Man for Imagine, and Paper Soldiers for Rockafella Films (JAY-Z). Most recently, he has finished writing Death Do Us Part for Eddie Murphy and Dreamworks, which Steven Spielberg bought upon first sight.

Charlie has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and is currently on a national comedy tour (The I'm Rich Biatch comedy tour featuring Chappelle's Show cast members, Donell Rawlings and Bill Burr). He has done interviews for the May 2004 GQ, Complex Magazine, Time Out NY, and FHM magazine. Entertainment Weekly has listed him as one of the Hottest People to Watch This Summer on their June 2004 The Must List.

You can next catch Charlie in Director Malcolm Lee's Roll Bounce. This past holiday season Charlie was immortalized in the new Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Charlie Murphy Facts

Birth NameCharles Quinton Murphy
BirthdayJuly 12, 1959 (63)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Charlie Murphy compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Angelina Ballerina: On With The Show
Northmen: A Viking Saga
Urban Cowboy
Evan Almighty
The Perfect Holiday
Family Favorites: 10-Movie Collection
Meet the Blacks
Stuck On You
Lottery Ticket
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