Charlie Murphy Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Charlie Murphy

Biography / Wiki

An American actor, comedian, and writer, Charlie Murphy was well recognized as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series, “Chappelle’s Show”. He gained much popularity and fame throughout the time with his appearance in this show and the show was named to be one of the “TV’s Top 100 Shows”.

He was also famous for being the older brother of popular actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy. Before his death, his last role was in the 2016 comedy horror film ‘Meet the Blacks’.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 12 July 1959, this handsome comedian died at the age of 58 years in 2017.  He seems enough tall with his height which is 185 in centimeters and 6’1” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 82 in kilograms and 181 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 42 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 14.5 inches biceps approximately.

Net Worth

At the time of his death, he was a self-built millionaire personality with a net worth estimated to be around $2.5 million.

Education / Family

Charlie was born and raised up in New York City, Brooklyn, USA, and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He was born to his father Charles Edward Murphy and his mother Lillian Murphy.

He also has a brother named Eddie Murphy who is a popular American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. As for his education, he didn’t reveal any information with regards to his education and educational qualifications.


Charlie Murphy

Real Name Charlie Quinton Murphy
Birth Place New York City, Brooklyn, USA
Date of birth 12 July 1959
Age 58 years old (at the time of his death)
Height In feet & inches: 6’1”

In centimeters: 185 cm

Weight In kilograms: 82 kg

In pounds: 181 lbs

Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Profession Comedian
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town New York City, Brooklyn, USA
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Fathers name Charles Edward Murphy
Mothers name Lillian Murphy
Brothers Eddie Murphy


Charlie Murphy with his brother
Charlie Murphy with his brother
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of his career, she started her career as an executive producer of the hip-hop band, “K-9 Posse”‘ and in 1989, made his official debut with the comedy crime film, “Harlem Nights”. In 1990, he played a supporting role in the musical drama film, “Mo Better Blues” and then appeared in the 1993 comedy movie, ‘CB4’.

Some of his other films such as ‘Paper Soldiers’(2002), ‘Death of a Dynasty (2003), “The Players Club’(1998), and ‘Roll Bounce’(2005). In 1995, he worked as a writer for the comedy horror film ‘Vampire in Brooklyn’. In 2003, he got his biggest breakthrough with the American comedy TV series, ‘Chappelle’s Show’.

He played a supporting role in the film ‘King’s Ransom’ in 2005. He made a cameo appearance in the fantasy-comedy film ‘Night at the Museum’ in 2006. Some of his last few movie roles were ‘Lottery Ticket’, “Frankenhood” and ‘Moving Today’. Before his death, his last role was in the 2016 comedy horror film ‘Meet the Blacks’.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

As of his personal life, he was married just once till his death and his only marriage was with Tisha Taylor Murphy. His wife Taylor passed away in 2009 from cervical cancer and after that, he never thought of getting married again. The couple has been blessed with two children together, Xavier and Eva.

Girlfriend Tisha Taylor Murphy
Marital status Married (till his death)
Wife Tisha Taylor Murphy


Charlie Murphy with his wife
Charlie Murphy with his wife
Children Xavier and Eva


Charlie Murphy with his kids
Charlie Murphy with his kids

Favorite Things

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Charlie Murphy

Some Interesting Facts About Charlie Murphy

  • He spent ten months in jail as a teenager.
  • He enlisted in the US Navy after he was released from jail and served as a Boiler Technician for six years.
  • In 1995, he worked as a writer for the comedy horror film ‘Vampire in Brooklyn’.
  • In 2017, he passed away of leukemia at the age of 57.
  • He published his own autobiography under the title The Making of a Stand-Up Guy.
  • Until the age of 42 years, he didn’t start doing stand-up comedy.
  • Charlie was known to be very protective of Eddie and also served as a security guard for his brother.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @therealcharliemurphy
  2. Twitter@charliemurphy
  3. Facebook – Not Known
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